Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon
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4.3/5 rDev +5.1%
Trying this again, as my first review didn't save... :-(
Pours a hazy gold with a decent amount of carbonation. Some head, no lacing. Smells like a champagne, but to put a fine point on it, there's some leather, grape skin and a slight hint of mustiness. Also a trace of vanilla and maybe even marzipan. Somehow it SMELLS dry, and it is dry, bone dry...but not before my tastebuds are met with delightful bittersweet combination of sweet and tart. Sweet at first then tart.
I've haven't had a gueze in ages. Not sure why, but probably monetary reasons. I'm really glad I picked up this bottle tonight.
04-12-2012 01:59:46 | More by marcobrau
3.73/5 rDev -8.8%
Huge thanks to Patrick for providing this beer. A primer as I get ready for my trip to Brussels.
Pours with a huge pillowy white head that slowly settles. The beer is a nice bright orange color with a decent amount of escaping carbonation.
Very musty aroma. This is where I envision what others call horse blanket . All the cliché’s to barnyard and funk apply here.
Wow, this one did not mellow with age. Whatever I described and sensed in aroma is here in the flavor format. Not that I’ve tasted a horse blanket before. Initial bracing sourness and acidity. Then it suddenly switched to a surprising and aggressive bitterness. After taste is especially funky. Some lemon and green apple.
Not as delicate in body as others. I think the bitter finish helps this feeling.
Very happy to have tried this.
04-10-2012 22:07:49 | More by Reagan1984
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
Review from notes. 2007 vintage.
A: Pours a hazy golden/orange color with a small white head that does not last long. Very thin lacing that forms randomly.
S: Starts off with some lemon and green apple on the aroma, but it is VERY barnyard/funky. The funk sort of covers the
fruit and other aromas. Definite tartness.
T: More sour apple and lemon on the flavor profile, with a nice tang/sourness. Again, rather funky, but not a pronounced as the aroma. A little bit of oak shines through as well.
M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Not the most sour of gueuzes that I have had.
O: A pretty good gueuze, but not my favorite. I like them a little more sour with a little less funk, but would be happy to drink this one again.
04-04-2012 18:31:19 | More by mdaschaf
4.15/5 rDev +1.5%
Bottle purchased at consumed at Bier Stein Eugene OR 3.20.12, approximately $8, 2007 vintage.
Pure white head, small bubbles, fairly quick dissipation with minimal lacing over hazy straw gold body, a few lazy bubbles rising to surface. Big dose of funk in the nose, light musty horseblanket, some citrus notes, lemon, floral hops. Taste mirrors nose, quite complex and funky, a bit of hay to offset the horseblanket, lemony esters for balance. Mouthfeel is just on the light side of medium, really good effervescence. A real revelation, certainly one of the better Gueuze I've had, sure enough funky, yummy.
03-31-2012 16:49:55 | More by jdense
1.58/5 rDev -61.4%
2007 vintage corked and caged bottle. Split with a friend. Looks good, clear and golden with good head and retention. Aroma is funk, sweat and metal with no softness at all. Tastes is simply horrible with very little tartness, lots of sewage and cheap vodka, and an off putting bitterness at the end. Ridden with metal and yuck. The aroma was inviting before I tasted it, and a few sips ruined the beers I drank before and after this one.
I am positive that something must have been wrong with my bottle because the beer in it was simply disgusting. Drainpour!
4.5, 2, 1, 3, 1
03-28-2012 06:32:52 | More by tewaris
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.18/5 rDev +2.2%
375ml bottle bought from Beersofeurope.co.uk
Poured a hazy coppery orange colour... Head started foaming out of the top of the bottle and poured pretty big and foamy but disappeared very quickly... some light lacing...
Aroma - Very strong lambic brett yeastiness, sharp spicy fruits (light grapefruits, lemons, sour apples), musty barnyard / wet hay aromas, light vinegary notes, freshly cut wood, very light pale malts, some basil notes... outstanding...
Taste - Sharp sour lemons and strong sour grapefruits, salty, light vinegar hints, very yeasty, faint sweet after notes, grapes, light vanilla, floral, grassy, some woody notes, champagne like hints... again outstanding...
Feel - Very dry... light body... pretty drinkable considering the tartness... thirst quenchingly good...
Overall - An outstanding gueuze - one of the best i've tried... i must get me some more...
03-23-2012 08:52:21 | More by mdagnew
3.65/5 rDev -10.8%
I have had both a 2004 750ml and now a 2007 375ml of this beer. This is the review for the 2007.
Appearance – Pours a dark golden, slightly hazy color into a tulip. About a finger of off white head.
Smell – Earthiness, funk, hay, must, lemon zest, caramel, malty sweetness, oak.
Taste – Not very tart or mouth puckering. Slight oak and funk, including lemon. However, this is sweeter than I was hoping for.
Mouthfeel – Very thin, spritzy carbonation (overly so IMO), finishes less dry than hoping.
Overall – A mild Gueuze. Not my favorite at all. I will not be getting this again.
03-19-2012 02:01:47 | More by SpdKilz
4.23/5 rDev +3.4%
From 02/19/12 notes. Received from JYounger30 in the Birthday BIF; thanks Jay! Been a want of mine for a while. 375ml bottle poured into my Duvel tulip. 2007 vintage eith a best by date of 10/09/2030 on the bottle.
a - Pours a murky yellow-orange color with three fingers of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for a few minutes and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
s - Smells barnyard funk, cheese, oak, earthy notes, a bit acedic, and some light citrus. Super funky, really really nice.
t - Tastes of earthy and must notes, barnyard funk and cheese, acedic, light citrus, apples. A little less funky then the nose but still really nice.
m - Light to medium body to high carbonation.
o - Overall a really nice gueuze. I thought the nose was fantastic, bordering on a 5, and was really funky. Split the bottle with my brother but could have easily drank it all myself; look forward to getting more of it. I liked it a ton better then the normal Boon Gueuze, but not quite as much as the Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait.
02-21-2012 16:25:40 | More by mdfb79
4.53/5 rDev +10.8%
750ml bottle split with my fiancee on Valentine's Day. 2003 Vintage.
A - Pours a hazy orange-peach with a thin white head that settles to a slight haze and ring.
S - The room was filled with such a wonderful Gueuze aroma the moment I popped the cork. Green apple, ripe pear, apple cider vinegar, sour grapes, and old paper. Not at all abrasive like some younger Gueuzes, instead this is inviting and comforting.
T - Sour and funky, with more Granny Smith apple, white grape juice, vinegar, and ripe pear. Lots of earthy Brett funk in here, along with some dusty attic, tannic oak, and spicy pepper. Really nice, and again,t he age takes some of that fresh Gueuze "sting" off this.
M - While you can tell it's a bit higher in ABV then a "regular" Gueuze, it's certainly not an unpleasant trait. Medium-thin bodied, with a slick mouthfeel and prickly carbonation.
O - An excellent Gueuze, definitely worth waiting for!
02-15-2012 04:38:14 | More by jsanford
4.2/5 rDev +2.7%
Poured from a 2007v. 375ml bottle into a Porterhouse tulip.
A: Pours hazy amber with a sprity and falling white head.
S: Funky, sweaty notes are pretty prominent here. Sourness is less citrus and more pure sourness, but there is a hint of lemon rind and white pepper.
T: Definitely on the funkier side of the style. The Brett steals the show from the bugs, but the bugs don't give up easy and continue to lash the palate with tart acidic sourness.
D: It does feel a bit thicker than your average geuze, but certainly not 8%.
Overall: A really tasty geuze that explores the sweaty, funky aspects of the Brett, rather than folding to the whims of the bacteria. Tasty and unique.
01-28-2012 00:01:27 | More by JohnnyChicago
4.38/5 rDev +7.1%
Reviewed from Blind BIF 6
Bottle # 7, C&C 330 poured into two la fin du monde tulips. Bottled shared with brewfeller // reviewed from notes nice little pop from the cork.
A orange with a hint of amber, massive white head the fills up my cup (a gueuze with brett?) This head hangs on for quite a while 3.5
S before its even poured it smells of sourness and gives off the traditional, acidic, lemony smell of a Gueuze. But, like the head, their is a brett characteristic in this beer. Funk, accompanied with oak, chardonnay, peppercorn, pears and leather.
T This is delicious but not as sour as I was expecting from the smell. So much going on here. the smells are lending to the flavor but there is a slight sweetness to this i cant put my finger on. (unblended lambic possibly?)
M this is very creamy and does not have the traditional dry thin mouth feel most gueuzes have. This coats the mouth nicely leaving behind the flavors as a reminder of its goodness.
O This is really good and I would definitely drink it again. Its not as sour as many of the gueuzes ive had but this is far more complex. my guess is the Tilquin Gueuze, Brewfeller's guess- yum!
After removing the label and picking my jaw up off the floor I dive back in to my glass. 2007 Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait. Your killing me, Alewatcher! Great beer!!!
01-27-2012 18:21:32 | More by ThirstyHerf
Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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