Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon
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2.5/5 rDev -40.2%
Appearance: Dark red; small; pink head; good lacing
Aroma: Tart; sour cherries hit you up front
Taste: Just like aroma, tart; sour cherries; dry finish
Remarks: Too dry for my taste; not really my thing
Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores
06-15-2013 02:24:49 | More by IchLiebeBier
2.53/5 rDev -39.5%
2008 vintage. 375ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip.
Standard pour yields a 2 finger fluffy light pastel pink head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear red. Lacing is non-existant. Pretty standard for the style.
Nose is tart and sweet cherries. Robust and deep though lacking any sort of funkiness or barrel characteristic.
Opens sweet and robust cherry. Some cobweb flavor mixed with a barrel presence. Woody towards the middle. Hay and band-aid round out the experience. Finish and aftertaste is cherry. Not tart and a bit overly sweet. At least the fruit is prominent.
Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Silky with some rough edges in the mouth. Goes down with some bubbles. Finish is clean with little to no aftertaste. A bit too carbonated.
As a fruit lambic, this offering is not very good. The cherries are prominent but there's little tartness or cheesiness that usually accompanies a top-notch offering from the style. A bit too sweet too. I won't revisit this one.
07-23-2011 01:20:57 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.03/5 rDev -27.5%
A: Pours out of the bottle ruby red with about a finger of fizzy pink head. Absolutely no head retention, but there sure are a ton of bubbles racing to the top of the glass. 3.5
S: Some acidity in the aroma that's cut by cherries. Initially I thought it'd be nicely sour, but as I got going I definitely realized just how sweet it was. 3.5
T: The taste is right on the edge of fruit juice, with just a hint of a sour edge. It's almost like a cider instead of a sour. Sweet, but certainly not the sweetest kriek I've encountered. Slight vinegar level as well. It's just not tart enough for me. 3
MF: Overly carbonated and too sweet. Not quite as drinkable as I would have hoped. 2
O: Pretty disappointed. If you like sweet krieks, this is all you. If you want something that's tart and sour, might want to go a different route. 3
10-05-2012 01:20:51 | More by russwbeck
3.05/5 rDev -27%
375ml bottle dated 2008 harvest with a best by date of 2030 so this must have been bottled in 2010. Bright red with a punk head that looked great at first and then died even though the beer was very fizzy (dirty glass?) . Smelled like cherries, no must, no barnyard, no lambic. Taste was tart cherries but I want the funk too and I got none. Mouthfeel was also way too fizzy for my liking.
08-31-2011 16:00:06 | More by ArrogantB
3.13/5 rDev -25.1%
1501st on BA
Bottle to Sapporo flute
Puchased at Binny's Naperville (Dont remember how much)
App- Had a pour that was a tad too thick and full. More burgundy and deep reds and a good density in the glass. A quick receding 1-1/2 finger white head left no cling.
Smell- Reminds me of a Lindemans Framboise. This was thick and boozy with solid earthy notes and some barrel presence. Replace raspberry for cherry and voila!
Taste- Well having this right after the Gueze I was pumped! This has to be better. No. 0/2. This was very similar to Ke$ha and a hot mess. Thick instead of a nice cripness, boozy vs subtle and just didnt taste very good.
Mouth- Went the opposite direction and was a full medium with a dense carbonation to boot. Slicky and oil fruits with some earthy barrel and oak remain.
Drink- I really thought I struck gold when I found these on the shelf. I was disappointed to say the least. Oud Beersel, Cantillon and 3F are way better options.
09-09-2012 00:12:43 | More by FosterJM
3.18/5 rDev -23.9%
Thanks to drabmuh for letting me nab one of these out of some box he ordered. Split with Amyliz4 and served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass. 2007 Vintage.
Pours a really nice red color with a beautiful pink head that sticks around for quite some time, leaving behind ample lacing. The nose has a bit of a dry herbal character along with some oak and cherries. Mild acid in there as well. The flavor has more dry earthiness and an odd herbal character. Cherries are fairly minimal. Bit of an oak presence with a touch of tannin. Dry finish without too much acid. Nowhere near as good as the plain Mariage Parfait.
04-26-2011 17:53:27 | More by Thorpe429
3.3/5 rDev -21.1%
Bottle thanks to Mikeymikee.
Dark red hue. Light pink finger of head. Full on new pool toys with a hint of arm pit funk. Macerated cherry skins and a mild sweetness. Flavors are mild sour with a good amount of sweet cherry. The funk is present but nothing like I hope for in my krieks. Medium body with a mild amount of carbonation. Not my favorite kriek but not horrible.
12-29-2011 18:24:16 | More by beerwolf77
3.68/5 rDev -12%
Thanks for the gift, NoSignsOfPain!
A very dark crimson with almost no clarity and not a lot of visible carbonation. This looks a bit heavy and substantial for the style, and lacks the typical bubbles. This leaves the glass seemingly clean on the way down.
Nice enough aroma, though nothing is leaping out of the glass. That being said, there's good amount of cherry, earth, and mild wood character.
The flavor is better than the aroma, with distinct cherry notes and strong sourness. There's mild oak and some earthy funk character. The alcohol is very well hidden, as this is somewhat high in alcohol for the style.
Medium to full bodied for the style, with low carbonation.
An incredibly drinkable and tasty kriek, though not at all in the upper echelon of the style.
07-01-2012 04:50:17 | More by ehammond1
3.7/5 rDev -11.5%
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.
07-18-2014 22:06:42 | More by Alieniloquium
3.7/5 rDev -11.5%
Deep red in body with light cherry head that stays. Smells horsey, cherry with some floral notes. Tastes of very sour cherries, horse blanket, some booze, tangy, with funk. Heavy carbonation with a medium body. Tasty, extra sour, funked out. Real good in the hot weather for 4th of July celebratin'.
07-03-2012 22:12:33 | More by JRed
3.73/5 rDev -10.8%
Bottle. 2008 vintage. Poured into a tulip glass a bright, vibrant red color with a pink collared head. Very funky aroma with an underlying sweet cherry note. Some wood as well. Light mouthfeel with good carbonation. More sweet than I was expecting. Slightly tart cherry. I'd be interesting to see if this would sour up with some time onas of now it's just more sweet. Slight medicinal notes.
01-29-2011 21:51:18 | More by kbutler1
3.75/5 rDev -10.3%
This is my first review of a lambic....never done this before.
Poured into a standard snifter at about 55 degrees F, 1-inch head, light lacing, deep beautiful cloudy magenta. Aroma is quite sour and funky, and I THINK I'm smelling tannins, although I never reviewed wine, so it is an ingredient that I am still a novice at pointing out. There is some oak aroma/flavor behind the tart cherries. This doesn't taste like a cough syrup at all (which is what I expect with everything made with cherries. Gross). This is a much deeper, classier taste, unlike the super-sweet flavors of Lindeman's lambics. I have a couple more bottles aging, so once I get a little more experience under my belt I will review this again.
10-23-2010 15:19:17 | More by ToAzwethinkweizm
Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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