Boon Kriek | Brouwerij Boon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,478
Reviews:
250
Ratings:
622
pDev:
13.89%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
68
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 622 |  Reviews: 250
Photo of Diura
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spike
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

375ml green bottle with caged cork. 4.0% ABV.
L: Dark ruby colour with a thin, pink foam head.
S: Sour cherries.
T: Dry, sour cherry flavour, short finish.
F: Soft mouthfeel, light carbonation, some mouth-puckering.
O: Good example of a grown-up fruit beer. Dry, sour, not too sweet, no artificial flavours. Not my favourite style but I enjoyed this as a sipper.

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Photo of StormAles
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NYR-Zuuuuc
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WunderLlama
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 edition, Caged sand corked bottle poured into a snifter

Red liquid crowned by a pencil thin reddish pink foam cap, some lacings

Aroma of tart cherries

Tart cherry taste

Crisp, dry mouthfeel

Good beer

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Photo of zeff80
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2013 bottle shared on 7/23/18. Poured a fairly dark red color with a small, pinkish head of foam. It smelled of cherry with hints of caramel. This really hits between sour and sweet - a little bit of both. Strong with the cherry flavor, though.

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Photo of gibgink
4.46/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 edition shared with the wife on 6-25-18. Pours a bubbly, light red, with the head dissipating quickly. Good cherry nose, and a slightly tart cherry flavor that is enhanced a smidge by the carbonation. Very close to Wisconsin Belgian Red in my opinion, and at $10 a bottle, I will drink again.

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Photo of Hanglow
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, deep ruby, tiny head.

Loads of cherry, some caramel.

Taste, again lots of cherry, some sweetness counters by some tartness.

Med body, med carb.

Overall nice but very one dimensional.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.42/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marcgrams
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpongeHop
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - dark ruby red, pinkish-white head. very inviting.
S & T - taste is slightly more sweet than the nose lets on at first, but definitely not unpleasantly so. It's definitely not one of those Krieks that are almost cassis soda pops. It is more sour, more bready, browned buttery, almost like a sour cherry pie. Very pleasant.
F - nice and spritzy.

O - not too much into the cherry beers, but this one's a winner for me. Other krieks quickly become almost soda pop like and too sweet. I like that this one was more balanced, more sour, and tasted more buttery and sour cherry pie-like than outright cassis soda.

I'd recommend it.

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Photo of JPNesker
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My favorite of the juicy sweet MOR krieks. Totally unsubtle but hot damn it tastes like cherry jolly rancher boozy soda

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Photo of Sabtos
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Magenta-red body under a fizzy pastel pink foam settling to a thin film and thick collar.

Smell is almost all cherries, a mix of black and red, evoking thick and luscious flesh, with a touch of lemon and hint of pungent oak.

Taste is very cherry juice forward. There's a little buttery crust, but it's mostly effervescent, juicy maraschino, almost exclusively, except for a slight hint of charred oak.

For being spontaneously fermented in Lambeek, it surprisingly exhibits no funk at all, and tastes like straight cherry juice.

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Photo of SHMD_Brewing
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle with a date of 18.06.17 on the back label
Clear red/purple with a pink cap that hangs around fueled by plenty of carbonation bubbles racing up.
Red wine, cider, sour cherry.
Tart, tangy sweet cherry flavor...not super complex but really tasty.
A little north of being light bodied, medium carbonation. Cherry flavor hangs around nicely in the finish.
Fun beer,

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Photo of Psilo
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2015 bottle, BB 12/07/2020.

Pours lovely ruby color. Translucent, but just barely. Didn't notice much yeast at the bottom, but there are more than a few floaties swirling around in the bubbles. Small pink cap leaves a little strips of lacing and sticks around.

Smells of sweet cherry juice. I don't notice any sour or tart smells.

Tastes of sweet cherry juice. No sourness, a slight tartness on the tip of the tongue. Slight oak tannins. Lively carbonation, and very fine bubbles.

Nothing at all "beery" about it. Straight sweet cherry juice, but really smooth and delicious. Really good kriek.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdfb79
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 375ml green bottle into glass. Best before '06/24/2019', Batch '# :53402'.
Dark brown body, ruby red when presented to light. White, purplish head, settles to thicker ring with major islands. Spots of lacing but most settles back into glass.
Aroma is sweet cherry, with sour cherry/funk/wood behind.
Taste starts with sweet cherry, followed by some vinous, sour cherry. A little woody funk way in the background.
Somewhat of a sticky sweet mouth feel, but rather dry at the end, even though some sweetness persists. Good carbonation/fizz on the tongue.
Refreshing, one-in-a-session beer, with the fruit aspect of a lambic.

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Photo of Ristaccia
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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Boon Kriek from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 622 ratings