Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait Single Cask #52
Brouwerij Boon

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Belgian Gueuze
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4.37 | pDev: 2.97%
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Photo of Nickls
4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(From notes)

A - Light hazy straw yellow color; with a very thin white head

S - Tarty berry aroma; sour; light hint of fruitiness again below the sour; very nice

T - Very fruity; berries (more like raspberry); bit soapy; then barnyard funkiness toward the end

M - Thinner to medium MF; light soft carbonation

D - Really nice drinking; not the most sour or even funky, but very tasty and nice

Overall, really loved this brew and it is a standout in the style.

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Photo of Floydster
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap in Colorado last week, also tasted at Pizza Port Carlsbad during the Belgian Beer Party via Chris, this time around was better

A-Golden orange color, lots of sediment, minimal white head, less than an eight of an inch, no lacing
S-Oranges, grapefruit, lemon juice, horse blanket, funkiness, citrus peel, and tons of other fruits
T-Huge orange and lemon flavor at first, funky and sour through the middle with some crakcery notes, big tart finish with the same lingering aftertaste, sourness does not blow you away but it is there and works fine, flavor is over the top but good and tarty
M-Medium to full bodied, not much carbonation, sour, tart, acidic, and slightly sweet mouthfeel, taste lingers forever
D-Could have drank a few glasses of this, easy going down, quite acidic overall, alcohol is hidden amazingly

Would like to try the other unblended cask versions of this, my understanding is that the west coast got a certain one and the New York area another, nice surprise to find, would definitely drink more if possible, recommended

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Photo of DaggerEyes
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had a 10 oz pour on tap at the Belgian Room in NYC

poured a sort of golden apricot, a bit hazy with a thin head that dissipated quickly splotchy sticky lacing clings to the side of the glass. Pretty damn viscous, this things got some legs.

Sour and Funky, very winey, notes of green apples and sour cherries. There is some real nice sweetness on the nose. The hint of sweetness present on the nose is not as present as the nose leads you to believe. Tart apple, some citric acidity, perhaps some mushroom. very tasty

Some fine bubble carbonation, a little prickly on the tip of the tongue. Pretty smooth finish, somewhat delayed dry character. very viscous really thickens the saliva

A great beer, something I"m glad I got to try on tap and will get again if I ever am presented with the opportunity

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Photo of emerge077
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted side by side with Cask #17B, and bottles of Mariage Parfait (3 yr.) and Boon Gueuze.

Pour is slightly darker than it's counterpart, #17B. Small amount of bubbles ring the flat liquid. Color is noticeably more of a woody brown. In the notes, it's mentioned that the inside of this particular cask was only half polished. I wonder if this allowed the wood to impart more of it's qualities in the final product.

Aroma is exceptional, wild and unbridled. Very earthy, funky, and lactic. Overripe blooms on an aged cheese, contrasted with a sharp acetic tone and woodiness.

Taste is similar to #17B only in it's tart grapefruit/muscat/citrus component. #52 has alot more oaky tannin, giving the impression of a thinner mouthfeel with a long, dry finish. Drinkability was somewhat lower with this one.

Overall, the #17B cask was preferred, followed by the bottle of 3 yr. Mariage Parfait, and cask #52 in 3rd place...

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the Ginger Man in Manhattan, served in a goblet (not the normal glassware for lambics I think). I don't really know the value of reviewing this beer as it was made only once, not easy to find. But here we are.

The appearance was a little darker than I expected, kind of an auburn clear liquid with little to no head. The aroma is intensely sour, I wish I could describe attributes of sourness but I will fall short here. Certainly a lambic lover could do better than me. The flavor is very sour while not having any vinegar component as some do, and was puckering with each sip. I could detect a hint of sour or tart apple in there.

This was a nice lambic, and I ordered it based on rareness. Get it if you see it and like sour beers.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a 8-sided glass)

A- This beer has a bright thin apricot colored body with no head and no carbonation.

S- This beer has a light soft tart apple skins note with notes if horse qualities and a faint vanilla note. The notes of wet wood and fresh rain come through stronger with each sip and there is a light pear and alcohol note in the finish.

T- The big taste of whiskey notes and wet smooth old wood has a nice soft tartness to it with a note of clove spice. There is a white mushroom and light soft cheese rind note before the wood flavors that linger through the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a very light soft astringency that has a hint of alcohol heat at the finish.

D- This beer has lots of depth but is very smooth and woody. Nice flavors and it is a great beer to sip and sip. Notes from the brewer’s handout: Cask 52 has 8670 liters of content. IT is an oval cask, made of winter oak (quercus petraea) in 1961 and was half polished inside before filling. It was filled with two brews #027 and #028 from November 5th and 6th 2003.

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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait Single Cask #52 from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 6 ratings