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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

277 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 48
Gots: 57 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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)
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-13-2014 23:21:27 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 00:23:23 | More by MarcWP
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Fitze

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-05-2014 12:40:54 | More by Fitze
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atrocity

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-25-2014 17:48:53 | More by atrocity
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-24-2014 00:29:38 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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rudabegga9

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-18-2014 19:52:46 | More by rudabegga9
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itsscience

Florida

4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 19:45:07 | More by itsscience
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-24-2014 18:33:43 | More by MSandahl23
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dsauter

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-23-2014 21:52:36 | More by dsauter
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Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +19%

02-22-2014 06:19:12 | More by Braden
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wedge

North Carolina

4.49/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 02:31:53 | More by wedge
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 02:25:35 | More by tastybeer
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

01-29-2014 02:35:09 | More by TurdFurgison
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-13-2014 14:00:40 | More by ChicagoNick
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bmoney

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

01-01-2014 14:50:18 | More by bmoney
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-30-2013 20:08:02 | More by Ciocanelu
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KristofH

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-24-2013 13:09:48 | More by KristofH
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dcmchew

Romania

4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2008 vintage. Pours dark ruby, huge fizzy foam at first that pops away very fast, leaving a small lacing.
Strong smell of sour cherries, oak, green grass, big tartness, lemonade, specific funk.
Huge sourness up front, a mix of cherries and lemon zest. It might be a lot at first, but you get used to it after a few more sips. Musty red grapes also, low sweet berries, tartness, balsamic vinegar, high quality lambic notes. Lots of funkiness, wild yeasts really did a number here. Barrel notes are strong, there's an earthy feel, but lots of wood and an overall cellary feel (oak chips aplenty, charcoal towards the end). Green notes are fresh and big, giving off lots of fresh hay, green grass, lemon tree leaves and light tobacco in the finish. Sweetness is felt later on, and doesn't surpass the other elements. Hoppy finish with quite a bitter punch.
Body is almost creamy, with a constant low fizz, closely reminding of a nitro poured Guinness. Alcohol is warm and solely enriches the flavors.
Great kriek lambic, i really like the ruggedness of these Mariage Parfaits.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 13:58:47 | More by dcmchew
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macher0

Kentucky

4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2009 Bottle to tulip

A: Dark ruby red. Poured 2 finger reddish head that treats to a reddish rim and slight head. Fine bubble carbonation. Some lacing.

S: Moderate fragrance. Sour yeast and bretts. Tart cherry. Neutral oak. Fairly complex but well defined.

T: Tart. Sour yeast. Tart cherry. Hints of plum. Neutral oak. Not at all sweet.

M: Very smooth. High, fine carbonation. Very light bodied. Slightly syrupy, but not over the top.

O: An excellent sour kriek. The appearance is absolutely amazing and should be used as a standard for kreiks. This is way more sour than sweet. The cherries come through very dry and subtle. This is in my rotation constantly.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 01:44:41 | More by macher0
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank this one with Thanksgiving dinner this year.
'08 375ml bottle.

A - Pours ruby red with a fizzy half finger tall white head, dissipating down to nothing at all, leaving no lace at all down the glass. Much like the geuze, it went totally flat within minutes.

S - Smells of ripe sour cherries, damp earth, basement must, bit of barnyard funk, lactic sourness, oak and some wet grass. Not as earthy as the geuze thanks to the addition of the cherries but it still just doesn't jump out at me like others in the style.

T - Starts off with the sour cherries quickly giving way to a mix of sharp lactic sourness, musty funk, grass and a touch of sweetness help round it all together. Finish is quite dry, lingering long after the finish. Liking how much the cherries come through here compared to the nose.

M - Medium body with spritzy carbonation. While the geuze was more tart this is a bit more sour, still has plenty of dryness after each sip.

O - I enjoyed this one a bit more than the geuze but it still wasn't worth what I had to pay for them. I think their are better examples of the style but if the price was right I would definitely pick up another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 06:36:55 | More by orangesol
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375 ml bottle into a fw snifter. vintage 2009

dark cherry red with a big head. smell seems skunked and off...hmm. taste though is amazing though...tastes exactly like cherry pie...like exactly. really easy to drink. light bodied almost with mild carbonation, ABV not detectable.

overall a great kriek!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 04:31:18 | More by Axnjxn
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joe1510

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375ml
$8.99
Binny's - Willowbrook, IL

2008 Harvest

Boon's Kriek Mariage Parfait has a deep garnet body that's pretty dense and opaque The head is heavily pink and rises surprisingly high, to a couple fingers in height actually, before crackling and fizzling to a thin ring. Ruby highlights glow when directly backlit.

Saturated oak gets things started before damp minerality takes over. Wet stones, damp soil, waterfalls, wet trees, yada, yada. Smells like a dew covered forest. Black cherries and a moderate acidity was through with the minerality becoming second act instead of headliner but there is a lot of wood in the nose of this beer.

Flavor is much the same. wet wood, trees, soil, and rock lead the way and remain throughout the entire flavor profile. Black cherries hit mid-palate along with a vinegar acidity. Damp, tannic wood notes push through on the swallow. As it warms a lactic quality comes along on the aftertaste. The minerality and wood notes are what make this beer while the cherries play second fiddle.

The body has a moderate weight but feels light as air. Vinegar acidity leaves the teeth on edge slightly but this is by no means a face imploder. The finish quickly becomes dry and tannic with a lot of lingering woodiness. Easy drinker but for the heartburn.

Boon's Kriek Mariage Parfait is a damn fine authentic kriek and although I prefer Gueuze Mariage Parfait, the kriek adds a unique twist. While the wet wood complexity is what makes this beer I could see it becoming taxing over time. A 375 is just he right amount. I'll grab some more of these guys.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 04:21:39 | More by joe1510
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-10-2013 01:51:48 | More by hotsudge
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-19-2013 19:41:19 | More by Casey3236
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-12-2013 14:52:09 | More by NickyDee21
Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
93 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.