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Boon Kriek - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
81
good

501 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 501
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 12
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon visit their website
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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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

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3.72/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.3/5  rDev -7.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
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

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3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
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 .

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Boon Kriek from Brouwerij Boon
81 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.