Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait | Brouwerij Boon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
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#3,946
Reviews:
396
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1,162
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
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Reviews: 396 | Ratings: 1,162
Photo of Mtn
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is surprising with plenty of vinous ripe white grape but also darker raisin and prune. Musty funk,
Perfumey oak, and a hint of spice (star anise?) that is reminiscent of De Dolle.

Appearance is cloudy burnt golden honey orange. Off white head lingers

low to Med acidity, Medium carb, Med body

Taste is heavier on Oak and the funk is more barnyard. More Vinous ripe white grape, slight Pear. bready to biscuity malt.

Overall very nice , Very Complex, and
Very balanced. The spice character was a nice surprise and fit very well.

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Photo of mynie
4.87/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

HOW HAVE I NOT REVIEWED THIS??

Pours perfect. Damn near iridescent orange, delectable haze, great head.

Damn near perfect aroma. Smelt, grain, Brett, ash, fruit. Perfectly balance between dry and tart.

Tastes EVEN BETTER than it smells. Rounded fruity tartness up front, then ashen grain, then a magnificent finish of tart and spicy yeast with nodes if raspberries and vanilla.

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

I drank vintage 2013 while grilling and it was very nice and thirst quenching

Look: golden to amber with a thick white head

Aroma: It has a nice apple, lemon and oak aroma.

Taste: The flavor is sweet and tart apple, white grapes, champagne, maybe yeast, oak, fairly complex and unique flavor, and very nice.

Body/Overall: light, fruity

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Photo of rex_4539
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Hazy amber color, three finger white head, messy lacing, good carbonation.

S: Sour as fuck.

T: Slightly sour, champagne-ish in a good way, very smooth. Much better than I expected from the aroma.

F: Medium bodied, smooth and nice.

O: Quite surprised by this one. Nice sour.

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Would I buy this again? Sure. Its a very accessible Gueze and a fine example of the style. Though lacking some of the finer points of more well-renown Guezes, this is still a good/great beer.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, pale golden amber coloration with a large, foamy head. Smells sweet'ish, with mild funk and notes of red berries and green apple, with a hint of a certain herbal note. Taste is somewhat more complex than the nose, with fruity notes of white grape, tart green apple, red berries: cranberry, redcurrant, dark fruit: plum, as well as ligher earthy/woody oak notes, leather and hay, along with light barnyard funk, some herbal/spicy notes and a certain honey sweetness. Finishes sweet and tart, with some herbal/spicy notes lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. This has a good complexity and mellow balance to it, but somewhat lacks the funk, which came as quite a surprise to me after 5 years. Also a bit too sweet for my personal taste and the mouthfeel is a little flat.

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Photo of Lucular
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage. Extremely complex beer with just the right amount (a lot, but not too much) of funk and sourness. Leather, horse blanket, wild yeast, vinegar, and oak are all present along with some background grape/wine notes. There is some sweetness, not surprisingly for a 5-year-old beer, but it is well-balanced. A treat to drink and I wish I had picked up more than one bottle when I saw this last September.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Caged and corked bottle

Poured into a snifter

Translucent amber orange , frothy, soapy two finger white foam cap settles to a solid bubbly layer, some sticky lacings

Aroma of tart apples, grape, funky, spiciness

Taste is Tart funkiness, bit of apple fruit,

Dry finish , low sudsing

Good beer

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Photo of tjaub95
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Beautiful bright hazy orange; two finger head with decent retention

Smell: Funky; oak; fruite; grape; citrus

Taste: Sour; tart; slight bitterness; fruity; funky; oaky

Mouthfeel: Dry finish; medium body; medium to high carbonation

Overall: Love this Oude Geuze. It stands up there with the best of the style with a nice bitterness and good fruit flavors. It has an amazing moutfeel that lends itself to a highly enjoyable drinking experience.

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

I got a 2013 batch.

A: Intense orange and hazy with a great with head with great formation and retention;

S:Complex with green apple and grapes, banana and phenolics, citric and leathery;

T: Sour, mildly citric and fruity, green grape lingers, with light bitterness and medium body and carbonation;

M: Mild acidity and grape with a dry end and mild alcoholic feel;

O: Complex on the nose and palate with it mix of green fruit , sour and bitterness, high alcohol profile, makes this beer more than a beverage it is an real experience.

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Photo of janubio
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale yellow colour, two fingers creamy compact head that lasts for a good while and leaves a ring all the while, irregular good lace.
Aroma has some funkiness, green apples, cider, olives, citrics, .
Medium body,oily texture, good carbonation. Dry acid finish.
Taste of wood, green apples, vinegar,,some citric notes, grapres.
Fantastic Geuze.

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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
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | 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-

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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