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

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Added by rastaman on 08-08-2002

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#1,914
Reviews:
386
Ratings:
1,140
pDev:
9.93%
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Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparty55
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MNMike
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mychalg9
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage. High carb. Very nice.

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

Photo of DeutschesBier
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of douglaslreed
4.91/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Based on old tasting notes:

Was recommended by a friend, and was the first of the style to try. Because of unruly Texas laws, many small Belgian breweries that make this style are not readily available for purchase in the state, but I was told that this was one of the best that I could find here.

Appearance: Bubbly, effervescent similar to a champagne, with the white head mellowing out shortly after pouring. Lots of bubbles with a straw colored appearance.

Smell: Belgian yeast, very very funky, like mildew or horse blanket. Some citrus in the nose as well. This smells like fair grounds mixed with green apple and citrus peel. This smells so strange, but I just want to go in for whiff after whiff.

Taste: Tart, pungent, sour and super funky. Has sort of a blue cheese or lamb-type pungent-ness. My first thought is, 'Wait, this is beer?' but I can't help myself from wanting another sip. As it warms, the citrus fades and the rank funkiness really shines, as does the apple flavor.

Mouthfeel: Very well carbonated, medium body, and coats the mouth nicely.

Overall: This is an absolutely delicious beer, and I'm excited to try as many in this style as I can.

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

Photo of Gasc0igne
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goochpunch
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Orange amber body with very few bubbles making their way up to the barely there head. Smells of lemon, stomach acid, hay, and musty old houses. Tastes fairly malty up front with lots of wheat. Overall fairly mellow, but still with an acidic and dry edge. Big lemon, some brett. Soft and mellow acid on the tongue. Light carbonation and medium body. Really tasty geuze. You really don't pick up on the big ABV.

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Photo of msquared36
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nguasta2
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bauchet
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boomer4ES
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of meanmutt
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vancean2
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yeaprolly
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(2010 vintage, poured into a Teku glass)

L: densely hazy, short of cloudy... pale honey-amber liquid... no head, yet a collar of loose foam clings

S: soft, lactic, yogurty goodness... touch of musty burlap... bit of ripe inner banana skin?... hint of grainy sweetness poking through... overall, brightens the senses and gives another sense of being in a wood shed in a damp environment

T: immediate tart nip, followed quicker by a bright, (yellow grapefruit?) citrus-oily funk - kind of like sweaty, delicately dirty skin... mildly nutty grain in the aftertaste... overall, mellow acidity, balanced by must and malt... whisper of vinegar in the final sips

F: marble-like texture in its nearly bone-dry finish... touch of sticky residual film clings behind on front of palate... initial small swell of medium body fanned out through the finish upon soft suds

O: the earthy-heavy flavor profile on this continues to be unique among the many gueuzes I've tried... that said, I feel like I've only tried relatively recent bottlings of this (though, this one was bottled in 2013)... still one of my favorites, if not the favorite

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

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hootie159
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zimm421
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,140 ratings