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Boon Kriek | Brouwerij Boon

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Brouwerij Boon

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2002

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Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at World of Beer Raleigh

A - ruby red with a soft, pink head that has great retention

S - sweet maricino cherries, sugar, tart

T - sugary, sweet cherries, creamy, tart

M - sticky, smooth, well carbonated, medium bodied

This is a really nice lambic. It lost points for me because of the creamy, diacetylic notes that I got in the finish. Otherwise, this lambic is flawless and definitely worthy of your time and attention.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of KajII
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Flute]

The pour was a murky dark cranberry red with a very small (almost non-existent) light pink fizzy head that was fully diminishing in just a few seconds and had no lacing to speak of.

The aroma was all about the cherries with a mild caramel malt and a sweet yeast and had a hint of candi-sugar and a slight sour odor.

The taste was abundantly sweet and a tad acidic with a very big cherry presence throughout, with the finish having a hint of candi-sugar and a nice mellow tartness towards the end. The flavor hung on for a decent duration with the sweet-tart cherry taste fading ever so slowly.

Mouthfeel was just a tiny bit beyond light in body and somewhat watery in texture with a soft mellow carbonation.

Overall a nice fruity tart Lambic that was extremely drinkable, reminds me a little of a Sour Cherry Jolly Rancher...


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Photo of slowdaddy
4/5  rDev +11.4%

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Regenpak
1.92/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Tried two 375ml bottles on different dates. Corks came off with a solid "pop". Poured into a frosted Kriek Belle-Vue chalice. Wonderful dark red, nice pink head that slowly dissipates. Funny that I almost couldn't smell anything. Just a faint hint of cherries.

Then the taste. Even though the "best by" date is March 2016 it is bad. Strong licorice-y and only a little cherry. According to the label not only sugar is used but also an unspecified sweetener. Maybe it's aspartame, which spoils any beverage due to enzymes in my mouth. Or something. For me it's impossible to enjoy this beer. In any case, sweeteners don't belong in beer.

ABV is 4.0% by the way.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a small, slender snifter. The beer appears slightly clear and reddish-amber with a pinkish-white head. The head dissipates pretty quickly, but leaves nice lacing. The nose gives you some sour cherries and bubblegum.

The beer has a light, almost mild flavor and a light body. The flavor is partly sweet with a nice balancing tartness. I get flavors of cherries, almonds, and a slight wheaty graininess. The finish is partly dry and not very well-sustained. Mouthfeel is a bit thin for my liking.

Overall, this is an enjoyable, easy-drinking, refreshing beer, but I find the flavor to be a bit light for my palate. I also thought it was a bit under-carbonated and lacked the sparkle of a really good lambic.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of Etan
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Hopleaf.

A: Dark purplish-red, nice pinkish-white head.

S: Syrupy and natural cherry flesh, a bit of earthy tartness.

T: Pleasant, slightly syrupy cherry, slight earthy seed. Slight tartness in the finish.

M: Fine, pervasive carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: Nice cherry flavor, but not nearly tart enough.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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Boon Kriek from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 599 ratings
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