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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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809 Ratings
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Ratings: 809
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 68
Gots: 143 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rastaman on 08-08-2002

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of heygeebee
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - cloudy gold straw. One finger head, stringy lace.

S - very, very vinous, like a bottle aged semillon. Little sour or tart.

T - likewise, full bodied and vinous. Add some green apples and lemons, but this is more wine than beer, and not very sour.

M- higher ABV means bigger in mouth and probably helps the wine comparisons. Moderate soft carbonation.

O - been drinking a lot of sours recently, and this does not hold its own in category. Zero pucker.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of KristofH
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank this one with Thanksgiving dinner this year.
'07 375ml bottle.

A - Pours amber orange with a fizzy half finger tall white head, dissipating down to nothing at all, leaving no lace at all down the glass. Went totally dead pretty quickly.

S - Smells of basement must, lots of damp earth, light barnyard funk, lactic sourness, dash of citric fruit and some wet grass. This one is really earthy with the other aromas bringing up the rear.

T - Starts off with the strong earthiness that never really fades away. The lactic sourness, must, funk, grass and light fruitiness help round it out but the earth is just a little too strong. Finish is pretty dry, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium body with spritzy carbonation. Not overly sour in the feel, more tart really, with plenty of dryness after each sip.

O - I enjoyed this one but it wasn't worth what I had to pay for it. I could have gotten a Tilquin for a few dollars cheaper and I would have been just as happy, if not happier. I wouldn't turn down another but I doubt I would buy any more unless the price is right.

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of dcmchew
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage.
Hazy yellow orange, 2 finger head, bubbling, decent retention.
Smell of green apple, hay, green grass, citrics, and typical gueuze yeasts.
Taste is extremely sour, with tons of lemon zest, sour cherries (with the implied tartness), and acidic green apple and slightly sweeter pear. Musty green grapes. Lots of vinegar. Lots of herbal notes, green grass and hay all over, also oak woody notes. Bitterness is covered by the very dry gueuze aftertaste, champagne-like.
A rough, aggresive beer, not exactly for beginners in its style, but a classic for pros.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Seanniek91
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 375ml bottle into a Hill Farmstead stemmed tulip. Vintage 2009. Served around cellar temps.

Appearance- Hazy orange/gold with big bubbly two finger of white head that surprisingly left nice lacing.

Smell- Gueze funk. Wood, lemon, vinegar, apple. Pretty funky and tart smelling.

Taste- Lemons, apples, funky yeast, light pepper, light wood. Not very sour. Somewhat sweet. Not very guezey (it is Boon).

Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation, very light booze heat at the end, off-dry, crisp and clean.

Overall- This reminds me of a lightly tart saison. I scaled the taste down (though it's not because I didn't like it) it's because It doesn't remind me of a geuze. Solid and refreshing never the less.

Photo of wedge
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

2009

Glowing orange-amber color with a fleeting head of crackling foam. Smells of dusty green apple, lime, and lemon...damp and musty with some mineral notes and a hit of woody spice. Big, funky, tart flavor. Right away it's apparent that this is stronger than your average Gueuze. Lemon and lime, acetic dryness, earth, peppercorn, and plenty of wood. A bit more sweetness than others within the style that I've tried, but also perhaps more straight-up sourness. Medium bodied, tart, and puckering. Next time I come across one of these, I'll grab another so I can put one away for a few more years to see what happens.

Photo of tastybeer
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dirty gold amber in color with a modest white head. Aroma is bright, fruity, woody, and pleasantly stinky. Apples, cranberries, pear, melon perhaps... Very clean and a little apple pie. Taste is sharply sour and tangy with. Fruit, leaves, and earthiness. Very refreshing. Fermented apples with grapefruit rind. Very drying on the palate and mouthwatering with its tartness. Implosive mouthfeel and chalky dryness. Warming somewhat as well after the finish.

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3.61/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2008 Vintage poured in December, 2012. Pours cloudy gold color with the perfectly sized head that recedes moderately fast. Pears, apples, alcohol, lemon zest, yeast funk on the aroma. Bit of tart smell. Flavor is like biting into a fresh green apple with some extra lemon tartness. Somewhat effervescent with a dry finish, but wish the fruit flavor followed it down the throat a bit. Dryness takes over on the back end. Light to medium mouthfeel. My first lambic, so I’ll have to venture out a bit from here. Solid brew and a nicr change up.

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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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