Boon Kriek
Brouwerij Boon

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Brouwerij Boon
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #133
Ranked #26,127
3.62 | pDev: 14.09%
Aug 15, 2023
Jun 20, 2002
Kriek Boon is a traditional Belgian Lambic fruit beer. It is brewed according to the traditional Lambic style of spontaneous fermentation. Only fresh cherries (25%) are used. Kriek Boon is slightly sweet with the surprising fragrance of sour cherries and almond.
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Reviewed by beerwithmeIRL from Ireland

3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
375ml Bottle - Pours a deep red with 1.5 finger pinky head that dissipates after a few moments. Aroma is sour fruit and vinegar. Taste is sweet cherry with no major tartness. Overall, it's a decent beer but I found it surprisingly underwhelming.
Aug 15, 2023
Rated: 3.73 by groleau from Canada (QC)

Aug 13, 2023
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
375 mL cork & cage green bottle from the LCBO; "2020 Harvest" best before 04/08/2025. Served barely chilled.

Pours a deep ruby-red colour, its clear body initially capped with one finger of bubbly, pinkish-purple tinged suds. Within three or four minutes, it has faded down to a tight collar and a sudsy patch on the surface; no lace at first, but it does leave some behind as you sip. Its aroma is tart, fruity, and slightly funky - I'm getting sweet black cherries for the most part, with hints of vinegar, red wine and sour cherry.

It's palatable, but very tame for a lambic, vastly favouring sweet flavours over sour. Black cherries & sweet red wine at first, with hints of sour cherry; I'm not really getting the vinegar/funk I got on the nose. Finishes with black cherry, hints of grape juice, almond and weak tannins, leading into a sweet, juicy aftertaste that dissipates after a moment or two. Light in body, with fairly gentle carbonation that softly rolls across the tongue, adding the slightest of bites to this brew's smooth, slightly syrupy texture. This serving size is about right for this beer.

Final Grade: 3.92, a B+. Any kind of lambic is a rare treat for this BA, but I guess I had unrealistic expectations going into Boon Kriek. A slight disappointment compared to their Kriek Mariage Parfait, if I'm being honest - not that this is a bad cherry beer or anything, it's just not an amazing lambic. I guess it might work as an introductory example, and if you simply want a good cherry fruit beer then this is an excellent place to start. I just wish I'd picked something more interesting and/or memorable for my 3222nd review.
Jul 28, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by myterpsr1 from Maryland

Apr 10, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

Oct 29, 2022
Rated: 4 by lhwjanssen from Netherlands

Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 3.47 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON)

May 14, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by misteil from Ireland

May 07, 2022
Rated: 4.32 by igl from Russian Federation

Mar 06, 2022
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Rated by obninsk23 from Massachusetts

4.61/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Nice sour cherry taste as a strong first followed refreshing light beer aftertaste.
Oct 31, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Griphon from Florida

Oct 01, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by sorsh_a_ghlinne from Scotland

Aug 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
375 ml green "champagne" bottle, vintage 2009, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4%. Ingredients include 25% cherries, sugar and sweetener. Beautiful red colour, big pink head. Lovely aroma of preserved cherries and cherry candy. The flavour is of course also dominated by cherries, but is neither as sweet nor as sour as I expected. Pleasant to drink, but the finish may feel a bit "empty".
May 13, 2021
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled in a little 250 ml bottle & purchased from nearby supermarket Tesco
Pours a cherry red bootpolish coloured body with nice pink frothy head
Aroma is cheery and vinegar
Flavour is sweet tart cherry
Mar 14, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by Rhetion from Florida

Feb 06, 2021
Rated: 2.22 by DvdP from Netherlands

Dec 05, 2020
Rated: 3.72 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Nov 07, 2020
Rated: 3.89 by Eltrandos from France

Aug 25, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by smi69 from New York

Jun 06, 2020
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