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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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364 Ratings
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 50
Gots: 68 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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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 Roguer
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Extremely dark purplish-black brew, topped by a foamy but firm pink head. Good retention for the style. Maintains a 1/4 finger head throughout. Almost no lacing.

Musty funk comes through in the aroma before cherry pits, accompanied by a noticeable oak bite.

Flavor reverses the dominance, with cherries up front, followed by a very nice funky element, and finished with a vinous, tannin-soaked edge. Just a hint of sweetness; a little sour; more of a musty funkiness with cherries than anything else.

Very light mouthfeel; not a substantial amount of puckering; a little fuller than most Kriek lambics, but nothing to hint at the 8% ABV. Almost creamy.

This is an excellent Kriek, especially for the more available brands like Boon. Nothing incredible or world-beating, but definitely a very good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Had a bottle with Uncle Jimbo and some other beefreinds last night @ the Kulminator. THis was a 1983 bottle...... I am not a lover of this style but this one was nice to try...

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

2012 bottle

Big pink head erupts before fizzing away to a thin covering immediately. Deep red body.

Sour cherry right off the bat. One of my favorite smells. This should be good. Some vanilla. Not much funk going on.

Taste is quite delightful. Tart cherry pie filling and crust going on. Not much depth of flavor though. Basically straight tart cherry and berry notes

The Mariage Parfait beers are easily the best Boons.

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of antott0523
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Opaque, dark ruby with the appearance of black cherries. Foamy head with an orange-pink hue that sticks around. Carbonation is barely visible.

S: Black cherries with spicy oak, cola. Damp funkiness that I can only describe as a slightly off putting BO type scent.

T: Sweet cherries and oak up front followed by waves of palatable acidity. The finish is buttery, with notes of oak, vanilla, white wine.

M: Moderate body and a dryness that very closely resembles a dry white wine.

D: I'm having this right after the Boon Kriek 2012. It is far more complex than the former. From start, where it is opaque and not translucent, to the finish, where it is more acidic, woody and has more diverse sweet notes, and a dryer finish. Overall, a very nice ale, and I will be buying more for the cellar.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
93 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.