Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait Single Cask #17B
Brouwerij Boon

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4.16 | pDev: 7.93%
Brouwerij Boon
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Billolick from New York

4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A treat to try this one on tap at Spuytin Duyvil, in Bklyn, NY as part of their awesome "Brett Fest" I tried two 6 ounce pours and this review is from my notes. Pours cloudy light orangy/yellow amber, still, negligible head and zip lace. Moderate old feet/ cheese, citrus in the nose. Smoky, astringent, citrus, wood, a lot going on here. Moderate puckering sourness, mostly crisp, complex and palate clearing. Like I said, a treat to try on tap. Way to go S.D.

Jun 08, 2008
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klewis from Ohio

3.62/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Brew Kettle, Strongsville, OH - 9/25/07

A: Served in a 5 oz. white wine glass. Pours a mostly clear golden with a small bubbly head. Little lacing.

S: Slightly funky with a citrusy aroma.

T: Much like the smell. It's got the characteristic lambic funk, but it seems subdued - apologetic almost. I was expecting more, and to be honest, quite disapointed. Complimented by a lemon zest flavor. Overall, the taste was light, subtle, and a bit watery.

M: Light in body with very light and smooth carbonation. Again, slightly watery.

D: Not bad, and this may be a great beer to introduce the uninitiated, but it just doesn't have the intensity that I've come to expect from a Belgian lambic or gueuze.

Sep 26, 2007
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted side by side with Cask #52, and bottles of Mariage Parfait (3 yr.) and Oude Geuze.

The lambic looked great, a strong pour resulted in large bubbles of foam that soon subsided. A hazy peach or apricot coloration, it appeared lighter than Cask #52.

Spectacular aromas of ripe aged cheese, sharp and cidery, oak woodiness, citrusy tart grapefruit and overripe apples. Unlike most Lambics and Gueuze i've ever tasted. Somehow it has more of an "alive" character, wild and untamed.

Medium lactic acidity, much more mellow than younger unblended Lambics. At 3 years, the harshness has subsided somewhat, carbonation has dropped out, and it's complex flavors get centerstage.

Tart grapefruit, muscat grape, mellow cheese, and woody tannins. Wild aroma meshes with the full flavors, giving it a very traditional, rustic feel.

Another glass was mandatory to sit with and appreciate.

Aug 17, 2007
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rhoadsrage from Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a 8-sided glass)

A- This beer has an apricot body with a slight hazy but pretty clear. There is no head except for a few white bubbles and it is not carbonated.

S- The bright sharp smell of tartness is mixed with notes of musty notes and a damp earth aroma.

T- The sharp taste of cider vinegar has a musty taste to the pucker. There is a nice grapefruit tartness with it. The taste of wet wood and a note of wet straw blend into the bitter finish. There is also a note of aged brie and a faint dry cola note in the finish aswell.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slight watery texture which is to be accepted considering it is uncarbonated. The finish is very dry, with a bright astringency.

D- This beer is sharp and vibrant with some good tartness and still has a lot of nice depth.
Info on the beer from the brewer's handout: Cask 17B has 9013 liters of content, was made of winter oak (quercus petraea) in the 1930-ies and was polished inside before filling. It was filled with two brews, #071 and #072 from February 17th and 18th 2004.

Aug 15, 2007
Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait Single Cask #17B from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 4 ratings