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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait | Brouwerij Boon

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4.13/5
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1,111 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by rastaman on 08-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,773
Reviews:
378
Ratings:
1,111
pDev:
9.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
219
Trade:
15
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Photo of mothman
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2012 label. Consumed 12/2016

Very bubbly bottle. Lots of fizzy head. Golden orange color.

Light mineral notes, some funk and barnyard flavors, and lemon citrus. Not acidic. Bubbly, spritzy feel. Dry. A bit of fruit and oak.

Solid for being able to find on the shelf, but I prefer 3f og or classic over this. This one didn't have as much flavor and the feel wasn't my style.

2011 bottle consumed 7/2017

Lively and bubbly. Off white head. Golden orange color. Lots of active carbonation in glass.

Apple cider, dust and basement funk, some stone fruit, lemon citrus, lightly acidic, and mineral notes. Wet oak.

Medium bodied and lively carbonation. Dry and champagne like.

I preferred this over the 2012. 4.0

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

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2009 Bottle shared. There is a best before 2032 date on the back, but feel this is right where it needs to be. I'd drink them now if you have this year. Cheers!

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

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

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at Trappistenlokaal ’t Klooster. Clear orange with a white head. Smells like sodium bicarbonate, salt, citrus, vinegar. The taste follows the same notes, light sourness and barnyard funk. Medium to light body, high carbonation and a sour, salty aftertaste.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfitzbrew
4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

2012 Vintage.

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Photo of Foley67
4.77/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

2010 bottle. Super funky, blue cheese, earthy Brett. Great fruit. Gueze with layers of flavor. So much more than just lactic acid in a bottle.

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

Photo of amano_h
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Initial impression is a sharp zingy acetic lemon zest which makes me wonder if this isn't a Cantillon lambic / gueuze. A huge presence of dry vanilla, oak, and subdued barnyard funk notes of predominantly dry hay and tanned leather comprise the aromatic characteristics of this brew. Some grainy characteristics surface toward the back as the brew warms up.

The nose is well-matched on the palate, with the overall impression being a lemony-fresh tart acetic wave of flavor. I remember this bring somewhat tart but with more pronounced oak hindering it from becoming a mouth-puckeringly sour before, but that's certainly not the case here. The sourness is well accentuated by hints of peppery spice and funky dry leather. Out of nowhere the brew then exhibits a somewhat astringent bitter flavor that sticks with you until the finish.

Medium-light bodied, with champagne-like effervescence. Has a somewhat prickly feel to it if you try to gulp too much of it at once, but finishes bone dry as aforementioned.

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

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Pencible
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Label year 2012, best by 09.24.2034. Sampled 07.2016.

A: This poured a mostly clear gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled like minerals and tart vinegar, with funky oak and unripe apricot and clove.
T: It tasted like funky oak and horse blanket, with some tart vinegar and clove and a bit of unripe grapefruit. It had a clean funky aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Nice bubbly body.
D: This was one of the funkiest beers I've ever had. The scent and taste weren't very complex, but they were very bold. The body was fitting, and the finish was long, so it was good for sipping. It could age forever (as the label indicated). Fun to try, but not my favorite of the style.

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

Photo of cjgiant
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle, 2012 Vintage, dated best by 9/2034
Pours a lightly amber tinted medium golden color. The head builds to about 30% of the volume of the pour with a moderately easy pour. The beer is quite clear.

The Geuze has a nice bite to the sour note it gives off, but with some deeper whiffs, it would be more aptly described as a strong funky tartness. Peach, musty to yeasty wood - fairly classic based on my limited experiences.

A very relaxing roll of bubbles helped caress this beer over my tongue. Fairly light body, but not quite as much as expected.

Starts off with less funky and more tart than I expected from my deeper whiffs. Only a dull woodiness appears in the taste that has more notes of passion fruit, tart nectarine, apricot. These tart notes are very nicely restrained versus being aggressive or tongue-ripping. I actually am really appreciating their strength of flavor without the strength of acidity.

There is a nice level of souring that is also kept in check and plays with the base malt beverage instead of becoming/overtaking the beer. This beer is not lacking because of it, but is refreshing and impressive thanks to it.

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

Photo of arevalo
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duffman79
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,111 ratings
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