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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

696 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 63
Gots: 120 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
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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 ViveLaChouffe:
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

4.78/5  rDev +16.9%

Pours a lightly hazy copper with a 1/4 inch frothy ivory head. Head hangs in there for a bit but dissipates for the most part after a few sips. Smell is funky. Strident brett and barnyard. Sour apple, hints of tart plum.

Taste is very different from the aroma, at least in balance. Very dry up front. An even balance of the green apple fruitiness, the barnyard funk, the light sweetness of the malt and the puckering tartness. Then it finishes nice and dry again. Crisp, clean and dry mouth. Exquisite on the tongue. Very nice. Every now anf then you are struck by a brew that is simply subtle, balanced and well crafted. This is one for me. Been wanting to try this for years and it did not dissappoint. Time to get more.

07-11-2006 01:57:53 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

05-24-2006 01:22:11 | More by RoyalT
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

06-16-2008 00:03:02 | More by DaPeculierDane
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-09-2014 17:55:30 | More by tectactoe
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ricke

Sweden

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

08-22-2009 13:44:58 | More by ricke
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MadScientist

New York

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%

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.

07-09-2013 01:48:51 | More by MadScientist
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CavemanRamblin

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-21-2014 12:22:19 | More by CavemanRamblin
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

4.6/5  rDev +12.5%

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.

06-24-2014 08:09:05 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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Kjanisch7

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-15-2013 18:25:10 | More by Kjanisch7
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TheAdamConners

Georgia

5/5  rDev +22.2%

08-24-2014 01:05:55 | More by TheAdamConners
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-03-2014 00:56:07 | More by danthehopslamman
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-01-2014 01:58:22 | More by DaftPatrick
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-06-2012 21:49:50 | More by heddar33
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-26-2014 21:33:48 | More by warnerry
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -12.5%

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.

08-28-2010 05:21:07 | More by Beaver13
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shapudding

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

07-30-2004 22:11:20 | More by shapudding
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Shagator

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-02-2014 03:38:56 | More by Shagator
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Guden

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

09-28-2012 22:41:31 | More by Guden
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Billolick

New York

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

$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

03-21-2010 20:15:00 | More by Billolick
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badbeer

Iowa

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

12-21-2007 07:06:27 | More by badbeer
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3/5  rDev -26.7%

12-18-2011 18:52:31 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-03-2012 23:49:54 | More by Skye1024
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innominat

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-05-2014 17:48:55 | More by innominat
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magictrokini

California

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

12-05-2008 19:59:08 | More by magictrokini
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-21-2012 20:49:31 | More by standardcherry
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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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