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Brewed by Brouwerij F. Boon
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Lembeek, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 975   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditional belgian lambic. 100% spontaneously fermented. Refermented in the bottle. Tart, dry, sparkling and refreshing.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2008
I agree with the Commercial Description: ’’’’sparking and refreshing¨. If I wasn´t sparked up enough, I had the pleasure to try this with Duff in some pub under London Bridge on southside the name of which is not so important right now. Tart and the bit of the blue cheeze that´s been sitting in the olive juice on the snack tray and all the Jatz are gone so I´ve gone and used my unwashed hands straight to the mouth despite the rags I may or may not be on right now. Beautiful geuze, beautiful company.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Juergen_F (21) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2010
37,5CL bottle, 2005 vintage / over sized Bordeaux style wine glass. Being familiar with the regular Oude Geuze Boon, I was excited to find a bottle of the Mariage Parfait in the Beer store that I always go to. It pours a very nice slighty dark orange and hazy liquid with a nice head. Smelling and tasting this is like is like visiting beer heaven; this truly is one of the greatest of all beers and one of the greatest in its style. Frank Boon did a truly wonderful job in selecting and blending his very best Lambics from various vintages. Apple, orange, citrus and woody notes from the casks are some of the tastes that I noticed in this beer. This has champagne-like qualities with a lovely sparkle and sourness and sweetness in perfect harmony. The finish is very dry like it should be. This is a beer to share with good company instead of wine. It goes very well with white meat as well. I have another bottle of 2005 vintage still maturing in my cellar, I really wonder what it will taste like in a couple of years. I do not easily rate beers this high, but everything about the Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait is just.... parfait!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2011 citrus, grape, light malty,golden, white foam, very bitter, heavily sour, salty, creamy, medium body, bitter, long finish, Dette er en af mine øl! Kan det gøres bedre?

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
manuDc (1) - - JAN 28, 2013 does not count
One of my favorite beers tout court, and one of my favorites geuzes. Sour, sour, sour, but in a mellow way. Sprankles at the thongue. Also very useful as aperitif.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oricon (1) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2008 does not count
Was recommended this beer by a fellow patron at the Delerium Cafe in Brussels. I received a 2003 vintage, served in authentic glassware. Head was pure white and sparkling. First taste was lemon, sweet and tart, and the aftertaste was wonderfully dry. I would compare it to a fine champagne.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cortomaltese (13) - , ITALY - MAR 4, 2010
La mia Geuze preferita!Anche se anomala per via del suo grado alcolico alto.Gusto intenso e persistente.L’alcol è ben nascosto dalla sua forte acidità.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrSquash (45) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Rich golden color. Smells a little funky but expected for style. Very tart up front and it lingers in after taste. Great sour beer!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
Very explosive as the cork hit the ceiling after I removed the cage. I didn't lose all that much thankfully. Copper in colour, large head that diminishes slowly. Aroma of apples, some peaches, vinegar, acidic but at the same time some sweetness. Flavour is very complex, with a great sourness, soft bitterness, smooth, nicely acidic, with the alcohol nowhere to be found. Finish is tart and dry. This is a very well rounded gueuze.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Pours a lightly hazy copper with a 1/4 inch frothy ivory head. Head hangs in there for a bit but dissipates for the most part after a few sips. Smell is funky. Strident brett and barnyard. Sour apple, hints of tart plum. Taste is very different from the aroma, at least in balance. Very dry up front. An even balance of the green apple fruitiness, the barnyard funk, the light sweetness of the malt and the puckering tartness. Then it finishes nice and dry again. Crisp, clean and dry mouth. Exquisite on the tongue. Very nice. Every now anf then you are struck by a brew that is simply subtle, balanced and well crafted. This is one for me. Been wanting to try this for years and it did not dissappoint. Time to get more.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Maybe a bit of oxide in the aroma. Quite funky. I think all four of the adjectives on the bottle describing this beer are accurate. Tart, dry, sparkling and refreshing. Don’t know if I’ve ever agreed with a label completely before. You can add funky to it as well.


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