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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

323 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 50
Gots: 65 | FT: 5
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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)
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour courtesy of mrbubbler at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

2008 vintage.

Pours a clear dark red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some cherry and berry aromas. Taste is much the same along with some woody flavors on the aftertaste. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -4.5%

djrn2, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -4.5%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.18/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Thorpe429, Apr 26, 2011
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

acurtis, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of metter98
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is reddish in color, relatively translucent and poured with a finger high pink head that never completely faded away. A light amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are strong aromas of tart cherries in the nose with some notes of sourness and hints of funk and oak.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and is dominated by flavors of tart cherries; the finish has a moderate amount of sourness.
M: It feels light-bodied and rather smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very drinkable because the taste has a good balance between the sour and tart taste of cherries. Any traces of alcohol are well hidden in both the smell and taste.

Note: 2008 vintage

metter98, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Texasfan549, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

BEERchitect, Aug 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

kjkinsey, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle: Poured a deep red color lambic with a nice large pink foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of sour and tart cherries notes is quite enticing. Taste is a wonderful mix between some tart cherries with some oak and light funky notes with lightly sweet finish and almost no acidity. Body is full with great carbonation. Wonderful interpretation of the style with great restraint on the acidity level.

Phyl21ca, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

GRG1313, Jun 15, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There was a quick splash of a one inch high head of white lace, which quickly settled back down and left behind nothing more then the raspberry color liquid in front of me.

rich, and very tart. At first it was hard to get past the sour to find the sweet fruit notes that were lying underneath, however once it warmed a bit, the funkiness settled down quite a bit and some rather nice tones of fruit started to come through. Nice touch of raspberries and cherries, with that unmistakable tartness really starting to show through on this one now.

Rich Raspberry taste wraps around the tongue and then puckers the cheeks with the tartness. Very nicely done. Some subtle apple, maybe pear like flavors dancing around in the back now as well, before really drying out for the fini

mikesgroove, Sep 14, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This bottle was dated 1995 by far the oldest bottle conditioned beer I have had to date,poures a color of a ripe cherry with a thin white spotty head.Aroma of sour cherries and vinegar with a woodiness but its pretty faint,taste is tart but not as tart as alot of beers this style maybe because of the age also a light sherry flavor in the finish.A nice find not my favorite style but I kinda like this more than others.

oberon, May 14, 2004
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4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

2008 vintage. Too bad no one's getting married right now... This stuff pours a clear pale rose topped by a couple fingers of lightly off-white foam. The nose is a blast of tart cherry hovering above sour orange, spicy white wine grapes, and a touch of wheat-y funk. The taste follows this recipe pretty closely, with the cherries really blossoming on the tongue. They range from overtly tart to almost sweet, every iteration sloshing across the tongue in eccentric waves. A bit more sour funk here, but not by too much. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a damn tasty brew, one that makes the 3F Schaerbeekse Kriek completely obsolete (especially for the price).

TMoney2591, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

SocalKicks, Jul 05, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review #2100

"Harvest 2008" on the neck label. BBD: 4.11.2030
Christening a new glass, thanks Allen & Mandy for the Cantillon wine glass! Thanks to Kevin for the beer.

Cork extracts itself with a quiet pop, wispy gunsmoke wafts out.
Thin layer of pink foam crackles on the surface. Extremely thin threadlike string of foam is all that's left soon enough. Pinkish crimson edges, deep burgundy red body. Still, glassy surface.

Wet wood and leathery cherry aroma, slighty briny and sweet.

Schaerbeek "pie cherry" flavors, tart and complex. Wet oak traces emerge in the drying aftertaste. Moderate sourness and puckering, cherry skin and tannic bitterness as it warms up. Resonating tart aftertaste, cherry pits, dried stems, and skins altogether. Light feel, a little spritzy, it dries up quickly on the palate. A nice variation on Boon Oude Kriek, more of a pie cherry flavor and less intense sourness but it holds it's own. Nice pairing with dark chocolate.

emerge077, Oct 13, 2011
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4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Label on bottle reads 1995. Purchased at Spuyten Duyvil's Ode to Lambics and Bretts (6-12-2007).

There is a massive amount of sediment that has permanently attached itself to the side of the bottle, which is proof that it has been resting on it's side for quite some time.

Pours a clear reddish amber, though much sediment seems to be lurking all over. Antiseptic woody nose that you just can't help going back to again and again. It's so thick and unique. Flavor is a mind blower. Slight sour tones. Kriek character is still going fairly strong. Cherry characteristics seem to be mixed in with a wood tone. Feel is silly smooth.

Unbelievably drinkable. It's almost sherry or port like. But an aged version. This was my first seriously aged beer, so I am sure my naiveté is making a difference here. It is just in a different class at this point from the age. I think this was an outstanding beer and a real treat to have.

RblWthACoz, Dec 31, 2007
Photo of MasterSki
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 Vintage thanks to Jeffo. Served in a Portsmouth tulip.

A - Pours with two fingers of persistent pink-tinged foam that eventually settles to a thin cap and ticker collar. Lightly hazed ruby red body that has a nice fiery glow to it. Far better head retention than most Kriek.

S - Loads of fresh cherries mingle with pale crackery malt, complemented by some subtle green funk character, and a hint of oak. Not much tart or sour character, but not artificial or medicinal either. Like a funkier Belgian Red with a bit of wood and lactic acidity.

T - The taste has a bit more sour cherry character, offset by pale graham crackery sweetness. Again, heavy on fresh tart cherries, with only mild grass and funk.

M - Medium bodied, light residual stickiness, medium carbonation, and a shockingly well-hidden 8%. Doesn't have some of the carbonation burn of other Krieks.

D - At 8%, this is an easy way to get a buzz on quickly, as it goes down like juice. Perhaps they should rename it Mariage Panty Dropper. Not the most complex kriek, but an enjoyable one nonetheless.

MasterSki, Mar 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

drabmuh, Feb 09, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter. This says it is a 2008 bottle.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy dark red color with a finger of pink head that fades quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Funky cherry. Smells a bit like a fruit vinegar, but it is more complex with that.

Taste: Like the smell but this beer is more tart than it is fruity. The cherry is there, but the tartness dominates. It is quite good. Really refreshing in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a lot of tingly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: This is a really smooth sour ale. The cherry and tartness are quite refreshing. I would definitely have another.

oline73, Jan 27, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The color of beet juice, a little rusty, with a shocking pink head. Nice foam and well carbonated. Light body with an unmistakable woody taste and slightly sour bouquet.

While most of the sugar has been fermented out, this brew is not seriously sour. It's quite tart with a lot of the very dry, mineral taste of the Belgian yeasts. The fruit still seems quite lively and fresh. Some cherries in the nose. Delightfully drinkable and seriously intriguing beer. If you think too many sours are too sour, try this one. Another good education in Belgian styles.

From the bottle purchased at Beer and Gin House in Gent. The larger 37.5 cl bottle with cork. Label lists this as the 2011 harvest.

mactrail, Oct 17, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blind Beer #4 from TMoney2591; thanks Kyle. Poured from what looks like 375ml corked and caged bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware.

a - Pours a very dark purple-pink color with two fingers of dark pink head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for a minute or two and leaves an inch throughout dirnking. No lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of tart raspberries, tart cherries, sour dark fruits, oak, funk, spices, and fruity malts. Sour dark fruits, especially raspberries, and funk dominate here. Smells awesome, guessing a raspberry or cherry wild ale/lambic of sorts.

t - Tastes of tart raspberries, tart cherries, lighter funk than the nose, a little more spice, light oak, sour dark fruits, and some vinegar. Even more sour than the nose, and a step up for me. Think I've had this one before.
m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Dry, and easy to drink. Great mouthfeel for a lambic.

o - Overall this is a great beer. Loads of sour raspberries and dark fruits, and some nice funk along with it. Guessing it is a 5-6% ABV raspberry or cherry lambic; as for the actual beer, I think I've had it before and think it is either LA's Framboise De Amorosa or Boon's Oude Kriek. I am leaning towards the latter due to the spices I felt, especially in the taste, which reminded me of a Belgian style beer, so I'll go with Oude Kriek.

And the reveal is…2008 vintage of Boon's Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait. So close! 0/4 on the actual beer but 2/4 on the style. Man, can't believe this is 8% ABV…tastes like it is 5%. Looking at my Oude Kriek review they are pretty similar, though I rated this one slightly better. An awesome beer and an awesome start to the night...should have been a Want. Thanks Kyle!

mdfb79, Jan 12, 2012
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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
93 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.