Gueuze Mariage Parfait—tasting notes
Boon Gueuze Mariage Parfait is an Oude Gueuze Lambic that is regularly produced by Boon since 1976. It is a blend of 95% three years old lambic and 5% young lambic. It has a very fruity aroma, with citrics, apple and woody notes. Taste is dry and sweet, with lemon, malt, berries and acid notes in mouth and a dry and bitter finish with some champagne touch.
Gueuze Lambic is a variety of Lambic, traditionally produced by mixing blends of one, two and three year old lambics in the same bottle. While the young Lambic contributes with the sugar for the fermentation, the old Lambic gives the sour and wild character of aged Lambic.
Another difference with normal Lambics is that Gueuze is served carbonated. Finally, the mixture of blends give them a more complex character, being the oude and ville gueuzes considered as the more traditional examples.