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:
#1,900
Reviews:
385
Ratings:
1,132
pDev:
9.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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87
Gots:
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Ratings: 1,132 |  Reviews: 385
Photo of Nichols33
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of yoshie
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Casey_L
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OriolesFan1008
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of flagmantho
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from corked & caged 750mL bottle into a tulip. This is the 2013 vintage.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light haze and moderate effervescence. Head is two-plus fingers of frothy white foam. Nice!

Smell: brightly tart with just the right amount of sweetness; somewhat earthy and citrusy in character, like lemongrass or something. I really like it.

Taste: quite earthy in character with a tartness that is not as bright as the aroma. It's also quite dry, which really adds a champagne-like character here; it's very good indeed.

Mouthfeel: light body with with a lot of carbonation and a big if ephemeral creaminess. Good!

Overall: this beer really appeals to me. Tart enough, earthy, and dry; the alcohol barely even registers. This beer is dangerous.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2013 (Best before 13/04/2036, so about 5 years old)

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that quickly fizzle down to a decent cap

S: Farmhouse, acetic tartness, a bit of fruitiness, and some oak. Easy and straight-forward

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the acetic tartness and then goes into some of the oaky and fruity notes including apple and pear. Farmhouse notes show up towards the end and throw some hay and other funk in there as well. Finishes with lingering oak, farmhouse, and very light tartness

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. On the drier side

O: A very well done gueuze that is certainly on of the classics. Certainly one of the more oaky and dry ones out there. Worth checking out

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Photo of Nass
4.69/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is fantastic. This is real palate opener. It's a little funky, earthy, soury, and different but in a good way. It's not too challenging of a drink like some people would think it is. Try it out if you can get your hands on a bottle. Another good thing about these style of beers is that they hold up for a while without going rancid. Cheers! A- (90-94) score range

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Photo of chunkymayo101
3.49/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bendnorman
3.31/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

bitter and sour but alright. does not smell good.

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Photo of markjknowles
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oaky, funky, tart effervescence. Sudsy head dissipates quickly. Heavenly. Exemplary.

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Photo of dcotom
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2013. Poured from 375 ml bottle into a champagne flute. Clear, pale amber colored body, with a two-finger white head that settled rather quickly without a trace. Fruity aroma with notes of tart apple and cherry and undertones of cider vinegar and yeast funk. The flavor profile is almost identical. The finish is on the dry side, with a little sourness and and oaky astringence on the palate. Very well crafted and an exceptional beer.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of degueulasse
3.51/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Geuze Mariage Parfait pours a caramel tan with a head that dissipates quickly. It smells faintly of a sour cider, and it tastes like apples with some lemony citrus. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, and the small bite separates this from a cider (in addition to the more funky taste).

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Photo of erk0607
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Golden straw, white head, very small bubbles that didn't last very long except for the rim
Smell: Funky-hay lemon, grass, acetic, peachy/apricot
Taste: Served when cool- Mild bitterness, lemon, green apple, sweet-tart, some lingering funkiness
Feel: On the thicker side, heavy, light but energetic carbonation
Overall: I'm a fan. It has a mild funk that fits but there's also a sourness that goes along with it.

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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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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,132 ratings