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Boon Kriek - Brouwerij Boon

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454 Ratings

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Ratings: 454
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 9
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon visit their website

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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Photo of eriknordlund
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

eriknordlund, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark reddish purple with a fading pink-tinged head.
Nose shows cherries and raspberries, a bit of berry jam and soft funk. Tempting.
More cherries as the dominant flavour, with a little tartness. More sweet than sour though. More acidity would do wonders.
Could also use more carbonation.

CrazyDavros, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark Pink, spotaneous fermentation. Very cherry aroma, the real deal. A little too sweet, soft carbonation, a little tart, very drinkable.A touch of spice, I would like more tartness and more spice.Stephen's bottle.Perhaps not the bang on, but a worthy try.

Sammy, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -15.5%

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

djrn2, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of schlimenhaumer
2.69/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

As a lambic fan, I'm looking forward to trying this -- "Brewed in Lembeek, the village that gave Lambic its name." Poured from a 375ml corked-and-caged bottle into a Delirium tulip at low altitude in NY.

A: Pours a translucent red wine color (think a light pinot noir) with a thin pink head of almost no retention. Not what comes to mind based on the lambics I've had in the past. No lacing to speak of, either.

S: Mainly smells like Ocean Spray cranberry/cherry juice, with a hint of funky sourness in the background. A fairly strong aroma overall.

T: The cherry juice flavors are definitely overpowering here. The only thing that reminds me I'm drinking beer is the slight hint of funk on the finish. Almost no sour flavors come through. Overall, cloyingly sweet and pretty disappointing.

M: Medium-bodied and almost flat in terms of carbonation.

O: Definitely not a beer I'll revisit in the future. It's basically like drinking a bottle of cranberry-cherry juice.

schlimenhaumer, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

safaricook, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Kopfschuss, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

ironchefmiyagi13, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of mitlinks
4/5  rDev +12.7%

mitlinks, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of Bigben0328
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Bigben0328, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Brew33
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Brew33, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of SourAddict
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

SourAddict, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of BeerThursdays
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

BeerThursdays, Jan 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

RashyGrillCook, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.23/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from keg in The Cask, Pimlico. Half pint.

Pours a red/pink colour, with a light red foamy head.

Smells very fruity and sweet.

Tastes quite tart with a hint of sweetness. Definite cherry taste. Very pleasant and refreshing.

Overall quite a simple tasting, yet refreshing and tasty beer.

CwrwAmByth, Dec 28, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

cbnz, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of mantissa
4/5  rDev +12.7%

mantissa, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Lemke10
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours a maroon, reddish color with only a slight head. The scent is very rich with cherries giving the aroma more of a cherry wine rather than a cherry beer. It’s very sweet to the nose. The taste is very sweet and refreshing. There is not presence of alcohol at all in the taste. Texture is flat with a touch of carbonation as it finishes. At 5% abv wow! This is something you could give to a kid and they would think it’s cherry juice. Not bad, different, but could use a little improvement to become a great lambic.

Lemke10, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of Filosoof
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From a commercial point of view this is an excellent beer. From a beer drinker's point of view it cannot win the prices.

Beer drinkers won't buy this. But women on hot terraces will. It can really compete with the Lindemans Kriek.

L: good, dark red, regular top;
S: the lambic is completely overwhelmed by the sweeteners and sugar. Otherwise: the sugars and sweeteners don't feel so extreme as in most commercial fruit beers; if you like cherry yoghourt: this is what you smell;
T: round, bit chemical because of the sweeteners, cherry yoghourt again, almond;
M: nice, good finish;
O: this beer has been made to sell; it is not made for beer reviews; very intelligent brew.

Filosoof, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of csiewert
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a clear deep red color with a trace of fizzy head that laces well, but does not linger

S - some funk, cherries... Almost wine like, but kind of off putting

T - cherry juice... Some funk, but not much... Finishes fairly abruptly and empty

M - flat and watery... Definitely would like some extra carbonation in this one

O - overall an average lambic at best

csiewert, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Seanniek91
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2011 bottle poured into a Kriek Belle-Vue tulip.

Appearance- Very dark mahogany/red with one fingered bubbly white head that lasted about 20 seconds. Very little lacing.

Smell- Funky grassy smell. Cherry. Yeasty body. Some kind of chemical smell that I can't put my finger on, but not a bad chemical smell...

Taste- First cherry. Then some funky earthiness. Tastes better after every sip. Sweet with a very very very mild tartness.

Mouthfeel- Not as carbonated as I expected. Smooth. No taste of alcohol (shouldn't be at 4%). Light and refreshing.

Overall- Solid lambic for the price. Obviously no Cantillon or Fontenien, but I would choose a Lindemanns over this specific Boon.

Seanniek91, Dec 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

GreatBloomer, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of deebo
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-A big pour of Boon Kriek for the wife enjoyed overlooking a Bruges canal. I helped her out and took some notes...this one is clear and a magnificent red with a pink glass sticking lace.
S-Cherries and lots of them. Not much else here, but a very inviting aroma.
T-The taste of this kriek is clean but quite 1 dimensional. Cherries up front and in the finish. Very weak sourness in the end. Nothing like what you would get out of Cantillon or DF.
M-Light and spritzy finishes nicely dry. Super easy to drink.
O-A cherry forward lambic. Big fans of sourness and funk present in some of the other krieks probably won't love this one but is really tasty and easy to drink which is a big plus in my book. Lacks complexity.

deebo, Dec 01, 2012
Boon Kriek from Brouwerij Boon
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