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Brouwerij Boon
Boon Geuze

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...

Boon Geuze

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 burgundy 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

Boon Framboise

Updated notes 01/05/23 (pictured) 2018 vintage, $11.99 from Gay's in Angola, IN, a ridiculous find in the middle of nowhere all things considered. This bottle is marked as being BB 29/08/2021, so around 17 months past what the brewery considers its best, but that's pretty subjective when it comes to beers like this one. Carbonation is low - not zero, but low, and that's a shame. If it had held up a little more, this would have been better. Tastes haven't changed that much from the original...

Boon Kriek

Boon Kriek

Additional Notes 12/02/22 (Pictured): A lot of changes in a review of this 17 years after the original notes. Carbonation in terms of the bottle pressure is much lower, and the beer itself was much less annoying in that department than it formerly was. The color is also better, as it is has a really unmistakable, dark cherry red and lovely pink complementary head. This time cherries are obvious, there's light sweetness and it seems deliciously balanced. Even with the balance I still never want...