Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait | Brouwerij Boon

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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:
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Added by rastaman on 09-11-2002

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#1,512
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176
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552
pDev:
8.61%
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Photo of Sammy
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from State Line Liquors. A wonderful geuze. Wonderful aroma for the style. What fruit was naturally imparted? This is a bit aged, but still good for another two decades. Funky bold, a white head on creamy yellow with active bubbles. By itself. Oal, sour, very drinkable and satsifying. Good carbontion.

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour courtesy of mrbubbler at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

2008 vintage.

Pours a clear dark red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some cherry and berry aromas. Taste is much the same along with some woody flavors on the aftertaste. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super tasty and easy to drink.

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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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of metter98
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is reddish in color, relatively translucent and poured with a finger high pink head that never completely faded away. A light amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are strong aromas of tart cherries in the nose with some notes of sourness and hints of funk and oak.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and is dominated by flavors of tart cherries; the finish has a moderate amount of sourness.
M: It feels light-bodied and rather smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very drinkable because the taste has a good balance between the sour and tart taste of cherries. Any traces of alcohol are well hidden in both the smell and taste.

Note: 2008 vintage

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A delicious cherry-flavored Sour Ale where the citic fruit tartness and acetic acid from beer combine for an intense thirst quencher and without the overly sweet flavor that's normally associated with fruit beers.

Pouring a dark red, nearly crimson hue, the beer demonstrates good clarity until the yeast from the bottle is disturbed. A feminine, somewhat fizzy pink head tops the beer and reduces to a thin sheet across the surface before holding true.

Rich aromas of ripe and over-rippened cherries fill the nose along with the sharp scent of apple cider, balsamic vinegar, aged woods, moderate must, and an overall dusty note. Quite tart to the nose, it's hard to tell where the beer stops and the cherries begin.

The cherry focus continues in taste. Black cherry flavor in its unadulturated form puts its fingerprints all over the beer- dominating it at every turn. With a richer and more flavorful cherry flavor, the thin and acidic beer beneath does well in malty support and aids with complexities of added tartness, briney salt, musty, and with additional fruit flavors of lime and crabapples. Along with the acidic and fruit flavor, the beer retains a medium amount of sweetness seeming partially from malt and partly from fruit.

Along with the sweetness, the beer also carries a medium mouthfeel early that lingers into mid palate. But the sweetness is foregone and the beer finishes tart with medium acidity and mildly astringent as the tanins act on the sides of the tongue. With near powdery dryness in finish, the beer leaves a lasting memory of cherry and signature crisp and refreshing tartness.

A good Kriek that, by design retains some sweetness and fuller cherry flavor leaving it less than bone-dry but not as sickly sweet as many others- a good compromise to taste and texture.

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Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter. This says it is a 2008 bottle.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy dark red color with a finger of pink head that fades quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Funky cherry. Smells a bit like a fruit vinegar, but it is more complex with that.

Taste: Like the smell but this beer is more tart than it is fruity. The cherry is there, but the tartness dominates. It is quite good. Really refreshing in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a lot of tingly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: This is a really smooth sour ale. The cherry and tartness are quite refreshing. I would definitely have another.

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Photo of emerge077
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Harvest 2008" on the neck label. BBD: 4.11.2030
Christening a new glass, thanks Allen & Mandy for the Cantillon wine glass! Thanks to Kevin for the beer.

Cork extracts itself with a quiet pop, wispy gunsmoke wafts out. Thin layer of pink foam crackles on the surface. Extremely thin threadlike string of foam is all that's left soon enough. Pinkish crimson edges, deep burgundy red body. Still, glassy surface.

Wet wood and leathery cherry aroma, slighty briny and sweet.

Schaerbeek "pie cherry" flavors, tart and complex. Wet oak traces emerge in the drying aftertaste. Moderate sourness and puckering, cherry skin and tannic bitterness as it warms up. Resonating tart aftertaste, cherry pits, dried stems, and skins altogether. Light feel, a little spritzy, it dries up quickly on the palate. A nice variation on Boon Oude Kriek, more of a pie cherry flavor and less intense sourness but it holds it's own. Nice pairing with dark chocolate. Review #2100

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle: Poured a deep red color lambic with a nice large pink foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of sour and tart cherries notes is quite enticing. Taste is a wonderful mix between some tart cherries with some oak and light funky notes with lightly sweet finish and almost no acidity. Body is full with great carbonation. Wonderful interpretation of the style with great restraint on the acidity level.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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 zestar
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Edited on the 15th of October 2015.

2012 vintage. Dark burgundy color with pink head that goes away completely after a while. Aroma is not very intense, with an underlying sweetness, caramel notes and dark cherries. Taste starts funky and fruity, quite balanced between sweet and sour. Aftertaste has a complex caramel and barnyard note. You can definitely tell that it's an aged lambic. Body is light to medium and carbonation is in the medium range too. I think it would be a good choice for a beginners lambic because of the sweet/sour balance.

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Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This bottle was dated 1995 by far the oldest bottle conditioned beer I have had to date,poures a color of a ripe cherry with a thin white spotty head.Aroma of sour cherries and vinegar with a woodiness but its pretty faint,taste is tart but not as tart as alot of beers this style maybe because of the age also a light sherry flavor in the finish.A nice find not my favorite style but I kinda like this more than others.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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