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Boon Kriek - Brouwerij Boon

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476 Ratings

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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 10
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

kylehay2004, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of target88
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

target88, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of ambiguousfigures
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

ambiguousfigures, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

Best by 6/18/17.

Pours a clear super dark red with a foamy reddish-khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, cherry, vinegar, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet and slightly sour malt and cherry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but it seems like the finish product was sweetened up quite a bit compared to other beers of the style.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Profchaos20
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Profchaos20, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Jamison85
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Jamison85, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of captainbearcat
4/5  rDev +12.7%

captainbearcat, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of straightlambic
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

straightlambic, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Deep ruby red pour with a dark pink one-finger head. Strong aroma of fermented cherries. Great dark cherry flavor upfront with a slightly tart edge. Light to medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Can also taste a hint raspberry and a little oak flavor but the cherry really stands out. Finish with a really nice lingering dark cherry tartness.

Karibourgeois, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Wowcoolman
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%

Wowcoolman, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
3.3/5  rDev -7%

mattfancett, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of jdougherty
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

jdougherty, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of DaPan
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

DaPan, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of eskilgh
3/5  rDev -15.5%

A - pinkish red, red foam, clear, head dies down fairly quickly

S - Cherries. Smells heavy of what it tastes like when you crush a cherry stone/peach stone in your moth - kinda like almonds or marzipan - fairly sweet.

T - Even more cherries in the taste, sweet, don't get any malt or hops - not much funk or other yeast driven flavors either. Finish is more tart, but still fairly sweet.

M - lightbodied which fits, medium high carbonation. very clean.

O - Pretty clean version of the style - a bit boring and one dimensional. Also I think it's too sweet. More like cherrysoda then a beer.

eskilgh, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

moarmare, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of jellikit
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

2011 Bottle.

A: Rosey-red. Clear. Small bubbles making a thin head.

S: cherry, wood.

T: tart cherry. Medium-mellow sourness.

M: high carbonation. Dry. Crisp.

O: pretty tasty. Balanced well. Fairly basic in flavors and complexity. Would drink again.

jellikit, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

PA-Michigander, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

AndyEdgar, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

HookemHoos, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of gatornation
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

corked caged 375ml bottle
A-pours a light black cherry color with a nice strawberry/pink head that dissipate quickly to a fresh cap
S-tart cherries wood earth and leather
T-tart cherries with yeast some sweet raspberries notes of wood and leather mild sour/funk
M-low/medium carbonation a sweet and sour palate
O- for the price this good will buy it again when in the mood.. recommended

gatornation, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours crimson with good clarity and a seductive pink undertone. The head is loose cherry tinted foam that fell fast. The nose is ripe black cherries. A hint of woody oak and a brief whiff of barnyard. Taste is sweet and ripe fruit that has a modicum of tartness on it in and of itself. The barnyard is not very prominent on the palate. The wood is airy and light. The carbonation is almost right but could stand a few more bubbles. The malt is a but a touch of crisp wheat and a hint of weight on the palate. The beer is dry. What it isn't - is sour or acidic. It lacks that boldness and it is sorely missed. While the fruit is lovely it just does not engage the palate fully without that aspect. It drinks easily and a bit too easily .

utopiajane, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Eman17, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

ninjembro, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Arch578, Aug 06, 2014
Boon Kriek from Brouwerij Boon
81 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.