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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1343   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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4.1
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2010
1994 vintage shared at the RBSG Grand Tasting. Thanks whomever brought this. Pours a hazy amber color with some floating particles and no head. Dry, musty aroma. Very musty... leather, moldy books, faint citrus and faint funk. The taste is mild, tart citrus, slight must, dry and slightly moldy. Completely still. Medium bodied. Quite nice.

3.6
hawthorne00 (4195) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2016 [7/10] 2004 bottle. Amber, tight off-white head that lasts pretty well. High bead. Aroma is of tart apples, lemon zest and quite clean basements. Taste has no initial hit of sourness - there’s a balance of sweet and sourness straight away. There’s a little metallic tinge to the tartness and the texture is smooth yet lively. Really quite plainly malty. The funk is fairly restrained but emerges a bit more as it warms. Alcohol well hidden. Nice, but falls a bit between the two stools of bracingly austere and wild. [3.6]

[4/12] 2006 bottle. The same in all respects.

[8/16] Large 2011 bottle. Curious - I had a 375ml bottle of this recently and was surprised to see my score so low. But now this one is not so good. The metallic note is quite prominent, almost blood-like. Average score is unaffected.

4
hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2010
2003 bottle picked up at ye olde in frederick shared 7/4/10. hazy iced tea colored pour with a bright white ring of foam for a head. big rubber aroma of bandaids with tart lemon, slate, iron/blood, dust and a touch of apple in the background. the flavor has a surprising level of maltiness... flavors of moldy wet wood, , blood, lemon, dust, drop crab apples which have fermented before the birds could get them, grass and copper balance it out. the mouth feel is crisp and not far from champagne with a little spicy kick to it. 8/4/8/4/16/4.0

3.2
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2010
2007 vintage. Stone Sourfest. Cloudy orange with no head. Nose is barnyard funk and light tart fruits. Flavor is a light hit of lactic barnyard funk, some light fruits and drying tartness in the finish. Thinned out body, watery, flavors don’t stick around long. A bit flat on flavor and texture but the funk is still hanging in there.

3.9
GodOfThunder (1271) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2010
2005 bottle. Pours clear gold. Old and dusty aroma. Flavor is slightly dusty, a little watery and sour. Excellent.

3.9
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Bottle 2004. Aroma has notes of sour funk, cheese, flowers and dough. Medium orange hue with a large white foamy head that diminished and left no lace. Flavor is sweet and then sour and cheesey. Palate is medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and an astringent finish. Overall a good geuze that was refreshing and very enjoyable.

5
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!

3.5
beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin white head. The aroma is fruity, tart, funky and acidic. Good flavor of fruits, tartness, acid and funk. The body is light and the carbonation is lively. This is very good, but doesn’t compare favorably to Cantillon and Hanssens’ geuze.

3.9
wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2010
Bottle, 37,5 cl. Blond-golden light hazy beer with medium white head at he start. Aroma is great: the sourness of the lambic combined with a hoppy bitterness and a fruity citrus smell surrounding it all. Taste is sour, but - surprisingly - also bitterness on the foreground. The taste is surrounded here also with the citrus texture. This is a very good one in the gueuze-style!

4
BelgBeerGeek (1307) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2010
head: small
colour: tiny bit hazy , blond
smell: lambic , sour , hops, wheats, citric peel , apples
taste: start is bitter and somewhat smokey , mellows into a soft fruity and hopy sourness , texture is a bit oily , end is dry , alcohol on this beer is hidden wel !!

great geuze !!


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