Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon
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4.13/5 rDev +1%
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.
11-26-2011 02:54:36 | More by jbuddle
4.53/5 rDev +10.8%
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
11-24-2011 02:32:31 | More by ferrari29
4.53/5 rDev +10.8%
2007 vintage served in schlafly tulip glass
A - thick white head that dissipates quickly on a cloudy, deep orange body.
S - barnyard funk. Some spice. Not too complex.
T - starts sour, gets a bit moreso, then salty. Some slight cracker malt flavor beneath the sour brine.
M - effervescence explodes, filling the mouth with sour goodness, but flavors linger nicely without dissipating too quickly
D - a sipper, too be sure but a nice one. A very accessible geuze: not too sour or complex.
11-12-2011 20:57:42 | More by helmstreet
4.38/5 rDev +7.1%
2007 Bottle shared by Huhzubendah.. Thanks Matt!
Review from notes:
Pours a golden orange w/ a one finger white head that quickly disappears. Good carbonation, and very clear in appearance. The nose is great for the style- funk, hay, dirt, and maybe some underlying lemon. Really balanced and fantastic. Taste is similar to the nose profile, w/ some berries being added to the mix. This is bitter, but it's pretty smooth overall. Very drinkable as well. Nice Brett finish. Aftertaste adds fruit and oak into the mix. Feel is really smooth. Overall, this was a great beer- glad I got to try this one! Cheers.
11-12-2011 14:25:10 | More by jayhawk73
4.2/5 rDev +2.7%
Graciously opened by pghlee at our private little tasting back in July. 2003 vintage, poured into a tulip.
A - Golden in color and super clear. The head was white and rocky, leaving spotty lace.
S - Full-blown awesome gueuze funk going on here. Some aromas reminiscent of a farmhouse/saison and a bit of lemon in there as well. Funk rules all though - fresh wet hay and mildewy basement grit. Excellent.
T - Tart but never puckering the way some gueuze can get. Bretty finish.
M - Smooth and clean for a gueuze, not nearly as dry as you'd expect, though it does end with some residual bitterness.
O - Very nice and not very sour if that sort of thing deters you. I'd have liked to see the envelope pushed a little further, and am not sure in this case if the age helped or hurt that aspect of the beer. It would pair excellently with bleu cheese though, ours was eaten with aged cheddar and some other unnamed funky European cheeses.
11-05-2011 21:19:08 | More by Spider889
3.6/5 rDev -12%
Purchased at The Foodery, Philly. 2007 vintage (10.09.2030, L0253 12:25:42). 375mL green glass cork and cage bottle.
Pours a lovely hazy orange gold with some white head that stays for a long time. Nose is dominated by lemon zest, clean linen and a field of wild flowers.
Palate is bracingly acidic up front but releases a little to let some malt sweetness shine through. Carbonation is creamy, odd for a Gueuze. Flavors of lemon zest, tree bark/boards, talc powder, flowers, pine needles and preserved lemon. Finish is dry and unusual owing to that creamy carbonation.
Notes: Not at all what I thought this was going to be. Smells like a lambic, tastes like a lambic, but doesn't feel like a lambic. Maybe it's the high alcohol content that messes with it?
11-03-2011 06:15:24 | More by SFLpunk
4.13/5 rDev +1%
2005 Vintage. Best before September 16th, 2028. Served in a Darkness glass. Think bosse gave this to me, but I can't remember.
A - Big light tan foam settles to a thick cap and thicker collar, leaving behind a few stray splotches of lace. Surprisingly dark transparent apple cider body.
S - This is a very earthy, dank, musty, and mushroom-heavy gueuze. There are some funky fruits, a bit of green apple, and musky sweat. A surprising amount of oaky vanilla is present.
T - Taste has more wet stone and mineral character, along with tart apple, mild lemon acidity, and plenty of the aforementioned musty barn, forest floor, and mushrooms. Nowhere near as acidic as the Tilquin I had yesterday. The 8% is shocking well-hidden - I'd never guess this was significantly stronger than any other gueuze.
M - Surprisingly hefty medium-full body, zesty active carbonation, a fairly tannic and dry finish. Very mild acidity - my stomach doesn't get perturbed, even after most of a bottle.
D - Would make a decent substitute for Drie Fonteinen, depending on availability and budget. Crushed the 375ml bottle on my own, even with the higher ABV. Will definitely have this again down the road - curious to see how other vintages compare.
10-22-2011 03:04:24 | More by MasterSki
4.38/5 rDev +7.1%
Pours a crystal clear yellow. Nice white head. Looks great.
Smells funky and sweet... Maybe musty.
Tastes tart and funky. Lots of nice light citrusy or lemony fruit. Great mouthfeel. Overall super enjoyable and refreshing. Something i would have time and time again
10-21-2011 01:08:32 | More by Urbancaver
4.58/5 rDev +12%
Brewer's Vintage 2004.
A-Pours a hazy orange-ish, unfiltered pear juice color with two fingers of dense, fine white cap.
S-Lemon peel and a bit of barnyard character with some oak and very light hints of green apple.
T-Lemon peel upfront with a tannic oak-y bitterness some tart green apple and finishes slightly dry and woody.
M-Highly carbonated with a light soda-like body and drying and slightly
D-A very complex yet drinkable beer with considerable ABV that isn't detectable at all. A very interesting beer and one I'd love to get the chance to try again.
10-16-2011 02:12:38 | More by samie85
3.93/5 rDev -3.9%
Super nice “Pop” on open. Pours a cloudy orange/red with a frothy white head obviously well carbonated. Smells of brett, funk, oak, lemon citrus, slight green apple. First sip is not as sour, funky, or as puckering as the nose indicates. Mouthfeel is amazing as the beer just dances on your tongue. ABV of 8% is well hidden. Very nice indeed.
10-10-2011 21:14:40 | More by ATLbeerDog
4.43/5 rDev +8.3%
A: Pours a hazy gold with a creamy, lingering white mousse. Looks nice.
S: Great complexity on the nose. Aromas of unripened vine fruits, lemon zest, oak, sea salt, vinegar, and horse blanket.
T: Notes of lemon, kumquat, pineapple, must, horse blanket, woody spices, talc, oak, cider vinegar, unripened grapes, and sea salt are present. Finishes with intense notes of oak, citrus, and wild yeasts.
M: Assertive medium-to-full body that falls just short of harsh.
O: I can see why this beer is regarded as a classic. Great aromas, great flavor profile, great mouthfeel, great balance...I will definitely purchase this again.
10-04-2011 16:05:20 | More by mrfrancis
4.47/5 rDev +9.3%
Served this 375 mL green bottle in a Tripel Karmeliet glass. 2007 vintage. There was a light cloudiness to the bright orange/butterscotch body. A big, off-white head topped the beer.
The smell was almost like 7-Up. Green apples too. Pear and rotting hay. Complex.
The taste had a powerful tanginess. Pear. Sour, woody, and drying. Very well hidden alcohol. Very tasty, complex, and drinkable.
The body was light to medium in density with modest carbonation. Very solid and a bellwether for the style.
10-03-2011 16:54:09 | More by Cresant
Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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