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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

311 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 50
Gots: 61 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage. HUGE thanks to jkane101 for the hook-up!

A- Uniformly translucent fushcia body with vibrant color. Pours with a 1 1/2 finger soapy light pink head. 1/2 finger retains nicely.

S- Nose is slightly sweet but vell balanced. Vinegar comes through the most initially as well as a slight acidic tartness-but the rest of the characters rush in quickly-oak, vanilla, sour cherry, and slightly sweet cherry.

T- Cherry, oak, vinegar and vanilla come through initially. Finish is slightly more tart than initial flavor-but with a similar profile. The tartness lingers slightly more than the rest of the profile-but nothing is overpowering and amazingly all the initial flavors linger slightly.

M- Well done. Smooth, slightly yeasty medium wieght body with soft carbonation.

D- This is a very good, well balanced lambic overall. Certainly one of my favorite krieks. This was a nice surprise as well as I wasn't expecting this brew to be SO good. Would love to have this again!

PittBeerGirl, Jun 25, 2010
Photo of rarbring
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The brew is clouded red ruby, has a lively pink head that settles quickly and leaves no lacing. rather small curtains. Just as it should be!

The smell is very intriguing, sweet fruitiness, sour-bitter cherries, yeast, earth aromas, stable, leather, horse.

Starts with very little sweetness, the a distinct sourness, wild cherries, red vinegar, sour milk, very little bitterness.

Medium low carbonation, a coarse fresh feeling, a thin body. A dry sour finish.

You can't feel that there is 8% ABV in this beer. And it is refreshingly and intriguing and feels very original.

rarbring, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of wedge
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2009

Deep ruby color with a soft, creamy pink head. Super smooth, mellow cherry creaminess in the nose. Sour black cherry, a bit of sherry, and a really delicate touch of vinegar along with spices. Big tart cherry flavor...there seems to be a lot going on, but it keeps everything corralled into a nice, tidy flavor profile. Much more sourness coming through here. Just enough sweetness, nice acidity, woody spice, must, and some sort of potpourri-like element. Astringent and puckering, but far from offensively so. Oh man, very satisfying. I'll try to keep my hands off the other bottle for a few years if I can.

wedge, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev -4.5%

thewimperoo, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of rastaman
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One word springs to mind here- exceptional. stinky barnyard earthiness in the aroma, quite vinous, almost pinot noir like, very complex, aged cherry skin, lovely lambic tart sourness, i absolutely love this beer.

rastaman, Sep 11, 2002
Photo of lackenhauser
4/5  rDev -4.5%

lackenhauser, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of Brew33
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Brew33, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of ktrillionaire
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.

ktrillionaire, Jun 25, 2011
Photo of oglmcdgl
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.

oglmcdgl, Aug 07, 2010
Photo of justintcoons
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.

justintcoons, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of SpeedwayJim
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.

SpeedwayJim, Jul 23, 2011
Photo of bobv
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

bobv, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of CelticAleMan
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

CelticAleMan, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

JeffTheJuice, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of papat444
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.

papat444, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of sneaks2210
4/5  rDev -4.5%

sneaks2210, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of joe1510
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.

joe1510, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
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.

facundoCNB, May 09, 2013
Photo of uturn
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

uturn, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of hooliganlife
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.

hooliganlife, May 07, 2012
Photo of kbutler1
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.

kbutler1, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of Danny1217
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2008 vintage
Pours a deep red. Small red tinted head that dissipates quickly.
A complex aroma. Acidic and funky. The cherry smell is mostly masked by the funk from the wild yeast and bacteria, but it's there if you inhale deeply. The smell the outdoors and a hint of sour cherries.
Flavor is nice and funky as well. Pretty sour but not over the top. Cherry flavor is not as pronounced as it could be, but rather serves to complement the base beer. Light body and surprisingly good carbonation for a 5 year old beer.

I've been into sour beers for several months now. Surprisingly, this is my first traditional fruited lambic. I will be making a trip to Belgium in a couple weeks and will drown myself in lambics to get a better stylistic comparison for this beer. For now however, i really love this kriek.

Danny1217, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of beerwolf77
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.

beerwolf77, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of WillCarrera
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.

WillCarrera, Jun 02, 2012
Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
93 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.