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Boon Kriek - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
81
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424 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
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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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-09-2013 02:50:06 | More by stampfler07
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep reddish color lambic with a super huge pink foamy head with perfect retention. Aroma of sweet cherries with some tart notes. Taste is also dominated by some sweet cherries with tart notes. Not as sour as some other example of the style (Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen) but I don’t believe any sugar was added maybe just cherries with a sweeter taste profile (but I might be wrong). Body is full with some low filtration and some great carbonation. Overall a very enjoyable and refreshing beer for summertime.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2007 19:14:40 | More by Phyl21ca
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Harkrank

Sweden

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-23-2011 21:25:44 | More by Harkrank
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mitlinks

Switzerland

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-03-2013 14:57:35 | More by mitlinks
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-22-2013 17:14:11 | More by vhmf1978
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slowdaddy

Alabama

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-21-2012 06:31:55 | More by slowdaddy
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scottiethebody

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-15-2012 05:30:57 | More by scottiethebody
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hnandez

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

09-03-2013 14:57:10 | More by hnandez
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WynnO

Florida

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-04-2013 23:29:09 | More by WynnO
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a cervoise at Local Option.

The 2011 Bachelor Party Extravaganza's winding down a bit, moving to some "dessert-style" beers. This one pours a clear bleached ruby topped by a bit more than a finger of light-pinkish foam. The nose is nothing but sweet cherries, aching to be set ablaze in a fit of jubilee. The taste keeps this pattern fresh at the start, with those sweet cherries really popping on the tongue. Then, near the finish, a very light (but still noticeable) tartness creeps in for a brief appearance, bringing in a small currant flavor. The body straddles the line between hefty light and light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a slightly watery (though still mildly effervescent) feel. Overall, a nice lambic, something not too sour and not too sweet.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2011 18:37:25 | More by TMoney2591
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-07-2011 15:54:54 | More by ROGUE16
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mantissa

Oregon

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-24-2012 04:40:36 | More by mantissa
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bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-16-2013 06:10:29 | More by bbadger
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Kaizoku

Sweden

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-07-2014 10:47:12 | More by Kaizoku
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-27-2013 18:26:01 | More by wonothesane42
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-01-2013 22:16:37 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-13-2012 22:34:19 | More by Zach136
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bark

Sweden

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour is dark red-brown; the liquid is somewhat cloudy. The foam is quite thin; the colour is purple-pink.

The smell is loaded with lots of cherry-candies, cherry stones and amarelle. There are traces of vinegar and wheat dough.

The taste is both double-sided and balanced: First, it tastes like sweet cherry fruit drink with some dry notes of bitter almonds. Then, a fine full-bodied bittersweet flavour of sour cherries emerges followed by a quite neutral sweetness with some sour notes and a touch of vinegar. The aftertaste is very pleasant (maybe it is a little thin) with a slowly fading taste of cherry jam and some yeast.

The carbonation is very refreshing with a myriad of medium sized bubbles.

This is clearly one of the more complex and delicious krieks that I have drunk. Really nice!

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2005 21:44:11 | More by bark
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-05-2013 22:32:55 | More by TwelveOunces
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-20-2014 06:22:41 | More by Howlader
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MYJELLOMISFIT

Colorado

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-15-2012 14:32:44 | More by MYJELLOMISFIT
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Pecorasc

Oregon

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle is almost identical to the Framboise. Poured the entire bottle into a tall pilsner glass.

A- Great variation in color from orange at the thin bottom of glass to a reddish brown at the thicker top. Looks hazy until held up to the light, revealing good clarity. A white head with a slightly reddish tint. Good retention: leaving a consistent and level layer of foam. No signs of carbonation in the glass. Lots of sediment floating throughout. Tons of lace that slides down the steep sides of the glass.

S- Smells of sweet cherries, cherry syrup and cherry puree. A slight tanginess in the background. Deeper inhales make your nose tingle like smelling a soda.

T- First you just get a zap from the carbonation (which interestingly wasn't detectable by looking at the beer). Once that subsides, restrained flavor of cherries. Only cherry flavor with no skin or pits. Syrupy in the front of mouth with a sweet residue, but also leaves a cleansing sensation. A tiny tartness in the finish with very minor dust taste.

M- Tingly and very carbonated at the start. Light and refreshing throughout.

D- Because this is not overly sweet and because it is so light and refreshing, this has great drinkability if you can enjoy the fruit flavor and lack of traditional lambic tartness.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 00:58:52 | More by Pecorasc
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Ainjyll

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-22-2014 03:56:11 | More by Ainjyll
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Lukie

Australia

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage.

Pours out a dark ruby with highlights of crimson red in the light. Head is pink/off white and billowing but dissipitates quickly into little lacing on top.

Sour cherry aromas, with hints of barnyard funk. Crisp green apple skin, and hints of horse-hay. Almost like the smell of cherry pips sitting out in the sun, if that makes any sense. But nothing makes sense with Lambic aromas.

Initial flavours of sweet cherry, give way to sour cherry and crisp green apple skin, which is typical for a sweeter lambic. Not too much big sour, but just enough to make you want more.

One of my favourite, more standard Lambics, this one, as it's easily enjoyed with a touch of funkiness to keep you interested. A great choice for someone just starting out.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 15:21:00 | More by Lukie
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brdc

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small corked and caged bottle, poured into their snifter.

Deep dark red color, near cherry color, clear, nice looking but rather small pink head.
Aroma is lightly tart and cherries.
Well balanced taste, not too sweet, not to sour or tart.
Light and refreshing, but I cannot have more than one. Nicely done, but I prefer a more pungent taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2008 14:59:33 | More by brdc
Boon Kriek from Brouwerij Boon
81 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.