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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 63
Gots: 125 | FT: 10
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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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Photo of mdagnew
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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...

mdagnew, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of bastu
4.5/5  rDev +10%

bastu, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of SpdKilz
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

SpdKilz, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of pohldogg356
3/5  rDev -26.7%

pohldogg356, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Vylo, Mar 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

doucmehu, Mar 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

dalecooper, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

mdfb79, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of jsanford
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

jsanford, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Rempo
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Rempo, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

JebediahScooter, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

slimntubbs, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of JohnnyChicago
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

JohnnyChicago, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of ThirstyHerf
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!!!

ThirstyHerf, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

grownfool, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

TheRealDBCooper, Jan 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

pperez38, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

freduardo, Jan 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

samEBC, Jan 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

whartontallboy, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Kaydogg, Jan 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

bsuedekum, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Jspriest, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

DaBubs, Jan 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

THECPJ, Jan 09, 2012
Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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