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:
16
Ratings:
36
pDev:
4.63%
 
 
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Stevedore
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml cork and cage bottle, lambic tumbler glass. Clear straw yellow body, one finger white head, good retention and lacing. Smell is dry musty oak, leather, light lemon, mild acetic acidity, touch of cereal, mineral, dried biscuit. It's drier on the palate than on the nose, and actually reminds me of the Mikkeller collaboration in how dry this is. In comparison to Vat 91, it lacks sweetness to balance out the dryness of the barrel and the fermentation. It's lighter medium bodied, musty and dry on the finish, appropriately carbonated.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The experimental series of Oude Geuze A L'ancienne has been quite the playground for Brewery Boon, and as the unblended lambic patiently soaks up the flavors of French wine barrels, the premiere earthy, tangy and peppery notes begin to shine.

Hazy goldenrod and glowing underneath a frothy blanket of froth, the racy Vat 92 leads with a briny sour combination of wine rot, sea air, dough and light vinegar-esque tones. Light sweetness is soft with a malty wheaten upstart of sourdough, faint honey and agave greets the tongue before turning over the sourness to the middle palate.

Brightness and earth crosses the tastebuds with the citrusy taste of grapefruit, lime and then a pep of apple cider. A followup of earthiness brings a rounded brine of olive juice with a strong presence of yeast spices, oak and brazen vinous acidity. A faintly peated character of scorched soil brings out the red wine influence quite well.

Modestly bitter, a hop influence of hay and lemongrass brings the light bodied beer to a crisp and snappy finish with a minerally crispness. Refreshing and thirst quenching, the earthy and peppery character of the beer masks its cleaner sourness but brings a host of character to the session.

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Photo of heygeebee
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lovely deep gold, lively head, nice carbonation. Aromas of orange, lemon, apricot hints.
But the taste... yes it's geuze, but almost geuze-lite :-( - very delicate - still sour, but not a lot of flavour.
I do hope the other two in the tasting box have not aged poorly, as this is not what the tasting notes suggest (big)
Nice carbonation - but, sorry, little taste at 8%
Undecided but could have been sooo much better

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Photo of bobv
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375 ml. bottle.
Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a super bright, golden body with no lacing. Nose of funk, citrus, slight oak, and slight hay. Flavors of citrus and oak with a slight spicy sweetness. Very nice! Wonderful carbonation makes for a real nice mouthfeel. Overall, a classic example from Vat #92. Cheers!

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Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A strong showing, Vat 92 has plenty of funky barrel character and signature Boon hallmarks. Very effervescent with a damp oaky scent, lemon custard, and trace malt sweetness. Tart and dry with a pleasant oaky vanilla note, and very mild euro hop skunk due to the green bottle to be sure. Mellow feel, woody and light bodied, mild aftertaste of honeyed malts. Overall it’s a unique expression, slightly more oak and funk than the standard issue Boon Oude Geuze. Worth a try, especially if you appreciate the nuanced differences in this single barrel series.

Gueuze #66

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryi86
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle, bottled 12/14/16, poured into flute

A- A fairly clear golden copper with a two finger white head

S- Tart, barnyard funk, herbal tea, oak, touch of red wine, a faint hint of smoke

T- Tart, funky, tannins, some red wine, oak, a mild smokiness

M- Smooth, medium to full body

O- A solid geuze, easy to drink, but not as good as VAT 91

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Photo of trevorpost
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma has quite intense funk with grassy and damp cellar notes. Taste has lemony funk, tart but not quite sour, quite bitter and spicy on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Quite nice one with good funk character.

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Photo of mothman
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

White head. Golden orange color.

Drier than the 91. Lively carbonation and feel. The 8% shows here, unlike the 91. Earthy, a bit spicy, and dry. Some stone fruit. Can’t taste the red wine oak.

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Photo of mltobin
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_has_beer
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrenihan
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
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 +4.4%
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 +7.3%
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 -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chippo33
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -2.4%
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 -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
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 +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 36 ratings