Boon Oude Geuze A L'ancienne Vat 44 | Brouwerij Boon

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88
very good
58 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 09-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
7.09%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
10
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Compton25
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SadMachine
3.57/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Consumed 3/2017

White head. Golden orange color.

This is a bigger gueuze (bodywise) and it shows with hint of the abv. Lemon citrus, bready malts, pear skins. Oaky. Bubbly feel with champagne notes.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Euroglot
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of corby112
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pouts a hazy bright golden orange color with bright lemon yellow edges and a two finger white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of spotty lacing left behind.

Pungent aroma that's very inviting with sweet citric acidity, stone fruit, lactic funk and charred oak barrel. Lactic cheesy funk stands out as it warms along with the barnyard/horsey character. The funk and acidity is countered by pale malt and light fruit esters, notably apple and pear. Barnyard funk with cobweb, damp basement, yogurt and horse blanket. Slight mineral presence adding depth to the nose. Smells great.

Lighter end of medium body with sour acidity and lactic funk followed by bready yeast, pale malt and sweet citrus. Not as complex as the aroma suggests. Somewhat light and watery with citric acidity and funky bugs dominating the palate. Dry and mineral-y with sour acidity, pale malt and light fruit. Tart and puckering with lemon juice/pith countered by lactic funk. Subtle buttery flavor with Chardonnay/vinous white wine character along with lemon spritz and lingering acetic sweetness in the finish. Not the easiest beer to drink but not at all harsh. Overall, this beer is pretty good but doesn't live up to the excellent aroma. Decent enough but lacks in complexity compared to others in the style.

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Photo of WynnO
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of halo3one
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.

Hazy orange body with a small head that fades to nil. Earthy, basement, funk, mineral, gueuze goodness. The aroma is a notch above the flavor. Bold, mild to medium acetic character. Good stuff.

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Photo of Deltoro
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Will_The_Thrill
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Matty123
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerandboards
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingjohnh
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Highbury09
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Michael_Kent3
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

From the 2012-2013 brewing season. High Salinity and full sharp acid mouthfeel push this beer into my book and pairs great with olives

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Photo of paleoplant
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.41/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MarcWP
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into Iris glass.


Appearance is light apricot orange, fizzy white head that settles to thin ring on the edge of the glass, slightly hazy body.


Aroma is certainly aged lambic in essence. Super cheesy, lemon and loquat, light apple cider vinegar, golden delicious apple, cobwebs, and a barnyard presence.


Taste leans more towards the fruity side. Lovely apple presence, lime, lemon, mandarin, and a soft white grape note. The funk is very balanced between grassy/green earth and cheesy/musky basement characteristics. Merged with the fruitiness it's a damn fine lambic.


Mouthfeel is light bodied with a soft carbonation that prickles the edges of the mouth and cleanses the palate nicely. Dry finish and the tartness is subdued.


This is fantastic. I had to elevate the overall score on this simply because of how balanced and sophisticated this feels. And at 6 years old this has developed no off flavors yet has such a rounded, (aged) taste. More citrus than Mariage Parfait, which is awesome.

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Photo of MLDucky
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of AlexFields
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%

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Boon Oude Geuze A L'ancienne Vat 44 from Brouwerij Boon
4.09 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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