Beer of the Week 6/3/19 - Boon Black Label
For my first beer of the week, I'm going to choose Boon Black Label. I absolutely adore this beer. It's special enough to feel like an occasion, but the price point is such that you can just open it on a run of the mill Thursday evening.
Originally brewed for the brewery's 40th anniversary, they claim it was the 'driest gueuze [they've] ever made.' It's originally blended from the same lambic from the foeders as the Mikkeller Boon collaboration Bone Dry, but in different proportions. The newer versions have been brewed specifically for this beer. (As a side note, it's worth noting the name Bone Dry is a pun, because that's actually how you pronounce Boon.)
Back to the actual beer, I get strong aromas of Haribo gummy bears. A more experienced beer writer might describe this as apples and berries and sweet lemon. The sweet fruit flavour soon gives way to farmyard funk, and the high carbonation leaves a very dry finish. Bone Dry some might say...
Would pair well with cheese or moules frites, but I like to drink it as an apéritif out of a champagne flute like the bon vivant I am.