Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditional belgian lambic. 100% spontaneously fermented. Refermented in the bottle. Tart, dry, sparkling and refreshing.

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3.8
koleminer20 (4267) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2018
750 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. 2011 vintage. The pour is a darker golden orange color with a thick light tan head that slowly falls down to a film and collar without any lace left behind. It looks pretty good. The aroma is nice. There is a solid funkiness about it. The mineral gueuze aspect comes rolling in and finishes well. Tart and clean with a nice funky finish. I like this a bit. The flavor is much of the same. It’s mineraly and delicious. The tartness and smoothness of this one is nice. There is a hint of horse blanket on the finish that works with the dusty barnyard. The mouth feel is light and clean with a bright carbonation and a lingeringly smooth tart mineral finish. This is just solid through and through. 7 4 8 4 15

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ebone1988 (2301) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2018
#2,300. 2011 Vintage. Bottle shared with koleminer20. For the book. Aroma is minerals, funk, tart, apple, bitter, nice. Appearance is amber, light tan head, a bit of dregs in an unclear pour. Taste is fruity, funk, barnyard, minerals, tart, slightly sweet, lovely. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light to medium carbonation, mineral funky sweet tart aftertaste. Overall, it's drinking lovely for the age.

3.7
labeerinthum (1261) - Milano, ITALY - FEB 25, 2018
Bottiglia. All'olfatto si esprimono sentori di acido. L'olfatto viene sollecitato in maniera elevata e la continuità olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello di schiuma è persistente. La grandezza delle bollicine è medio-fine. La carbonazione rientra nella norma. Il liquido è di aspetto nebbioso. La frizzantezza si presenta sotto forma di bollicine fini. Anche qui la stessa carbonazione nella norma. Il colore è arancio. Il corpo è strutturato. L'amaro è contenuto. L'intensità gustativa è elevata. La costanza gustativa è buona per una birra che ha una sua personalità. Il finale è bruschino, lungo, pulito e un po' ruvido. Il retrogusto è intenso. Sul tetto della bocca si fermano note di resina, agrumi, aranci e limone.

3.8
kamanova_boy (540) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2018
Bottle from Damian. Clear amber colour with little to no head. Typical lambic aroma, vinegar, lemon. Taste is very sour, lemons, fruity, crispy carbonation, long very dry finish! Nice one

3.9
MasDen (567) - Mogilev, BELARUS - FEB 18, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2018 Funky aroma with notes of green apple and lemon. Amber, clear without head. Green apple, fruits. Light body, medium carbonation. Dry, a little bit sweet finish.

4
luttonm (7100) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2018
Bottle in Seattle. Darker, hazed orange with brown hue, lingering soft foam. Big moldy funk on nose, with lots of juicy citrus underneath. Julie says papaya. Creamy, full, sweet sip with lovely developing sour funk. Well layered, with a creamier, sweeter impression than the more tart gueze I know. I presume the higher alcohol is correlated. Lingering lime tartness. Delicious.

4.1
kryon (4020) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2018
Pours almost clear light amber with low white head. Aromas fruity and funky with notes of basement, brett, garden leaves. Taste has dry and tart and spritzy notes of autumn leaves, some earthyness, dry fruityness, farmhouse

3.7
Rider0nTheStorm (139) - Ablis, FRANCE - JAN 28, 2018
Sans être fan du style, cette gueuze est plutôt bien passée (partagée avec mes parents). Les 8 degrés sont très peu perceptibles.

4
Bill Becker (2056) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 27, 2018
Corked and caged 375ml bottle 2007, best by Sept 10, 2030. Green bottle, like the Kriek. Boon laughs at the possibility of these beers being light struck, as I do. ;^) Big pop, brisk pour, lots of foam that seems to be sticking around, hazy orange yellow colour. There's some lacing and the foam is still hanging in there. Now about a finger's worth. The smell is pretty amazing. Lots of funk, lemon citrus, and VERY bitter. Some peppery spice in the nose as well. It's been a long time since my last Geuze. First sip in and the lemon and funk hit my palate big time. A slight tartness goes hand in hand with a huge bitterness and a bit of a peppery note here and there. More sips in and more, thankfully, of the same. Wow, this is good. The alcohol is hidden very well so I can just sit back and relax with this fine tasting Geuze. Just what the proverbial doctor ordered. Fairly light in body with loads of carbonation...lots of "tickling" on the back of the throat after every swallow. Nice mouthfeel, for sure, and very damn drinkable. Oh and the foam is still kicking it. Hehe...there's not much I can say that's bad about this beer so I won't even attempt to try. This is hitting THE SPOT! Last pour and the beer is now decidedly cloudy with just a wee bit of sediment from the bottom of the glass. I think this is a must try for the lovers of the style.

3.6
nealblind (2037) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2018
clear bright yellow pour. aroma vitamins. tastes slighty skunked grassy hops. mild vinegar like sour. some citric green apples. solid semi-sweet gueuze.


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