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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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Ratings: 808
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 68
Gots: 142 | FT: 11
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rastaman on 08-08-2002

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 Vintage. This pours a murky copper orange color with a white foamy head. The aroma is fairly acidic with lemons and apples in the mix with other earthy tones. The flavor is quite tart and full in volume. Taste is a very well blended with a combination of tart fruits and oak. It finishes kind of dry and chalky. Very well done, only is Belgium!

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3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a nine gueuze lineup a few days ago. Got this one at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Drank this one right after the regular Boon gueuze, so it was fun to see the differences, which were very apparent.

From a 37,5cl corked and caged bottle into a snifter
Vintage: 2008
Best by 20 October 2031

APPEARANCE: Pours a 1+ finger, medium looking, fluffy white head with good retention. Clear safty orange in color with higher levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a thick cap and remains in tact as the glass empties. Much like the regular Boon, but a tint darker in color.

SMELL: Milder nose with some light musty notes and lactic acid. Tart lemon esters, orange peel, with some funky aromas and vinegar as well. Decent here.

TASTE: Much different than the regular for sure. Sour, tart lemon esters, white grapes, green apples and some light funky barnyard notes. A touch of musty and mouldy fungus as well, but this is defintely restrained. Lightly acidic at the swallow with tart green fruits, some vinegar and notes of floral bitterness linger on the palate. Not bad at all.

PALATE: Medium body with lower levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly dry on the palate. A little creamier than the regular gueuze.

OVERALL: Liked this one way, way better than their regular offering. Less musty and mouldy flavors and no added sweetness means this one allows the tart green fruits and light acidity to play a more central roll. More my style at least. Enjoyed this one and would gladly drink agian.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml caged and corked bottle, 2007 vintage. Served in a flute, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with about an inch off-white head that fizzled away quickly. No lacing. The brew smells like musty funk, hay, white grapes, tart apples, and some lemon. It tastes like bready malt, musty funk, light peppery spice, wood, and a bit of pear and tart apple. Not very tart at all. I think it tastes more earthy and musty than sour. Mouthfeel/body is medium, with good, soft carbonation. The alcohol in this brew is well hidden, it sure doesn't seem like it's 8% ABV. In the end, I liked this brew. It wasn't as tart as I thought it was going to be, but it's still tasty.

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3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted blindly in Blind BIF #7 as 1 of 5 gueuzes. Bottle was 2007, poured into snifter.

A: Golden, small head, fairly clear

S: Musk dominates, with some hay, wheat, and barnyard funk

T: A little bitter/hoppy, surprisingly mild sour, and wheat. Oaky.

M: Thin bodied and moderately carbed.

O: Decent gueuze. The strong musky odor is the biggest knock, and the funk is high in the flavor without enough tartness compared to your typical gueuze. Great beer, but fell short compared to the others in the lineup.

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4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright apricot color into a snifter glass. Large frothy white head that dissolves to a thin 1/4 inch head. Smells like sour apples, vinegar, and a skunky-funkiness. The sour smell alone makes your mouth water. Tastes... sour! Very vinegar like and lingers well after swallowing. Even minutes later I have a sour-apple, lemony taste in my mouth. Very intense carbonation keeps the beer pretty exciting over a 30 min session. Overall a really solid gueuze; would definitely buy again.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml, 2008
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A: Hazy bright yellow orange color. Half finger bright white head. Fluffy pillow like head. Great carbonation.

S: Smells funky. Smells tart. Lots of dryness. Lots of white grape and tart green apple.

T: Not as crazy sour as expected. Tart bite in the tip of the tongue. Malted light wheat in mid mouth. Great carbonation. Getting that white grape. Pretty darn dry. Don't taste the booze but feel it. Crispy finish. Champagne dryness.

M: Medium bodied. Lots of carbonation.

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4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait pours a very hazy golden color with a finger of head. The aroma is very nice, it's got tart fruits, sour yeasts, and oak. The taste is very oaky, but it blends very well with the sharp fruit tartness and full sourness. The yeast aspect rules the roost after a few seconds, and then the oak and a bit of pepper ride out the finish. The mouthfeel is lighter, very dry, and highly carbonated. The drinkability is great, there isn't a hint of the ABV. Overall, a solid and well-balanced gueuze. The oak aging really helps round everything out.

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4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy but bright medium orange with a decent head that reduces to a light bubbly skim.

some sour yeasty notes & tart fruit aromas definite palate Quencher!!

The Oak aging is definite in this very dry, sour and leaves a puckering feel. I can't believe this is %8.

Very fizzy mouth feel leaves my palate wanting for more!

One of the best Geuze I have ever had!! 2007 vintage. I plan on grabbing more bottles for age!!

Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
91 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.