Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait | Brouwerij Boon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 09-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
526
Reviews:
165
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
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Photo of jaydoc
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of groleau
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 Vintage (4 years from bottling): It pours like a thick cherry juice with a pink head of great retention. The aroma is intensely funky with hints of bitterness. The taste is fairly bitter with bitter notes and hardly any sweetness except for very late. Lots of brett and quinine-resembling bitterness. Medium mouthfeel with more carbonation that one would expect from an Oude Kriek.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BAsbill
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of desint
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattboyer182
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Quafftastic
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ElGallo
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 edition, among the very best krieks out there in some respects. if you like old world lambic before you like fruit beer, this should have a lot of appeal. pink to even true candy apple red in the flute glass, champagne fizz of a head is gone after a second. aroma is almost medicinal funk, super classic old lambic wildness to this, the brett part and the bacterial element indistinguishable from one another as this gets going, iodine, wood, tannins, and of course cherries, which are sweet in the aroma, at least to me. crazy yeast taste on this, super old, slight oxidation, mature funk, wet animal, basement must, pungent wood decay, lemony bite, sweet pie cherry, baked wheat, white wine astringency, pucker, and slate minerals. the cherries arent as intense as in other krieks i have seen, even the traditional ones, which i think lets the wild elements be more vibrant. so much rustic funk here, more than almost anything else i have had from boon, and miles beyond some of their younger blends. woody but kind of light, and even without much carbonation, its sort of flashy and gone on the feel. really excellent stuff, aged just about the right amount of time, and with the fruit as an accent as much as a leader to me, balanced and not too much, although we still have some cherry kool aid and such in the flavor, less pure real cherry, but it works. truly wild and mature beer, a standard setter, and a reminder that a lot of the time you get what you pay for...

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Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle (2013) into a Cantillon Tumbler. Pours a reddish purple. No visibility, and tons of carbonation. The head is pink and fizzy, it only last a few moments before it disappears. The nose is barnyard, with a lot of earthy must. Tastes of dry cherries, and musty horse blanket. Loads of carbonation in the mouth, and a good amount of acidity. Its a treat for me to find a bottle of the Kreik Mariage Parfait because we see so many bottles of the unflavored version (which is great). Very enjoyable offering from Boon.

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Photo of BRoweski30
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Foley67
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zazzi82
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shaun_S
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zimm421
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby with a white head. The nose is tart cherries, oak and a touch of acidity. The taste is acidic, tart cherries, oak and slight vinegar hints. The body is a touch thin, but otherwise no issues. Overall, it's a good Kriek but no one aspect blows me away. 2011 vintage.

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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mynie
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage. I've been looking for Mariage Parfait for like 7 years, without any luck, and then one day it's just sitting on the shelf like it's no big deal.

Pours a silky, foamy, and very deep red.

Smells of mild vinegar, fruity red wine, and oak. It's very acidic, even for the style, but not intense enough to be unappealing. The cherries become more more warm and assertive as the beer sits, and they do a great deal to smooth out the sourness.

Tastes very good. Aggressive and sour but not punishingly so. Tart beginning gets smoothed out gradually by the oakiness, which gives way to a very sweet and smooth finish of cherries, with a little bit of astringent yeast lingering on the tongue.

An absolute classic that's well worth seeking out.

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Photo of Jhfinn
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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