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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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Ratings: 659
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 61
Gots: 115 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2004 bottle

Golden yellow hue with a modest white head. Great sour and funky nose. Plenty of used straw, dusty attic and moldy basement. Flavors are sour and funky as well. The lactic sour stings with each sip. Lots of moldy wood and old library books. Light body with a solid amount of carbonation. A very nice gueuze for my my money.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 18:49:57 | More by beerwolf77
Photo of mantissa


3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

12-23-2011 06:08:22 | More by mantissa
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

12-18-2011 18:52:31 | More by GreenMountainBoy
Photo of Mahlik


4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12.7 oz bottle from Beermongers. Poured into a tulip glass. 2007 vintage.

A - Pours a hazy orange with huge frothy 3-finger white head. Head retention is outstanding. Lots of sticky lacing.

S - Funky barnyard aromas from the yeast, fresh hay, sour grapes, lemon, tart apples, lots of vinous qualities. A vinegar aroma floats around. As others have described, a musty characteristic exists.

T - Nice fruit tartness you would expect. Apples, pears and grapes blend with a nice sour funkiness from the yeast and tannin quality. Very refreshing and tasty. Not overly complex but pretty solid.

M - Light and bubbly. Light bodied, lots of carbonation. Finishes crisp and dry. What you would expect from the style. Very easy to drink. Alcohol is hidden pretty well.

O - I really enjoyed this brew. This was recommended by the bartender and it didn't disappoint. A nice complex Belgian geuze that delivers.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 03:00:46 | More by Mahlik
Photo of Hojaminbag


3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2004 on the label, opens with a resounding pop.

Gueuze Mariage Parfait has a very slightly hazy, orange body and about a finger of white head. The head subsides into a thin collar quickly, without leaving behind any lacing.

The aroma is very tart, and it gives off the impression of dryness. Musty, funky odors mix with wood and a bit of leather. There might be a hint of lemon scent from the tart yeast, but I could be wrong about that one.

The musty, funky flavors definitely dominate this one, and it has a little bit of stale character to it as a result. The tart, sour notes are there, but they really hang around the background; it takes a good bit of fluffing and swishing of the liquid to bring them out. The lemon that I picked up hints of in the aroma comes through here as well, mostly with the sour notes; it's all yeast, not any actual lemon. Leather and oak come through in the finish, which is extremely dry. The aftertaste is a pleasant of flavors from the beer.

The mouthfeel is good, but the finish seems a little abrupt, and I feel like this beer could benefit with a little longer finish. Very dry with low to moderate tartness.

I love me some Gueuze, and this one is no exception. Although it doesn't rank with the best-style, it hit the spot tonight.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 23:37:44 | More by Hojaminbag
Photo of OddNotion

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-15-2011 01:58:54 | More by OddNotion
Photo of chorkpop

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

12-12-2011 23:52:36 | More by chorkpop
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-11-2011 18:35:47 | More by morimoto76
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4/5  rDev -2%

12-11-2011 08:34:00 | More by yeahnatenelson
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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


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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4/5  rDev -2%

12-03-2011 13:32:53 | More by SpillyBeers
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-30-2011 15:21:08 | More by brandoman63
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-28-2011 21:32:39 | More by rekel
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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
Photo of Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-25-2011 23:40:53 | More by Rochefort10nh
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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


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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5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-21-2011 10:25:41 | More by corby112
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-20-2011 16:16:20 | More by Jenkster4
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4/5  rDev -2%

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

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-18-2011 02:12:12 | More by stevefinny
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-17-2011 18:42:28 | More by Brew33
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-17-2011 14:35:12 | More by uturn
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-15-2011 19:06:42 | More by HopStoopid120
Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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