Boon / Mikkeller Oude Geuze | Brouwerij Boon

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4.05/5
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25 Ratings
Boon / Mikkeller Oude GeuzeBoon / Mikkeller Oude Geuze
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mikkeller Oude Geuze Boon Lambic is a new unique collaboration between Boon and Mikkeller. Blending lambic from one to three years old, this blend is made in the traditional method of spontaneous fermentation in the Senne Valley, Belgium. This special blend has a distinct twist being matured in oak folders previously used for Calvados.

Added by metter98 on 07-23-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,379
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
25
pDev:
7.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Nunya
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatGreer
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is crazy good, worth the high price tag for sure, and while i havent had enough boon lambic to be considered an expert by any stretch, i appreciate this as somewhat more complex and unique than many of them that i have had, the calvados barrels obviously leaving an indelible mark on this one! hazy rust orange colored and really heady for the style, i love an effervescent lambic, and this one certainly is. i immediately appreciate the wild funky maturity of the boon lambic, heavy wet wood and old brett, just awesome, with nuances of white wine and peach juice and pear and fresh milled lumber, aged hops, lemon zest, and a little honey sweetness from the wheat. the flavor matches the smell, but now we can taste a little bit of of green and red apple, almost cider-esque, autumnal, the brandy barrels quite obvious now, adding a unique layer of character to an already mature and fantastic lambic, a higher proportion of older lambic in the blend i would think, as acidity is low but the wild bretty element really well developed and complex. hay and straw and must, apple juice and sweetness, and a little boozy element in the finish i am not used to in these types of beers. not sure how involved mikkeller was here, i know this is all boon juice, but the blend is fantastic and this is a great collaboration. id love to track down another bottle of this and let it age awhile. perhaps my favorite beer from our vacation in florida this week!

edit: this one is really amazing, but has matured really well even after just a few additional months in the bottle, drier and funkier than it was even earlier this year! the calvados is still on display but seems even more well integrated as this has dried out. im sure it will keep evolving beautifully for awhile, really impressed by this!

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright, orange, huge head at first. It smells great, alcohol, sweetness, slightly sweaty. It's way too carbonated and it stings. Tastes a little light, the flavor is fleeting . I wanted to like this more because the label was cool and Boon makes nice geuze but it was a letdown.

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Photo of Dzu
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from ,75 bottle into snifter.
L: turbid with a white foam head.
S: sourness, light fruits.
T: bittersour, tasty.
F: medium body and carbonation.
O: not my kind of beer but good.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jaydoc
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have not had many of the Geuze style but the taste is drier and perhaps more intense than the Lambic's I've had, which I believe is right. Overall I thought it was pretty good.

Look: cloudy golden yellow with a thick white head.

Aroma: the aroma is green tart apple and a little bit of funk

Taste: The flavor is green apple, oak, a little bit of funk (but not much).

Feel: fairly light and crisp

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Photo of Urk1127
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of barnyard funk are preset in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell but isn't as funky as I would have expected it to be based on the smell. There are also some notes of acidity and hints of apples from the calvados barrel aging.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This geuze seems to be a lot easier to drink compared to other beers in the style—it seems that the calvados barrel aging helps to mellow out some of the funkiness in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattsander
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chippo33
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Blasterbum
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gutbuster
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

75cl cork and caged bottle. Served in a tumbler glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden-yellow body, one finger thick white head, short retention and not a ton of lacing. Smell is wheat, cobweb funk, dry oak, a bit of sweet green apple, mild acetic acidity. Flavour is super dry oak, a bit of green apple, mild cobweb, bit of lemon zest, wheat. I think the calvados is giving off the green apple, but it's not super strong by any means. Tasty though. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, super dry, good carbonation, cleans off the palate really nicely. Overall, an interesting oude geuze that perhaps has a bit of green apple from the calvados, but is otherwise a straight-forward super dry oude gueze.

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Boon / Mikkeller Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 25 ratings