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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

325 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 50
Gots: 65 | FT: 5
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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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My palate for sours is still evolving, but I enjoy trying new things, so looking forward to this. At five years, this would be the oldest beer I've ever rated. I just can't seem to keep them around very long.

Purple with some light red hues and a thin, tan head.

An array of overly sour fruits (chiefly cherry) float soft to the nose, followed by a deep, musty character and notes of brett. Someone left the fruit cart out in the sun too long, or perhaps just right.

Taste is refined with slightly sweet and tart dark fruits (cherry, plum, prune, grape), some fruit skin, and a bit of grain and yeast.

Medium bodied, smooth and dry with no alcohol noticed.

To quote Burroughs, it's "...the most decent, most deeply sour beer I have ever known!" Or something to that affect. Either way it's the finest example of a lambic that I've had, so these beers just might be growing on me.

stephens101, Jun 22, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a blood red color and a thick texture. There was an inch of foamy, pink-colored, long-lasting head. Not much lacing.

S: Not surprisingly, a lot of cherries in the aroma, along with an earthy quality as well.

T: Sour cherries dominate flavor. There's also a funkiness, along with the earthy quality. Apples also make an appearance. This is a very well done flavor, one that's more sour than sweet, but that's not a problem.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a sour finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a very solid, well made lambic. Definitely drinkable.

avalon07, Jun 17, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

***2009 Vintage***

Poured from a 375ml bottle, best before 17.08.2031.

Pours a blood-red pink body with a head that is unmistakably pink. Cream, sour cherries in the aroma. Flavor has a nice balance of sweet and sour cherries. Feel is a touch acidic, next to no carbonation, oak is light. Enjoyed it but not quite up to par with some other Krieks IMO.

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4.69/5  rDev +11.9%
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!

MarcWP, May 10, 2014
Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
93 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.