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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

652 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 652
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 61
Gots: 115 | 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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morimoto76

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-11-2011 18:35:47 | More by morimoto76
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

12-11-2011 08:34:00 | More by yeahnatenelson
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drewone

California

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-07-2011 08:26:03 | More by drewone
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Corked and caged 375ml bottle 2007, best by Sept 10, 2030.

Green bottle, like the Kriek. Boon laughs at the possibility of these beers being light struck, as I do. ;^)

Big pop, brisk pour, lots of foam that seems to be sticking around, hazy orange yellow colour. There's some lacing and the foam is still hanging in there. Now about a finger's worth.

The smell is pretty amazing. Lots of funk, lemon citrus, and VERY bitter. Some peppery spice in the nose as well. It's been a long time since my last Geuze.

First sip in and the lemon and funk hit my palate big time. A slight tartness goes hand in hand with a huge bitterness and a bit of a peppery note here and there. More sips in and more, thankfully, of the same. Wow, this is good. The alcohol is hidden very well so I can just sit back and relax with this fine tasting Geuze. Just what the proverbial doctor ordered.

Fairly light in body with loads of carbonation...lots of "tickling" on the back of the throat after every swallow. Nice mouthfeel, for sure, and very damn drinkable. Oh and the foam is still kicking it.

Hehe...there's not much I can say that's bad about this beer so I won't even attempt to try. This is hitting THE SPOT!

Last pour and the beer is now decidedly cloudy with just a wee bit of sediment from the bottom of the glass. I think this is a must try for the lovers of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 00:21:48 | More by Bitterbill
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

12-03-2011 13:32:53 | More by SpillyBeers
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-30-2011 15:21:08 | More by brandoman63
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-28-2011 21:32:39 | More by rekel
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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
Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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