nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is wild yeast and is like a barnyard. The appearance is a hazy tan gold with a large head. The flavor has a stinky cheese quality to it. Itís sour and bitter and massively yeasty. The palate is average. Not my thing but it is not poor quality.
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iím not really a fan of Gueze and this beer will not change my mind. Its got a real astrigent bitterness than probaly goes well with certain cheese and dinner but not by itself. The tartness overpowers every thing else.
gnoff (8746) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2011 First rating
75 cl bottle (season 2000-2001) at Bishops arms (Avenyn) in Gothenburg.
Deep honey color, white head. Very sour scent. Fresh but also very sour taste.
Bottle at a blind tasting
On September 12, 2009
Clear yellow color, white head. Acidic to sour scent, some sweetness. Very sour taste, lemon aftertaste, also a bit sweet and metallic. Some grapeskin bitterness. Lemon notes. Medium mouthfeel.
375 ml bottle on January 8, 2011. Marked 2006-2007
Thanks to Hjalmar (non ratebeer)
Hazy golden color, white head. Apple, lactic, sugary, wort scent. Wort, sweet taste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
tsp (113) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle - Brewing season 2002-2003) Pours hazy brown/orange with huuuuuge white and fluffy head, unfortunately quickly disappearing though. Massive and very dry citrus (grape fruit / lemon) notes dominate this beer. Carbonation is strong yet soft, and champagne alike.</br></br>Overall really good..
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep gold with a huge head and tons of effervescence. Excellent Gueuze aroma of apple, pear, wine, wood, funk, horseblanket, pepper, brine, and a hint of urine. Iím sure I missed something in there. The flavor is disappointing, watery, and slightly tart. It starts with light fruit and then turns grassy. Hereís where I expected the funky tart attack I got from the Oud Beersel Gueuze; it didnít come. In its place the mediocre flavors of the beginning and middle waned and were finally eclipsed by a stale grassy aftertaste. Not Boonís best.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An orange coloured beer with practically no head. The aroma is crisp and dry, very much like a sparkling white wine, but there is a little funk setting in as the beer warms a touch. The taste is very tart and acidic. No real softness or depths of funky flavour like I would have liked. Needs more depth to compete with the most serious gueuzes.
Kinz (3514) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hugely excited to see a Boon beer in Richmond, first time in many years that Iíve run across one. Medium to light copper, remarkably stable creamy head. Persistent little bubbles. Aroma of horseblanket, barnyard, wood, wine, and apples. Initial sourness on the tongue, although not overwhelming, fades into flavors of horeseblanket, cheese, and cider vinegar. Nice stuff, glad it is here, quite nice overall.
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Champagne and hard apple cider flavors. Tart, Crisp and clean. Delicious. Would be a good beer to enjoy with cheese, fruit or fish.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Poured a cloudy yellow, good bubbles. Smelled of lemons. Flavor was of tart apples, lemon and something else which i never did figure out. Light mouthfeel. "
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly cloudy, golden orange color with a large, soapy, quickly diminishing head. Sour apple aromas are very strong, followed by a bit of orange, raspberry, and ruby red grapefruit. Sour apple vinegar taste with a very dry, crisp, sparkling texture; it definitly tastes like champagne. Finish is very dry and pungent. Iím reminded of some balsamic vinegar and a mild stilton cheese toward the finale.