Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon
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4/5 rDev -2.2%
I have a neutral label, not a pink one, from State Line Liquors. A wonderful geuze. Wonderful aroma for the style. What fruit was naturally imparted? This is a bit aged, but still good for another two decades. Funky bold, a white head on creamy yellow with active bubbles. By itself. Oal, sour, very drinkable and satsifying. Good carbontion.
08-11-2008 02:07:22 | More by Sammy
4.05/5 rDev -1%
Bottle pour at the bottle share hosted by Adam Fine Wine & Liquor held at Sophie’s Place in Redondo Beach, CA.
Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some grain and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with an earthy and funky flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great aroma that is tasty and easy to drink.
07-31-2012 03:28:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.47/5 rDev +9.3%
A friend of mine picked this up in New York. 2004 Vintage.
A: poured a bright yellow without much at all in the way of haze or sediment. The head started out at about two fingers, eventually falling down to some lace around the edge of the brew.
S: loads of funky barnyard, horse blanket, hay, you name it. As unappetizing as it was for everyone to say, there were hints of ammonia reminiscent of things I'd rather not consume, but still rather pleasant indeed.
T: nice and musty. I could almost imagine myself lounging in the hay loft of a barn quaffing this one back all summer long. The Brett really did a fantastic job on this one. Also present was a little bit of oak.
M: nice and dry. Not much of a sour character, but that's perfect on this gueuze, as there's so much going on that I can't adequately describe it. The 8.0% abv is not at all present.
D: quite smooth and the complexity definitely kept me coming back for more. Stand up job from Boon; can't believe this was my first beer from them.
05-07-2010 12:05:25 | More by Thorpe429
4.13/5 rDev +1%
A: The beer is cloudy golden yellowish brown in color and poured with a three finger high off white head that did down but left a thin layer of bubbles consistently covering the surface. A light amount of carbonation is visible along with a few dark yeast particles clinging to the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sourness and funk in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has a moderate amount of sour flavors and a touch of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat tart on the palate with a medium amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of dryness in the finish.
D: The beer isn't that difficult to drink compared to other beers in the style because the sourness dis not overpowering. Any traces of alcohol in the taste are well hidden.
Note: 2004 vintage
01-09-2011 06:51:57 | More by metter98
4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with a white head that displays good retention and lacing
Smell: Tart green apples with farmhouse funk
Taste: The tart green apple flavors fill the mouth and, after the swallow, some oakiness is detected; tartness expands through to the finish, which becomes filled with yeasty funkiness
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a high level of carbonation
Drinkability: An acquired taste but quite enjoyable
04-02-2006 16:40:01 | More by brentk56
4/5 rDev -2.2%
Bottle: Poured a yellow hazy colored beer with a nice bubbly head with standard retention. Aroma is quite sour with some citrus notes also noticeable. Taste is quite refreshing with again some citrus notes and a quite powerful sour taste. The acidity level is just perfect and doesnt unbalance this great beer. I was quite surprise with the high level of ABV for a gueuze but since it hard to notice taste-wise I didnt mind. Overall, a great gueuze with good balance and complexity.
06-30-2004 14:55:13 | More by Phyl21ca
4.43/5 rDev +8.3%
Vintage '07 (four years old at the date of consumption)
Tart, earthy, lemony, and briny- this mature Gueuze unravels a plethera of character, sip after sip. An unadulterated sour at its historic best!
Pouring a hazy straw color, the beer allows for an attractive yellow glow. Very fluffy, airy in its foam texture, the head carries a cottony appearance with off white sheen, sprinkled with yeast. Moderate on lace, the beer fits the part in appearances.
Intense tart aromas surge into the olfactories with the sharp citric scent of limes and white grapefruit peel. Mouthwatering and nearly triggering astringent sensations on the sides of the tongue, simply from the most supple sniff. Aged woods, musty, dusty, and a horsey-earthy envelope encompass the expanding aromas with a mature and authentic farmhouse nose.
Flavors expand on the intensity of lemon, lime, grapefruit, and the impressive tartness of lactic and acetic acids. Sandalwood, must and dust flavors give impressions of old wooden barns, but with only a minimal influence from the off-putting horse or horse blanket notes. Rich with a salty brine that nearly surplants the underpinning of pilsner malt flavor which anchors the beer- a testament to the well-attenuated and mature nature of the beer. Softly chardonay-like and with a slight apple cider vinegar note as it warms, the beer just keeps delivering more and more flavors until the glass is empty.
Intensity seems to be the name of the game with this beer. And the mouthfeel is no exception. Seemingly enamel stripping from the acidic tartness and sourness. But the beer has a short lived initial creaminess that makes a quick transition into a very refreshing tartness, medium astringency, citrus and hop bitterness, and a powdery-dry finish late. But then it slams shut, providing a lemony brine flavor with an exhale; then we're ready for another sip.
08-08-2011 15:32:14 | More by BEERchitect
4.35/5 rDev +6.4%
yellowish amber color coming out to greet me right away. Very hazy and cloudy,
farmhouse funk. Ohh so inviting this was tremendously tart and sour. . Lots of grape and apple tones all over this one, really pushing the senses to the limits of what they could possible endure, but you know in a good way. A wonderful rich tart, sour, funky, explosion of flavor, picking up right where the aroma left off. Deep sour apple and grape flavors are all over this one, really pushing this forward on you. The finish was dry, and very long lingering, leaving you desperately craving another
09-14-2011 03:03:35 | More by mikesgroove
4.15/5 rDev +1.5%
A bottle from 2003 shared with friends on the 4th of July.
A: The pour is a hazy amber-orange color with a very short lived white head.
S: The nose is quite lactic, with notes of lemon and sour green apple. The oak is powerful as well, and a bit damp, musty, and funky.
T: Lots of oak, moreso than is present in the nose. Very dry and only mildly sour. The sourness is once again in the form of lemon and green apples. The funk is pronounced and is a bit grassy, musty, and barnyard nature.
M: Medium in body with a fair amount of effervescence. Despite not being all that sour, the finish brings on a bit of salivation and is quite dry.
D: This one may not yet have reached its prime, or may yet to be there. A good gueuze, but not the best on I've had.
07-10-2010 00:41:40 | More by womencantsail
3.85/5 rDev -5.9%
Vintage 2003. Aged for at least 3 years before release.
Pours a hazy deep orange, amber tint with a nice thin white head, thicker with a swirl. Sour citrus nose, little skunky/celery like but not offensive or unattractive.
Nice mouthfeel with a rich carbonation and a quality "sour" character. A rich and full "sour/tart" character.
Nice citrus/sour/tart flavors that causes a good pucker, with high acid and pleasant sour flavors. Rich and full flavors that are nice by itself and will go very well with food. Sour flavors actually get more and more refined in the glass. Nice
P.S. I just went to my desk 24 hours later and found that the bottle was open and still on the desk with about 3 inches left. I tried it...it was still carbonated, although a bit reduced, and with all of the above characteristics, although perhaps a bit less intense.
09-19-2009 00:21:47 | More by GRG1313
4.15/5 rDev +1.5%
Served in a Local Option cervoise.
2009 vintage. I popped this bottle with a friend of mine who's soon to tie the knot, a sort of toast to good tidings and good futures. It pours a hazy sunset amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises mild mandarin orange, white wine grapes (pretty close to Chardonnay), light vanilla, and a smattering of very light cobweb. The taste brings in more of the same, with a good amount of the inherent funk seeping into the mandarin orange character. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a very nice gueuze, hopefully a glass of healthy portents for my buddy and his lady.
04-30-2013 06:03:17 | More by TMoney2591
3.85/5 rDev -5.9%
Pours a slightly hazed straw yellow into a tulip glass. Three fingers of dense, crackling foam, sheets of sticky lacing, and champagne carbonation.
Honey, wet stone/minerals, lemon rind in the nose. Wet hay, mild barnyard funk, but not as funky or earthy as Girardin. Sour/sharpness is pretty mild. Classical in appearance and aroma.
Lemon juice tart, wheaty, some apple skin in the aftertaste. Dry finish, not especially woody. Lacking in the sour department, more like champagne than anything.
Fairly astringent, crisp mouthfeel. Thin but spritzy, with champagne-like carbonation. A good intro to Gueuze, very drinkable and approachable, but it's not quite as good as their unblended lambic.
05-10-2007 01:44:43 | More by emerge077
4/5 rDev -2.2%
Appearance: Dark gold in color with striking clarity. Pours with a large, sticky head of 3 1/2 inches, which settles to about half an inch after a few minutes. The constantly-rising stream of bubbles provide excellent head retention.
Smell: A massive, funky horse-blanket aroma erupts from the bottle as soon as the cork pops off - it's noticeable from a few feet away. Closer inspection reveals oak, vinegar, apple and lemon.
Taste & mouthfeel: Sour from the start, with subtle oak and white vinegar. Lemon and grapefruit flavors are most prevalent, both juice and rind, with an underlying funkiness tying it all together. The finish is dry, leaving a light tartness on the palate. Champagne-like carbonation lends a light, airy mouthfeel.
11-27-2007 00:32:40 | More by largadeer
4.13/5 rDev +1%
2005 Vintage. Best before September 16th, 2028. Served in a Darkness glass. Think bosse gave this to me, but I can't remember.
A - Big light tan foam settles to a thick cap and thicker collar, leaving behind a few stray splotches of lace. Surprisingly dark transparent apple cider body.
S - This is a very earthy, dank, musty, and mushroom-heavy gueuze. There are some funky fruits, a bit of green apple, and musky sweat. A surprising amount of oaky vanilla is present.
T - Taste has more wet stone and mineral character, along with tart apple, mild lemon acidity, and plenty of the aforementioned musty barn, forest floor, and mushrooms. Nowhere near as acidic as the Tilquin I had yesterday. The 8% is shocking well-hidden - I'd never guess this was significantly stronger than any other gueuze.
M - Surprisingly hefty medium-full body, zesty active carbonation, a fairly tannic and dry finish. Very mild acidity - my stomach doesn't get perturbed, even after most of a bottle.
D - Would make a decent substitute for Drie Fonteinen, depending on availability and budget. Crushed the 375ml bottle on my own, even with the higher ABV. Will definitely have this again down the road - curious to see how other vintages compare.
10-22-2011 03:04:24 | More by MasterSki
Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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