Boon Geuze

375 mL, corked & caged bottle. SB 47 on the cork. Classic, approachable Gueuze. Pour is a mid-orange with a fizzy head as a result of an aggressive pour. Good clarity. As expected the head dissipates quickly to leave no lace. Color is sharp. Nose is a very light, funk with simple green apple notes. As always the beer reminds me of a easy going, West Country cider with more carbonation than that original. Tasty, light funk with a very easy and approachable sourness. It has the effect of being a...

Boon Oude Kriek

Corked and caged 375 mL bottle. Opens with a mild pop; SB 45 on the cork. Unreadable dot-matrixed date in the "Best Before" portion of the label. Light pink head sits upon the light burgandy body. Some tobacco like floaty bits sink to the bottom of the Duvel tulip. Acidic, apple cider like funk permeates the air. It has a very slight fruit note in the back, but it's not really significant. Taste is SIGNIFICANTLY more acidic than one expects from the nose - REALLY puckering in a Cantillon type...

Boon Framboise

355 mL bottle, Total Wine, Perimeter, Atlanta, GA, USA. $8.99 for the pleasure. Corked and caged. SB 59 on the cork. Best before 06.03.2012. The look is NOT the strongest part of this beer. Poured into the l'Abbaye Brasserie des Rocs chalice, the fizziess is short lived and leaves absolutely no lace or head. The color is a murky, dirty, brownish magenta. Not that attracive at ALL, but it does seem to get more pink as it warms and less volume is present in the glass. The nose offers some light...

Boon Kriek

The cork almost took my head off as it shot out of the bottle like a bullet and hit the living room ceiling. You have been warned! This was a taste of things to come as the carbonation proved to be very annoying. Even after letting the beer settle and despite some painstakingly careful pouring, the amount of froth and carbonation was excessive making it a pain in the backside to get at. Anyway, having got it into the glass it looks a dirty red/brown, murky color with a very feint pink froth on...