Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon
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4.9/5 rDev +19.8%
Poured from a 375ml bottle into my Fantome tulip glass. Pours a hazy rusty copper with head that clears to just the rim of the glass.
Smells very tart/acidic, earthy. Hits your mouth pretty light then comes in with tart citrus which fades to a rich floral taste that hangs on the palette.
Extremely drinkable, light mouthfeel with only a little bit of that clinging sour.
04-11-2009 04:28:19 | More by jfunkk79
4.88/5 rDev +19.3%
2006 vintage, 33 cL, purchased in Brussels last summer for 4.95E - what a deal. Stored horizontally at 55* in wine cellar and opened immediately after removing from cellar (sediment in suspension).
Contents under pressure! High carbonation, strong head retention.
Smells like the most purest poop from a prized countryside horse, a really pampered all-natural horse...leather, earth, caves and cobwebs. Cork, Champagne, funky French cheese, sour green apples. I salivate from smelling it.
Wow. What a wave flavors. Sublime lingering presence. Tart orange marmalade, wheat.
It doesn't get much drier than this. Acidity seems to have faded over the years, making the flavours more subtle and graceful.
05-15-2012 04:59:45 | More by MEsquandoles
4.8/5 rDev +17.4%
Opened this magnificent bottle and thought I’d sample it while comparing it with my review on the website. Shock, I hadn’t reviewed it yet. Time to do something about that.
When I uncorked the bottle a magnificent sweet sour geuze odour awakened. I used a Boon glass to pour. A thick golden beer with a wild head emerged. The head is tamed and resides at half a centimetre on top of the beer. It leaves some small dotted lacing on the glass. It now resembles the side of a recently harvested field. With the weeds (yeast) discolouring the side.
The wild river carbonation is still going strong.
Scent resembles Geuze heaven. A strong tart and sour odour. Citrus and sour green apples. Thick malt, richer hops. Not really the barnyard feeling. Rather an exclusive champagne. Wood and cork elements too.
The taste goes through flesh and bone. Neutral up front, but when it hits the back of the tongue, an eruption occurs. Several rich elements flow through each other. A very dry bitterness seems to be the base. The walls are clearly a well yeasted beer. But the sour citrus that was so present in the odour, now plays a secondary role. Fresh hops and different kinds of grains finish off.
Mouthfeel is creamy and full, but created by mostly light elements.
The aftertaste is more robust and mature. Full malt and yeast tones. Spicy and dry undertone. Spicy and sticky. Aged cork and wild herbs. Still some citrus sourness finishes off.
Blows my socks off!!!!
07-18-2006 13:34:49 | More by Bierschenker
4.8/5 rDev +17.4%
375 ml cage-corked bottle, best before 25.01.2025.
Poured into tulip glass:
Pours slightly hazed orange with a thick bubbly white head. Bubbles of various sizes rise to the top. Some tiny bits of lacing slide down the glass. The head thins to a floating patch after some time.
The smell is of lemony fruitiness with some mildly spicy breadiness, barnyard mustiness, graininess and candi sugar.
The taste is sweettart. Light tart lemony fruitiness combines wonderfully with toffeeish maltiness. Sweetness balances tartness well. Finishes with a long dryness.
Just enough carbonated bubbles gently glide over the palate without being fizzy. Effervescent with enough body to it to keep it together.
A great, refreshing beer. "Perfect marriage" indeed. Malty character keeps the funky gueuze (spelled "geuze" by this brewery) fairly mild for the style, but allowing enough of it to come through. A great, unique brew. Try pairing with a creamy cheese.
10-21-2007 19:30:30 | More by jwc215
4.78/5 rDev +16.9%
9.45 for a 375 ml bottle at Downtown Wines in Boston.
Pours a clear pale orange with a gigantic foamy head and a frenetic storm of carbonation bubbles racing to the surface. The head lasts a good while and leaves a smattering of lace webs behind. Huge citrusy acidic, sourness in the nose. Leathery brett and earthy flavors mix with stinky cheese in the background. The taste is sharp and sour, with a plethora of complicated lambicy flavors in the mix. Citrus, like sucking a white grapefruit, and tangy raw wheat grain mixes with earthy soft oak flavors and a propoderance of barnyard, cidery, lambic funk. The funk isnt as pronounced as the other authentic lambic brewers/blenders, but its still there in abundance. The finish is ultra dry and slightly puckering. The mouthfeel is full bodied and almost numbing with the busy carbonation. Alcohol flavor is nil throughout.
This is a real winner. Cleaner than other great gueuzes but still chock full of complexity and uber dryness. Very delicious, I will definitely seek this out again.
12-31-2007 23:57:06 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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
Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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