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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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Reviews: 147
Hads: 439
Avg: 4.14
pDev: 15.94%
Wants: 56
Gots: 89 | FT: 5
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rastaman on 09-11-2002

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 6/6/2010. 2008 bottle. Pours a deep red with a thick pink head. Aroma of light funk, smelly diaper, perhaps a hint of fruit. Flavor has much more sweet cherry fruitiness and a tart cherry finish. Very tasty and drinkable, I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2009 vintage, shared with my bride on our wedding day, bottled the year we met.

Pours deep red with a pink, sudsy head that settles slowly. Patchy lacing here and there on the sides of the glass. Aroma is dominated, as expected, by tart cherries, with lemon, balsamic vinegar, oak, apple cider, and a decent dose of funky mustiness coming in close behind.

Flavor follows the nose exactly; tons of tart cherry, follows by oak, sour lemony notes, and a pleasant funk characteristic that adds a nice bit of complexity to the proceedings. Vinegar is hinted at but stays at bay. Finish is dry. Medium-light bodied with medium-high carbonation; lively overall mouthfeel.

This is a solid, middle of the road kriek, by which I mean you get a nice dose of sour fruitiness without the over the top puckering power of the more extreme examples, but it also isn't a candy sweet fake attempt at the style. You can actually find on store shelves on occasion and it's not prohibitively expensive, two more factors to recommend it.

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Photo of pperrecone
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2007 vintage
it poured a nice ruby color. a head that lasted for only seconds.

The smell is letting you know you have a sour kriek. sour slight vinegar but barley any but a touch. it is so pleasant or inviting for another sniff.

tast is of tart cherry juice with layers of funk and sourness. This is a very complex beer. sweet on the finishes but not too sweet. it lets the sour come through very complex,

Body is on point

Overall this beer is bomb and if you can try it go for it. bomb!

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Photo of Jimmys
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

375mL bottle into tulip. Harvest 2008. Best Before 04.11.2030.

A: bottle opens without much of a pop. hazed. red if ive ever seen a red brew before. some reddish head starts things off. literally dies to nothing. no lacing.

S: acid. sweet sugar. sour cherries. pie. smells like a kriek.

T: a sweet/sour cherry flavor starts the brew off. tastes just like the middle of a sour cherry pie. awesome. leaves a lingering sweetness on your lips. reminds me of a cherry jolly rancher. besides an outer layer of sweetness, the acid dries everything else out.

M: carbonation is certainly on the milder side. medium body.

D: besides the shitty appearance/carbonation level, this is a pretty solid brew. matured lamic flavor with plenty of sour cherry aspects. the flavor was definitely the biggest standout aspect in my opinion.

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Photo of callmemickey
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage

A: Rich transparent red body. Small, pinkish fizzy head. Decent retention. Very spotty lacing.

S: Tart cherries with a soft oaky must. Only the slightest hint of funk.

T: All said, a tasty, but not overly complex kriek. Lacking the depth and variety of cherry flavors that some of the better representatives deliver. The oak is mild, the funk is faint.

M: Smooth, medium bodied. Perhaps a bit thin towards the finish.

O: As noted above, not the best representative... but certainly a respectable offering.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours deep blood red with a really tall pink fluffy head that sinks, slowly into decent lacings.

S: Brettanomyces (reminds me of gunpowder), and sour dark cherries in a nice balance. Some sweetness in the back.

T: Dry and sweet at the same time. The sour cherries and the Brett makes it sour, but there is a sweetness to it as well. There is a candylike taste in the cherries.

M: Long bitter and sour aftertaste. Body is thin and carbonation is mild.

O: Another nice Kriek. A well crafted product.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2004 Vintage
(Served in a tulip)
A- This beer pours a deep dark cranberry hued body with a head of raspberry sherbet but soon fades away. There are a few microbubbles that pop up through the beer.

S- The dark tart cherry aroma has a hint of brie rind and some light barnyard hints that mix in with it but they remain very light. There is some fruit skins aroma in the finish.

T- The musty leaves hint is taken over by a dark cherry fruit flavor and some raspberry tartness mixed in. There is a cherry sourness that lingers after each dry sip.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a tight little fizz and no alcohol heat or astringency noticed.

O- The nice blend of fruit and tartness has some mellow hints of funk and the gentle fizz helps to enhance all the flavors. Very nice drinking beer.

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Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A massive thanks goes out to caSSino for bringing this one out during cmrillo’s 40 Beers* @ 40 Birthday Bash! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a ruby reb with a one finger pink head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, funk, cherry, wood, and sugar. The flavor was of sweet malt, funk, cherry, and sugar. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. This was a really well balanced brew. The funk aspect on this one really added a nice touch to everything else going on here. I went into this one expect to pick up on tart cherries, but they were more along the lines of sweet cherries. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inflatablechair corked this winner tonight... '08 version.. very cool!! Thanks a ton Sammy!!!!

Deep dark red/purple... Sam says, "Smoke on the watttahhh"... Nice pink head.. decent retention and lacing..

Nose is bright fruit with dank funk up front, but with aeration the fruit comes out full frontal.

Flavor begins quite sour and fruity.... the funk is more in the background on the palate... a bit oaky.. the cherries linger forever on the finish. acidic but never "acetic" .. no vinegar just a nice fruit punch and a good lingering Brett funk.

Surprising body and a bit lesser carbonation... Very well done.. but I think will be fantastic with 3-6 months in the cellar..

Very cool... I liked this one a lot... especially with warmth... later pours were very nice... let this brew breathe for a bit.

All 4's.... I HOPE/know I will get to try it again. :-)

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Photo of fsvan
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 bottle poured into Bell's tulip.

A- Deep, murky red. Looks like a mix between red and dark crushed cherry juice. Three fingers of reddish head.

S- A lot of cherry. A good, but not huge sour bite. An earthiness on the back of the cherry, like the skin of the fruit.

T- The sourness is much more pronounced in the taste, and hits you up front. Not ass puckeringly sour, but it packs a good bite nonetheless. A big bunch of cherry follows the sour. No real sweetness associated with it. Very earthy cherry skin, yeast finish.

M- Light in the mouth, but with a not earthiness that adds to the depth without really adding to the body.

O- I like this pretty much. I can count the lambics I've had on two hands, and this is isn't the best but certainly isn't the worst.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle, best before date of 04/11/2030, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a deep red color with a couple fingers of dark pink head, recedes to a collar and leaves little lacing.

S- Some tart cherry, sweet fruit/raspberry aroma, oak.

T- Moderately tart and lactic with some sour dark cherry flavor, which could stand to be a bit stronger, has some lingering fruity sweetness, some oak and tannins.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, moderately dry finish.

O- A pretty nice kriek, it's a bit sweeter than I would like, it's very drinkable but I easily preferred the Geuze Mariage Parfait.

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Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz. corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip. 2008 Vintage. Thanks to beerwolf for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a deep cranberry; almost plum color. Produced a nice cap of pink froth; some lacing.

(S)- A nice fruity-like jam tart character. Some nice dry oak.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A ripe jammy cherry/berry flavor. Some acidity. Finishes dry and oaky.

(M)- A nice mellow carbonation level. A nice balance too of fruit and oak with a kiss of sour acidity.

(D)- Overall, a solid Kriek. An easy to drink and enjoy offering, so very approachable if you are just getting into the style. Surprisingly refreshing too.

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Photo of cps98
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Pours a beautiful crystal clear light red with a very active one finger white head that only lasts but a second. No lacing seen.

S – Tart sour cherry is the first thing I smell. There is some a little funk there but mostly the cherry is very dominant.

T – Nice tart cherry with very mild acidic character.

M – The carbonation on this one is really high…the bubbles streaming out reminded me of champagne. It is light to medium bodied a bit dry.

O – Overall this was delicious lambic that I really enjoyed. The cherry was not astringent and the tart acidity was not overwhelming.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 bottle split with oglmcdgl and Dan who just found out that supplication is his favorite beer, Kudos.

A- BOKMP has a ruby red sangria watered down blood color with a off white/ pinkish head that fades with ease. No lace on this sucka and after a while it looks dead.

S- Smell is cherry all day with a small amount of barnyard muskiness, hay and earth. A slight medicinal vibe thats not to large. Light malt and I might even detect some chocolate, but I could be reaching there.

T- A cherry kriek that is inbetween sweet and sour, this is much more quaffable than the regular boon kriek which was sweet as hell, the sweetness is tamed much in this, but still there. A small amount of oak and red grapes and a touch of barnyard in the back. Simple.

M- Above light bodied this one is sour on the mouth but not overly puckering. A slight spritz in the beginning goes into a smooth ride afterwards. Lightly carbed, the fruit sticks around for a few. Acidity plays a part.

D- I liked this, it just did bot blow me away. A bit one sided although the cherry component is quite bold and noticed. A bit more oak would of been a treat and a tad more bubbles as this seemed kinda dead, although it could be unblended. Glad I tried it.

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Photo of Brabander
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Had a bottle with Uncle Jimbo and some other beefreinds last night @ the Kulminator. THis was a 1983 bottle...... I am not a lover of this style but this one was nice to try...

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light purple body with one finger pink head that left little lace. Aroma is tart, acidic, little bit sour but this isn't a sour ale aroma and there are cherries and hints of oak in the aroma. Smooth, easy to drink thanks to oakiness, the tart cherries are not too sharp but flavorful enough to give off acidic crispness and a little bit of sweetness. Good balance and great drinker.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -3.4%

2012 bottle

Big pink head erupts before fizzing away to a thin covering immediately. Deep red body.

Sour cherry right off the bat. One of my favorite smells. This should be good. Some vanilla. Not much funk going on.

Taste is quite delightful. Tart cherry pie filling and crust going on. Not much depth of flavor though. Basically straight tart cherry and berry notes

The Mariage Parfait beers are easily the best Boons.

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Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 vintage. Poured into a Stillwater wine glass. Beer is clear (mostly at first) until I pour the sediment into it, I can't help myself. It's kind of purple to pink, nice head, good carbonation, one finger small bubbles head, no lacing, aggressive carbonation. The color wasn't as dark as I was expecting.

Aroma is also a little on the weak side, there is this cherry-ish tartness to it, this overall lactic with some succinate and malate with a mild acetate bite.

Beer is thin and the beer has this musky, mildewy flavor on the late palate that I wasn't expecting at all. The forward is some mild sweetness from the cherries, mild fruit flavors, lactic creaminess, some acetic bite, and a mildly tart finish. Overall it's not the best lambic I've ever had but it was decent. I'd have it again for sure.

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Photo of timtim
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008... red with a pink head that this to a collar. nose is black cherry with touches of sweetness, wood and funk amid a mildly brett-spicy backbone. reminds me of the cherries, the cherry tree and the farm they are on. taste is a well balanced mix of the above with black cherry and wood flavor dominating to me. just barely sour, and not as sweet as the nose led me to think it was going to be. medium body with almost prickly carbonation and a very cherry finish. a completely different animal than say, Hannsens (the best!). overall, very very good. definitely has it's own personality, and it is interesting to see what happens to the lambic flavors when the abv is elevated a bit.

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Photo of papat444
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

***2009 Vintage***

Poured from a 375ml bottle, best before 17.08.2031.

Pours a blood-red pink body with a head that is unmistakably pink. Cream, sour cherries in the aroma. Flavor has a nice balance of sweet and sour cherries. Feel is a touch acidic, next to no carbonation, oak is light. Enjoyed it but not quite up to par with some other Krieks IMO.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2008 bottling. Poured from a bottle into a Duvel snifter. The beer pours out clear and very dark ruby-red with a big rocky pink head that quickly dissipates. The nose has some tart cherries, wood, light funk, and red wine grapes.

Light to medium body and a fairly firm mouthfeel. The beer looks well-carbonated, but the mouth doesn't feel it. In the front of the mouth are sweet and sour cherries, some grainy wheat notes, and a nice sharp acidity. The acidity is evident across the entire palate, though the flavor of the beer never seems to develop into anything beyond the initial impression. The finish is dry, tannic, and mouth-drying, leaving you ready for another sip.

Overall, this is a very pleasantly sour, well-made, enjoyable lambic. It will not appeal to fans who judge these things purely by how sour they are. This one is too well-balanced. The acidity is not at all overwhelming. It is definitely far superior to Boon's standard Kriek and is well worth the extra dollar or two in price.

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Photo of davey101
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Harvest 2008, Best Before: 04-11-2030. 375 ml C+C bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Dark red fruit juice body with a purple tint. A fluffy bright pink head forms but dissolves pretty quickly to some thin edging.

S - Intensely sour cherries, oaky tannins, and some spices. A bit of warming alcohol on the end.

T - Mouth puckering cherry juice with some light oak, vanilla and funky notes. Not very complex, but it has a great sour cherry presence even at 4 years old. Ends abruptly with the 8% abv well hidden. Mouth feel is lively yet thin.

O - A very solid kriek. Very sour and mouth puckering with some light oak and brett notes. A very good starter kriek that I actually prefer to the Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek. Still stumped at why the mariage parfait series has such a high abv though.

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Photo of auroracrisis
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml dated best before 4.11.2030 into a tulip.

Crimson red with purple highlights and a tiny head upon pouring. Effervescent, spritzy bubbles can be seen dancing to the top of the beer.

Tart cherry skins and flesh with a touch of nuttiness and barnyard funk. Moves into a bit of sweat with some cranberries on the back end of the smell, with vinous and vinegar notes throughout but is missing a bit of complexity.

Again with those tart cherries up front but then moves into a balsamic like vinegar puckering. As it rests on the tongue the fruit comes out a bit more on the back end. A little bit of funk on the tongue but not that much and wouldn't be distinguished by a palate that is unfamiliar with this style.

Medium bodied with lively carbonation, a little bit of drying on the tongue and throat as you swallow it but some stickyness left on the lips.

Good, real cherry flavor with an okay raw lambic presence. I've had better, but this is still a solid authentic lambic.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A delicious cherry-flavored Sour Ale where the citic fruit tartness and acetic acid from beer combine for an intense thirst quencher and without the overly sweet flavor that's normally associated with fruit beers.

Pouring a dark red, nearly crimson hue, the beer demonstrates good clarity until the yeast from the bottle is disturbed. A feminine, somewhat fizzy pink head tops the beer and reduces to a thin sheet across the surface before holding true.

Rich aromas of ripe and over-rippened cherries fill the nose along with the sharp scent of apple cider, balsamic vinegar, aged woods, moderate must, and an overall dusty note. Quite tart to the nose, it's hard to tell where the beer stops and the cherries begin.

The cherry focus continues in taste. Black cherry flavor in its unadulturated form puts its fingerprints all over the beer- dominating it at every turn. With a richer and more flavorful cherry flavor, the thin and acidic beer beneath does well in malty support and aids with complexities of added tartness, briney salt, musty, and with additional fruit flavors of lime and crabapples. Along with the acidic and fruit flavor, the beer retains a medium amount of sweetness seeming partially from malt and partly from fruit.

Along with the sweetness, the beer also carries a medium mouthfeel early that lingers into mid palate. But the sweetness is foregone and the beer finishes tart with medium acidity and mildly astringent as the tanins act on the sides of the tongue. With near powdery dryness in finish, the beer leaves a lasting memory of cherry and signature crisp and refreshing tartness.

A good Kriek that, by design retains some sweetness and fuller cherry flavor leaving it less than bone-dry but not as sickly sweet as many others- a good compromise to taste and texture.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%

2009 vintage with a best-by date of 8-17-2031. 375ml bottle purchased at The Beer Trappe in Lexington, Kentucky.

Healthy pop from the cork followed by a dark red pour into a tulip glass, pink head retains nicely. Sourness and acidity is on the tame side, but good mix of cherry juice, woodsy mushroom funk, pleasant tartness, white wine grapes, wheat. Great mouthfeel, easy-going, drinkable and refreshing for a lambic, no hint of that 8%. A great subtle sour, nice mixing of sweet cherries, tartness, funk.

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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
92 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.