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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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
512
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
8.7%
 
 
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Photo of alpinebryant
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an emullient red that is crystal clear and has a nice white lacing around the edges.

Smell of sweet cherry, brett, horse blanket, oak barrel and some metallic acidity.

Taste of sweet cherry, tartness, brett, oak , vanilla , white grape and some acid. This is the sweetest of any Krieks that I have had and it is delicious and refreshing. Rather than overly acidic, there is a nice acidity with a balanced sweetness. Overall very well put together and glad to have tried this one.

Medium mouthfeel with good to high carbonation. Not gushing, so highly carbonated in a good way.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.14/5  rDev -24.2%
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 DefenCorps
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Devin is one insanely generous BA. A 1994 Kriek brought out to a tasting? Thank you! From notes:

A: Hazy cherry red with a small head with poor retention, no lace either

S: Intensely acetic, with cherries ( a surprising amount, given the age), with a lot mold and musty character.

T: On the palate, this opens up incredibly acetic with a lot of cherry character. There;s a lot of depth to the flavors, with musty, earthy. The acidity is rather intense, and disrupts the balance, though. The fruit character is great, with plenty of cherry flavor present despite the age.

M: As expected, the body is farily light, and the carbonation, bright. Acidity might be a little high, but this still is an excellent beer

D: An extreme beer before its time, this beer is great. The fact that no one seemed to enjoy it as much allowed me several oz, and I'd gladly drink this again

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Photo of Floydster
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle brought to the SeaO'Floydster tasting by WeeHeavySD, thanks for bringing this old bottle Jon, from the late 1980s or early 1990s, reviewed from notes, poured into my Rader snifter

A-Pinkish orange color, barely any head, did leave a little ring around the glass though, good legs too
S-Cherries, funkiness, citrus, barnyard, mild sweetness, and various other sour aromas
T-Starts off nice and tart with cherries and soft malt in the middle, dry finish with more sourness, mellows out as it warms and more fruit comes to the surface including citrus and berries, nice cellared kriek
M-Sour, slightly sweet, acidic, and citrusy mouthfeel, medium bodied, low carbonation, taste lingers a long time
D-Could have drank this bottle quite easily, great flavor profile that is not too much at any time, smooth and no alcohol present, not overly sour or sweet which is surprising after so long

This lambic has held up incredibly well for being at least fifteen years old, too bad this is not in production anymore along with the gueuze too, would love to drink again but not likely, recommended

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Photo of seaoflament
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jon (weeheavysd) for bringing this gem to the SeaofFloydster Tasting on March 28th. It was determined that this beer was bottled sometime around 1987-1992.

Poured a garnet color with a very thin ring around the glass.

Tart raspberry, cherry, plastic, acidity, and funk. Very interesting.

Tart cherries and sweet berry flavors in the finish, quite dry too. Some tart and dry raspberry, dried apricots, very tasty. Low carbonation but proper for the style. Glad I got to try this one, it was quite good.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.82/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Label on bottle reads 1995. Purchased at Spuyten Duyvil's Ode to Lambics and Bretts (6-12-2007).

There is a massive amount of sediment that has permanently attached itself to the side of the bottle, which is proof that it has been resting on it's side for quite some time.

Pours a clear reddish amber, though much sediment seems to be lurking all over. Antiseptic woody nose that you just can't help going back to again and again. It's so thick and unique. Flavor is a mind blower. Slight sour tones. Kriek character is still going fairly strong. Cherry characteristics seem to be mixed in with a wood tone. Feel is silly smooth.

Unbelievably drinkable. It's almost sherry or port like. But an aged version. This was my first seriously aged beer, so I am sure my naiveté is making a difference here. It is just in a different class at this point from the age. I think this was an outstanding beer and a real treat to have.

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Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
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 francisweizen
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1983 vintage: sampled at the kulminator in Antwerpen, Belgium. A costly 13 euros, but it was damn worth it! A lovely pinkish/reddish brew with a small cap of off-white foam. The aromas scream 'traditional kriek' and consist of some crazy lambic funk, cherry pie filling, slighlty medicinal hops, and some light malts. The taste is quite awesome! It consists of cherry pie filling, exotic spices, yeast, some light malts, and some great meidicinal hops on the finish. The mouthfeel is a little thin, but good enough for me, and the drinkability is quite excellent. Sure, I would have rather had a cheaper, more recent vintage of this brew...but this was the only vintage that they currently have at the Kulminator. and who else is going to have this stuff!?

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Photo of xgrigorix
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Green 750 ml bottle, corked & caged. No dates.

Strange shade of amber, with a definite leaning towards red. Topped by a pink hued white head. Carbonation sounds lively, but the head quickly falls in upon itself.

Nose is acidic, sour, & intense. Big cherry aromas mix with nuts, damp earth, & oak. Wild!

Tart, acidic, funky. Cherries dominate with musty earthy flavours all over the pallette. Nutty hints in the background. Mouthpuckering sour finish with a heavy oak flavour lingering on. Medium bodied, very gently carbonation. The woody / oak flavour becomes a little overbearing eventually. Overall, well worth $10.50 I paid for it!

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Photo of marburg
4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

1995 vintage dated. Corked and caged and carted back here to Michigan by my fiancee who found this bad boy in Baltimore.

Hazy, thick, pea soup opacity married with sludge brown and blood red and a soapy, frothy head that won't die. Powerful, swirling carbonation -- really lively. Plum and tart cherry skin aromas mingle nicely with a sour-ish, yeasty, unrefined earthy character. Carries through to the palate, which is suprisingly integrated and held together. Certainly, the sourness of a traditional lambic shines through. But there's a great understated cherry flavor and a musty dullness that tempers the ascerbic nature of the beer. Very well put together, and as far as traditional-style lambics go, this thing is remarkably easy to drink. For those looking for a slightly less jarring introduction to the traditional take on the style -- if you think it IS jarring, of course -- this might be a good start.

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Photo of vitesse
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL green bottle with cork.

black label with big red lettering: "F. Boon Kriek - Mariage Parfait."

a very traditional lambic. label says it's spontaneously fermented and then bottle conditioned. made in lambeek, belgium (imported by merchant du vin.)

anyone. a great beverage. i had to take some points off for apperance though. the cork and area around it on the bottle had a sticky resiny film on it, which is pretty unappealing. cork held up okay though. in glass the drink was a bright red color. very cloudy with lots and lots of dark yeast sediment, which i didn't drink down.
very tart and acidic kriek. cherries are there but it's not a sweet and fruity drink. nice barnyard, grassy flavors. very complex taste. actually reminded me of champagne. insanely complex.

i paid about $10 for this. a much much better value than the more over-sweetened and popular lambics.

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Photo of jcalabre
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This pours a beautiful red, with orange highlights. The head is small and pink. The head disappears quickly.
Per the suggestion from "Brewmaster's Table" I paired this beer with some fresh goat cheese and pate. It was great. The sour cherry flavor and acidity matched perferctly with the food
The aroma is musty with some cherry. It finishes very dry. 1995 vintage. Loved it.

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Photo of rastaman
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One word springs to mind here- exceptional. stinky barnyard earthiness in the aroma, quite vinous, almost pinot noir like, very complex, aged cherry skin, lovely lambic tart sourness, i absolutely love this beer.

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