Boon Oude Geuze A L'ancienne Vat 92 | Brouwerij Boon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Old Geuze is the favorite of our tasting team. It is pleasantly full-bodied, complex and contains smoky and spicy tests. These unique flavors are derived from the oak barrel, used for red wine in France in the Rhône valley. The oak tree clearly expresses a stamp on the overall taste image and adds a particularly positive contribution to the Lambiek aroma.

Added by mothman on 08-23-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
8
Ratings:
27
pDev:
5.38%
 
 
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1
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Photo of blisscent
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_has_beer
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrenihan
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a light amber color, with a very small head that dissipates immediately, and no lacing.

This smells deliciously fruity and funky, with stone fruit, hay, honey, old grapes, oak, lemon zest, and a sort of spicy funk that’s intriguing.

Boon is sometimes overlooked when it comes to the famous lambic producers in Belgium, but they shouldn’t. This is excellent. There’s a lot of fruity and spicy funky flavors, with some dry oak, fruity and overripe red grapes and red wine, apricot, hay, and slight honey sweetness.

This is light bodied, spritzy and pretty dinkabkle. The carbonation level is a little lower than expected.

I’ve loved all the beers in the Vat series that I’ve tried. This is a fun beer.

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Photo of colts9016
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have gotten into the Lambics lately and thoroughly enjoy drinking them. I am looking forward to drinking this beer. Unwrapped the black aluminum foil and undid the cage. I went over to sink and popped the cork. I have had a few beers blows up, then the beer ends up on the ceiling and not in my stomach. The beer is 45 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The Rocky firm head is white that is lasting. The beer is an SRM 6 a golden amber color with orange hues. The clarity of the beer is slightly hazy and heavy effervescent. Beautiful looking beer.

The beer's aromas are leather, citrus, funky, grass, wheat, hay, honey, and barnyard.

The beer's flavors are leather, earthy, yeast, goat, grass, wheat, hay, honey and funky barnyard.

The mouthfeel of the beer is a medium tart with carbonation.

The body of the beer is medium-light, high carbonation, and a medium finish.
The beer has a complex flavor profile. The beer is balanced and has harmony. A surprisingly tasty gueuze.

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Photo of markjknowles
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. A beautiful opaque gold with a couple inches of white fluff on top that dissolves into a wispy island of foam on the gold surface and a white rim around the edge. Mild aroma of oak barrels and funky citrus. The taste is the same amplified. Huge oak barrel flavor, sour fruit and yeasty funk backed with a little sweetness and finishing stone dry. Bright effervescent feel, medium light body. Really tasty if not super complex. Strong flavors that are kept in balance.

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Photo of epyon396
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chippo33
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vat 92 bought off the shelf for $18.99. tasting notes from the box indicate this should be smoky and spicy. I get the spicy part but not really any smokiness. Its a good geuze but I am surprised this one is noted as the favorite of the staff, I thought Vat 109 was much better.

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Photo of heerboth
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/16/2016. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/rind, peach, pear, pineapple, red/green apple, melon, red/white wine, hay, straw, grass, peppercorn, leathery/musty funk, wet wood, wheat, cracker, light oaken vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy/light acidic yeast, red wine barrels, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/rind, peach, pear, pineapple, red/green apple, melon, red/white wine, hay, straw, grass, peppercorn, leathery/musty funk, wet wood, wheat, cracker, light oaken vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate peppery yeast/oak spiciness and some lactic tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/rind, peach, pear, pineapple, red/green apple, melon, red/white wine, hay, straw, grass, peppercorn, leathery/musty funk, wet wood, wheat, cracker, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/light acidic yeast, red wine barrels, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with a awesome malt/tart/spiciness balance; and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from tart/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/tannic, and fairly acidic/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is an outstanding gueuze! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/light acidic yeast, red wine barrels, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the modestly acidic/spicy/tannic/drying finish. Never overly lactic. Classic barnyard Gueuze Brett funk profile as expected; balanced pale/wheat malts and nice red wine barrel presence/integration. Very similar to Vat 110 I had previously, but noticeable differences from the red wine barrel aspects. A really enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of champ103
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an almost clear golden/orange color. At first a dense white head rises to over two finger. Not a lot of lace, but as always, impressed with the color and head retention.
S: Grapefruit, white wine, spice, cheesy funk. The funk becomes more apparent as this warms. Really enjoyable.
T: Grapefruit pith is up front and the bitterness is surprisingly strong. White wine characteristics, and peppery spice. Acidic and puckering sourness. Big funk, and I always associate this kind of Gueuze funk as "cheesy." Really nice.
M/O: That perfect light to medium body. Effervescent, crisp, and smooth at the same time. Finishes puckering and dry. Something that is very nice to savor on. Really enjoyable.

I am beyond impressed with this box. This has a more noticeable grapefruit bitterness along with that great acidic and funky character. Love all these, and very glad I had a chance to get this box, very much worth the purchase IMO.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden, white head, constant bubbles
S: Big funk, bubblegum, hay, vinous, old fruit, peach
T: Mineral, medium sour, oak tannin, earthy funk, hay, tannic red wine, white grape
M: higher carb, light body
O: more funky character than vat 91. Acidic burn occasionally. There does seem to be red wine character imparted from the barrel

NOTES FROM 6 MONTHS LATER:

Sourness and acidity have died down, red wine character is still there, tons of mineral character

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Photo of WormGod
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitterbill
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked 375ml bottle, brewed November 16,2014, bottled December 16,2016.

Bought locally at Liquor Shed in Casper.

It pours a light gold, clear with the first pour, nice hefty head of foam, plenty of lacing.

Smells very oaky and acetic. Much more acetic aromas than the other 2 vats I've had.

Tastes quite sour leaning towards vinegar, some notes of oak. Not as fruity as,,,well, you know. Less complex is another way to put it.

Medium body with ample carbonation, this is in no way a disappointing beer. Just different and truly sour focused.

One more from the box to try. Vat 91.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Boon Oude Geuze A L'ancienne Vat 92 from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 27 ratings