Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait | Brouwerij Boon

Boon Oude Kriek Mariage ParfaitBoon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait
BA SCORE
4.18/5
532 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:
#1,435
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
532
pDev:
8.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
106
Trade:
5
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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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Photo of jaydoc
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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Photo of KensWorld
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

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
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 -4.3%
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 +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Foley67
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zazzi82
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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