Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon
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4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
This one has been on my list for some time. So why not "tick" it if you have it? Ok, reviewing this because it's Wednesday and I have nothing better else to do. Keeping it real and to the point. This beer pours brilliant! Nice pale gold with a soft pillowy white head. Very nice! Well the old sniffer is getting abused tonight I tell you! This smells like lemon pepper, faint cheese funk, with almost an autumn dead leaf and vanilla spice fragrance. Very intriguing! The taste! First hits with that lemon citric acid/sourness. With some spiciness and more of that dead leave autumn-ness. Not a whole lot of cheese funk. Finishes very sweet with vanilla hanging around and dry. Lingering wet dog hair funk in the aftertaste. I groom my own dog so trust me, it's there! The feel of the brew is Medium-light and par carbonation.
Overall: This beer is my new found favorite. I'm going to buy every single bottle. I like my sours to finish very sweet and this one excels in that department. The 8% ABV is where? That's right, the beer hides that ABV very nicely. The wet dog hair in the aftertaste is actually enjoyable. Not offensive in any fashion and mingles with the vanilla notes. So it's like a fragranced wet dog hair. Anywho, I'm babbling back to basics, this brew is recommended!
08-21-2014 01:10:26 | More by Shroud0fdoom
4.2/5 rDev +2.9%
2009 sticker; 2012 bottling. 375ml bottle.
Hazy golden appearance with thick white head
Ah, smells like geuze. Lemon, hay, sour funk and cheese.
Taste is bright lemon apple and grape with a mineral, almost salty quality. Pungent cheesy funkiness. Quite sour. There is some sweetness that dries out into oak tannins with some astringency. Some booze is apparent as well-at 8% it's pretty hefty for a geuze.
The mouthfeel is a little less refined than the competition as I think the carbonation is a bit too lively even if it goes well with this sour, funky geuze.
Overall this a delicious and well made geuze. While it's not as refined as the best in class it's interesting, fairly well balanced and very drinkable. It's not for the faint of heart or those opposed to the funk. Its also available on the shelf once in a while which is a big plus.
08-20-2014 23:27:53 | More by brianmandell
4.29/5 rDev +5.1%
I enjoyed this bottle at Poechenellekelder in Brussels, served in a lambic glass.
The color is dark golden with thick white head fine bead with no lace, clarity is thickly hazed. The smell is a mix of floral and tea-like herbal notes with a earhty and light lemony sour odor with slight tropical accent and light funk. The feel is moderately strong and sour with medium high carbonation with gentle sweet element and light alcohol in the feel with mild lactic acidity with dry clean finish.
The taste is great -very tangy with lemony and light sweet flavor with a subtle funkiness and gentle alcohol considering it is 8% it is pretty faint with slight woody accent and mild tannin with more lemony juicy taste like sparkling sour lemonade with a nice dry alcohol augmented finish with light lactic acid continuing on after the dry tangy finish. Overall a wonderful gueuze with a little more sourness than most and alcohol yet that is not apparent in the taste I really loved having this on the last day of our Anniversary trip to Belgium
08-07-2014 16:57:35 | More by Slatetank
3.96/5 rDev -2.9%
Bottle opens with a loud pop. Slightly hazy golden color with a large effervescent head that quickly settles to a thin cap. Just a little spotty lacing is left down the glass. Carbonation is very active and almost looks like soda.
Funky barnyard aroma. Horse sweat and earth make up the majority of the aroma.
Sort of a musty mushroom umami flavor with a strong earthy component. Faint fruit and bread notes. Mildly tart. A little alcohol flavor and warmth as this is a large beer for the style.
Light and effervescent body. Nice for a funky tart beer.
A nice affordable, readily available gueze.
08-02-2014 19:55:33 | More by morimech
4.01/5 rDev -1.7%
Clear golden body with a creamy white head that sticks around.
Aroma is musty, leafy, and a slight cheese. More funk than fruit.
This seems to rely more on the funk. Not much tartness going on. Wood and musty funkiness. Green grape and citric fruit.
Ample prickly carbonation but not like Vat 44. The body is almost medium.
Definitely the best Boon geuze I've had.
07-31-2014 12:26:11 | More by MattSweatshirt
4.08/5 rDev 0%
375 mL bottle, served in a tulip.
A- Pours with a quarter inch of whitish head that goes settles to a cap within five minutes. The body is a very murky yellow-orange.
S- The nose is lightly funky and tart.
T- Very earthy character, but sour and crisp as well. Not overbearingly tart. A light oakiness balances things out.
M- Medium body and bubbly, crisp carbonation.
O- Not my go-to style by any means, but this was a tasty brew to mix things up.
07-28-2014 23:22:53 | More by tviz33
Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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