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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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93
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361 Ratings
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 50
Gots: 69 | FT: 5
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rastaman on 09-11-2002

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Photo of papat444
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Photo of klipper
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Jamison85
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of captainbearcat
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Bhoward0698
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of pwoody11
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of delgotit99
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of MarcWP
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into Cantillon taster.

Appearance is crimson red with dark ruby highlights. Active small head settles to a decent size ring. Spume is in rosey pink to light purple color range.

Aroma is the typical cherry nose of krieks with other berries also playing off the cherries. Oak, candy apple, and a touch of earthy funk also present.

The taste brings a very earthy, funky kick up which is only light on the nose. You can tell this is a younger Kriek as the sourness is very subdued. Also the cherries used must have been low on acidity as the kind used can influence the PH profile quite a bit. Instead, the cherry flavor is deep, earthy, fleshy but not really sweet or acidic. I love the depth of flavors here, farmhouse musk, oak, pasture reside along the other fruit flavors you get like sweet cranberry, over ripe blood orange, merlot grape, and even some plantain action going on.

Mouthfeel is light. Carbonation is beautifully soft but active. Awesome dry finish, perfect if you ask me, you get the sweet character from the cherries but no residual sugar aftertaste.

I just want to mention that this is further evidence that Boon is up there with Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen for top lambic producers. Between this and their standard Mariage Parfait they prove to be to producing top notch stuff. Would love to see some other fruit variants added to the Parfait range. Would be awesome!

Photo of Fitze
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of atrocity
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of rudabegga9
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of itsscience
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 harvest

Pours cranberry juice red with a finger of pink head that quickly subsides. The nose is clean and sweet with the smell of green apple skins, cherries, a little bit of barnyard, and a little bit of lactic acid. This is a delicious beer: it starts off with a sour bite, melding into sweet natural cherries and ending with another huge surge of sourness with grassy, lemony notes. I get a nice dose of vanilla in the aftertaste. It's never artificial and never over-the-top sour. The body is light with high carbonation.

Photo of MSandahl23
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Braden
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of wedge
4.48/5  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.

Photo of tastybeer
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark burgundy red with a delightful pink tightly foamy head. Aroma is ultra smooth. Awesome cherry pie, softly tart, sweet, and fragrant. Creamy with something vanilla-like, plus musky wood. Taste is tart and smacky. Woody, musky, tart dry berries. Grape skins, astringent and puckering. Very well combined concoction. The word encrusted comes to mind... Very dry, implosively so, brightly and smoothly carbonated, almost chalky texture. Very nice.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
93 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.