Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait
Brouwerij Boon

Boon Oude Geuze Mariage ParfaitBoon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait
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Brouwerij Boon
Ranked #33
Ranked #5,049
4.13 | pDev: 10.17%
Sep 23, 2023
Aug 08, 2002
Boon Geuze Mariage Parfait has an alcohol content of 8%. It consists of 95% mild lambic, aged at least three years and specially reserved for this purpose, and 5% young lambic. The latter provides the fermentable sugars and wild yeasts. After mixing in a vessel of 25,000 litres, the wort (unfermented mixture) is filtered and chilled. If we are bottling, we bring it back to fermentation temperature. The bottles are placed in a climate-controlled space for the secondary fermentation. This is followed by maturing at low temperature for at least 6 months. Want to know the bottling date? Simply subtract 20 years from the “best before” date!

The soft, mildly sour berry taste, harmonises with the oak barrels’ aromas in which Geuze Mariage Parfait has ripen. The body speaks of vanilla followed by a bitter aftertaste of cloves that becomes increasingly intense. Sublime.
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Rated: 4.31 by not2quick from Missouri

Sep 23, 2023
Rated: 3.62 by jdurey from Korea (South)

Jun 29, 2023
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Reviewed by hopley from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2102 Vintage, drank March, 2023.

Awesome. Not too over the top in any way, approachable in every way. Great looking, nice head, great smell, not too sour or acidic, just a great Lambic.
Mar 13, 2023
Rated: 3.71 by Noelito76 from New York

Mar 11, 2023
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Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12.7 fl oz. bottle, 2016 vintage, best by date 09/16/2039, so they've given these quite the shelf life. My first beer from Brouwerij Boon, or Boon Brewery as it is identified on my label, and my third beer under the Gueuze style. Very excited.
Poured to Camp Crystal Lake stemless tumbler.
Appearance is nice - golden orange, finger of white head, some frothy lacing, dark flecks of sediment floating about, but let's talk about this aroma.
Notes of peppercorn & black leather. Earthiness, oak wood, must, hints of smoke & char. I must say, I was expecting more acidity, more "sour", more pucker. Not mouthwatering like other lambic or sour beers i've tried. That said, this smells like pretty complex stuff.
Taste follows - notes of peppercorn, some metallics / well water, apples, dry champagne yeast, hint of metallics.
Finish is dry, yeasty. Notes of apple on the finish. Not particularly sour or tart, but there is a ton of character here. The peppery spice is prevalent throughout and was a bit surprising, hint of alcohol warmth is noticeable but not alarming or overwhelming. Final pour yields a ton of yeasty sediment.
Overall, pleasant - but i didn't quite like it as much as i imagined. The high abv is rewarding yet, but it might not please the discerning beer drinker or novice lover of sours. Those with a more complex appreciation of the style are better off. Would like to try more from this brewery.

Brouwerij Boon Geuze Mariage Parfait (2016) -----4/5.
Oct 06, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Been sitting on this for a while, 2007 vintage
Pours no head, hazy orange-red bright amber color

Nose so much good funk, that's great, juicy, barnyard farmhouse funk but not quite horseblanket, bright souring acetic acid, bacteria funk, grassy, hay, some general fruity undertones, some buttery vanilla oak

Taste is just as good although maybe a tad less awesome, more barnyard funk again stopping short of horseblanket Brett, but great souring bacteria and acidity, not super sour with a nice balance, wet hay, grassy funk, some interesting fruit in there that switches between grapefruit, guava, tangerine, strawberry, and more. dry finish with bready malts, more acidity getting a touch flemmy, some bitterness surprisingly, more fruits

Mouth is med bod, bright acidity, hint of alcohol, a touch flemmy, low to almost no carb

Overall a very nice Geuze, there are better but not many, Boon knows how to make the good stuff
Aug 12, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
375ml bottle into a tulip. 2012 vintage.

Looking very nice in the glass. Orange/amber body, good carbonation streams early on. Loose bubbly white head lasts about halfway through, a few specks of lacing.

Aroma is, to be honest, non too pleasant. Funk falls into body odor.

However, this does not affect the taste, which is quite delightful. Sour and tart, on the dry side, a nice non citrus fruit presence. A spice hit, and a little funk. A dry bitterness towards the end.

Mouth pretty close to full, finish a dry bittersweet fruit.

Overall, aside from the smell, a pretty good beer. Would certainly have again.
Jul 29, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Brouwerij Boon "Geuze Marriage Parfait"
375 ml green glass bottle, corked and caged, "2013", "Best before 08/06/2036 Batch#72504"
$9.75 @ The Beer Yard, Wayne, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: This beer is aged for a minimum of three years before bottling so that means it's at least 12 years old, and in the bottle for 9. Normally I wouldn't bother with a beer that old but geuze is a different beast. I'll imagine that it's probably a bit softer than it would be fresh though. The cork came out with a soft pop, and a careful pour delivered a slightly hazy orange colored body beneath a very short head of white that immediately fell leaving behind just a thin collar. The limited head retention is of course expected. It smells of fallen apples, pear, and distant orange. There's the usual funkiness as well with wet straw, old dried wood, soft leather, some mineral, a touch of mustiness, and just the lightest suggestion of horse blanket. The flavor is tart but not puckering. It's not as fruity as the aroma suggests, and it's oaky, mineralish, musty, grassy, leathery, earthy, and ever so slightly metallic. There's some malt to it but it's not really sweet; you can tell that it's balancing the acidity though. It's quite balanced for a geuze. The finish is of course dry and acidic, and it lingers shortly on the tongue. It's light-medium in body with a very delicate carbonation that lends a delicate caress to the tounge. I'm guessing that it's lost some carbonation over the years but I'm still happy with it. I'll be sure to seek out a fresher bottle next time. All in all I'm quite impressed. It's very nicely rounded with a lot of different components, and none of them stand out above the others.
Review #7,858
Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Mar 14, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.14/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
2007 and drinking in 2022
Look - Orangish hazy syrup, not bad looking for being 15 years old
Smell - acidic citrus grain
Taste - grainy slight citrus acidic
Feel - pretty flat with a lighter body
Overall - not much a fan, might be because of the again
Jan 31, 2022
Rated: 4.45 by Rhetion from Florida

Jan 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
First off, I got this bottle for $10 at a place by me and the bottle is 4 years old. What a freaking steal!

Pours an orangeish hue that's more golden in the light with off white head. Lots of bell pepper on the nose. Mild funk in the washed rind cheese realm. It's got your typical lambic flavor profile, lots of pepper and cheese character with a touch of sweet fresh orange juice on the finish. Acidity is restrained. The minerality is balanced. This is lovely.
Oct 10, 2021
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Reviewed by misteil from Ireland

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
had the 2015 vintage today at the porterhouse nassau street, another wonderful gueuze, an enchanting drink, a tonne of complex funky flavours balanced against lovely sweet fruit flavours, apple, pear, orange, peach, some vanilla, earthy, wood, black pepper, leather, quite sour, light to medium bodied, high carbonation, some alcohol warming, super smooth and drinkable, just so nice to drink, i love a good gueuze, this is good gueuze.
Sep 14, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania

Sep 09, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by tbryan5 from Louisiana

Aug 20, 2021
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Here we go: the ball is on the 45 yard line, we are down by two and Raul is Loni g up for the kick with Mariage Parfait on his back. Here’s the snap… Waboom! Right down the middle! Raul wins the game! Let’s go!!!!! Yeah
Aug 15, 2021
Rated: 4 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Apr 10, 2021
Rated: 4.03 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania

Mar 21, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by Dreyski from England

Mar 21, 2021
Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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