Boon Kriek | Brouwerij Boon

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3.6/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,352
Reviews:
244
Ratings:
609
pDev:
14.17%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
64
Trade:
2
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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 Psilocybeer
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

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

This was poured into a pokal. The appearance was a dark hazy burnt red color with a slim finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Moderate amount of lacing appeared around the glass in a messy sort of way. The smell started off with the sweet cherry side and then opened up into a lighter tart to almost sour underscore of cherries. The taste was mainly the sweet cherries flowing into a delicate sour to tartness of the cherry side. Guess the aftertaste - yup - cherries. Finish is somewhat sticky sweet through the cherries. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a great sessionability about it. Carbonation runs light - nice sweet to semi-sour/tart edge hitting my tongue underneath. Overall, damn nice lambic, I know I’d have again.

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

Bottle from 2013. Pours a dark somewhat opaque ruby red color with pink colored head. Cherries, lots of cherries, almost like a piece of cherry pie on the nose with just a touch of funk; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes just like a piece of cherry pie.

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Photo of detgfrsh
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle from 2013. Opaque, dark red with a lacing of bubbles. Sour cherry smell. Medium feel, only lightly carbonated. Sweet cherry flavors. I don't really detect anything else. Great if you like cherries, but there are other krieks with more lambic character.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of axf4129
4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevehagy
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ElGallo
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StephenCollinsMarshall
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anteater
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yulia1990
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

From the 750 ml bottle in a snifter. This rather nice little lambic pours
a deep dark ruby with a medium dark redish pink tinged head of foam that subsides
to a thick ring, subtle thin pool, and light spotty lacing. Nose of lightly tart cherries....
for being a single dimension it is rather nice. Flavors follow the lead of the nose with
lightly tart cherries and mild carbonation that is lightly effervescent finishing lightly tart
and dry.

Overall, for being only a single dimension it is nice.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was very underwhelmed by this particular product . I know that lambics are not known for their heads but this thing was as flat as cherry juice. The aroma was nice and sweet, full of cherry, but with no hints of tartness or any other funkiness. The flavor was very uncomplicated: Relatively sweet and with only the faintest hints of sourness/acidity. No funkiness. Virtually no carbonation at all too. Finally, even though I know that this is a barely 4% ABV product, I personally have such a low alcohol tolerance that I can usually "feel" the alcohol even at such low ABVs. This was not the case with this product however. It didn't only taste like cherry juice, but it also gave me the same buzz that cherry juice gives me. That is to say, none whatsoever.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Oz pour into Wine glass

A: Deep ruby red great clarity. Frothy light red head.

S: like cherry syrup, almost a little strawberry.

T: Very sweet not sour at all tons of sweet cherry flavor. Maybe a touch acidic on the end.

M: light to slightly fuller nice cherry cling on the tongue.

O: this is a pretty easy drinking beer I didn't think it would be this sweet. This beer drinks a lot more like a fruited beer than a limbic.

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Boon Kriek from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 609 ratings