Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait | Brouwerij Boon

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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
Ratings:
1,088
Reviews:
370
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
10.19%
 
 
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4.71/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Vintage 2012

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of groleau
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yuno
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teromous
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle is 375ml. The neck of the bottle reads "2014" and the batch number indicated on the cork says "41331"

Appearance: The body is a beautiful dark beet red and purple. The head is medium sized and foamy with a lot of fizzy activity on the top. It has moderate retention. No lacing.

Aroma: There is a light sweet fruit and sugar aroma that smells a bit like pomegranate and raspberries. There is a light tartness to it.

Taste: Up front there is a bit of raspberry, cherry, and strawberry flavor. In the middle there is just a bit of alcohol but it tastes matured and it does not interrupt the flavors on the palate or become hot at any point. The aftertaste has a bit of grass and a touch of a deeper fruit flavor that is reminiscent of blueberry.

Mouthfeel: It drinks very easily. There is a light tartness at the beginning of the sip but it immediately becomes soft and just rolls off the palate. The end is a bit prickly but not dry. It

Overall: It is a very enjoyable and mellow beer. It is never too alcoholic, sour, or sweet. It does a great job of balancing all three of these evenly and delivering an excellent overall drinking experience. I would recommend it and I would drink it again.

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4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a great Gueuze. Burnt color in appearance, with a surprising amount of foam for the style. Lots of complexity, with notes of unripe stone fruits, acidity, and some intense bitterness.

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Photo of chippo33
4.72/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nicolaiw
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2012 vintage.
Pours pale / amber with white head.
Aroma has lemons, melon, peach, wet cellar, little funk.
Taste is grapefruit, lemons, dusty, little funk. Bitter finish.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2010 vintage, bottled in 2012, Batch PL44
Served at cellar temps in a teku

Appearance: bottle popped with a bang, weirdly uniform bubbles, very light orange beer with a light khaki head

Nose: lemons, super funky, barnyard Brett funk, mushrooms, dense smell, slightly floral

Taste: initial sweetness, medium-light body, funky, lemons, cheese funk, very light tartness, drying and bitter finish

Overall: very nice geuze. I'm interested to see how this changes over 20 years or so but I do like it now at 7 (5 from bottling). The bottle says that it is good till 2032. I may pick some more up.

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Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A 2010 bottle date, 750 ml, best befoe 2033.

A very fruity aroma, almost white wine-like.

Not so sour. I can and did drink the entire bottle by myself.

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4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is my second ever review for the Geuze style, and I must confess that I owe the style a big apology. The reason being, that when I tried my first Geuze, I was truly ignorant about sour styles of beer and was quite shocked and put off. Now that over the years I've become acclimated to all types of sours, I feel like I get it more.
This one poured a hazy straw color with a couple of fingernails length head that died down and left a consistent thin film and lacing.
In the aroma, there are earth and funk, which is of course accompanied by strong sour, acidic, lemon tartness that stings the nose. However, there is also some grapefruit zest and apricot sweetness that make it multidimensional. Further still, there is a soft fresh wheat, hay and floral aroma that helps take the edge off.
Tart and acidic on the tongue, yet, the sweetness of the apricot and grapefruit zest really adds a drinkable and refreshing touch in the middle palate. There is also an apple cider and white wine quality. It finishes bone dry and is light and drinkable.
I really liked this and wish I had bought two. I want to get to know this style more.

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Photo of cunning_stunt
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerstravis
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jenrhart
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peensteen
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erjaq
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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