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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1.5/5  rDev -64.1%

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2/5  rDev -52.2%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
2.5/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Dark red; small; pink head; good lacing

Aroma: Tart; sour cherries hit you up front

Taste: Just like aroma, tart; sour cherries; dry finish

Remarks: Too dry for my taste; not really my thing

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.55/5  rDev -39%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

2008 vintage. 375ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip.

Standard pour yields a 2 finger fluffy light pastel pink head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear red. Lacing is non-existant. Pretty standard for the style.

Nose is tart and sweet cherries. Robust and deep though lacking any sort of funkiness or barrel characteristic.

Opens sweet and robust cherry. Some cobweb flavor mixed with a barrel presence. Woody towards the middle. Hay and band-aid round out the experience. Finish and aftertaste is cherry. Not tart and a bit overly sweet. At least the fruit is prominent.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Silky with some rough edges in the mouth. Goes down with some bubbles. Finish is clean with little to no aftertaste. A bit too carbonated.

As a fruit lambic, this offering is not very good. The cherries are prominent but there's little tartness or cheesiness that usually accompanies a top-notch offering from the style. A bit too sweet too. I won't revisit this one.

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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 russwbeck
3.05/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

2007 Vintage

A: Pours out of the bottle ruby red with about a finger of fizzy pink head. Absolutely no head retention, but there sure are a ton of bubbles racing to the top of the glass. 3.5

S: Some acidity in the aroma that's cut by cherries. Initially I thought it'd be nicely sour, but as I got going I definitely realized just how sweet it was. 3.5

T: The taste is right on the edge of fruit juice, with just a hint of a sour edge. It's almost like a cider instead of a sour. Sweet, but certainly not the sweetest kriek I've encountered. Slight vinegar level as well. It's just not tart enough for me. 3

MF: Overly carbonated and too sweet. Not quite as drinkable as I would have hoped. 2

O: Pretty disappointed. If you like sweet krieks, this is all you. If you want something that's tart and sour, might want to go a different route. 3

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.06/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

375ml bottle dated 2008 harvest with a best by date of 2030 so this must have been bottled in 2010. Bright red with a punk head that looked great at first and then died even though the beer was very fizzy (dirty glass?) . Smelled like cherries, no must, no barnyard, no lambic. Taste was tart cherries but I want the funk too and I got none. Mouthfeel was also way too fizzy for my liking.

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3.14/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big thanks to Sarah for sharing this one at our most recent tasting. 2008 Vintage.

A-pours a dark hazy pink color. the head is white with pink coloring on it.

S-the nose is quite strong, lots of oak with a touch of vanilla. a touch of earthy funk to it, light acidity, notes of cherries and grapes.

T-sour cherries up front, the oak takes over, light note of vanilla behind. earthy funk, a touch of balsamic, acidity, cherries and sour grapes.

M-very nice body, medium with a good syrupy feel, smooth and creamy with a ton of carb and a nice crisp, slightly dry finish.

D-this is a very tasty brew, nice amounts of acidity and sourness with a ton of sweetness. the oak is more in the nose, lighter in the flavor with a good presence.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.15/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1501st on BA
Bottle to Sapporo flute
375ml c/c

Puchased at Binny's Naperville (Dont remember how much)

App- Had a pour that was a tad too thick and full. More burgundy and deep reds and a good density in the glass. A quick receding 1-1/2 finger white head left no cling.

Smell- Reminds me of a Lindemans Framboise. This was thick and boozy with solid earthy notes and some barrel presence. Replace raspberry for cherry and voila!

Taste- Well having this right after the Gueze I was pumped! This has to be better. No. 0/2. This was very similar to Ke$ha and a hot mess. Thick instead of a nice cripness, boozy vs subtle and just didnt taste very good.

Mouth- Went the opposite direction and was a full medium with a dense carbonation to boot. Slicky and oil fruits with some earthy barrel and oak remain.

Drink- I really thought I struck gold when I found these on the shelf. I was disappointed to say the least. Oud Beersel, Cantillon and 3F are way better options.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.21/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to drabmuh for letting me nab one of these out of some box he ordered. Split with Amyliz4 and served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass. 2007 Vintage.

Pours a really nice red color with a beautiful pink head that sticks around for quite some time, leaving behind ample lacing. The nose has a bit of a dry herbal character along with some oak and cherries. Mild acid in there as well. The flavor has more dry earthiness and an odd herbal character. Cherries are fairly minimal. Bit of an oak presence with a touch of tannin. Dry finish without too much acid. Nowhere near as good as the plain Mariage Parfait.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of beerwolf77
3.33/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle thanks to Mikeymikee.

Dark red hue. Light pink finger of head. Full on new pool toys with a hint of arm pit funk. Macerated cherry skins and a mild sweetness. Flavors are mild sour with a good amount of sweet cherry. The funk is present but nothing like I hope for in my krieks. Medium body with a mild amount of carbonation. Not my favorite kriek but not horrible.

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3.38/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Kriek Marriage Parfait 2012

Yields a beautiful, half finger broad, pink head, slowly collapsing into the ruby red beer, while leaving with a fizzy sound. Sheets of lacing gather at the edge of the glass, complimenting the glowing, red grape juice colored beer.

Packs a good amount of funk and lemon zest, settling on top of a ripe cherry foundation, together with arid forest earth. Rusty blue cheese and old leather enhance the cherry character, as well as the tartness, while the beer doesn't turn overly sour at all. The nose features a beautifully balanced lambic, with a very intriguing cherry complexity, mainly defined by mellow stone pith qualities, lemon peel and more earth.

Highly carbonated, sprizzy beer, leaving the palate with lively bubbles. The beers medium body comes well together, while the mineral defined carbonation introduces tart funk to the palate, easily balanced by well pronounced malts. Drinks fairly easy and clean, no note of the higher abv, other than the distinct maltiness.

Tastes of a bubbly minerality from the high carbonation which sets the course for tart lemon peel and cherry pulp. Cherry gets accompanied by scented wood and earthen malts, which produce an unusual toffee note during the long lasting finish, turning more prominent than the sourness itself after the swallow. Reaches its sour peak right at the middle during drinking, becomes the most funky while swallowing and turns very malty and sweet, but not cherry sweet during the finish, accompanied by a lemony minerality.

Well made, very clean tasting lambic which is a bit surprising for the higher abv it packs. The finish bothers me though, it is way too malty and sweet. While it still succeds at including a lemony note during the aftertaste, the cherries fade too soon, getting replaced by dusty toffee malts.

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3.45/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Looks good. Pretty pink head. Smells fruity, bit sour, limeade, cherry. Tastes much the same. Get more cherries there. Overall. Tasty enough. Not your thing exactly NYD. Pick it up if a friend comes who likes that style.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frekky
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2013 vintage

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