Boon Oude Geuze A L'ancienne Vat 110 | Brouwerij Boon

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4.16/5
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Boon Oude Geuze A L'ancienne Vat 110Boon Oude Geuze A L'ancienne Vat 110
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:
Oude Geuze Boon VAT 110 has given its light, dry but very full-bodied taste, with a hint of vanilla and dry fruit, thanks to foeder No. 110. This foeder was previously used as a cognac cask and has been serving the brewery since 2009 as Lambiek vat. This ancient geuze is characterized by a wealth of aromas, developed by the Brettanomyces yeast in the barrel.

Added by mothman on 08-23-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
7
Ratings:
23
pDev:
5.53%
 
 
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1
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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange color with off-white head. Aroma has well integrated lambic funk with some earthy notes. Taste has earthy and bitter fruit pit notes with some meadow flowers and hay. Medium body and carbonation. Quite good one, well balanced.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle, I think it was $17.99. Orange, almost no head but it is carbonated. Smells like alcohol reminiscent of cognac but that's probably the power of suggestion. Very full bodied, thick, not too sour but also the taste is not memorable or exciting.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopBelT
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Burnished darker amber, ample foam with spotty lace.
Minerals, horsehair, clover honey, vague citrus aromas.
Tart lemon, dry oak, crisp and dry finish. Moderate effervescence.
Gripping dry oak and acidity, well balanced and nuanced.
Overall a nice one in the series, though not the top one.

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Photo of epyon396
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A: Light amber with a head that quickly dissipates
S: Honey, funky, peach, graham cracker, white grape, musty, light raisin
T: Honey, earthy, hints of cognac, light vanilla, white grape, not much acidity, hay, funk, alcohol
M: Rich, finishes dry
O: Very complex and different gueuze. More of a rich and deep gueuze more than the bright funky stonefruit gueuze

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Photo of champ103
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours with a medium haze that eventually clears up a little bit. A golden/orange color. A dense two finger white head forms at first, which recedes quickly. Not much lace is left behind.
S: A much more subtle nose then I got with the Vat 108. More kind of generic oak, funky cheesy/Brett characteristic. I don't get much fruit in the nose, but that is not a bad thing.
T: There it is, very acidic and more apple skin based than 108. White wine, grapes, and even a peppery spice. Oak/wood flavors seem to be more apparent here. Finishes with more tart fruit skins that I just love.
M/O: Medium bodied, and I love the carbonation. Super effervescent, done dry, and a beautiful puckering pull on the tongue that makes me want to keep coming back. Really enjoyable, as I would expect.

This is another great Geuze. This certainly has a great acidic fruit character, maybe not as sinus clearing as 108, or maybe I have gotten use to the acid after two bottles. Though, I do feel this is more subtle and in a good way. Again, and excellent bottled from the box set.

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Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/15/2016. 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, peach, pear, pineapple, red/green apple, melon, white wine, hay, straw, grass, peppercorn, leathery/musty funk, wet wood, oaken vanilla, wheat, cracker, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy/light acidic yeast, oak, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel, peach, pear, pineapple, red/green apple, melon, white wine, hay, straw, grass, peppercorn, leathery/musty funk, wet wood, oaken vanilla, wheat, cracker, 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, peach, pear, pineapple, red/green apple, melon, white wine, hay, straw, grass, peppercorn, leathery/musty funk, wet wood, oaken vanilla, wheat, cracker, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/light acidic yeast, oak, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an 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 and moderately bready/grainy/acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is a fantastic gueuze! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/light acidic yeast, oak, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the modestly acidic/spicy/drying finish. Never overly lactic. Classic barnyard Gueuze Brett funk profile as expected; balanced pale/wheat malts and oak presence. Very similar to Black Label with a bit more malt body and oak presence. A bit higher ABV. Not as carbonated. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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

Photo of WormGod
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of desint
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitterbill
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brewed April 16, 2014, bottled December 15, 2016. Small and quickly fading head of foam sitting atop a clear gold liquid. Smells really tart, some Brett, oak, vanilla. Quite acetic. Sour apples, very acetic, light Brett, wood, vanilla in the background. Much more tartness than the Vat 108. Just in medium bodied territory, lively carbonation. One delicious sob.

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Boon Oude Geuze A L'ancienne Vat 110 from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 23 ratings