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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

Boon Oude Kriek Mariage ParfaitBoon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

247 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 247
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon visit their website
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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danedelman

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bottle marked 2004 into a tulip glass

A-pale amber color with a big fluffy white head.

S-grapefruit, sweetness shines through. A nice funky brett yeast smell backs all that up.

F-very similiar to the head. grapefruit and lemon peel with a nice well balaced sweetness that I feel is much better than the regular oude boon geuze as that one is too dry for me.

M-light and crisp. carbonation is high and bounces on your tongue.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 21:07:07 | More by danedelman
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oline73

Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter. This says it is a 2008 bottle.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy dark red color with a finger of pink head that fades quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Funky cherry. Smells a bit like a fruit vinegar, but it is more complex with that.

Taste: Like the smell but this beer is more tart than it is fruity. The cherry is there, but the tartness dominates. It is quite good. Really refreshing in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a lot of tingly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: This is a really smooth sour ale. The cherry and tartness are quite refreshing. I would definitely have another.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 23:20:14 | More by oline73
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pperrecone

California

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2007 vintage
it poured a nice ruby color. a head that lasted for only seconds.

The smell is letting you know you have a sour kriek. sour slight vinegar but barley any but a touch. it is so pleasant or inviting for another sniff.

tast is of tart cherry juice with layers of funk and sourness. This is a very complex beer. sweet on the finishes but not too sweet. it lets the sour come through very complex,

Body is on point

Overall this beer is bomb and if you can try it go for it. bomb!

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 06:58:21 | More by pperrecone
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Naugros

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear scarlet while being poured that turns into a dark garnet in the glass. The classic pink head rises tall before sizzling down to a an active crown.

The aroma rising from the pour is enough to make not want to wait for the head to recede before I dive in. There are the typical kriek elements of mustiness (Brett funk) and the sour and earthy Morellos, but it's a bit muted. These elements all transfer into the taste with the cherries really taking over, giving off a little more sweetness than I'm used to in aged krieks.

The first sip delivers a sour tingle to the palate that is some washed out with some mustiness. The body is nicely lightened by the appropriate level of carbonation for this style.

A well-aged kriek, to be sure. Boon delivers again.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 18:49:33 | More by Naugros
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hawks10

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage – Best before November 4th, 2030 - 375ml green corked and capped bottle poured into a tulip…

Pours a beautiful dark blood red with tons of thick bright pink foamy head. When held to the light the beer glows ruby red, truly a spectacular looking Lambic...

Fresh, juicy, ripe cherries fill the nose, one of the most intense fruit bursts I have ever smelled in a lambic. An aroma similar to a damp musty basement filled with decades of firewood peeks out behind the huge fruit. This beer smells spectacular as well...

Taste is much sweeter than I was expecting. Tons of cherries attack the palate, very juicy and sweet. A quick tart bite hits at the end cutting into the sweetness a bit, as does the oak, which is much more apparent in flavor than smell. Quite tasty, would like a bit more pucker and less sweet, but that will probably come with some more age. Definitely looking forward to trying one in a couple years...

Medium bodied, maybe a bit heavier than a typical lambic, with good carbonation. Finish is dry with a bit of lingering oak flavor, 8% alcohol is non-existent...

Very very pleased with this beer, definitely hitting the store tomorrow to pick up a couple more!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 00:43:27 | More by hawks10
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mdfb79

New York

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blind Beer #4 from TMoney2591; thanks Kyle. Poured from what looks like 375ml corked and caged bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware.

a - Pours a very dark purple-pink color with two fingers of dark pink head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for a minute or two and leaves an inch throughout dirnking. No lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of tart raspberries, tart cherries, sour dark fruits, oak, funk, spices, and fruity malts. Sour dark fruits, especially raspberries, and funk dominate here. Smells awesome, guessing a raspberry or cherry wild ale/lambic of sorts.

t - Tastes of tart raspberries, tart cherries, lighter funk than the nose, a little more spice, light oak, sour dark fruits, and some vinegar. Even more sour than the nose, and a step up for me. Think I've had this one before.
m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Dry, and easy to drink. Great mouthfeel for a lambic.

o - Overall this is a great beer. Loads of sour raspberries and dark fruits, and some nice funk along with it. Guessing it is a 5-6% ABV raspberry or cherry lambic; as for the actual beer, I think I've had it before and think it is either LA's Framboise De Amorosa or Boon's Oude Kriek. I am leaning towards the latter due to the spices I felt, especially in the taste, which reminded me of a Belgian style beer, so I'll go with Oude Kriek.

And the reveal is…2008 vintage of Boon's Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait. So close! 0/4 on the actual beer but 2/4 on the style. Man, can't believe this is 8% ABV…tastes like it is 5%. Looking at my Oude Kriek review they are pretty similar, though I rated this one slightly better. An awesome beer and an awesome start to the night...should have been a Want. Thanks Kyle!

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 23:17:00 | More by mdfb79
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timtim

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008... red with a pink head that this to a collar. nose is black cherry with touches of sweetness, wood and funk amid a mildly brett-spicy backbone. reminds me of the cherries, the cherry tree and the farm they are on. taste is a well balanced mix of the above with black cherry and wood flavor dominating to me. just barely sour, and not as sweet as the nose led me to think it was going to be. medium body with almost prickly carbonation and a very cherry finish. a completely different animal than say, Hannsens (the best!). overall, very very good. definitely has it's own personality, and it is interesting to see what happens to the lambic flavors when the abv is elevated a bit.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 01:35:19 | More by timtim
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

2008 vintage. Too bad no one's getting married right now... This stuff pours a clear pale rose topped by a couple fingers of lightly off-white foam. The nose is a blast of tart cherry hovering above sour orange, spicy white wine grapes, and a touch of wheat-y funk. The taste follows this recipe pretty closely, with the cherries really blossoming on the tongue. They range from overtly tart to almost sweet, every iteration sloshing across the tongue in eccentric waves. A bit more sour funk here, but not by too much. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a damn tasty brew, one that makes the 3F Schaerbeekse Kriek completely obsolete (especially for the price).

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 18:36:38 | More by TMoney2591
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sweemzander

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz. corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip. 2008 Vintage. Thanks to beerwolf for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a deep cranberry; almost plum color. Produced a nice cap of pink froth; some lacing.

(S)- A nice fruity-like jam tart character. Some nice dry oak.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A ripe jammy cherry/berry flavor. Some acidity. Finishes dry and oaky.

(M)- A nice mellow carbonation level. A nice balance too of fruit and oak with a kiss of sour acidity.

(D)- Overall, a solid Kriek. An easy to drink and enjoy offering, so very approachable if you are just getting into the style. Surprisingly refreshing too.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 21:52:18 | More by sweemzander
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.3/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle thanks to Mikeymikee.

Dark red hue. Light pink finger of head. Full on new pool toys with a hint of arm pit funk. Macerated cherry skins and a mild sweetness. Flavors are mild sour with a good amount of sweet cherry. The funk is present but nothing like I hope for in my krieks. Medium body with a mild amount of carbonation. Not my favorite kriek but not horrible.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 18:24:16 | More by beerwolf77
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daedalusfinch

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

375ml Bottle, 2008 served in Swamphead Snifter

I've had sparkling wines with far less pop, wow. The second I finished untwisting the cage, the cork flew off and across the room. I was definitely not prepared for that. It pours a rich burgundy color with a big pink-beige head that sticks around longer than I would have imagined -- this beer definitely brings the carbonation.

The nose is full of European cherries, sweet and tart. Underneath, there are characteristic Brut and belgian yeast notes. There's also a good, earthy backbone like an old world wine.

The tart cherries kick it up here; they're definitely first to the party and know they belong here. There's a champagne brut-ness here and a well-placed sourness, almost like a Geuze. It's not cloyingly sweet like I find many fruit lambics, and I absolutely cannot taste the alcohol. What a treat.

It's a little thicker than a lot of lambics, but the carbonation carries it perfectly. The liquid composition is phenomenal -- a perfect vessel for the flavor.

I grabbed three of these when a case came in -- just in case I thought it was especially good. I'll be going back today to grab another four to sit on. Considering the price and availability, I'd say this beer joins Cantillon's tier for lambics. I am very impressed.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 16:41:27 | More by daedalusfinch
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle, 2008, best by 04-11-2030.

A great pop when I removed the cork, it pours a deep deep red with a pinkish head of foam and it brings some nice lacing.

There are sweet and sour cherries notes up front in the smell and some earthy malt but the cherries rule all.

Same goes for the taste. 3 years old and the cherries taste so fresh and vibrant; I can now see the reasoning behind the very, what I thought was, optimistic best by date. I'd say the balance between the sweetness and tartness is near perfection right now. 18 years into the future? Who knows but I reckon this beer would still be a treat.

I'm now getting an earthy character, almost Brett like but not quite. I love the sound of this brew; snap, crackle, and pop? It almost sounds like it's refermenting in my glass. ;^)

Medium bodied with a pretty high level of carbonation which, by the way, suits this beer to a T, the mouthfeel is awesome and..the beer drinks awesome as well. What a wonderful brew!

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 16:13:35 | More by Bitterbill
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aasher

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage, purchased in Louisville awhile back and shared with the fiance. It pours a medium bodied bright cherry red with a good amount of carbonation and a two finger bright pink red. The aromas are very dry and bretty with a good dose of sour and tart cherry. It's also a little vinous. It has nice and sharp flavors of sour cherry with red wine notes and a lot of funk. It's a little sweeter than the nose would lead you to expect but is still pretty dry. It drinks medium in body, has nice flavor, and keeps you salivating as opposed to killing your palate with brett. Overall this is a fine Kriek and was well worth the $8.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 02:21:47 | More by aasher
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fsvan

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 bottle poured into Bell's tulip.

A- Deep, murky red. Looks like a mix between red and dark crushed cherry juice. Three fingers of reddish head.

S- A lot of cherry. A good, but not huge sour bite. An earthiness on the back of the cherry, like the skin of the fruit.

T- The sourness is much more pronounced in the taste, and hits you up front. Not ass puckeringly sour, but it packs a good bite nonetheless. A big bunch of cherry follows the sour. No real sweetness associated with it. Very earthy cherry skin, yeast finish.

M- Light in the mouth, but with a not earthiness that adds to the depth without really adding to the body.

O- I like this pretty much. I can count the lambics I've had on two hands, and this is isn't the best but certainly isn't the worst.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 00:15:58 | More by fsvan
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into flute glass

A: Deep red, slightly hazy with a finger of light pink head on top. The head quickly dissipates to just a ring around the glass. Looks nice, but not exceptional.

S: Quite nice. Strong sour cherry and lemon smell with some must and funk in the background.

T: Strong lemon flavor up front. The sour cherry is not quite as strong as in the smell, but is still significant. There is some significant barnyard funk, but it's certainly not as strong as the lemon and sour cherry flavors.

M: A bit full bodied for a lambic, but quite nice. Carbonation is strong.

O: This is one of my favorite fruit lambics. It is excellent. Very drinkable, complex, with an excellent sour cherry flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 22:49:50 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2008

What a gorgeous beer. A simply perfect appearance. Radiant ruby hues with soft pink accents when held to the light. Pinkish purple head that measures over a half inch thick. Excellent retention and lacing. A joy to observe.

The aroma is top notch as well. Sour cherries take center stage, with funky, musty, oak in supporting roles.

Lots of cherry flavor. Just the right amount of funk and sour presence. Enough to induce the slightest pucker, but so smooth I could drink several glasses and not grow weary of it. Homemade cherry pie? One of the most easy drinking fruit lambics I have had in a while.

8% abv? Difficult to believe. Alcohol content is masterfully disguised. Ridiculously smooth on palate, with a lingering aftertaste of tart cherries.

Overall, fantastic. So glad I was able to get a few of these. A must have for the lambic connoisseur.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 22:02:21 | More by Huhzubendah
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danieelol

Australia

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bluebetty?

Poured a vibrant fluro red colour with lovely red head.

Vibrant sour cherries in the aroma

Taste is mostly sour but highly delicious and drinkable.

This held up really well against some awesome sours and personally I thought it was several times better than the Marriage Parfait Geuze

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 23:04:20 | More by danieelol
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emerge077

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review #2100

"Harvest 2008" on the neck label. BBD: 4.11.2030
Christening a new glass, thanks Allen & Mandy for the Cantillon wine glass! Thanks to Kevin for the beer.

Cork extracts itself with a quiet pop, wispy gunsmoke wafts out.
Thin layer of pink foam crackles on the surface. Extremely thin threadlike string of foam is all that's left soon enough. Pinkish crimson edges, deep burgundy red body. Still, glassy surface.

Wet wood and leathery cherry aroma, slighty briny and sweet.

Schaerbeek "pie cherry" flavors, tart and complex. Wet oak traces emerge in the drying aftertaste. Moderate sourness and puckering, cherry skin and tannic bitterness as it warms up. Resonating tart aftertaste, cherry pits, dried stems, and skins altogether. Light feel, a little spritzy, it dries up quickly on the palate. A nice variation on Boon Oude Kriek, more of a pie cherry flavor and less intense sourness but it holds it's own. Nice pairing with dark chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 01:33:10 | More by emerge077
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep burgundy with a fizzy pink head that recedes quickly. Very attractive in the glass.

S: Intense aromas of tart cherries, pomegranate, must, cider vinegar, and horse blanket. Smells like a lambic should.

T: A fruity, tart entry gives way to notes of cherry, pomegranate, must, unripened vine fruits, cider vinegar, almonds, oak, and horse blanket. Finish is tart and dry with cherry, horseblanket, and pomegranate notes standing out on the long, satisfying fade.

M: Very full-bodied with a luscious mouthfeel. Feels thick, substantial, and incredibly rich.

O: This is one exceptional kriek, and easily rivals Boon's Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait in terms of quality and depth. This would make an incredible after-dinner treat.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 16:55:17 | More by mrfrancis
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BeerAndBourbon

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2008 vintage 375 mL bottle

A. Pours a deep hazy red with a half inch pink foamy head that receeds leaving no residual lacing.

S. Tart cherry with a touch of oak and an impression of vanilla.

T. Starts of with mildly tart cherry that moves into oak with some leather and mild barnyard funk. A faint mustiness is present a well.

M. Very high carbonation. It ends very dry leaving little residual flavor on the tongue.

D. Not incredibly complex, but not as dull/ uninteresting as some reviews seem to suggest.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 00:32:10 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There was a quick splash of a one inch high head of white lace, which quickly settled back down and left behind nothing more then the raspberry color liquid in front of me.

rich, and very tart. At first it was hard to get past the sour to find the sweet fruit notes that were lying underneath, however once it warmed a bit, the funkiness settled down quite a bit and some rather nice tones of fruit started to come through. Nice touch of raspberries and cherries, with that unmistakable tartness really starting to show through on this one now.

Rich Raspberry taste wraps around the tongue and then puckers the cheeks with the tartness. Very nicely done. Some subtle apple, maybe pear like flavors dancing around in the back now as well, before really drying out for the fini

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 02:51:10 | More by mikesgroove
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Thirstybird for breaking this one out. 750ml corked and caged bottle - 1995 vintage purportedly from Frank Boon's personal cellar. Pours the color of maple syrup with no head. Clarity is hazy without being cloudy. Aromas of leather, tart cherries, tannins and a suggestion of sweetness comprises the nose. Taste follows nose - earthy, leathery and tart cherry flavors come out. Some oxidation is also present, as well as whiskey notes and tobacco. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a virtually still carbonation, a slight acidity and a mild oily/viscous quality to the texture. I'm not really sure how to describe this brew. It's by far the oldest beer I've had, and it's quite interesting and complex with some Oud Bruin qualities. A little definitely goes a long way though because there is so much going on with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 01:49:21 | More by Jwale73
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Filosoof

Netherlands

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great sour, but round beer (2008).

L: perfect lasting top; deep cherry brown colour;
S: creamy, light funky bretts, almond;
T: not the most complex beer in the world, but a melange of three/four feelings: cream, cherry ofcourse, natural sweetness (there isn't sugar in it, but I checked the label for it, because I couldn't believe it: so soft!), almond, perfect 'dying' sweetness, ending at the right time to invite you for the next glass;
M: lovely mixture of CO2, sourness, sweet touch and light feeling alcohol;
O: this beer could become even better if I would wait a few years? I'll try that! Looking forward already.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 19:04:46 | More by Filosoof
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

375ml bottle dated 2008 harvest with a best by date of 2030 so this must have been bottled in 2010. Bright red with a punk head that looked great at first and then died even though the beer was very fizzy (dirty glass?) . Smelled like cherries, no must, no barnyard, no lambic. Taste was tart cherries but I want the funk too and I got none. Mouthfeel was also way too fizzy for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 16:00:06 | More by ArrogantB
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$7 at Whole Food Plymouth Meeting.

I've had an 08 bottle twice, once from a bottle shipped from Belgium and one from a bottle from a local bottle shop shelf. I think I enjoyed this much more the second time when I had a whole bottle to myself that I got from my local shop.

This beer is awesome. It's a an almost opaque cherry wood color with a huge head that leaves a very thin delicate lace. It's got great cherry aroma. There is a good bit of funky with sharp brett but also very bright fruit. There is a nice bit of perceived sweetness that helps ground the funk. Love it.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 22:33:11 | More by Soonami
Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
93 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.