Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait | Brouwerij Boon

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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage ParfaitBoon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 09-11-2002

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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 mrfrancis
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep burgundy with a fizzy pink head that recedes quickly. Very attractive in the glass.

S: Intense aromas of tart cherries, pomegranate, must, cider vinegar, and horse blanket. Smells like a lambic should.

T: A fruity, tart entry gives way to notes of cherry, pomegranate, must, unripened vine fruits, cider vinegar, almonds, oak, and horse blanket. Finish is tart and dry with cherry, horseblanket, and pomegranate notes standing out on the long, satisfying fade.

M: Very full-bodied with a luscious mouthfeel. Feels thick, substantial, and incredibly rich.

O: This is one exceptional kriek, and easily rivals Boon's Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait in terms of quality and depth. This would make an incredible after-dinner treat.

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Photo of bobv
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

Photo of THECPJ
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cjgiant
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle, Vintage 2013, dated best by 5/2035:
Poured a ruby to burgundy, a little darker than I expected. Fairly clear except for that deep color. Pinkish rose head builds up nicely on a moderately light pour.

There's a deep wood backbone to the nose that a fairly powerful presence of the cherries that are added to this beer use as a platform. There's a more astringent acidic note that is reminiscent of alcohol - though I do not think that is what it is.

This beer does have a prickliness to the carbonation. The beer is fairly light, perhaps aided by the carbonation.

The sweeter flavors brought by the cherries make this beer less tart accordingly. The carbonation helps here. There are noticeable wood notes in this beer's background, and the cherries shine with a rich, but not sweet, flavor. I do get vague impressions of tartness from fruity notes that are more peach and nectarine than anything else I notice.

Impressed by the fact I get the level of flavor in this beer without it being over the top. The barrel comes through, a light tartness comes through, and the cherries come through. And it's still a beer.

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Photo of hollywood_15063
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of papat444
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

***2009 Vintage***

Poured from a 375ml bottle, best before 17.08.2031.

Pours a blood-red pink body with a head that is unmistakably pink. Cream, sour cherries in the aroma. Flavor has a nice balance of sweet and sour cherries. Feel is a touch acidic, next to no carbonation, oak is light. Enjoyed it but not quite up to par with some other Krieks IMO.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.14/5  rDev -24.3%
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 bsuedekum
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

37cl bottle at home. Dark ruby, clear, with a tall pink head with good retention. All sorts of cherries in the taste notes (macerated cherries, cherry preserve, slightly unripe cherries) on top of a light lambic funk layer. Light body, high carbonation and a sour-sweet aftertaste.

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Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of thegerm87
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of stortore
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into a flute glass. Bottled in 2011.

Pours a deep ruby, almost purple, with a two finger head on an average pour. Fairly opaque, lots of foamy cling. Smell is lots of malt, cherries, some yeast and purple grapes, a sweet, spicy aroma as it warms, like cinnamon. Taste is also a little malt forward, good amount of cherries, yeast. Also pick up the spice in the taste. Fairly sweet. A little tart, a little sour, but not a lot of either. Smooth, good carbonation, a little light bodied for the style.

A very solid Kriek, certainly a strong cherry presence in the smell and taste. Good price point. Well worth a purchase.

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Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A massive thanks goes out to caSSino for bringing this one out during cmrillo’s 40 Beers* @ 40 Birthday Bash! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a ruby reb with a one finger pink head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, funk, cherry, wood, and sugar. The flavor was of sweet malt, funk, cherry, and sugar. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. This was a really well balanced brew. The funk aspect on this one really added a nice touch to everything else going on here. I went into this one expect to pick up on tart cherries, but they were more along the lines of sweet cherries. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance.

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

Photo of AgentZero
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Great looking red beer with a pinkish head that dissipated to a ring.

S - Tart cherries with some nice funk. Nice barrel, oak, and a little bit of vanilla. Not overly complex, but exceptionally inviting.

T - On the nose cherries, although that is not a bad thing. There is some barrel presence as well, with oak. It is little bit funky and tart.

M - Smooth beer, medium bodied.

O - Easy to get down for the ABV. This is a solid and enjoyable beer, nothing really special going on but I like drinking it.

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

Photo of st9647v3
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
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