1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

Not Rated.
Boon Oude Kriek Mariage ParfaitBoon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

323 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 323
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 50
Gots: 65 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon visit their website
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 323 | Reviews: 130 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Rado
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Rado, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of BeerDocT
4.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Kriek week continues!

2008! A Kriek from five years ago. Wow. My hands are trembling as I type these words... .

Appearance: 5.0: Poured out with no head whatsoever. Deep, dark and completely opaque. A burgundy color and the color and consistency of blood. Just gorgeous and unique.

Smell: 5.0: Dear lord. Heavy, heavy cellar bouquet. Deep oak and musty, cellary nose on this brew. Cherry hints but swirling in the midst of a huge melange of stone, wood, iron bands, cobwebs...amazing.

Taste: 4.75: Front is tart, with some brief salty hints and an ephemeral taste of cherries and cherry stones (pits) floating in the background. Middle is very oaky, with more cherry tartness and some remedial salt and a fascinating hint of charred wood. Also, there is this huge wave of dryness at this taste level that swells up and quickly fades away, with each swallow. Finish is an amazing swell of cherry tartness mixed with an alkaline yumminess and a deep oakiness that is simply hard to describe using the written word. Wow. Aftertaste is surprisingly dry with a somewhat wine-like taste, but has a definite cherry highlight and...man, this beer really opens the neural floodgates for me. Amazing stuff.

Mouthfeel: 4.75: Perfect for a cellared beer. Slight bubbles and obviously no secondary mucking around by the Ood brewmasters.

Overall: 4.75: Darn close to the perfect beer. Perfectly cellared, there is clearly something inherent in this beer that takes it beyond what is already a complex style (i.e. kriek). I really feel like some lone beer reviewer after the nuclear apocalypse who found the last bottle of beer in the world. In fact, if that apocalypse ever comes, this is the beer I want with me while I watch the rocket's red glare. This beer gets my highest recommendation. Purchased at Mink's in Atlanta.

BeerDocT, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Coren
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Coren, Aug 27, 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
Photo of Seanniek91
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 375ml bottle into a Crooked Stave Tulip. Vintage 2008.

Appearance- Dark redish/brown with some junk on the bottom of the glass. Quick 1 1/2 finger white/pink head that lasted a short while. Looks heavily carbonated which surprised me for 5 years old.

Smell- Super funky cherry and lemon rind, earthy tobacco. Smells similar to Allagash Cerise. Funky medicinal smell that I get in most lambics. Intriguing.

Taste- Funky cherry and stone fruit, grassy, earthy, lightly oak, finishes super lemony/limey. Way better than the normal Boon Kriek.

Mouthfeel- Heavily carbonated with no booze heat. Medium pucker. Semi-dry.

Overall- Real Impressed by this. Why can't the Boon regulars be this good?

Seanniek91, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Odri
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Odri, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4/5  rDev -4.5%

BeerFMAndy, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of JRdaSconnie
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2008 Harvest. Bought at Steve's in Madison yesterday and cellered for all of one night. My treat to myself after a hard days work around the house. Fridge to Cuvee des Jacobins tulip.

S: Funk, little horsey, almonds from the cherry pits, hay, cherry sucker, grape skins.

A: Gorgeous deep red to burgundy with bright red highlights. Kriek trademark pink loft of foam that drops quickly to a ring. Great clarity, effervescent.

T: Why aren't more beers like this? Funky, lactic, natural unsweetened cherries. Acidic but not overly, it is just so balanced.

M: The carbonation takes a very dry beer and gives a creamy and slick mouth. One of my favorite things about the Lambic family. Acid plays on your teeth.

O: Gorgeous beer. I'd consider giving all the rest up and being a Lambic, Kriek, and Framboise devotee. For the price of this beer in the 375mL, it is a no brainer. Once your past the sugary Lindemans beers (which I do still enjoy at times), try out the Boon.

JRdaSconnie, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of rale
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

rale, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
4/5  rDev -4.5%

ShanePB, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of polishkaz
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

polishkaz, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of beerandthedead
4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle of 2011 pours dark ruby red/purple with dark pinkish head,aroma sour cherry with light
almond tones

taste is pure sour cherry dry acidic but but not acidic as some long dry finish with sour fruit
thin body typical of the style ,very fine kriek up with the best available

beerandthedead, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Honus1
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Honus1, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of BrownAleMale
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

BrownAleMale, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of rolltide8425
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

rolltide8425, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

pathman, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of jkane101
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

jkane101, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of safaricook
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle is from harvest 2011.
Poured it in a tasting glass from Bierconsumentenvereniging, the Netherlands.

Nice pink fine bubbled head hanging in there for a while and little but picturesque lacing. Body clear ruby with lots of bubbles visible.

Surpringly sweet aroma of cherries, raspberries and candi with some tart undertones and other wild yeast flavors

Tartness as expected but not as biting as found in other oude kriek; red fruits of course that bring a little fruity sweetness.

Mouthfeel is velvety from fine carbonation. According to style a light body but not watery.

This is a very drinkable kriek that is restrained on sourness, which makes it accessible to a broader public. Not only that, but it also balances the sourness with fruitiness. I think this is very well done. Probably the best of this style I have ever had.
P.S.:Reading the other reviews just realized that this kriek has 8%, which is really high for a kriek. Didn't taste the booze at all, but this explains somehow its immaculate balance. No change of score though.

safaricook, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

WOLFGANG, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of woosterbill
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml, vintage 2008, poured from a basket into a 3 Fonteinen wine-style glass.

A: Lightly hazy, deep purple body under a gorgeous 2 finger head of fine lilac foam that settles into a cap. Stunning Kriek.

S: Lovely, if slightly understated (for an 8% fruit lambic at least) aroma: tart cherry, oak, vanilla, and some grassiness. Very nice.

T: Rich, juicy cherry right up front, with more complex lemon and green apple acidity midway through. A bit of oak and spice, too. At first I thought it was a little plasticy and boozy, but as it warms that all goes away. This is really, really pleasant.

M: Soft, velvety, moderately-carbonated medium body. Excellent.

O: This was great. Wish I'd bought more.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Gonzoillini, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes. Poured from a 375 mL bottle into a tulip.

It pours a deep ruby color with a nice foamy cherry colored head.

The aroma is sweet and slightly tart cherry, Musty oak, vanilla, and some balsamic vinegar in the background.

Boon Kriek starts off with a sweet cherry flavor with a little bit of vanilla. Slowly the flavor turns tart and sour, with an acetic undertone.

The mouthfeel is a little bit on the full side to start out with, but it lightens up a little bit as the sip progresses. The carbonation is creamy and imparts a smooth character. It is not intensely sour, but somewhat acetic and vinegary.

This is quite a solid Kriek.

KickInTheChalice, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

williamjbauer, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of GRUUMSH
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

GRUUMSH, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

MarshallBirdhouse, Jun 16, 2013
Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
93 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.