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Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait by Brouwerij Boon
8.00 % ABV

Review by Bitterbill on 12/06/11  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 2 10 19 4 9 2007
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.

Price: $15.99 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by everetends on 06/15/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 8 18 4 8 2010
Old Review
375ml bottle I picked up for about 8 bucks at Greens off Ponce in Atlanta, GA. Best by date of 1-25-26. Served up in a tulip.

A: Pours a really good looking orange color with some really nice pink hues to it. Kind of looks like an apricot type color. Held to the light the pink hues mellow out and the orange really is vibrant. The pour yielded about two fingers of white head. The head quickly fades, but becomes a pretty thick white ring that has some weight to it. Lacing is spotty but still has some nice stick to it. The body is all cloud and murky, beautiful. This has just an amazing look.

S: Smell is a bit on the wierd side. There is a bit of strange funk going on in here. There is a strange wet wood/slightly moldy smell going on here. Behind that is some vinegar and some lemon and apple aromas. On the finish is a bit of musky scent. All of these scents are good, but somehow as they combine here they aren't that appealing. They just have that dirty, don't go into that room because it may kill you but you are still intrigued by the shiny object within so you don't heed the warnings type of smell.

T: This is quite tasty. It starts of with some apple cider vinegar that has that vinegar way about it. The apple really comes out in the form of some acidic granny smith apple skin. Really nice. Then you get some pear meat and some sour grape skins. The grape flavors come in the form of some nice white wine flavors such as a not SO sweet Reisling. Slight oaky wood coming out as well, which has just a touch of the vanilla you sometimes get from oak. Some decent funk in here in the form of a touch of wet hay and leather, all appealing somehow. Very nice and I dig it.

M: Medium bodied brew with a really nice carbonation crispness. This has a really nice red wine dryness to it as well. That type of dryness that really keeps you wanting to drink more. Slight acidic quality to it as well. I can not believe this sits at 8% since it feels so light and drinkable. Aftertaste is all grape skin. Very nice.

D: Oh so nice. This beer is all around good times. This beer does't set heavy whatsoever and that slight dryness really keeps you drinking. Lovely. Sure, the aroma really threw me off, but it makes up for it in every other category. That feel really brings all this together, and the flavors are damned good. Really starting to jump into these Geuze styles and this is damned good. Get some, love some.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-30-2009 05:15:40

Served In: Tulip

Review by joe1510 on 11/26/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 2003
Sam's Marcey

2003 Vintage
Best before 01/02/27

Boon's Mariage Parfait Geuze proudly shows off a glimmering apricot body and a light haziness. The body shimmers when backlit and highlights the immense carbonation that rushes to the surface. A dirty dishwater white head snap, crackles, and pops up to a height of three fingers before quickly fizzling back down to a thin collar shortly after the pour. There's actually some sudsy lacing left behind after each tilt of the glass. This glass of gueuze is making my mouth water.

There's an array of aromas seeping from the glass. A touch of barnyard in the form of damp hay and dusty, musty cobwebs and decaying wood get things going. A crisp bright cider vinegar, although tempered, plays a large role in the overall aroma. There's an interesting fruitiness that is freshly squeezed lemon juice, ripe peach, and gritty pear. Again, the nose on this gueuze is making my mouth water.

The flavor follows the aroma stride for stride with the vinegar being slightly less acetic as I was hoping. The fruitiness stands out quite nicely with both the lemon and peach playing prominent, refreshing roles with a slight acidity. Damp wheat tartness brings up the rear. This gueuze shows tartness but not the sourness I so thoroughly enjoy; with that said this is an enjoyable gueuze, that's very approachable.

Upon first pour the carbonation is very reminiscent of champagne but it tends to slow down fairly quickly to a more manageable pace. He body is light and when the carbonation dies down borders on watery, which isn't necessarily a bad thing but does detract from the overall feel.

Drinkability is off the charts on this one. The refreshing lemony wheat tartness and light body combine to make this beer drink like a champ. It's actually tough to put the glass down.

This is an all around solid gueuze from Boon and one I wouldn't hesitate to pick up again. It's not bracingly sour or hugely complex but makes for an enjoyable sipper and approachable gueuze.

Reviewed: 3/29/09

Price: $12.99 Served In: Tulip

Review by smellysell on 05/02/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 9 18 5 9 2003
This is a 2003 vintage, and I took a double take when I saw the best by date. 02.02.27!!! Guess I cracked it too soon! It pours a murky honey color with an austere white, champagne like head. The head doesn’t stick around, and leaves no lacing at all. There are signs of heavy carbonation, I guess there needs to be if it’s going to hold up until 2027.

A very strong smell of citrus hits my nose immediately after popping the cork. There isn’t a whole lot going on other than the big, sour smell though.

It starts off nice and tart with the same lemon character from the nose. It sweetens a little in the middle and there is some vanilla too. It finishes very dry with a lot of oak character.

The carbonation is very heavy, especially considering it is 5-6 years old. Very light and exceptionally crisp.

This is nicely balanced and is a great representation of the style. It’s a very solid beer that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. This is a great baseline of what a geuze should be in my opinion.

Served In: Flute Glass

Review by KAF on 12/02/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 8 15 3 7 2008
HIgh carbonation. Pale yellow pour with a fizzy two finger off-white head. Dulled light fruit aroma with a funky zest. Watery funkiness in the taste along with some hay and lime with a hint of alcohol.

Price: $7.00 Served In: Goblet

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