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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait | Brouwerij Boon

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4.18/5
Exceptional
538 Ratings
Boon Oude Kriek Mariage ParfaitBoon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rastaman on 09-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,457
Reviews:
171
Ratings:
538
pDev:
8.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
107
Trade:
5
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4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brouwerij Boon "Kriek Marriage Parfait"
375 ml green glass bottle, corked and caged, "2013"

Notes via stream of consciousness: Clear ruby colored body beneath a foamy finger-thick head of pink. Intense aroma of horse blanket. mold/mustiness, soft leather, and light "metallic". The flavor is very tart but not puckeringly sour and the cherry is clear but not overblown. It's a little sweetish in the middle and that leads to a sweetish tail despite the acidity. Of all of the kriek lambic I've tasted this one might be the most accessible. It's very nicely rounded, not too sour or funky, and not too sweet or cherryish. One could easily fall in love with this beer for life and find it hard to let go. Looking back the lacing is pretty nice, as is the head retention, which is unusual for sour beers. Light-medium in body and delicately bristling on the palate with a nice, fine-bubbled, natural carbonation. Superb!

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Photo of dertyd
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of heygeebee
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lovely deep colour, Short lived head
Muted aromas of overripe cherries... sweet.
Taste is more full on and full bodied with cherries to the fore.
Medium bodied, not fizzy...
Overall it's good, but as sometimes the case with Big Sours, misses the mark in case of zestiness...

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Photo of xtonytx
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2008 vintage

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Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purple color,just below average carbonation. Aroma is sour funky grape juice. This was like beers answer to wine,it tasted like funky grape juice. It was a good beer,needed a little more in the taste department.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank at Delirium Café a vintage from 2012.

A: Pours a beautiful red to purple body is a rosed head, one finger thick. No lacing.
S: The aroma of *real* cherries is present in a bed of a lightly acid Geuze. Very good.
T: The taste is very subtle having a very soft cherry flavour followed by the regular Geuze profiles of acidity.
M: Body low. High carbonation. Alcohol unnoticed.
O: It's not an amazingly good beer but it's a very good one. Only my second Boon so far.

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Photo of npachl
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Everydayoff
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage, 375ml bottle poured into an oversized wine glass. This should be carefully poured without the bottom yeast.

Deep ruby purple color with some pinkish shade, it tops with very thick silky pink head that very well retains itself with very good retention before slowly subsiding to an everlasting foamy crown and leaving some lacing on the glass-side.

The taste and aroma is exactly the same with sour and tart cherries lead in the initial stage like an overripe yet fermented cherry with lots of wild funkiness and mustiness from the spontaneous process. Oaky and spicy from the time in barrel that also yields the hint of vanilla, wood, and clove. Lots of wine element here too with its grape-ish and tannin.

Medium body with creamy smooth mouthfeel and moderately crisp carbonation, the feeling is refreshing with a pleasantly dry finish from all those sour, sweet, and fruity flavors.

Great Lambic, besides of the typical fruity and tart, it also has good funky and oaky barrel characters to make it more delicate. Alcohol is perfectly concealed.

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Photo of yuno
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
2.8/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

2009 bottle date. Pours a deep ruby red, no head, moderate carbonation. Aroma is a bit musty - traces of dark cherry but the yeast snuffs it out, some cork in there too.

Taste has a medicinal edge that throws it off...black licorice, menthol. Black cherry is there, as well as that barnyard Belgian yeast, and that is all fine, but that medicinal element was a bit off for me.

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4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of groleau
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
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%
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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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.74/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BAsbill
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of desint
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattboyer182
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Quafftastic
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ElGallo
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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