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:
#1,434
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
532
pDev:
8.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
106
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 532 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of Antyk
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrfehon33
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parintele
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loganburgh
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
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 RMentair
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NoYouDidnt
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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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tart cherry, sweet cherry, oak, very light earthy Brett, green apple, lemon

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

Photo of Johnny_Blackhands
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of -YJ-
4.99/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Ian_B
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
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 -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HopHead84
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 532 ratings
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