Boon Kriek | Brouwerij Boon

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82
good
596 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Boon KriekBoon Kriek
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
596
Reviews:
238
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.17%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
62
For Trade:
1
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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 AlexFreudenberg
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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Photo of TrilliumFan
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerpirates
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

37cl bottle. Dark ruby pour with a light purple head. Notes of cherries dominate the palate, with additional sherry, caramel and honey and very (and I do mean VERY) subtle lambic notes.

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Photo of LMSMITH
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Very red no head at all like fruit punch. Strong cherry aroma. More like a malt beverage than a beer. Slight acid at the start.

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Photo of Antyk
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hotsudge
2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mynie
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of Michael Jackson's 500 Beers of Distinction.

Pours fairly dark for a kriek, about the color of a good fruit leather. It's red-ish, but were I not looking for cherries I'd probably call it brown. The effervesence is firm and plainly visible.

Smells mostly sour, with some distinct cherry nodes becoming present upon further inspection. The balance is second tier compared to, say, Rodenbach, but second tier is still a silver medal.

And things are smoothed out considerably in the flavor, where the cherries take center stage. Actually, I'm knocking the aroma down a peg because it's not up to snuff with the flavor.

Starts lightly tart with thick, rich fruit. Big cherries. It gets a bit lambic malty in the middle, but smooth cherries are the main attraction, and it ends on a thoroughly smooth malt and yeast finish. There's a bit of baby aspirin in the finish, too, which many might not like but I consider charming.

A good kriek, overall. Not lifechanging, but certainly worth the price of admission.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDell
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Justin8mypants
4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Stolenface1
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnct
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Boon Kriek from Brouwerij Boon
3.6 out of 5 based on 596 ratings.
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