Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon
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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
4.25/5 rDev +3.9%
2007 bottle, enjoyed as first beer of 2012!
Enjoyed in A snifter
A: pours a dark opaque golden color. Pours with a large white head that dissipates quickly. leaves nice lacing.
S: smell is very fruity and tart like. Very strong scent, can smell immediately after popping bottle. Smell is also dry, gives a similar nose to champagne.
T: Taste starts off very funky, after swishing around in the mout for a few seconds bring out a tarty apple taste in slight hint of lemon behind, finally finishes fairly dry and leaves the mouth feeling tart.
M: since it goes from being a funky flavor to a blast of tart taste buds are thrown off, keeping them on edge. Highly carbonated but creamy at the same time. When finishes very tart, leaves mouth slightly tarty and bitter.
Overall, I was really looking forward to this, being my first aged beer. Personally love the flavor, although it starts off funky I like the change and the finish a lot. Definitely a great beer to enjoy in replacement of champagne, but wouldn't drink on any day.
01-02-2012 02:34:26 | More by iBeer16
4/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
12-29-2011 18:49:57 | More by beerwolf77
4.18/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
12-16-2011 03:00:46 | More by Mahlik
3.7/5 rDev -9.5%
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.
12-15-2011 23:37:44 | More by Hojaminbag
Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
91 out of 100 based on 701 ratings.