Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

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Reviews: 142
Hads: 404
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 5.31%
Wants: 53
Gots: 84 | FT: 5
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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 mactrail
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The color of beet juice, a little rusty, with a shocking pink head. Nice foam and well carbonated. Light body with an unmistakable woody taste and slightly sour bouquet.

While most of the sugar has been fermented out, this brew is not seriously sour. It's quite tart with a lot of the very dry, mineral taste of the Belgian yeasts. The fruit still seems quite lively and fresh. Some cherries in the nose. Delightfully drinkable and seriously intriguing beer. If you think too many sours are too sour, try this one. Another good education in Belgian styles.

From the bottle purchased at Beer and Gin House in Gent. The larger 37.5 cl bottle with cork. Label lists this as the 2011 harvest. (691 characters)

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2008 bottling. Poured from a bottle into a Duvel snifter. The beer pours out clear and very dark ruby-red with a big rocky pink head that quickly dissipates. The nose has some tart cherries, wood, light funk, and red wine grapes.

Light to medium body and a fairly firm mouthfeel. The beer looks well-carbonated, but the mouth doesn't feel it. In the front of the mouth are sweet and sour cherries, some grainy wheat notes, and a nice sharp acidity. The acidity is evident across the entire palate, though the flavor of the beer never seems to develop into anything beyond the initial impression. The finish is dry, tannic, and mouth-drying, leaving you ready for another sip.

Overall, this is a very pleasantly sour, well-made, enjoyable lambic. It will not appeal to fans who judge these things purely by how sour they are. This one is too well-balanced. The acidity is not at all overwhelming. It is definitely far superior to Boon's standard Kriek and is well worth the extra dollar or two in price. (1,004 characters)

Photo of russwbeck
3.05/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

2007 Vintage

A: Pours out of the bottle ruby red with about a finger of fizzy pink head. Absolutely no head retention, but there sure are a ton of bubbles racing to the top of the glass. 3.5

S: Some acidity in the aroma that's cut by cherries. Initially I thought it'd be nicely sour, but as I got going I definitely realized just how sweet it was. 3.5

T: The taste is right on the edge of fruit juice, with just a hint of a sour edge. It's almost like a cider instead of a sour. Sweet, but certainly not the sweetest kriek I've encountered. Slight vinegar level as well. It's just not tart enough for me. 3

MF: Overly carbonated and too sweet. Not quite as drinkable as I would have hoped. 2

O: Pretty disappointed. If you like sweet krieks, this is all you. If you want something that's tart and sour, might want to go a different route. 3 (846 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml caged and corked bottle, 2008 vintage. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a dark red/purple color with about an inch pink head that fizzled away quickly. Not much lacing at all. The brew smells like tart and sweet cherries, funk, oak and some earthy aromas. It tastes like tart and sweet cherries (more tart than sweet), oak, funk, and some vinegar and raspberries. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and has good carbonation. I liked this beer, and I think it's definitely worth trying. $6.99 a bottle. (526 characters)

Photo of FosterJM
3.15/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1501st on BA
Bottle to Sapporo flute
375ml c/c

Puchased at Binny's Naperville (Dont remember how much)

App- Had a pour that was a tad too thick and full. More burgundy and deep reds and a good density in the glass. A quick receding 1-1/2 finger white head left no cling.

Smell- Reminds me of a Lindemans Framboise. This was thick and boozy with solid earthy notes and some barrel presence. Replace raspberry for cherry and voila!

Taste- Well having this right after the Gueze I was pumped! This has to be better. No. 0/2. This was very similar to Ke$ha and a hot mess. Thick instead of a nice cripness, boozy vs subtle and just didnt taste very good.

Mouth- Went the opposite direction and was a full medium with a dense carbonation to boot. Slicky and oil fruits with some earthy barrel and oak remain.

Drink- I really thought I struck gold when I found these on the shelf. I was disappointed to say the least. Oud Beersel, Cantillon and 3F are way better options. (971 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour courtesy of mrbubbler at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

2008 vintage.

Pours a clear dark red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some cherry and berry aromas. Taste is much the same along with some woody flavors on the aftertaste. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super tasty and easy to drink. (570 characters)

Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inflatablechair corked this winner tonight... '08 version.. very cool!! Thanks a ton Sammy!!!!

Deep dark red/purple... Sam says, "Smoke on the watttahhh"... Nice pink head.. decent retention and lacing..

Nose is bright fruit with dank funk up front, but with aeration the fruit comes out full frontal.

Flavor begins quite sour and fruity.... the funk is more in the background on the palate... a bit oaky.. the cherries linger forever on the finish. acidic but never "acetic" .. no vinegar just a nice fruit punch and a good lingering Brett funk.

Surprising body and a bit lesser carbonation... Very well done.. but I think will be fantastic with 3-6 months in the cellar..

Very cool... I liked this one a lot... especially with warmth... later pours were very nice... let this brew breathe for a bit.

All 4's.... I HOPE/know I will get to try it again. :-) (864 characters)

Photo of JRed
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep red in body with light cherry head that stays. Smells horsey, cherry with some floral notes. Tastes of very sour cherries, horse blanket, some booze, tangy, with funk. Heavy carbonation with a medium body. Tasty, extra sour, funked out. Real good in the hot weather for 4th of July celebratin'. (299 characters)

Photo of Jonada
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2008 Vintage

A: Dark red in color with a pink or almost light purple head. Head dissipated quickly, but not instantly. There was a fair amount of carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass as well.

S: Sour cherries and definitely some funk

T: Again just a ton of tart sour cherries. It starts fairly sweet upfront and then gives way to some oaky flavors and a pretty tart finish. I don't taste any alcohol whatsoever, but there is a slight warming in the back of the throat to remind you that this beer comes in at 8% ABV.

M: Medium body. Some prickly carbonation but not to the point of being distracting.

O: I was really impressed with this one. Surprisingly drinkable at 8% ABV. I think it finds a great balance of tartness and sweetness. Definitely recommend trying if you're a fan of lambics. (810 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2008)

Thanks for the gift, NoSignsOfPain!

A very dark crimson with almost no clarity and not a lot of visible carbonation. This looks a bit heavy and substantial for the style, and lacks the typical bubbles. This leaves the glass seemingly clean on the way down.

Nice enough aroma, though nothing is leaping out of the glass. That being said, there's good amount of cherry, earth, and mild wood character.

The flavor is better than the aroma, with distinct cherry notes and strong sourness. There's mild oak and some earthy funk character. The alcohol is very well hidden, as this is somewhat high in alcohol for the style.

Medium to full bodied for the style, with low carbonation.

An incredibly drinkable and tasty kriek, though not at all in the upper echelon of the style. (791 characters)

Photo of davey101
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Harvest 2008, Best Before: 04-11-2030. 375 ml C+C bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Dark red fruit juice body with a purple tint. A fluffy bright pink head forms but dissolves pretty quickly to some thin edging.

S - Intensely sour cherries, oaky tannins, and some spices. A bit of warming alcohol on the end.

T - Mouth puckering cherry juice with some light oak, vanilla and funky notes. Not very complex, but it has a great sour cherry presence even at 4 years old. Ends abruptly with the 8% abv well hidden. Mouth feel is lively yet thin.

O - A very solid kriek. Very sour and mouth puckering with some light oak and brett notes. A very good starter kriek that I actually prefer to the Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek. Still stumped at why the mariage parfait series has such a high abv though. (792 characters)

Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle, best before date of 04/11/2030, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a deep red color with a couple fingers of dark pink head, recedes to a collar and leaves little lacing.

S- Some tart cherry, sweet fruit/raspberry aroma, oak.

T- Moderately tart and lactic with some sour dark cherry flavor, which could stand to be a bit stronger, has some lingering fruity sweetness, some oak and tannins.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, moderately dry finish.

O- A pretty nice kriek, it's a bit sweeter than I would like, it's very drinkable but I easily preferred the Geuze Mariage Parfait. (596 characters)

Photo of shleepy
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from 375mL bottle into tumbler glasses in Brussels.

Classic kriek appearance, smell, and taste. Strong cherry flavor and quite dry. The cherry taste even lingers in the aftertaste.

Wasn't sure that it would be a "true" kriek, as opposed to a sweet one, but it's quite nice. Would gladly drink again, and no worse than the standard krieks from other brewers/blenders. Only a Lou Pepe would be a significant step up. (423 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A massive thanks goes out to caSSino for bringing this one out during cmrillo’s 40 Beers* @ 40 Birthday Bash! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a ruby reb with a one finger pink head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, funk, cherry, wood, and sugar. The flavor was of sweet malt, funk, cherry, and sugar. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. This was a really well balanced brew. The funk aspect on this one really added a nice touch to everything else going on here. I went into this one expect to pick up on tart cherries, but they were more along the lines of sweet cherries. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance. (792 characters)

Photo of kawilliams81
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375 ml cork n caged bottle (2008 date on the neck) into a D'Achouffe tulip.

A- pours a vibrant turnip color with a huge 3" dark pink head. Small bubbles on the glass reside quickly.

S- big vinegar whiff, vegetables, dark cherries and raspberries, earthy aromas.

T- tart raspberries, vinegar, with some cherries and something else, maybe some tart rhubarb?

M- medium body, high carbonation. Light acidity and dryness.

O- very nice lambic with lots of sour and tartness. Just enough fruit notes to balance out the sourness and acidity. (552 characters)

Photo of Khazadum
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage

Holy hell this beer is amazing. Not much can be said for the lacing, the head development, the time for carbonation on appearance. However... moving on to the core nature of the beast...

Smells amazing of tart cherries, sweet cherry skins, a light sherry character, bare touch of oak presence as well.

Tastes.. mouth puckeringly tart but still fruity. Like raspberries, fresh picked blueberries, cherry pits, lactic acid for sure, lingering cherry tartness, fructose plasticity and phenols, and finishes dry tannins. Oh how I love it.

Full body, very nice puckering presence, great lingering fruit characteristics... perhaps a tad too high in the alcohol character but it helps with the sherry fruit liquor sweetness I get at times.

This is a shockingly great Kriek... hell I may go buy a half case for putting down. (837 characters)

Photo of hooliganlife
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2008 harvest.

Pours a dark cherry red with reddish pink head, thick at first, lingers.

Ripe cherry, some cherry pie filling, light oak.

Plenty of cherry flavor, a bit dank. Bold and ripe. Light oak and funk but cherry dominates. mildly sour.

Chilled, very carbonated. As it warms to room temp it mellows.

Quite impressed, like this far more than the gueuze version. (378 characters)

Photo of drtth
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically. The 375 ml size of the 2008 harvest with best by date of 28 Feb, 2030.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a deep dark cherry red with a 1 ¼” fluffy pink head that recedes fairly quikly to a ring of foam with a thin layer of foam covering most of the liquid. As the head recedes there is no lacing left behind. Sipping leaves scattered speckles and legs of lacing that mostly cling to the side of the glass.

Smell: When the bottle is opened the aroma of cherries fills the air even before the beer is poured. Once the beer is in the glass other components of the aroma can be detected. There is just a bit of mustiness along with something that tells me the beer will be tart.

Taste: Although the flavor starts off with a bit of sweetness it soon turns to tart cherry throughout. There are faint traces of the funkiness that will become stronger as the beer is aged longer. The alcohol is well hidden and there may be just a touch of grassiness from the hops.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and slightly prickly from the ongoing gentle carbonation. The finish begins with tart cherry that gives just a brief hint of sweetness as well before turning dry and receding into the back of the mouth and throat with the tart cherry.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: I’m finding this one every drinkable in that each sip leaves me wanting more and the beer is disappearing more quickly than I’d intended with this one. My overall impression is that this is a well made beer and an example of something I’ll hope to be having again in the future. I’m also reaching the conclusion that I definitely prefer my fruit lambics relatively fresh so that the fruit flavors are still strong throughout the beer. I fond this a really nice Kriek and think I’m beginning to develop an appreciation for what the blender contributes to the mix. (1,939 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008. 375ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a deep raspberry red with bright red highlights. 1-2 fingers of pink head dissipates rapidly. Translucent but very cloudy.

N: Raspberry and sour cherry with light lactic notes. There's a subtle mustiness along with candy chalk sticks.

T: Lactic acid and vinegar like sour notes are upfront along with fresh raspberry and Lemonheads candy. Sour notes continue through and start showing some cherry mid-palate along with some sour Brett. Finishes with rich cherry juice coming out backed by raspberry, again Lemonhead candy and some notes of oak.

M: Medium bodied, sour, tart and dry with moderate-heavy carbonation.

O: More sour than I had anticipated. The 8% abv is non-existent yet it still remains a sipper due to the higher than average lactic and vinegar qualities. Although there's an abundance of raspberry notes, the cherry comes through beautifully towards the back end of the palate. This is a really nice Kriek that would make a great dessert. (1,009 characters)

Photo of auroracrisis
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml dated best before 4.11.2030 into a tulip.

Crimson red with purple highlights and a tiny head upon pouring. Effervescent, spritzy bubbles can be seen dancing to the top of the beer.

Tart cherry skins and flesh with a touch of nuttiness and barnyard funk. Moves into a bit of sweat with some cranberries on the back end of the smell, with vinous and vinegar notes throughout but is missing a bit of complexity.

Again with those tart cherries up front but then moves into a balsamic like vinegar puckering. As it rests on the tongue the fruit comes out a bit more on the back end. A little bit of funk on the tongue but not that much and wouldn't be distinguished by a palate that is unfamiliar with this style.

Medium bodied with lively carbonation, a little bit of drying on the tongue and throat as you swallow it but some stickyness left on the lips.

Good, real cherry flavor with an okay raw lambic presence. I've had better, but this is still a solid authentic lambic. (983 characters)

Photo of cps98
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Pours a beautiful crystal clear light red with a very active one finger white head that only lasts but a second. No lacing seen.

S – Tart sour cherry is the first thing I smell. There is some a little funk there but mostly the cherry is very dominant.

T – Nice tart cherry with very mild acidic character.

M – The carbonation on this one is really high…the bubbles streaming out reminded me of champagne. It is light to medium bodied a bit dry.

O – Overall this was delicious lambic that I really enjoyed. The cherry was not astringent and the tart acidity was not overwhelming. (602 characters)

Photo of danedelman
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
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. (442 characters)

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
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. (666 characters)

Photo of pperrecone
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
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! (491 characters)

Photo of Naugros
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
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. (767 characters)

Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
92 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.