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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

734 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 734
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 65
Gots: 131 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-08-2002)
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Reviews by Neffbeer:
Photo of Neffbeer
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle dated 2004, poured into a tulip:

A: Gorgeous light amber color with excellent clarity, that reveals a gold hue when held up to the light. Good size white head that slowly fades leaving no lacing. Overall I would say this is a great looking beer.

S: Lemons, apples, wood and some serious funk jump out on the first whiff. A hint of lemons follow. There are some more sour wafts right at the end as it warms with some mystery spice tugging at my nose. This is evidently an impressively balanced gueuze.

T: Grapes, apples and some otheatre present in the first sip. Lemon emerges with a nice funky brett filled sour bite at the end. Not too much, just the perfect amount needed to coax the next taste, very dry. It is very well rounded and expertly blended.

M: The mouthfeel holds true to the test. Light and bubbly, it tickles the roof of the mouth. It is very champagne like in this respect.

D: This gueuze is one that I hope to revisit in the very near future. If you see this on the shelf, grab it.

Neffbeer, Dec 17, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This is a bright, radiant orange in color with a big, dissipating head.

Smell – This is a super-rank bouquet of rotten meat and barf that is quite promising. I didn’t pick up a lot of sweetness at first but as it warmed up that seemed to change.

Taste – It’s a bit maltier at the taste and the threatening sourness of the nose isn’t so extreme once tongue meets beer. The light fruiting is nice as well, full of peaches and light apricots. It ends with a tart apple smack.

Mouthfeel – This is a nice weight in the mouth, better than light but not medium-bodied, with some hellacious carbonation.

Drinkability – It was pushing the limit but just did stay on this side of the sour danger zone. It went down well for such a tart, carbonated ale.

RoyalT, May 24, 2006
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

375 ml bottle purchased at From the Vine in Columbus, OH. Cap says SB-40. Best by date not readable.

Appearance: Surprisingly huge and ever lasting white head upon a clear gold body. Lots of bubbles.

Aroma: Lemon fruit, wheat, subtle funk and rotten grain. Most of what is wanted is there, however, all notes are very light and subtle. I want more.

Taste: Refined beyond most Gueuze. Lemons and hay with touches of light fruit. Funky rotten fruit rinds. Some oak.

Mouthfeel: Very light and airy. Acidity is subdued and light for the style. Very, very dry finish. Fairly loaded in carbonation and rather brut champagne like.

Drinkability: Exceptional. Bone dry, less acidic than most, and overall mild. Chugable.

DaPeculierDane, Jun 16, 2008
Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev -2.2%

tectactoe, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of ricke
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Brassy color with a rather big off-white head that slowly fizzes away. Some speckled lacings remains on top of the liquid and on the edges of the glass.

S: The smell is very big with lots and lots of aromas popping up through the glass. A gentle funkiness mixes with plenty of aromas of tart fruit and notes of fermenting apples. Hints of grass, dry earth and minerals. A vinegary touch is very aggressive at first, but settles after a while. All in all, a truly amazing smell.

T: The taste is not as impressive as the smell. It's more gentle and not as well composed. Here's lots of tart fruits, primarily green apples, and aromas of grass. Sourness dominates the flavor, but here's quite a lot of slightly wheaty sweetness as well. Funkiness is restrained, but something in the line of horse-blanket appears every now and then. In the middle, the taste gets a little nutty with notes of fermenting apples. The finish is gently sour and has a mild grassy and herbal bitterness to it. Notes of minerals and lingering fruity aromas in the finish as well.

M: Medium body with a refreshing sparkling carbonation. The texture is slightly creamier than most gueuzes.

D: A good gueuze. It has lots of character, but the flavors can't keep up with the fantastic aromas in the smell. The flavor is a little too much on the fruity side and there is something in the finish that bothers me - it's hard to put my finger on it, but something seems off. But it's very interesting to see that a gueuze can handle such a high ABV without it even getting noticeable.

ricke, Aug 22, 2009
Photo of MadScientist
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A golden ale with a slight haze. There head is made of racky white bubbles that are quick to fade into a thick collar around the glass.

S: Medium-strong sour and barnyard like aroma with a moderate apple-like and a lighter rhubarb fruit esters. There is a mouth watering sharpness that's making it had to concentrate with taking a sip.

T: A strong acidic sharpness with a light bit of malt sweetness. The balance is strongly tart and sour. There is a low oak character, no hops to really speak of. A finish that is off-dry, with an aftertaste of fruit and tartness.

M: A light bodied beer with a very strong level of carbonation that gets somewhat prickly on the palate.

O: An very tart beer that's a little off balance but very enjoyable. This one is so tart it make me worried it might hurt my tooth enamel but totally worth the risk.

MadScientist, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev -2.2%

CavemanRamblin, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2009 vintage- reviewed 6-21-14

APP- Clear as crystal, luminous strawberry blonde, low white head with not much lace but respectable retention

AROMA- fresh flowers, white grape, hey, faint horse, lemon, melon, low pale malt aroma, that's everything really...very subdued and inviting

FLAVOR- Damn yall. Where to start? Strong but pleasant acidity upfront, mellows and unfolds into a clutch of bright and crisp flavors so harmonious they are tough to isolate, first thing I can latch onto is baked pear, rosemerry, a whisp of white wine vinegar (extremely slight), lemon and mellon, no barnyard here, orange, ...naturally there is no hop flavor, no glaring flaws aside from the vinegar note, barely perceptible pils sweetness. Nice minerality. Some bitterness apparent in the finish.

MF- light bodied, effervescent, quenching acidity that's stops just short of burning, alcohol is there if you pay attention,

OVERALL- This is one of those instances where reviewing the beer almost took the fun out of drinking it. Such a cohesive and harmonious product that you just kinda want to throw it back without thinking about it, which would be very easy to do. Fans of the "funk" may be rather disappointed as this is exceptionally bright and clean. The floral and citrus dimensions are almost on par with any us IPA out there. This is like the greatest glass of lemonade ever.

JudgeRoughneck, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Kjanisch7
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Kjanisch7, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of TheAdamConners
5/5  rDev +22.2%

TheAdamConners, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of danthehopslamman
4/5  rDev -2.2%

danthehopslamman, May 03, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
4.5/5  rDev +10%

DaftPatrick, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of heddar33
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

heddar33, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

warnerry, May 26, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

12.7oz bottle, probably bought about 2 years ago. Pours a clear dark golden with a huge fizzy pillowy white head that retains well and leaves very little lacing.

The aroma is sweet fruits and acidic tartness with some stinky musty yeast.

The flavor is subdued - sweet fruits with a dry metallic note and some tart slight sourness. As it warms, the fruity tart sourness dominates. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with some sharp carbonation.

Overall, I liked this. It's a bit thin and subdued in the flavor but I like what's there.

Beaver13, Aug 28, 2010
Photo of shapudding
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the tasting party at the General Lafayette!

Poured out a caramelly golden. My pour was towards the end of the bottle, so I had tons of scrod throughout the glass. Light white ring of carbination on the edges with tiny bubbles.

Hard to describe the scent... lightly musty, but not in a bad way. Spicey mustard...citrus... sweetened black tea... Alot going on with the aroma, just so hard to place it all...

Tastes of black tea with lemon, not overly sour. Floral and citrus. Drank next to the Blitheringidiot, he said he tasted dandylions, and damned if I couldn't tast and smell both -yeah, I can remember chomping on them in my youth! Leaves a slightly dry, tealike feeling in your mouth. Overall very nice, if not one you could sit back with for hours on end.

shapudding, Jul 30, 2004
Photo of Shagator
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Shagator, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Guden
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a geuze Boon pint glass at Pakhuis in Ghent, Belgium.

A- hazy gold with a decent head and lacing for a sour beer.

S- lemon and white bread come through with lighter notes of cherry an apple cider vinegar. Interesting but not as complex as some sours.

T- similar to the nose, the lemony sour is strong but balanced with the bready body. More hoppy bitterness than I had expected but it is well incorporated. The cherry (I assumed from Brett) is a nice note but the apple cider and vinegar notes are a touch too high over the course of the bottle.

M- thin and dry as expected but with a nice carbonation that keeps it perky and refreshing.

O- a really nice example of the style. Not as complex as some but tasty and tart in the best ways.

Guden, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Billolick
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$11.99 for the caged/corked green bomber, best before 5-16-28! Pours cloudy medium tangarine amber, under a larger, puffy head slowly receeding and morhping to loose meraingue, medium tan in color. Leaves some large blobs of lacing. Cirtus, horse blanket, and must in the subtle nose. Moderatly tart gueuze, more lemon/lime notes, mustyness, barnyard and sour beer goodness, Zesty, palate clearing and efreshing brew. If you dont like this type of beer, you have not drunk enough of it...complex, tasty and thoroughly enjoyable. Seek out and enjoy

Billolick, Mar 21, 2010
Photo of badbeer
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy gold, white head with excellent retention and lacing. Aroma is grassy, lemon zest, funk, and some nice sourness. Taste is sour and inviting. There are some nice funky flavors going on, but this bottle has a little bit of a metallic finish, causing me to lower the score. High carbonation and light body, bone dry finish. It's really good stuff, but the metallicness in this bottle lowers the score; if future bottles don't have the metallic finish, my score will be higher.

badbeer, Dec 21, 2007
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3/5  rDev -26.7%

GreenMountainBoy, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Skye1024
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Skye1024, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of innominat
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

innominat, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of magictrokini
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy gold with a foamy white head. Sour apples, peaches, and soem vinegar in the aroma. Sharp, funky taste up front. Sweeter, peach taste towards the back with a mascarpone finish. It always throws me when the brett in these sour beers is able to flip from sour to cheese/butter sweet in the finish. Light, tart, and enjoyable.

magictrokini, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev -2.2%

standardcherry, May 21, 2012
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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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