1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

Not Rated.
Boon Oude Kriek Mariage ParfaitBoon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

287 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 287
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 48
Gots: 58 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-11-2002)
View: Beers (19) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 287 | Reviews: 127 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BeerDocT:
Photo of BeerDocT
BeerDocT

Georgia

4.81/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Kriek week continues!

2008! A Kriek from five years ago. Wow. My hands are trembling as I type these words... .

Appearance: 5.0: Poured out with no head whatsoever. Deep, dark and completely opaque. A burgundy color and the color and consistency of blood. Just gorgeous and unique.

Smell: 5.0: Dear lord. Heavy, heavy cellar bouquet. Deep oak and musty, cellary nose on this brew. Cherry hints but swirling in the midst of a huge melange of stone, wood, iron bands, cobwebs...amazing.

Taste: 4.75: Front is tart, with some brief salty hints and an ephemeral taste of cherries and cherry stones (pits) floating in the background. Middle is very oaky, with more cherry tartness and some remedial salt and a fascinating hint of charred wood. Also, there is this huge wave of dryness at this taste level that swells up and quickly fades away, with each swallow. Finish is an amazing swell of cherry tartness mixed with an alkaline yumminess and a deep oakiness that is simply hard to describe using the written word. Wow. Aftertaste is surprisingly dry with a somewhat wine-like taste, but has a definite cherry highlight and...man, this beer really opens the neural floodgates for me. Amazing stuff.

Mouthfeel: 4.75: Perfect for a cellared beer. Slight bubbles and obviously no secondary mucking around by the Ood brewmasters.

Overall: 4.75: Darn close to the perfect beer. Perfectly cellared, there is clearly something inherent in this beer that takes it beyond what is already a complex style (i.e. kriek). I really feel like some lone beer reviewer after the nuclear apocalypse who found the last bottle of beer in the world. In fact, if that apocalypse ever comes, this is the beer I want with me while I watch the rocket's red glare. This beer gets my highest recommendation. Purchased at Mink's in Atlanta.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 04:47:37 | More by BeerDocT
More User Reviews:
Photo of jordanmiller
jordanmiller

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-29-2014 22:38:04 | More by jordanmiller
Photo of JLSIV
JLSIV

Georgia

4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 375mL bottle, into balloon glass, cloudy, deep red color, with a pink head, very little lacing.

Aroma of musty cherries, cellar like, with a fruity wine-like nose, definitely cherry. Some wild yeast smell up front.

First taste is wine, then oak wood, with a tart cherry finish. I think the distinctive taste is the wild yeast used to ferment it.

Mouthfeel to me was dry, and sharp, nicely carbonated, more champagne like than beer or ale, extra dry finish. I would like someone with serious wine chops to give it a taste and see what they get.

Overall, my first Belgian Oude Kriek Lambic ale. I felt I needed to try this type to broaden my tastes a little, which it did. Not sure I would order it up in place of other types, but definitely different, and the taste profile lived up to what the Beer store said it would. I would rate it outstanding based on it's merits, but it is not my type.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 00:04:05 | More by JLSIV
Photo of plumcrazyfx
plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-23-2014 23:02:19 | More by plumcrazyfx
Photo of jerefreakinmiah
jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-23-2014 00:17:45 | More by jerefreakinmiah
Photo of CavemanRamblin
CavemanRamblin

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-21-2014 12:22:38 | More by CavemanRamblin
Photo of MaximumYuks
MaximumYuks

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-21-2014 00:59:02 | More by MaximumYuks
Photo of XmnwildX12
XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-20-2014 22:59:44 | More by XmnwildX12
Photo of Alieniloquium
Alieniloquium

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

375 mL bottle poured into smell in. Best before 2033, but I don't know the exact year because server took the cork.

Appearance - Deep pink body. Nice light pink head. Retains well. Nice pink collar.

Smell - Cherry. Not sweet smelling. Very woody. Acidic smelling
A little lemony. Very little funk.

Taste - Cherry is very nice. Wood immediately. Wood continues throughout and into the finish. Moderate lemon sourness. Kinda grainy. Drops off in flavor in the back end.

Mouthfeel - The flavor drops off in the back end, but it's otherwise very drinkable. Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - Better than expected from Boon. Very tasty, but not as complex as its more illustrious brethren.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 22:06:42 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of Dag48
Dag48

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-18-2014 21:55:49 | More by Dag48
Photo of YobroitsJoe
YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-17-2014 13:39:17 | More by YobroitsJoe
Photo of threedaggers
threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-12-2014 13:58:17 | More by threedaggers
Photo of thatoneguymike
thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-12-2014 06:31:10 | More by thatoneguymike
Photo of miguellunarusso
miguellunarusso

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-12-2014 01:28:07 | More by miguellunarusso
Photo of Prospero
Prospero

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-09-2014 15:39:39 | More by Prospero
Photo of SocalKicks
SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-05-2014 14:59:01 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-03-2014 01:58:13 | More by KAF
Photo of DaftPatrick
DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-02-2014 22:01:50 | More by DaftPatrick
Photo of MCImes
MCImes

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-02-2014 16:12:43 | More by MCImes
Photo of lonewolfcry
lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-02-2014 02:26:38 | More by lonewolfcry
Photo of KevinGordon
KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-30-2014 14:30:15 | More by KevinGordon
Photo of Maillard
Maillard

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-29-2014 01:12:37 | More by Maillard
Photo of tykechandler
tykechandler

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-28-2014 06:07:25 | More by tykechandler
Photo of kscaldef
kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

06-24-2014 19:34:56 | More by kscaldef
Photo of SierraJosh
SierraJosh

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-24-2014 03:39:17 | More by SierraJosh
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
93 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.