Boon Oude Geuze A L'ancienne Vat 108
Brouwerij Boon

Boon Oude Geuze A L'ancienne Vat 108Boon Oude Geuze A L'ancienne Vat 108
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From:
Brouwerij Boon
 
Belgium
Style:
Gueuze
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 6.5%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
59
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 22, 2023
Added:
Aug 23, 2017
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  13
The very wine-like accents in this Old Geuze are combined with a clear 'old beer' character, which ensures a sturdy and robust taste with undeniable but not overwhelming volatile acids. This barrel from 1935 comes from another brewery, where the beers contain volatile acids. This foeder enriches the character of all our mixes.
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Rated: 4.35 by robotic_being from Illinois

Jul 22, 2023
 
Rated: 4.82 by KensWorld from Florida

Feb 20, 2023
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Reviewed by lucat from Italy

5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
my perfect beer. with a color reminiscent of copper and in the flavour, acidic as one would expect from an oude geuze, the fruity aspects are very present: pear, strawberry and raspberry. strawberry is also the keynote of the splendid perfume
Dec 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Oct 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by BAsbill from California

Jun 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by kjkinsey from Texas

Apr 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

Aug 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Mar 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.99 by SG_H44 from Korea (South)

Jan 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by steverx8 from England

Dec 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Decanted pour yields a crystal clear straw gold body, topped by a good sized head with excellent retention for the style. Very nice loud pop while uncorking this nearly 5 year old bottle.

Nose is very impressive. From a distance, it yields strong tones of apples, apple cider, pear, white wine, and musty funk. Up close, the funk is far more pronounced, musty, dusty, and dirty, with a cheese-like note along with the oak and much less pronounced apple. Just a touch of honey and straw.

Moderately sharp character on the palate; somewhat sour, in between vinegar and citric acid character (but leaning closer to vinegar, perhaps rice or white wine vinegar). Mild citrus, with a lemon and orange peel finish. Lovely malt base, with notes of light honey, wheat, straw, cracker, multi-grain bread, and pepper.

Funk is unpredictable; at times, it comes across more sour up front, while on other sips, the funk is more pronounced (although it's consistently moderately sour). Finish is funky and oaky. When you get more of the funk, the result is a pungent punch to the flavor, accenting and strengthening everything; it makes the sour more potent, the malts more sweet, the booze slightly more pronounced (although still quite restrained).

Smooth and on the thicker side of medium bodied with a dry champagne-like finish. Gum-smacking puckering, although more from pungent earthy funk than from sourness.

This beer is a good reminder that while yeast-driven funk is often what drives a Gueuze's profile, there can be much more going on in a wild ale, including souring agents, even if they are not necessarily front and center. This Gueuze features a balance of the two, with the moderate sourness making for more of an immediate known presence, the stronger funk requiring a little more time to fully appreciate.
Dec 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.13 by Plainview from Oregon

Nov 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.65 by dukeufo from California

Oct 31, 2020
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Having this side by side with 108bis.

Wow, how much better the 108 is. Both have a nice pop. 108 has more head retention. Both are clear darker golden color.

108 has a ton of nutty and sherry notes. Very complex. Wine notes for days. Some mineral notes. Wet oak and some dried fruits. Red apple skins. Touch of citrus. 108 is incredibly complex and very enjoyable. I keep grabbing for the 108 as it is that much better.

108bis is brighter and a bit more citrusy. Some mineral, a touch of oak. Seems to be a bit drier. Red apple skins/dried fruits. Just lacking the nutty sherry notes. Could be because of age, but the 108 comes out on top of the 108bis.
Oct 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.63 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Apr 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Dec 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.41 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Nov 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Wg1041 from Alaska

4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Very good lambic.
Orange yellow look. Lots of carbonation. Pours without a lot of head. Has a sour yogurt smell with hints of tangerine. Almost like smelling orange peelings or a tangerine Altoid. Taste: Best description is Greek yogurt. It’s like your drinking a sour version of Greek yogurt with carbonation. The raw unprocessed kind. It’s actually really awesome. It feels like a less processed product, more down to earth. Raw. Robust. It’s potentially an acquired taste if your a sweet stuff person. Excellent lambic. True to form. Plain and simple.
Sep 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Sep 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Aug 12, 2019
Boon Oude Geuze A L'ancienne Vat 108 from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 59 ratings