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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait | Brouwerij Boon

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1,107 Ratings
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:
#1,758
Reviews:
376
Ratings:
1,107
pDev:
10.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours the color of a ripe apricot with the blush on it. Hazy and almost opaque except for it does let enough light in for you to observe it’s lovely color and the bubbles that are starting their way up from the bottom. 2 fingers of white foam top the beer and last until they become a light layer of film on top. Nose is funky with barnyard and earth. Wet damp earth. Some fruit tartness and a sour you can smell. A drop of vinegar and some overall lemon fruitiness. There is some vanilla on the nose that is like a fragrant flower that has grown in this earth and is sweetly in bloom. . Taste is outstanding. Funky, sour, citric, the embodiment of the lemon. The essence of the icy bright peel. The vinegar is not too strong. The earth and the wood come together as like is to like. The headiness of the fruit sweetness meets the light sweetness of the crisp wheat and lay a soft foundation for this dynamic beer. Sour, acidic, earthy, and with a touch of some kind of green but woody herb to round out the flavor. Dry crisp and bubbly mouthfeel.

This beer is intense. The coming together of powerful earth and a bright bit of uplifted sweetness. The shyness of the musty earth after it rains and the greeness that lies in wait for when the sun comes to shine again. The fruit is the culmination of this beer and is taken whole in it’s every aspect from sweet peel to the tartness of it’s flesh , right through to it’s final incarnation - sour and like vinegar in decay. This beer is truly a perfect wedding of elements.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

This one has been on my list for some time. So why not "tick" it if you have it? Ok, reviewing this because it's Wednesday and I have nothing better else to do. Keeping it real and to the point. This beer pours brilliant! Nice pale gold with a soft pillowy white head. Very nice! Well the old sniffer is getting abused tonight I tell you! This smells like lemon pepper, faint cheese funk, with almost an autumn dead leaf and vanilla spice fragrance. Very intriguing! The taste! First hits with that lemon citric acid/sourness. With some spiciness and more of that dead leave autumn-ness. Not a whole lot of cheese funk. Finishes very sweet with vanilla hanging around and dry. Lingering wet dog hair funk in the aftertaste. I groom my own dog so trust me, it's there! The feel of the brew is Medium-light and par carbonation.

Overall: This beer is my new found favorite. I'm going to buy every single bottle. I like my sours to finish very sweet and this one excels in that department. The 8% ABV is where? That's right, the beer hides that ABV very nicely. The wet dog hair in the aftertaste is actually enjoyable. Not offensive in any fashion and mingles with the vanilla notes. So it's like a fragranced wet dog hair. Anywho, I'm babbling back to basics, this brew is recommended!

Edit:2010 date.

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Photo of brianmandell
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

2009 sticker; 2012 bottling. 375ml bottle.

Hazy golden appearance with thick white head

Ah, smells like geuze. Lemon, hay, sour funk and cheese.

Taste is bright lemon apple and grape with a mineral, almost salty quality. Pungent cheesy funkiness. Quite sour. There is some sweetness that dries out into oak tannins with some astringency. Some booze is apparent as well-at 8% it's pretty hefty for a geuze.

The mouthfeel is a little less refined than the competition as I think the carbonation is a bit too lively even if it goes well with this sour, funky geuze.

Overall this a delicious and well made geuze. While it's not as refined as the best in class it's interesting, fairly well balanced and very drinkable. It's not for the faint of heart or those opposed to the funk. Its also available on the shelf once in a while which is a big plus.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.48/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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

I enjoyed this bottle at Poechenellekelder in Brussels, served in a lambic glass.

The color is dark golden with thick white head fine bead with no lace, clarity is thickly hazed. The smell is a mix of floral and tea-like herbal notes with a earhty and light lemony sour odor with slight tropical accent and light funk. The feel is moderately strong and sour with medium high carbonation with gentle sweet element and light alcohol in the feel with mild lactic acidity with dry clean finish.

The taste is great -very tangy with lemony and light sweet flavor with a subtle funkiness and gentle alcohol considering it is 8% it is pretty faint with slight woody accent and mild tannin with more lemony juicy taste like sparkling sour lemonade with a nice dry alcohol augmented finish with light lactic acid continuing on after the dry tangy finish. Overall a wonderful gueuze with a little more sourness than most and alcohol yet that is not apparent in the taste I really loved having this on the last day of our Anniversary trip to Belgium

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of morimech
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

2010 Vintage

Bottle opens with a loud pop. Slightly hazy golden color with a large effervescent head that quickly settles to a thin cap. Just a little spotty lacing is left down the glass. Carbonation is very active and almost looks like soda.

Funky barnyard aroma. Horse sweat and earth make up the majority of the aroma.

Sort of a musty mushroom umami flavor with a strong earthy component. Faint fruit and bread notes. Mildly tart. A little alcohol flavor and warmth as this is a large beer for the style.

Light and effervescent body. Nice for a funky tart beer.

A nice affordable, readily available gueze.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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

2010 bottle

Clear golden body with a creamy white head that sticks around.

Aroma is musty, leafy, and a slight cheese. More funk than fruit.

This seems to rely more on the funk. Not much tartness going on. Wood and musty funkiness. Green grape and citric fruit.

Ample prickly carbonation but not like Vat 44. The body is almost medium.

Definitely the best Boon geuze I've had.

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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,107 ratings
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