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Boon Kriek - Brouwerij Boon

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419 Ratings

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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 8
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
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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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

09-09-2012 23:21:10 | More by Rmatuszak2
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

09-08-2012 18:23:28 | More by heddar33
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

09-05-2012 20:33:10 | More by codyhaskell
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-27-2012 18:26:27 | More by beerpadawan
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Flute]

The pour was a murky dark cranberry red with a very small (almost non-existent) light pink fizzy head that was fully diminishing in just a few seconds and had no lacing to speak of.

The aroma was all about the cherries with a mild caramel malt and a sweet yeast and had a hint of candi-sugar and a slight sour odor.

The taste was abundantly sweet and a tad acidic with a very big cherry presence throughout, with the finish having a hint of candi-sugar and a nice mellow tartness towards the end. The flavor hung on for a decent duration with the sweet-tart cherry taste fading ever so slowly.

Mouthfeel was just a tiny bit beyond light in body and somewhat watery in texture with a soft mellow carbonation.

Overall a nice fruity tart Lambic that was extremely drinkable, reminds me a little of a Sour Cherry Jolly Rancher...


Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 18:43:16 | More by KajII
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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


4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-15-2012 14:32:44 | More by MYJELLOMISFIT
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

08-14-2012 22:00:13 | More by Keith_R
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1.85/5  rDev -48%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Tried two 375ml bottles on different dates. Corks came off with a solid "pop". Poured into a frosted Kriek Belle-Vue chalice. Wonderful dark red, nice pink head that slowly dissipates. Funny that I almost couldn't smell anything. Just a faint hint of cherries.

Then the taste. Even though the "best by" date is March 2016 it is bad. Strong licorice-y and only a little cherry. According to the label not only sugar is used but also an unspecified sweetener. Maybe it's aspartame, which spoils any beverage due to enzymes in my mouth. Or something. For me it's impossible to enjoy this beer. In any case, sweeteners don't belong in beer.

ABV is 4.0% by the way.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 14:13:41 | More by Regenpak
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-30-2012 11:12:51 | More by Jose9e
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-29-2012 04:01:39 | More by st9647v3
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-28-2012 18:31:52 | More by jburchett
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-26-2012 01:15:28 | More by rolltide8425
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3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a small, slender snifter. The beer appears slightly clear and reddish-amber with a pinkish-white head. The head dissipates pretty quickly, but leaves nice lacing. The nose gives you some sour cherries and bubblegum.

The beer has a light, almost mild flavor and a light body. The flavor is partly sweet with a nice balancing tartness. I get flavors of cherries, almonds, and a slight wheaty graininess. The finish is partly dry and not very well-sustained. Mouthfeel is a bit thin for my liking.

Overall, this is an enjoyable, easy-drinking, refreshing beer, but I find the flavor to be a bit light for my palate. I also thought it was a bit under-carbonated and lacked the sparkle of a really good lambic.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 20:24:37 | More by deadonhisfeet
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-25-2012 18:58:29 | More by Jason_Quad
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

07-23-2012 22:25:39 | More by travishardy929
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3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Hopleaf.

A: Dark purplish-red, nice pinkish-white head.

S: Syrupy and natural cherry flesh, a bit of earthy tartness.

T: Pleasant, slightly syrupy cherry, slight earthy seed. Slight tartness in the finish.

M: Fine, pervasive carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: Nice cherry flavor, but not nearly tart enough.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2012 17:38:53 | More by Etan
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-18-2012 00:58:09 | More by Quik4life3
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-10-2012 17:06:06 | More by HopBrain
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-03-2012 17:50:24 | More by trevorpost
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Sere in tap at Local Option. Appearance is bright red with moderate Haines. The nose is full of ripe cherries, oak, and waves of tartness paired with mild funk. Taste is all fruit with big sweetness up front followed by mild tartness. Mouthfeel is under carbonated with light body. Overall, this Kriek sits somewhere between sweet and tart, the result is somewhat boring in the world of fruited lambics. I wish it swaye one way or the other.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2012 23:19:41 | More by homebrew311
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-21-2012 12:49:47 | More by djcira
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12.7oz bottle, best by May 22, 2015. Served at around 40F. Bottle indicates 4% ABV.

Pours purple/red with a one finger pink head that leaves sheets of lacing behind and recedes to a wispy cap and ring.

Aroma features mostly cherries, black cherries, and some very light underlying hints of vanilla and wood. Good strength.

Flavor starts with a blast of sweet cherry juice, a touch of tartness in the middle and then finishes rather sweet with some slight tart notes. Not sour by any means, any tartness is limited to a tart cherry type presence. Pretty much zero alcohol detected. As it warms, the tartness picks up a touch, but still more sweet than anything.

Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied, very sticky, somewhat syrupy, moderate carbonation. Too sticky.

My first Kriek, so forgive some ignorance here, but comes off as slightly alcoholic cherry soda with a bit less fizz. Sticky, coating mouthfeel is the biggest detractor for me and sweeter than I anticipated. Not really my style, but trying to be objective in the scoring as I have a good feeling that there are better examples of the style out there...

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 19:17:52 | More by elgiacomo
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-15-2012 23:17:51 | More by Polasiuss
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Alberta (Canada)

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

Corked & caged 375ml bottle poured into a 16oz tulip. 2008 harvest.

A - Pours a deep reddish-plum with cherry highlights in the light. Small, well carbonated head of pinkish-white bubbles. Head settles to a thin film that leave small bits of lacing.

S - Big cherry character, juicy ripe ones as well as dried. Slight funk to it, but very mild. Not a great deal of tart fruit or barnyard qualities, more-so big sweetness, but I'm not complaining. Sort of reminiscent of Liefmans Fruitesse, but less artificial.

T - Well, there's nothing puckering about this. Red cherry sweetness upfront, with a touch of barley and hay, and a clean finish. Lingering sweetness in the aftertaste; maraschino and black cherry. I get basically zero tart or sour notes. Now, I'll admit that some lambics can be a bit much for me, but this is seriously weak in the sourness department. That being said, I still find this kriek really tasty and drinkable, just not very true to style. Slight lozenge-esque quality begins to appear after a while.

M - Sort of a miss for the style. Carbonation is medium, but quite smooth, and medium bodied. Not tart by any means, and no dryness either.

D - A rather poor representation of the kriek style, but a decent and respectable brew overall. While I can definitely see myself trying this again, I probably won't seek it out; there are just bigger and better things in the lambic style for me to try.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 05:02:43 | More by Converge
Boon Kriek from Brouwerij Boon
81 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.