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Boon Kriek - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
81
good

383 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 383
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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #37 (Feb 2010):

This sweetened Lambic pours a pink-rose lace, which shows some good retention on the muddled cerise liquid. Smells of cherry cough drops, wild musty herbs and a little bit of lemon peel ... a super-sweet nose. Smoothness leads to a peppy crispness. Very wet with a watery cherry flavor, the sweetness battles it out with a deep tartness ... seems to be a stalemate. Minty, mineral, cellar, musty yeast, a little grainy and faintly metallic. which are all lost trails of complexities here. Finishes with more of that metallic flavor and a dull twang of tartness, one that's dry at that.

This beer is in a bit of an identity crisis, but it has the potential to be a full-on sweet Lambic, or it could have gone down the road of being ultra traditional without the small portion of sweetener. Regardless, this is a great starter for the unschooled Lambic drinker.

To clarify, when we talk about this beer being sweetened it is not to be confused with other non-traditional beers that use artificial sweeteners. Fruit is used to sweeten this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 19:43:21 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
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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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alexm1309

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-19-2014 16:44:43 | More by alexm1309
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mjmu812

Washington

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-16-2014 12:51:38 | More by mjmu812
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-08-2014 20:37:03 | More by afsdan
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-07-2014 23:14:28 | More by aqualung23
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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

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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Jonada

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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ambruns1979

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

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

Germany

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-17-2014 15:37:20 | More by Gamsy
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-09-2014 15:19:36 | More by scottwurst
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andysc83

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-01-2014 14:17:06 | More by andysc83
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-01-2014 08:28:00 | More by rudabegga9
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-31-2014 14:08:35 | More by GJ40
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.7%

01-28-2014 15:12:52 | More by lunarbrew
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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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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-26-2014 04:55:41 | More by Axnjxn
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Boon Kriek from Brouwerij Boon
81 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.