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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

645 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 645
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 61
Gots: 116 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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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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jbuddle

New York

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2004 poured into snifter

A: hazy orange with sticky white head that sticks around throughout.

S: some definite citrus sweetness with tart, unripe fruit, mostly green apple. A slight funkiness. Definitely a bit like a sweet apple cider vinegar.

T: follows the nose with a more assertively tart character. It's really quite well balanced though. Good dose of unripe fruit and funk, with some bitterness lingering after each sip.

M: Creamy, smooth, and highly carbonated. really well done.

O: A beautifully aged and blended beer. Not overly sour, but definitely puckering and tart. An awesome beer if you can find it, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 02:54:36 | More by jbuddle
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-25-2011 23:40:53 | More by Rochefort10nh
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-25-2011 15:01:17 | More by deapokid
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ferrari29

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from bottle into a Tulip-shaped glass; year 2004

A - Beer pours with a nice and healthy white colored, bubbly head with an opaque orange-copper colored body; head is very full and has a solid body, which holds very well; nice thick lacing forms around the edge of the glass, it doesn't stick very much, but holds its firmness very well; alive with carbonation

S - Beautifully sour scented yeast; touch of leather; hints of fruits like apple and pear; pineapple; sour white vinegar; oak

T - Sour explosion, comparable to white vinegar; citrus grapefruit taste, with some orange flavoring as well; yeast; fruity, like apple and pear; oak-leathery taste at the back-end of the beer; touch of cranberry

M - Tremendous tart feel over every inch of my tongue; slight sour vinegar aftertaste, but washes away very quickly; sour flavor remains in your mouth for a while and is re-invigorated with a quick swash of saliva; full-bodied feel; very effervescent and refreshing

D - This is a great drink and will compliment the garlic-laced salmon I'm having tonight; great smell, well-balanced sour yeast and citrus flavor and great mouthfeel; definitely one of the best Gueuze I've ever had

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 02:32:31 | More by ferrari29
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corby112

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-21-2011 10:25:41 | More by corby112
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Jenkster4

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-20-2011 16:16:20 | More by Jenkster4
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

11-18-2011 02:37:20 | More by imperialking
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stevefinny

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-18-2011 02:12:12 | More by stevefinny
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Brew33

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-17-2011 18:42:28 | More by Brew33
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-17-2011 14:35:12 | More by uturn
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-15-2011 19:06:42 | More by HopStoopid120
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

11-15-2011 04:37:46 | More by JAHMUR
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

11-15-2011 02:54:20 | More by ygtbsm94
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-14-2011 22:35:48 | More by UncleJimbo
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helmstreet

Kentucky

4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage served in schlafly tulip glass

A - thick white head that dissipates quickly on a cloudy, deep orange body.

S - barnyard funk. Some spice. Not too complex.

T - starts sour, gets a bit moreso, then salty. Some slight cracker malt flavor beneath the sour brine.

M - effervescence explodes, filling the mouth with sour goodness, but flavors linger nicely without dissipating too quickly

D - a sipper, too be sure but a nice one. A very accessible geuze: not too sour or complex.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 20:57:42 | More by helmstreet
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2007 Bottle shared by Huhzubendah.. Thanks Matt!

Review from notes:

Pours a golden orange w/ a one finger white head that quickly disappears. Good carbonation, and very clear in appearance. The nose is great for the style- funk, hay, dirt, and maybe some underlying lemon. Really balanced and fantastic. Taste is similar to the nose profile, w/ some berries being added to the mix. This is bitter, but it's pretty smooth overall. Very drinkable as well. Nice Brett finish. Aftertaste adds fruit and oak into the mix. Feel is really smooth. Overall, this was a great beer- glad I got to try this one! Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 14:25:10 | More by jayhawk73
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Spider889

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Graciously opened by pghlee at our private little tasting back in July. 2003 vintage, poured into a tulip.

A - Golden in color and super clear. The head was white and rocky, leaving spotty lace.

S - Full-blown awesome gueuze funk going on here. Some aromas reminiscent of a farmhouse/saison and a bit of lemon in there as well. Funk rules all though - fresh wet hay and mildewy basement grit. Excellent.

T - Tart but never puckering the way some gueuze can get. Bretty finish.

M - Smooth and clean for a gueuze, not nearly as dry as you'd expect, though it does end with some residual bitterness.

O - Very nice and not very sour if that sort of thing deters you. I'd have liked to see the envelope pushed a little further, and am not sure in this case if the age helped or hurt that aspect of the beer. It would pair excellently with bleu cheese though, ours was eaten with aged cheddar and some other unnamed funky European cheeses.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 21:19:08 | More by Spider889
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at The Foodery, Philly. 2007 vintage (10.09.2030, L0253 12:25:42). 375mL green glass cork and cage bottle.

Pours a lovely hazy orange gold with some white head that stays for a long time. Nose is dominated by lemon zest, clean linen and a field of wild flowers.

Palate is bracingly acidic up front but releases a little to let some malt sweetness shine through. Carbonation is creamy, odd for a Gueuze. Flavors of lemon zest, tree bark/boards, talc powder, flowers, pine needles and preserved lemon. Finish is dry and unusual owing to that creamy carbonation.

Notes: Not at all what I thought this was going to be. Smells like a lambic, tastes like a lambic, but doesn't feel like a lambic. Maybe it's the high alcohol content that messes with it?

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 06:15:24 | More by SFLpunk
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 03:04:24 | More by MasterSki
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2000 vintage

Pours a crystal clear yellow. Nice white head. Looks great.
Smells funky and sweet... Maybe musty.
Tastes tart and funky. Lots of nice light citrusy or lemony fruit. Great mouthfeel. Overall super enjoyable and refreshing. Something i would have time and time again

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 01:08:32 | More by Urbancaver
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samie85

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Brewer's Vintage 2004.

A-Pours a hazy orange-ish, unfiltered pear juice color with two fingers of dense, fine white cap.

S-Lemon peel and a bit of barnyard character with some oak and very light hints of green apple.

T-Lemon peel upfront with a tannic oak-y bitterness some tart green apple and finishes slightly dry and woody.

M-Highly carbonated with a light soda-like body and drying and slightly

D-A very complex yet drinkable beer with considerable ABV that isn't detectable at all. A very interesting beer and one I'd love to get the chance to try again.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 02:12:38 | More by samie85
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Super nice “Pop” on open. Pours a cloudy orange/red with a frothy white head obviously well carbonated. Smells of brett, funk, oak, lemon citrus, slight green apple. First sip is not as sour, funky, or as puckering as the nose indicates. Mouthfeel is amazing as the beer just dances on your tongue. ABV of 8% is well hidden. Very nice indeed.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 21:14:40 | More by ATLbeerDog
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy gold with a creamy, lingering white mousse. Looks nice.

S: Great complexity on the nose. Aromas of unripened vine fruits, lemon zest, oak, sea salt, vinegar, and horse blanket.

T: Notes of lemon, kumquat, pineapple, must, horse blanket, woody spices, talc, oak, cider vinegar, unripened grapes, and sea salt are present. Finishes with intense notes of oak, citrus, and wild yeasts.

M: Assertive medium-to-full body that falls just short of harsh.

O: I can see why this beer is regarded as a classic. Great aromas, great flavor profile, great mouthfeel, great balance...I will definitely purchase this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 16:05:20 | More by mrfrancis
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Cresant

Kentucky

4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served this 375 mL green bottle in a Tripel Karmeliet glass. 2007 vintage. There was a light cloudiness to the bright orange/butterscotch body. A big, off-white head topped the beer.

The smell was almost like 7-Up. Green apples too. Pear and rotting hay. Complex.

The taste had a powerful tanginess. Pear. Sour, woody, and drying. Very well hidden alcohol. Very tasty, complex, and drinkable.

The body was light to medium in density with modest carbonation. Very solid and a bellwether for the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 16:54:09 | More by Cresant
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically. Vintage 2007 with best by date of 10 Sep., 2030.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a lightly hazed rich apricot color with a 1 ½” fluffy head the recedes slowly leaving little or no lacing on the sides of the glass. The head stabilizes for a while at about ¼” and persists a while. Sipping leaves a few speckles and patches of lacing, most of which slide back down the glass to the liquid.

Smell: Initially the aroma has a fruity smell reminiscent of an apple orchard filled with ripe fruit. There’s also a touch of citric character along with smells of the earth and an old, damp wood pile with a certain musty character.

Taste: The flavors are tart, lightly sour and fruity at first (the apple and the citrus) and then they begin to expand and change until they match the nose with appearance of some of the earthy, woodiness of aging wood. The alcohol doesn’t really show here except in the warming effects it has.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied and lightly prickly with light but very persistent carbonation. The finish is on the long side of medium and begins with the fruit and then fades out to its tart dryness while earthy bitterness emerges in the background but gradually becomes more prominent.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: I thought this one quite drinkable in that it has a great deal of complexity and is a challenge to figure out the flavors and aromas that seem to be present. I think it may need a bit more maturity in the bottle to come closer to its full potential (a pretty safe statement given that its best by date is about 19 years in the future ☺. Overall, I’m pleased to have tried one and I think it is clearly worth having on the shopping list. While at the end of the day I might prefer a different Geuze over this one, this would make a worth while and interesting alternative.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 00:33:58 | More by drtth
Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
91 out of 100 based on 645 ratings.