Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait | Brouwerij Boon

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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage ParfaitBoon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rastaman on 08-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,799
Reviews:
379
Ratings:
1,117
pDev:
9.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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85
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221
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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage. Pours a pleasant gold-amber color, nicely carbonated. Smells slightly dry and sour - taste reflects that. It's quite good - I rated it a 4.25 before it even warmed up. There isn't much funk to this beer, and I really like that. Funk is one of my least favorite aspects of lambic.

As it warms, Geuze Mariage Parfait becomes fantastically sour and juicy - the dryness fades, it becomes even cleaner, and all of that fruit and juice become the overriding characteristics. My rating ticked up another .25 in all categories.

Gueuze is not one of my favorite styles, but this beer has made me seriously reconsider my stance. I love this beer. I need to try more vintages.

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Photo of bump8628
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WormGod
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2013 bottle into the test glass
A - Wonderful clarity, steady carbonation feeds a never ending white cap.
S - Soft Geuze aromatics, hay, sweat, dust, cheese rime, all in the mix then pops the sweet tart of mixed fermentation, strawberries, fruit leather and well you know.
T - Base malts are present and accounted for, some wheat maybe in the mix, wonderful tart fruit elements include, green apple skin, pineapple, melon near the rime.
M - Medium in body, nice sweet start then a quick shift to slightly bitter sweet, and a linger of dried fruits close the deal
O - A very well executed Geuze that has all the elements, wonderful tart components that do not dominate, a very nice wood age thread runs through the offering as well, taking the acidic edge off the flavors.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephens101
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

'13 bottling.

A golden brew with a white froth. Smells of ripened apricot, a touch of funk, some spice and yeast. Has a wonderfully funky taste with just the right amount of sour fruits such as apricot, orange and melon with some rind scraps, faint spice and a lingering tartness. Medium and dry.

A wonderful pairing for Thanksgiving dinner and a conversation starter for the neophytes.

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Photo of dandy14
3.28/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BKotch
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emeyer
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Estria
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mnj21655
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear and ranges from orange to copper to Amber in color depending upon the amount of liquid in the glass. Has a finger of stubborn just off white head that is maintained by the active carbonation. Aroma has green apple, a touch of lemon, and a healthy dose of hay and funk. Taste starts sour with green apple and lemon then turns towards the funk which isn't like anything I can recall having before, its not really my thing. Medium bodied with highly effervescent carbonation. Overall this was an uneven experience for me, I liked the look, aroma and mouthfeel but the flavors lost me. The light hay funk from the aroma changed a bit in the taste. After sitting with this for a little while I think my palate acclimated and I found myself no longer actively disliking this beer.

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Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Orange body, sparkling, two fingers of white head

S - green apple, barnyard funk

T - tart apples, sawdust, white wine, grapes

F - Bubbly and light

O - Solid

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Photo of josanguapo
3.54/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Yesterday. From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Playing a Foretold Affair. Not excessively sour nor unpleasant but didnt enjoyed it much either, and drank it slowly, also because high carburadonation.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2012 bottle. Golden pour, moderate carbonation, head is lacking. Aroma also is faint - has that classic barnyard / tannin / oak smell but it is light & lacks layers. Carbonated but not tingly, hits strong off the bat with vinegary tannins, sour malt wort which is a little bland, shoeleather, more malt presence near the end before a lactic end. Needs some more delicate flavors to balance out those horse saddle notes - not bad but can't hold up to the best.

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Photo of champ103
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark hazed golden/orange color. At first a two finger white head forms and gently recedes to a ring that stick throughout. Not much lace is left behind, but I always love the color for traditional Geuze.
S: The nose is so fragrant, I can smell this from across the room. Acidic, tart and overripe apple skins, musty basement funk. That turns lightly floral, maybe even grapefruit? Amazing.
T: Acidic, tart apple skins. Funky, basement like, even slightly cheesy. Fruit and grapefruit like. Tons of tart and funky but at the same time balanced as nothing is over done.
M/O: A light body, but so crisp and effervescent. Almost a Champagne carbonation. Quick, but lingering and finishes smooth and beautifully dry. Lots going on here, but still really easy to drink and enjoy. While the acidity does come into play, and might not be for everyone, overall something really balanced for the style.

A great example of the style, and something I will continue to get as I just found the Boon Geuze's sitting around. Up there with Hanssens Gueze for the best shelf examples of the style and will be glad to pick these up instead of traveling and standing in line for whatever over hyped American brewery trying to imitate this.

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Photo of unclekeith
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TBonez477
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ahacsgt
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,117 ratings
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