A Note on This Beer
Hailing from the Belgian town where today’s Lambic-style Barrel-Aged Sour got its name, Brouwerij Boon won 5 consecutive Gold Medals at the World Beer Cup — a feat achieved by no other brewery in the world.
Boon’s latest Gold was for today’s Oude Geuze Boon Black Label, a highly effervescent, dry Geuze bottled to commemorate their 40th anniversary. Black Label has gathered a mountain of accolades for its crisp yet complex refreshment:
- A huge 96/100 score from Draft Mag;
- Massive rating of 4.21 and a spot as the #20 Geuze in the World on BeerAdvocate;
- A prestigious 91/100 from The Beer Connoisseur;
- A shout-out from All About Beer Magazine comparing Black Label’s “ideal texture” to Geuze giants like 3 Fonteinen and Cantillon!
Recognition like this is cause for celebration by itself.
But combine all that acclaim with Black Label’s bubbly, vibrant funk and you have a beer meant for a truly special occasion. Split a bottle of Black Label with a loved one over a candle-lit meal and rose petals, and make that anniversary night one for the books.
Blended from a variety of aged Lambics, aromas of tart green apple skin and a crisp rice cracker minerality surface from the pale golden pour. Black Label’s high carbonation draws comparisons to the bubbliness of champagne, but its flavor goes so much deeper — pronounced oak character and lemon pith grace the palate with refined sour notes and touch of subtle bitterness.
Grab a bottle to sip and share with a special someone now, and another to cellar for that wedding ceremony down the road. You’ll see why Boon’s Black Label Geuze is worthy of worldwide celebration.
Rated 4.21 on BeerAdvocate; 4.04 on Untappd