Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon
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4.49/5 rDev +7.2%
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.
01-30-2014 02:31:53 | More by wedge
4.48/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
01-30-2014 02:25:35 | More by tastybeer
4.66/5 rDev +11.2%
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.
12-21-2013 13:58:47 | More by dcmchew
4.56/5 rDev +8.8%
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.
12-17-2013 01:44:41 | More by macher0
3.88/5 rDev -7.4%
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.
11-30-2013 06:36:55 | More by orangesol
4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
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!
11-29-2013 04:31:18 | More by Axnjxn
4.08/5 rDev -2.6%
Binny's - Willowbrook, IL
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.
11-29-2013 04:21:39 | More by joe1510
4.41/5 rDev +5.3%
2008 vintage (best before 04/11/2030) into a St. Louis Kriek .25L lambic flute.
A: Pours a dark ruby red that allows no light through with 1/8th inch head that disappears immediately leaving a small, light delicate lace. It is almost still except for a few small bubbles of carbonation running up the sides. I'd have liked a bit more carbonation.
S: dark candied cherries, slight vinegar, sweet.
T: There is a definite black cherry sour taste upfront that is prominent and unmistakeable but is not overwhelming. The sourness is not overwhelming, but really enjoyable. However acidic and tart it is, there is a certain degree of smoothness of the beer that is enjoyable.
M: This is my favorite part of the beer. The beer coats the mouth smoothly, but the almost absent carbonation noted in the appearance is more evident to balance out the smoothness. It has a medium body and finishes somewhat dry.
O: I got this beer originally as a gift for a friend of mine who was getting married, and grabbed an extra for myself. I'm quite glad I did. The beer was very enjoyable and I am happy I had a chance to try it. I'd definitely recommend this.
10-09-2013 00:19:35 | More by ediaz
4.05/5 rDev -3.3%
Pours a dark cherry red. One finger head that quickly dissipates to a lace around the glass.
On the nose is cherries and cranberries. Very tart smelling. Some sour apple in the background.
Taste is very interesting. Fingernail polish type taste at the beginning. Some fruits present themselves towards the middle and end of the taste. A little bit of oak and some weird yeasty flavors.
Mouthfeel is close to perfect. Very nice carbonation. A little thick. Nice.
This is a great sour. Would definitely drink again.
09-08-2013 18:24:14 | More by dowen17
4.81/5 rDev +14.8%
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.
08-30-2013 04:47:37 | More by BeerDocT
4.6/5 rDev +9.8%
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.
08-23-2013 18:55:35 | More by Phyl21ca
Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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