MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 A Mes rate:
This was my first ever lambic style beer. Straight from a wooden barrel at the paradise beer festival in Brussells. I must admit the first time I tried it i was knocked back and didnít know what to make of it. Years later...
Love it! Funky and barnyardy with lemonesque sourness with lots of straw thrown in. Rather tart but just before that becomes too much the buttery smooth finish hits you. Almost exactly what I want from a geuze. Mr. Boon deserves all the respect that he gets. Excellent all the way around. Save the last inch or so for the finish! It becomes very murky and scary! Wonderful!
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2005 golden hazy beer.aroma:barnyard, yeast, cobwebs, kriek?
(red fruit, no strawberry)). taste: sour, earthy, bit bitter(peppery)., blackcurrant. no Etoh present. finish is dry, sourrish, long and fruity. yummy beer.
Christian (10354) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Young bottle: Cloudy golden beer with little head. Big aroma: Oranges and lemon. Hay and leather. Winegum and port. Sharp acidic flavour, fruityness that lands between lemon and a gin&tonic.
htsprint1 (51) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Post Dark Lord Ratebeer experience. This was not a young bottle, but it sure was good. Very smooth sourness with grass and yeast. The mellowed out tartness is very nice. Thanks Eyedrinkale.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unsure of the vintage, but this baby had some years on it. Cloudy gold with a medium head that didnít last long. Funky cheese and barnyard aromas. Taste is really dry and I can only assume the tartness mellowed out over the years. The hops are skunked a bit in a good way. Still, refreshing and dusty.
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
golden with white head. Nose of horse blanket. Taste is fruity with sourness. Nice soft.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with small head. Aroma is a bit acidic. Soft round with a good sour and acicid aftertaste.
1FastSTi (3217) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Best by 1/25/2025. The beer pours to a really hazy amber straw colored body with a tall foamy/super fizzy white head that mostly dissipated. The aroma is tart with a nice barnyard and horse blanket. Funky sourness. The flavor has a deep straw and sour funky horse blankets. Not as tart as Iíd have expected. The straw and malt is note entirely masked by the funk. Very subtle and delicate. The palate is dry, tart, and acidic, fizzy, but not puckering. I guess I just wanted it to be more offensive.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís our 15th anniversay today so Mariage Parfait seemd like a very good choice! And it was. Very nice geuze. Oak and lots of citrus in the aroma. Golden color, lots of bubbles, yellowish head, good lace. Sweet, very malty, sour as it should, oak, citrus, soft bitterness. Very soft and full body. Not very complex but wonderful drinking.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
had a bottle of this in antwerp in a rituous old cafe called waags...highly suggest you seek this place out if your in antwerp and you have already hit kulminator. served in the horizontal basket as many gueze are. copper butter color with frothy tight white head that has much effervesence. huge nose of horse blanket and kriek. dances around on your taste buds with tingles and pushes high acidicnotes of tartnes through to a sweet fruit. had no idea it was 8% great with the assortment of cheese we were eating.