Boon Kriek | Brouwerij Boon

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Boon KriekBoon Kriek

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2002

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Photo of Offa
2.91/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is ok,but certainly not up to the reputation or the price, being really quite bland, neither very fruity nor yeasty.

A dark red and faintly hazy, this had a huge light pink head that slowly shrinks to a lasting, medium head and leaves nice, even, lasting lace.

The aroma is mostly vanilla with cherry medecine, light yeastiness, pungent and sweet and rather nice.

The taste and fell, though, are weak. It has only very mild cherry flavour, and mild earthy, yeastiness. It's a bit sour, but not much, only faint tartness, and mostly just dry, watery, and bland. It lacks the sour-yeasty lambic taste of even the supposedly too fruity Lindeman's and doesn't compare to the Melbourn Bros., both being more fruity and more lambic-yeasty.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

375ml, Corked and caged, into White Birch flute. 2008.

A- Pink, purple, fizzy, three finger head that looks rose-colored. Head is very long-lasting.

S- Cherries, mild vinegar, but sweet and fruity notes dominate. Almost like cherry cough syrup or a cherry freeze pop.

T- A lot milder than what the nose was alluring to. It's still damn fruity, but it isn't cloyingly sweet, and there's a fair amount of mouth-puckering tartness here which does the cherry flavor very well. Eh, after 2/3 of the beer the tartness is all but gone. Boo.

M- Like carbonated cherry juice, not nearly tart enough... I was expecting more. Carbonation is fair, though.

D- Eh. Too juice-like. Needs moar sour.

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Photo of Orrshow
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – This beer is a deep ruby red with a centimeter of pink frothy head. The head does have some decent staying power.

Smell – All of cherries and red wine. There are some genuine cherry aromas in there but there is also some really artificial smelling stuff. Very sweet anyways.

Taste – Extremely sweet up front and the flavor is all sugar and cherries. There is a bit of tart in the aftertaste but overall it doesn’t have much variety in its flavor.

Mouthfeel – It’s quite prickly on the tongue and a bit sticky at the end. The body is medium to thin.

Drinkability – Not great but not horrible either. I just had to give a plain old three here.

This beer doesn’t do a whole lot for me. It’s not horrible but there are better fruit flavored beers out there.

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Photo of EJFinegan
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle, this burgundy colored lambic produced a tight head which quickly fell. The smell of tart cherries was welcoming. However, the flavor was a bit one dimensional for me. Sweet on the front and dry on the finish. I did use this lambic in my cherry brownie recipe and the brownies were amazing.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

A - pinkish red, red foam, clear, head dies down fairly quickly

S - Cherries. Smells heavy of what it tastes like when you crush a cherry stone/peach stone in your moth - kinda like almonds or marzipan - fairly sweet.

T - Even more cherries in the taste, sweet, don't get any malt or hops - not much funk or other yeast driven flavors either. Finish is more tart, but still fairly sweet.

M - lightbodied which fits, medium high carbonation. very clean.

O - Pretty clean version of the style - a bit boring and one dimensional. Also I think it's too sweet. More like cherrysoda then a beer.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Boon Kriek from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 46.1% out of 100 with 599 ratings
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