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Boon Kriek - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
81
good

493 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.89%
Wants: 11
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2002

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Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Tomblerone
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 5/1/2012 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a dark red color with a medium off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains cherries, light Belgian yeast but not much else as you would expect from the style.

T: The taste likewise starts with sweet cherries and then some light Belgian yeast and a thin malt character come in. There’s a good balance for the style which is normally either too sweet, too sour or both. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sweet.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent Lambic to drink for a while.

Photo of haazer
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into a tulip.

A- Cork comes off very easily, dangerously even as it flies out of my hand and produces some gunsmoke. Beer pours out a deep, maroon red. Pretty turbid, yet well carbonated. Head is a frothy, thick pink color. Fairly retentive but does die down to a thin ring.

S- Smells of sweet cherries. Theres a strong oaky presence too from the barrel. A little bit acidic. Ripe ripe cherry skin is dominant though.

T- Obviously cherry flavor dominates. Definitely real cherries and not the sweetened stuff. Theres a bit of oakiness too, but not too pronounced. Some mild acidity, but not overbearing.

M- A light bodied beer with mid to high carbonation. Some sweetness produces lip smacking.

O- Overall this beer was good but nothing great. I haven't had many krieks, so I didn't really know what to expect. I think it eventually becomes overkill, I let my g/f finish the other glass.

Photo of Rickyd
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of jisak74
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of PretzelsNBeer
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jaidenjb
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of antoines15
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of n2185
3.14/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pours a clear ruby with half a finger of pinkish head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: sweet cherries dominate with some tart notes as well. Smells like cherry candy.

T: thankfully the flavor is not quite as sweet. The tartness is stronger here with some sour notes as well.

M: medium body with low carbonation, this beer is a bit watery.

O: an alright beer, though too sweet and candy-like for my tastes.

Photo of BARFLYB
2.86/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On Tap at Iron Abbey in a Liefman's flute.

BOON Kriek is pretty bloody red, red as stoner eyes with trace amount of small bubbles that are off white looking and foamy off the tap. Smell is cherry up front with some artificial like scent. Some plastic and a small malt build. Taste is terribly sweet, cherry, some vanilla extract, mild funk, this one is on the sweet side. Feel is a bit sour, yet sweet overpowers that. Feel is a bit up from light with a syrupy feel on the way down. Minimal carb. 5oz's was plenty, and perhaps too much.

Photo of bckayaalp
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of TheCorkStopsHere
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hands down my favorite of all the fruit lambics I've tried. Smells a bit fruity, as it should, but it's not overly sweet or tart. Super drinkable and well-made!

They also make a Framboise and Geuze that we get here in the states, but i think their Kriek is the shining star of the lineup.

Photo of damndirtyape
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12.7oz bottle served in a Lindeman's flute glass. Bottle stamp says best before Jan 17, 2016. 4% ABV on back of bottle.

Appearance: Clear deep red with a light purple/red 1/16" thick persistent foam. Some thin strands of lacing here and there. Nice deep color.

Smell: Sour black cherry with the barest hint of mustiness and oak. There are some wine like smells in here as well - more noticable once the beer has breathed/warmed up a bit.

Taste: Tart cherry with a crisp and mildly bitter finish. Singular flavor with this beer - but with a bigger swallow some other hints of flavors come out, but with a sip it's nothing but tart cherry. This flavor just about dominates all else.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, a bit sticky at first but then it goes away.

Overall / Drinkability: Interesting, but I think I like Framboise better as a flavor for a fruit Lambic. When first poured, if I didn't know it was a beer I would have guessed I was served carbonated black tart cherry juice. As it warmed up and rested a bit, I could tell some other flavors were trying to get out from under the cherry, like the bitterness at the end which I thought was a hint of a spicy/earthy hop, but it was so hard to pull out I'm thinking it was my imagination. Great appearance, good aroma, but just okay in everything else. As for drinkability - when paired with food it's a nice drink (went well with chocolate pudding, I suspect it would be even better with chocolate cake) but by itself it's just okay as a sipper.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Boon Kriek

LOOK: Pours a deep red with a pink foam.

AROMATICS: Bright cherries, sweet and sour, a touch of lambic mustiness.

TASTE: Tart and slightly sour lambic with an ever present cherry note and crisp malt body.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium/Light bodied, high level of carbonation and a semi dry finish.

OVERALL: A pleasant fruit lambic, would pair excellent with port wine cheeses and spreads, or with waffles and fruit for breakfast.

Photo of russwbeck
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy red pour with about a finger of light pink head. Hardly any lacing, but otherwise a pretty beer. The aroma is like smelling cherry juice with only hints of tartness. Really nothing other than the fruit apparent from the aroma. The taste continues this. cloyingly sweet cherries without much else. The sweetness doesn't really get to me, so I think the drinkability is high. The mouthfeel is medium with a low amount of carbonation. If you're looking for a good kriek, keep looking. You haven't found it yet.

Photo of happy5930
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of smi
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of bh123
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of barczar
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque purple color with a one finger dense pink head that dissipates into a thick foam slick on the surface. Thick lacing is evident on the side of the tulip.

Aroma is fairly sweet, almost caramel, with a tart cherry kick. It's reminiscent of luden's cough drops.

The flavor is reminiscent of a strawberry milkshake, as weird as that sounds. Malt sweetness lingers throughout the sip, with a lactic sourness cleaning up the profile at the finish. The aftertaste is cherry cough drop.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation. The sweetness is slightly cloying.

Overall, a lot sweeter than I had anticipated. The cherry sourness plays very well with the lactic lambic tartness. Great gateway beer.

Photo of szmnnl99
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of mnixon86
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Boon Kriek from Brouwerij Boon
81 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.