Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage ParfaitBoon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait

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352 Ratings
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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 50
Gots: 66 | FT: 6
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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 thecheapies
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
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 TheFightingMongooses
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of mattizmyname
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Tilley4
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 bottle...

Tart cherry aromas dominate the nose here as expected... this is quite nice... Doesn't smell artificial but rather has a nice cherry character that has a nice yeasty twang to it... I like it. Not a trace of booze...

Sour puckering tart cherries pretty much sums up how this beer tastes... Nice vinous aspects without being too sweet... This one isn't overly sour but I will say this... it's pretty damn sour... Not quite La Folie sour but it's reaching that way... I'm guessing the age has really brought the funk out in this and I'm actually very happy that I have access to this beer pretty much all the time in a land where sours are very few and far between. I'm happy with this...

I'm glad I decided to take a chance on this beer. I will probably make this one of my go to sours as I can readily find this beer. Nice!

Photo of cfh64
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jtdolla911
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of sneaks2210
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of tobelerone
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2009 vintage, shared with my bride on our wedding day, bottled the year we met.

Pours deep red with a pink, sudsy head that settles slowly. Patchy lacing here and there on the sides of the glass. Aroma is dominated, as expected, by tart cherries, with lemon, balsamic vinegar, oak, apple cider, and a decent dose of funky mustiness coming in close behind.

Flavor follows the nose exactly; tons of tart cherry, follows by oak, sour lemony notes, and a pleasant funk characteristic that adds a nice bit of complexity to the proceedings. Vinegar is hinted at but stays at bay. Finish is dry. Medium-light bodied with medium-high carbonation; lively overall mouthfeel.

This is a solid, middle of the road kriek, by which I mean you get a nice dose of sour fruitiness without the over the top puckering power of the more extreme examples, but it also isn't a candy sweet fake attempt at the style. You can actually find on store shelves on occasion and it's not prohibitively expensive, two more factors to recommend it.

Photo of HumanParaquat
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of bobv
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of mactrail
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The color of beet juice, a little rusty, with a shocking pink head. Nice foam and well carbonated. Light body with an unmistakable woody taste and slightly sour bouquet.

While most of the sugar has been fermented out, this brew is not seriously sour. It's quite tart with a lot of the very dry, mineral taste of the Belgian yeasts. The fruit still seems quite lively and fresh. Some cherries in the nose. Delightfully drinkable and seriously intriguing beer. If you think too many sours are too sour, try this one. Another good education in Belgian styles.

From the bottle purchased at Beer and Gin House in Gent. The larger 37.5 cl bottle with cork. Label lists this as the 2011 harvest.

Photo of IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of FullObs
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2008 bottling. Poured from a bottle into a Duvel snifter. The beer pours out clear and very dark ruby-red with a big rocky pink head that quickly dissipates. The nose has some tart cherries, wood, light funk, and red wine grapes.

Light to medium body and a fairly firm mouthfeel. The beer looks well-carbonated, but the mouth doesn't feel it. In the front of the mouth are sweet and sour cherries, some grainy wheat notes, and a nice sharp acidity. The acidity is evident across the entire palate, though the flavor of the beer never seems to develop into anything beyond the initial impression. The finish is dry, tannic, and mouth-drying, leaving you ready for another sip.

Overall, this is a very pleasantly sour, well-made, enjoyable lambic. It will not appeal to fans who judge these things purely by how sour they are. This one is too well-balanced. The acidity is not at all overwhelming. It is definitely far superior to Boon's standard Kriek and is well worth the extra dollar or two in price.

Photo of russwbeck
3.03/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

2007 Vintage

A: Pours out of the bottle ruby red with about a finger of fizzy pink head. Absolutely no head retention, but there sure are a ton of bubbles racing to the top of the glass. 3.5

S: Some acidity in the aroma that's cut by cherries. Initially I thought it'd be nicely sour, but as I got going I definitely realized just how sweet it was. 3.5

T: The taste is right on the edge of fruit juice, with just a hint of a sour edge. It's almost like a cider instead of a sour. Sweet, but certainly not the sweetest kriek I've encountered. Slight vinegar level as well. It's just not tart enough for me. 3

MF: Overly carbonated and too sweet. Not quite as drinkable as I would have hoped. 2

O: Pretty disappointed. If you like sweet krieks, this is all you. If you want something that's tart and sour, might want to go a different route. 3

Photo of Beeradelphia
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of bsuedekum
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml caged and corked bottle, 2008 vintage. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a dark red/purple color with about an inch pink head that fizzled away quickly. Not much lacing at all. The brew smells like tart and sweet cherries, funk, oak and some earthy aromas. It tastes like tart and sweet cherries (more tart than sweet), oak, funk, and some vinegar and raspberries. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and has good carbonation. I liked this beer, and I think it's definitely worth trying. $6.99 a bottle.

Photo of FosterJM
3.13/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1501st on BA
Bottle to Sapporo flute
375ml c/c

Puchased at Binny's Naperville (Dont remember how much)

App- Had a pour that was a tad too thick and full. More burgundy and deep reds and a good density in the glass. A quick receding 1-1/2 finger white head left no cling.

Smell- Reminds me of a Lindemans Framboise. This was thick and boozy with solid earthy notes and some barrel presence. Replace raspberry for cherry and voila!

Taste- Well having this right after the Gueze I was pumped! This has to be better. No. 0/2. This was very similar to Ke$ha and a hot mess. Thick instead of a nice cripness, boozy vs subtle and just didnt taste very good.

Mouth- Went the opposite direction and was a full medium with a dense carbonation to boot. Slicky and oil fruits with some earthy barrel and oak remain.

Drink- I really thought I struck gold when I found these on the shelf. I was disappointed to say the least. Oud Beersel, Cantillon and 3F are way better options.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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