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:
#39,091
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
605
pDev:
14.17%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
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19
Gots:
64
Trade:
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3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(best by 19 06 2016 - poured into a fat Chouffe tulip)

L: crystal-clear, deep crimson liquid... marshmallow-y pink foam with a good bit of stick to it, streaks of sparkly lace here and there

S: dried, candied cherries... malted chocolate shake (deep in the background)... this smell is quite divine - what you'd hope for... a touch of a toasted grain and cough drop overtone... fairly potent and inviting overall...

T: not terribly sweet or sour, not (acid) bitter... pleasant degree of musty, wallpaper-y funk threaded through... vaguely metallic with some wet stone in the aftertaste, a little raw grain as well... certainly heavy on the fruit, in total - wish it would display a bit more tartness and acidity to balance and excite more

F: medium-full bodied with some rough-sanded edges... mild foamy wash on the palate, lifting it off the flesh, avoiding stickiness... little bit of a lacto/fruit-skin film coating the moist parts... in the end, dry enough and quite easy to drink

O: it's a fruit beer, it's very much flavorful but brings a slow, plodding counterweight to the meager brightness it reveals... cancelled out the semi-dry, earthy tones of the Manchego I started eating towards the end - so don't bother with that - fared a little better with the kale Gouda... that's all the cheese I got right now

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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3.6/5  rDev 0%

Best by 6/18/17.

Pours a clear super dark red with a foamy reddish-khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, cherry, vinegar, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet and slightly sour malt and cherry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but it seems like the finish product was sweetened up quite a bit compared to other beers of the style.

Serving type: bottle.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Deep ruby red pour with a dark pink one-finger head. Strong aroma of fermented cherries. Great dark cherry flavor upfront with a slightly tart edge. Light to medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Can also taste a hint raspberry and a little oak flavor but the cherry really stands out. Finish with a really nice lingering dark cherry tartness.

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3.72/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.3/5  rDev -8.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jellikit
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

2011 Bottle.

A: Rosey-red. Clear. Small bubbles making a thin head.

S: cherry, wood.

T: tart cherry. Medium-mellow sourness.

M: high carbonation. Dry. Crisp.

O: pretty tasty. Balanced well. Fairly basic in flavors and complexity. Would drink again.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Boon Kriek from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 605 ratings