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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

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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Ratings:
524
Reviews:
165
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnny_Blackhands
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of -YJ-
4.99/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BenBreeg
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ian_B
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep cherry red and crystal-clear ruby under a light, with a foamy pink cap that crackles and pops. Aroma of cherries and oak with lots of funk that adds a gritty earthiness to the fruit. Not very sour, with a pleasantly dry finish that tingles with carbonation. Overall this is delicious but a little bit one dimensional. Could maybe use a little more sweetness, and/or a little more sourness to fill out the overall balance.

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Photo of wiescins
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
3.38/5  rDev -18.6%
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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Photo of AndyEdgar
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHead84
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biernack
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mattreitz49
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RobinLee
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage, 375ml into Zwanze Day 2014 taster.

Nose: rather delicate fruit, more of funk than anything.

Taste: tart cherry skins, something vaguely resembling green grapes, hay, almost sweet middle. Rounds off with dry funk.

Feel: pretty standard lambic affair here. Doesn't miss the mark, but not quite exceptional.

Pretty tasty. Maybe not developed quite yet, still jammy. Might have to get another to lay down a while.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.61/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Recommended to me by a Belgian I met in Mongolia.

A: Cherry red body with a thick pink head.
S: That cider like gueze smell.
T: Sharp, dry, and ever so slightly vinegar like, but has a nice cherry juiciness and a mild bread pudding aftertaste.
O: Pleasant enough, just not a fan of this style.

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Photo of grover37
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2011 vintage at Strangeloves. Unbelievable beer.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011 sticker.

Appearance: Deep rich purple red. Head starts a bit fluffy and dark pink. Drops to a small loose collar with no cap. Moderate carbonation on the pour. Relatively clear - only a slight haze.

Smell: Sour cherry from the get go. Loaded with oak. Touches of vanilla. Deeply fruity. Sweaty sock and ripe cheese. Citric push backed by a mild acetic edge. Tons of fruit. Oak adds a musty woodiness. Some grass and damp earth. Hint of something phenolic buried deep in the back. Warming pushes the citric note up a bit and the cherries come along with it. Tons of cherry flesh and juice. Almost hints at cranberry. Old wood and damp basement. Malts offer a mild sweetness as compliment and perhaps a touch of something almost bready.

Taste: Oak and sour cherry on repeat. Deeply musty with some strong cheese notes. Grass and a touch of hay coupled with damp stones and earth. Cherry skin. A touch of caramelized malt sweetness layered through the back. A lighter almost crackery malt at the base. Deeply citric with hints of lemon juice. Sour cherry juice. Leather. A vague touch of bandaid in the back. Warming smooths everything out and sweetens the cherry note a touch. Soft fluffy yeast adds a very soft almost kind of spicy ester. A touch of vanilla and something that reads as like-almond. A touch of white vinegar.

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body. Dry on the finish with a bracing but not aggressive astringency. A flash of a juicy initial sip. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: A much better union than the first.

I tried Mariage Parfait and was underwhelmed. This version is delightful. The sour cherry really compliments the deep oak and mild tannins running through. Sharp and slightly sweet. All in good measure and well worth checking out.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

look: Blood red. Thick swath of dark pink head. Gorgeous.
smell: Tart and sour cherry. Some hints of funk and a bit of vanilla. Quite subdued.
taste: Again tart and sour up front, with sour slightly dominant. slightly bitter almost spicy finish. Quite dry.
overall: Interesting and tasty. Alcohol is well, nearly completely hidden.

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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
4.15 out of 5 based on 524 ratings.
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