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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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372 Ratings
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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 49
Gots: 71 | FT: 5
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rastaman on 09-11-2002

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Photo of Sean9689
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks, Alex! 375ml bottle into Portsmouth tulip.

A - Pours reddish/pink, light pink-colored, head, thin cap on top and a thick ring around the glass with some slightly spotted lacing.

S - Huge sour cherry nose, nice sour/tart notes, slight funk, some oak. Really though, lots and lots of sweet and sour cherries.

T - Big on the cherries, sour/tart, sugary sweetness, some cheese notes, slight barnyard. It's not "Cantillon Kriek" sour, there's more of a sweetness, but that makes it easier to drink.

M - Light body, crisp and refreshing, dry oak finish.

D - Easily drinkable...goes down so quick. I wish this was distributed in the US, but of course, it's awesome and not on the shelves. Get you some of this!

Photo of ehammond1
3.64/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2008)

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.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
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!

Photo of thecheapies
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Boon Kriek Mariage Parfait 2008. Best by 11/04/2030.

Pours a deep magenta color with a thin translucency. Not much light gets through this one, as it can be best described as cloudy. Lovely light pink head formed and fell. A very thin ring sits atop the beer almost three minutes after the pour.

Huge red wine notes and big tannins. Both dark cherry and black grape fermented fruits with moldy skins and a hint of lemon rind. Almost forgot this was 8% until I whiffed it. Funk is at a nice medium level with that mildewy basement odor to it. If there was just a bit more intensity to the nose, as a whole, I'd rate this higher.

Almost a hint sweet and with a lot of these really tart and convoluted fruits coming through. Tart pie cherry, black raspberry, Granny Smith apple, and very moldy lemon rind. A touch vinous (even has sour grape aspects) and funky (moldy fruits and age). This beer has aged gracefully thus far.

Medium-bodied with close to a milky feel, but with a very light carbonation that almost pushes the booziness to the front. Slightly warming, actually a sipper.

Tasted along with a '10 Cantillon Kriek, a '10 Drie Fonteinen Schaarbeekse Kriek, and a '07 Drie Fontienen Oude Kriek. Ranked in the bottom two.

Photo of wedge
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Photo of Jspriest
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Floydster
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle brought to the SeaO'Floydster tasting by WeeHeavySD, thanks for bringing this old bottle Jon, from the late 1980s or early 1990s, reviewed from notes, poured into my Rader snifter

A-Pinkish orange color, barely any head, did leave a little ring around the glass though, good legs too
S-Cherries, funkiness, citrus, barnyard, mild sweetness, and various other sour aromas
T-Starts off nice and tart with cherries and soft malt in the middle, dry finish with more sourness, mellows out as it warms and more fruit comes to the surface including citrus and berries, nice cellared kriek
M-Sour, slightly sweet, acidic, and citrusy mouthfeel, medium bodied, low carbonation, taste lingers a long time
D-Could have drank this bottle quite easily, great flavor profile that is not too much at any time, smooth and no alcohol present, not overly sour or sweet which is surprising after so long

This lambic has held up incredibly well for being at least fifteen years old, too bad this is not in production anymore along with the gueuze too, would love to drink again but not likely, recommended

Photo of jsanford
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml poured into a Rodenbach flute. 2008 vintage.

A - Pours a dark ruby-red with a creamy rose pink head that slowly fades to a slight haze and ring. Such a beautiful beer!
S - Well, it definitely smells like high-quality cherries, but there's such an amazing earthy, cheesy aroma that I just can't get enough of. Leather, barnyard funk, and vanilla round out the nose.
T - Again, the funk and cheese really jump out to me, with the cherry flavor almost being secondary. The cherry flavor is obviously of the highest quality, no doubt that this is the real stuff. Very earthy and funky, again with a bit of vanilla, oak and brown sugar.
M - Slick and smooth, with a medium-thin body and moderately sharp carbonation. Very nice for the style.
O - I really loved this Kriek, right up there with the Cantillion version. I would like to grab a few to lay down for a couple of years.

Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Stevedore
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle, 2008 harvest date. Poured into a geuze tumbler 12/1/2014.

A- Dark purple body, vinous in appearance, light pink head consisting of about one finger's worth, nice retention time, not a lot of lacing. [3.75]

S- Rich tart cherries as expected. Fair amount of funk; leather and musty oak come to mind here, but certainly not as funky as some of the other Belgian lambic blenders produce. The cherries are strong here and deliciously so. Sour wheat and dry oakiness as well. [4.25]

F- Sharp cherry tartness, leather, sharp and dry oak, sour wheat. Cherries all the way with a dry, cherry tart-filled finish. Good complexity, a bit less funk than I'm used to but with a very nice mouthwatering acidity. [4.25]

M- Medium bodied, crisp and refreshing, nice carbonation. Exceptionally mouthwatering in terms of the acidity which is not bracing but brings a very nice dimension. Strong tart cherry flavour permeates the finish here. [4.25]

O- Very nice complexity in an Oude Kriek; plenty of acidity that isn't bracing, a ton of tart cherries and a nice funk. I enjoyed this one and for the price, I would easily get this one again. [4.25]

Final score: 4.22

Photo of rarbring
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of baybum
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Brew33
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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.

Photo of jaymo18
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdagnew
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of lackenhauser
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Photo of lillitnn92
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

Photo of justintcoons
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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