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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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91
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735 Ratings
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Ratings: 735
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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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Sammy, Aug 11, 2008
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -2.2%

t0rin0, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the bottle share hosted by Adam Fine Wine & Liquor held at Sophie’s Place in Redondo Beach, CA.

2007 vintage.

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.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -2.2%

djrn2, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -2.2%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -2.2%

spycow, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Thorpe429, May 07, 2010
Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

acurtis, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

metter98, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Texasfan549, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

brentk56, Apr 02, 2006
Photo of BEERchitect
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

BEERchitect, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

kjkinsey, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 doesn’t 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 didn’t mind. Overall, a great gueuze with good balance and complexity.

Phyl21ca, Jun 30, 2004
Photo of GRG1313
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

GRG1313, Sep 19, 2009
Photo of mikesgroove
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

mikesgroove, Sep 14, 2011
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

womencantsail, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -2.2%

JAHMUR, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

largadeer, Nov 27, 2007
Photo of TMoney2591
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

TMoney2591, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -2.2%

SocalKicks, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served cool.
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.

emerge077, May 10, 2007
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2009 vintage. this beer is outstanding, thanks to my rare beer club for hooking this up. a real treat. it pours a radiant orangey yellow color, hazy, but not nearly as much as some others. the head is over two inches tall, and leaves excellent lacing. the nose is sour and punchy, just how I like it. not as complex as some, but still a lot going on with a lemony acid profile and a floral sort of yeast that goes well with the souring agents. the flavor is just like the nose, very straightforward gueuze. im picking up a little more oak in this than I usually do, which I think helps the sour set in and make a little bigger impression. its very refreshing, and it hides its strength incredibly well. im surprised at its elegance, being as big as it is. I think the age has mellowed it just a bit, as the carbonation isn't quite as effervescent as it probably was. but the relaxed feel really works for me, and the light body helps it stay drinkable. overall an excellent example of the style, it has that perfect sour funk profile that is just right for this time of year. this one is a winner, worthy of seeking out. could see giving it another 10 years or so too...

StonedTrippin, Apr 29, 2013
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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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