Mikkeller Oude Geuze (Calvados)
Brouwerij Boon

Mikkeller Oude Geuze (Calvados)Mikkeller Oude Geuze (Calvados)
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Style:
Lambic - Gueuze
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 7.23%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
51
From:
Brouwerij Boon
 
Belgium
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  12
SCORE
90
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Mikkeller Oude Geuze (Calvados)Mikkeller Oude Geuze (Calvados)
Notes: 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.
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. Best by 11/22/2036. Champagne-style cork pop. Nice white head with surprising retention. Clear golden. Smells really nice. Oak, cheesy funk, dried grass, a little green apple. Taste isn't quite up to the nose. Calvados is very strong. Apple and spirit presence. Oak and dried grass permeate. Apple-like sourness. Earthy bitter back end with dry and okay finish that accentuates the apple sourness. Well carbonated. Quite dry and could use a bit of body to temper the sharp flavors of the Calvados and oak.

Apr 20, 2021
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janubio from Spain

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at Las Buenas Pulgas, served in a flute glass. Hazy yellow color, medium head and retention, good lacing. Funky aroma, bretts, barnyard, citrics, spices. Medium body, oily texture, normal carbonation. Tart dry finish. Taste follows the aroma. Good.

Nov 04, 2020
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KensWorld from Florida

4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by date of 11/22/2036. Had it side by side with 3F Oude Geuze. They Are both quit different yet similar in many ways. The unique Boon characteristics are noticeable as expected. Very much enjoyed this. The good thing is it’s still easy to find in Florida.

May 01, 2020
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color lambic with a large foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of funky barnyard notes with light green apple tart notes and oak is quite enjoyable. Taste is also a sublime mix of green apple tart notes with some oak notes and funky barnyard notes with a dry finish. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Solid gueuze that goes very well.

Mar 12, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle consumed 2/20.

White head. Clear golden color. Active carbonation.

One of Boons best bottles imo. This is up there with the Vat series. The calvados barrels add a lot of depth to the base lambic. A lot of barrel flavor. Has a red grape/wine flavor. Bubbly and effervescent. Oaky. Light funk with some mineral notes. Classic dry feel from Boon. A bit of citrus to round things out.

Feb 23, 2020
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Nass from Florida

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The pour is dark yellow. The aroma is slight tart & slight alcoholic. In addition to, there is good carbonation. I'm seeing lot of sediment in the glass. The taste is very sour with slight barnyard funk, it's a sipper, but it's not overtly barnyard funky like a typical saison/farmhouse ale. I enjoy this style of beer every once in while, it's definitely not something that I would want to drink on a weekly basis. There is no date on the bottle, but that's not too important with this style of beer. Cheers! A-

Apr 21, 2019
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unclear golden color with a bit of white head. Aroma has quite intense lambic funk with lots of barnyard notes. Taste is sour but not too acidic, bitter, earthy and pretty funky. Light body, quite effervescent. Really nice gueuze with a good level of complexity.

Feb 04, 2019
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Best before date is '22/11/2036'.
Mostly clear straw to light gold colored body. Three finger fizzy head upon pour, which reduces back to a small island and bubble fed ring. Quite a noise maker from the rising bubbles. No lacing. End of the bottle pour introduces quite a bit of cloudiness.
Aroma of lemon/lime, earthy funk, freshly mown grass, leather, and wood. Has a real depth of smells.
Taste is sweet/tart lemon/lime and the funk of leather, grass, earth, and oak wood.
Fizzy, medium mouth feel. On the spectrum of dryness, this is not drastic. The flavors linger for a bit.
Very pleasant drinking experience, with an aroma that can be re-visited over and over, and a taste that is not too funky, but is well blended for the style.

Nov 16, 2018
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Rimbimhoot from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A softer, less complex gueuze but very tasty and hits all of the notes i like in the style. Balanced with light acidity, oak, earthy funk, very light sweet stone fruit, occasional calvados on back end

Oct 22, 2018
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superspak from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/22/2016. Pours slight hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white wine, peppercorn, cork, wood, leather, musty funk, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, slight white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, oak, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white wine, peppercorn, cork, wood, leather, musty funk, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, slight white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast spiciness, and light wine tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white wine, peppercorn, cork, wood, leather, musty funk, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, slight white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, oak, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an amazing malt/spiciness, and light tart/tangy wine balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from spiciness, wine tang/tartness, and carbonation. High carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky/tannic, and lightly acidic/tandy balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 6.4%. Overall this is a fantastic gueuze! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, oak, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the moderately spicy/tannic/drying finish. Very classic and well developed barnyard Brett funk complexity; nice oak foeder presence, and pale/wheat malt backbone. Mild overall lacto presence. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected of Boon.

Sep 01, 2018
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Grahamday from New York

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! I was shocked by how good this beer was. For those not familiar with Geuze, this brew skirts the line between something that will welcome you but will also suduce the converted. I have had funkier Lambics, but I have NEVER had another that I’d want to drink everyday, AND one that I still feel like would challenge me with each new bottle. The price point is the only draw back, particularly for daily imbibing. But, at the end of the day, for me, it seems like a bargain for one of the most complex and satifiying beers I have yet to taste.

Jul 18, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
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!

Feb 25, 2018
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ArrogantB from Colorado

3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Feb 17, 2018
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Dzu from Russian Federation

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Feb 14, 2018
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
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

Dec 15, 2017
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metter98 from New York

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
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

Oct 29, 2017
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Jul 24, 2017
Mikkeller Oude Geuze (Calvados) from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 51 ratings