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Brouwerij Boon

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 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

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...