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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 48
Gots: 57 | FT: 4
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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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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-05-2012 14:37:56 | More by thewimperoo
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to G311 for the hook-up. 2008 bottle. It pours a translucent oxblood hue and has a smattering of small bubbles atop. The nose is full of rich sour cherry notes and a small amount of tannic oak. Funk, per se, is limited; tartness is not. The flavor delivers, again, intense sour cherry notes and is exceptionally vibrant. Complementing the fruit, musty oak and faint notes of mulled spice, especially cinnamon, are suggested. The feel is silky and very softly carbonated, and it has a mellow dryness on the finish which is quite nice. Overall, it does not blow me away in any specific regard, but it is exceedingly solid across the board.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 16:25:43 | More by ktrillionaire
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-12-2014 06:31:10 | More by thatoneguymike
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Brew33

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

01-22-2013 21:31:43 | More by Brew33
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bottle split with onix1agr and my bro langberg. Good times.

A- a good two fingers of pinkish head from a soft pour sits atop a gorgeous magenta brew. Head settles but comes right back with a good swirl of the glass.

S- light barnyard funk and sweet cherries. Tart at time with a hint of ludens cherry cough drops.

T- sweet out front with cherries and candy sugar. Sour and tart with some mild wood. Vinous and earthy at times.

M- light body and carb very dry.

D- very drinkable and not to sour. Not saying that you can get to sour I love me some sour but this is an easy intro to the style and a tasty treat for the super fan.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 04:59:51 | More by oglmcdgl
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008. 375ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a deep raspberry red with bright red highlights. 1-2 fingers of pink head dissipates rapidly. Translucent but very cloudy.

N: Raspberry and sour cherry with light lactic notes. There's a subtle mustiness along with candy chalk sticks.

T: Lactic acid and vinegar like sour notes are upfront along with fresh raspberry and Lemonheads candy. Sour notes continue through and start showing some cherry mid-palate along with some sour Brett. Finishes with rich cherry juice coming out backed by raspberry, again Lemonhead candy and some notes of oak.

M: Medium bodied, sour, tart and dry with moderate-heavy carbonation.

O: More sour than I had anticipated. The 8% abv is non-existent yet it still remains a sipper due to the higher than average lactic and vinegar qualities. Although there's an abundance of raspberry notes, the cherry comes through beautifully towards the back end of the palate. This is a really nice Kriek that would make a great dessert.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 22:45:48 | More by justintcoons
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SpeedwayJim

New York

2.53/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 01:20:57 | More by SpeedwayJim
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CelticAleMan

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-22-2012 06:33:04 | More by CelticAleMan
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

02-24-2013 15:12:27 | More by muskiesman
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sneaks2210

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-14-2012 21:50:29 | More by sneaks2210
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

02-18-2013 18:02:46 | More by JeffTheJuice
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2008 bottle:

poured a deep ruby red with a finger of pink head. smells of perfume, cherries, lactobacillus, wine barrels. the taste is very tart up front, lots of sour cherry, funky barnyard wet hay, cork, cedar. medium body with high carbonation.. nice and tart.

a lovely lambic i got in a trade for 2 heady toppers. worth it in my opinion. lots of nice sourness makes me love this even more than i should! can't really feel the heavy abv, it is masked well by the tart fruityness.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 01:33:37 | More by facundoCNB
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 01:32:43 | More by papat444
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 21:51:18 | More by kbutler1
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joe1510

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375ml
$8.99
Binny's - Willowbrook, IL

2008 Harvest

Boon's Kriek Mariage Parfait has a deep garnet body that's pretty dense and opaque The head is heavily pink and rises surprisingly high, to a couple fingers in height actually, before crackling and fizzling to a thin ring. Ruby highlights glow when directly backlit.

Saturated oak gets things started before damp minerality takes over. Wet stones, damp soil, waterfalls, wet trees, yada, yada. Smells like a dew covered forest. Black cherries and a moderate acidity was through with the minerality becoming second act instead of headliner but there is a lot of wood in the nose of this beer.

Flavor is much the same. wet wood, trees, soil, and rock lead the way and remain throughout the entire flavor profile. Black cherries hit mid-palate along with a vinegar acidity. Damp, tannic wood notes push through on the swallow. As it warms a lactic quality comes along on the aftertaste. The minerality and wood notes are what make this beer while the cherries play second fiddle.

The body has a moderate weight but feels light as air. Vinegar acidity leaves the teeth on edge slightly but this is by no means a face imploder. The finish quickly becomes dry and tannic with a lot of lingering woodiness. Easy drinker but for the heartburn.

Boon's Kriek Mariage Parfait is a damn fine authentic kriek and although I prefer Gueuze Mariage Parfait, the kriek adds a unique twist. While the wet wood complexity is what makes this beer I could see it becoming taxing over time. A 375 is just he right amount. I'll grab some more of these guys.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 04:21:39 | More by joe1510
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.3/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 18:24:16 | More by beerwolf77
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-01-2011 23:34:01 | More by uturn
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-24-2012 02:56:56 | More by bobv
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2008 harvest.

Pours a dark cherry red with reddish pink head, thick at first, lingers.

Ripe cherry, some cherry pie filling, light oak.

Plenty of cherry flavor, a bit dank. Bold and ripe. Light oak and funk but cherry dominates. mildly sour.

Chilled, very carbonated. As it warms to room temp it mellows.

Quite impressed, like this far more than the gueuze version.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 01:45:07 | More by hooliganlife
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into flute glass

A: Deep red, slightly hazy with a finger of light pink head on top. The head quickly dissipates to just a ring around the glass. Looks nice, but not exceptional.

S: Quite nice. Strong sour cherry and lemon smell with some must and funk in the background.

T: Strong lemon flavor up front. The sour cherry is not quite as strong as in the smell, but is still significant. There is some significant barnyard funk, but it's certainly not as strong as the lemon and sour cherry flavors.

M: A bit full bodied for a lambic, but quite nice. Carbonation is strong.

O: This is one of my favorite fruit lambics. It is excellent. Very drinkable, complex, with an excellent sour cherry flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 22:49:50 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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klipper

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-02-2014 02:40:32 | More by klipper
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 05:21:57 | More by WillCarrera
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375 ml cork n caged bottle (2008 date on the neck) into a D'Achouffe tulip.

A- pours a vibrant turnip color with a huge 3" dark pink head. Small bubbles on the glass reside quickly.

S- big vinegar whiff, vegetables, dark cherries and raspberries, earthy aromas.

T- tart raspberries, vinegar, with some cherries and something else, maybe some tart rhubarb?

M- medium body, high carbonation. Light acidity and dryness.

O- very nice lambic with lots of sour and tartness. Just enough fruit notes to balance out the sourness and acidity.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 03:17:11 | More by kawilliams81
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 12:20:48 | More by callmemickey
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

08-05-2013 02:13:29 | More by polishkaz
Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
93 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.