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Boon Kriek - Brouwerij Boon

Boon KriekBoon Kriek

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BA SCORE
81
good

384 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 384
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.61%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2002)
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BeerDocT

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Well, it's KRIEK WEEK with BeerDocT. I will review three Krieks this week, starting with a 12 ounce baby weighing in at 4% ABV (according to the bottle). Can't wait to get started! here goes... .

Appearance 4.0: Pours out a hazy, deep ruby red. Pink head that never got above a 1/4". Lots and lots of bottle conditioned bubbles all over the place. Beautiful beer.

Smell 3.75: Nice, but subdued nose on this brew. Obviously, cherries dominate, but there is also a very pleasant oaky tannin smell and nice bouquet from the yeast.

Taste 4.0: Front is smooth and silky, but has very little taste to speak of. Middle is where you get hit with the wonderful combination of oak, barley and tart cherries, with the cherries actually playing a supporting role. This is not an overwhelming cherry beer. Finish is smooth, with pleasant barley notes and a subdued and nuanced second bit of cherry goodness. Aftertaste is short, somewhat dry and pleasing with a very light cherry hint.

Mouthfeel 3.75: Creamy and somewhat light in the mouth, this beer certainly hit the carbonation level on the nose for the style.

Overall 4.0: Excellent kriek and a great way to kick off "kiek week." This is a nuanced and subtle kriek, certainly not what you might expect if your only exposure to the style was the Lindeman's Kriek (which is, nonetheless, excellent). This beer would be good with food and certainly is sessionable. I would love to have the opportunity to plow through a few gallons of this beer. Recommended...if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 04:33:14 | More by BeerDocT
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-23-2014 17:04:14 | More by Beervana
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours with a hazy, light red color, topped with a white head with a red undertone.
The aroma is pleasantly sweet nad fruity - cherrylike.
The taste is sweet, there's definitely cherry in there. Finishes with a bit of bitterness somewhere in there.
A very decent kriek.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 16:28:47 | More by MarkoNm
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heygeebee

Australia

2.26/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

2011. From Beer Cartel.

A - deep claret and fizzy. Large bubbles in head. Spotty lace. Large bubbles die to film, not a good look, somehwat high-tide - ish.

S - ice cream. Yep - ice cream.

T - fruits, cherries, raspberries almost. Really quite sweet, and where is the tart and funk? there at the 1% mark, maybe, but this is not a lambic in any way. Very lightweight palate.

M - medium carbonation, undercarbonated for style.

O - fail. Sad, but really not as good as their gueuze at all. Just too sweet and such a lightweight taste for dollar.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 09:13:04 | More by heygeebee
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-07-2014 23:14:28 | More by aqualung23
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Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-29-2014 16:54:43 | More by Hayley_86
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Louisiana

3/5  rDev -15.7%

03-26-2014 17:33:12 | More by HeadyTheElder
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-22-2014 17:32:21 | More by Schmoog
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

03-19-2014 06:31:22 | More by Jonada
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pajeff

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

03-12-2014 02:37:40 | More by pajeff
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-03-2014 00:43:04 | More by Sparky44
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midlifec

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-02-2014 01:34:44 | More by midlifec
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-01-2014 14:22:09 | More by Goldndomer
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California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-28-2014 07:10:36 | More by ambruns1979
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Germany

3/5  rDev -15.7%

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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

02-13-2014 18:16:33 | More by pisano
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-09-2014 15:19:36 | More by scottwurst
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-01-2014 14:17:06 | More by andysc83
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Georgia

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-01-2014 08:28:00 | More by rudabegga9
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.7%

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Stevedore

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

375ml bottle at the Malt House in Madison, WI. Poured into a Duvel tulip today, 1/27/2014.

App- dark brownish red body, minimal white head, looks syrupy. Not much retention, no lacing.

Smell- Medicinal, cough syrup, Robitussin. Some cherry flavor, extremely sweet.

Taste- Disgusting. Overly sweet with cherry makes it incredibly medicinal.

Mouthfeel- Medium-thick body, custardy. Had to choke half the bottle down. Luckily for me, another BA was sharing this bottle with me.

Overall- Disgusting example of a kriek. You can do way, way better than this with other shelf krieks.. even Lindeman makes a better one. Look for the likes of Hannsen's or Oude Beersel.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 05:08:12 | More by Stevedore
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Boon Kriek from Brouwerij Boon
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