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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
515
Reviews:
164
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
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56
Gots:
99
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Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jrsaffert
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of T_Hass
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2013

A: Pours a deep ruby red color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a very thin cap and ring of lace around the glass

S: Lots of tart cherries up front, along with a nice oaky barrel character and funk. Malt hold up strong to the cherries, but gets mixed in with the oak quite a bit

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a rush of tart and sour cherries followed by a moderate malt and oak background. Funk present throughout thanks to the open fermentation. Finishes with lingering tart cherry notes and some sweetness

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: A great cherry lambic with a big focus on the cherries (no surprise there). Not overly tart, funky, or sour which helps with drinkability. Definitely worth checking out if you're into lambics, especially cherry lambics

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Photo of Johnct
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ystazi
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle.... Developed nicely over the years, big juicy cherry, moderate acidity, medium body and really drinkable. Beautiful deep red color on this.

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

375 into snifter

Pours slightly cloudy and murky ruby red. effervescent pink head
tart cherry and solid funk on the nose. Not jumping out as complex - a bit one dimensional
Same on the palate. lactic sour, funky, with horse blanket and cherries underneath.
Medium feel - very drinkable

Overall a solid Kriek. Not top tier, but very tasty, and for a very well priced shelf beer, it is hard to do much better!

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Photo of amano_h
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage, 37.5cl bottle poured into Cantillon Balloon.

Explosive sour cherries right off the bat. Malt is the secondary characteristic on the nose, accompanied by sweeter and funkier aromas of malt, lemon zest, old leather, and mild blue cheese in that order. There's a bit of a spicy character on the back end as well, oddly reminiscent of cinnamon.

Taste is basically sour cherry juice all over. Very sharp, very dry, and slightly acetic; the funkiness is translated in the back, with a little bit of the yeast character poking through here and there. The sweet and the spice from the nose is somewhat muted and becomes even more so as the cherry takes over with time and temperature.

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

Photo of DispyDnb
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smakawhat
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Simple good pop off the cork, Vintage 2013.

Deep purple and red body color, dark and filled with fine pink rising faint carbonation, that rips fast through the sides of the glass. Minimal head creation, but some is there, a pink hue, slightly pinhead bubbly but a creamy tilted collar is always present. Very solid lambic.

Even better nose. Bouquet is of soft cherry but excellent funk earth and sharp gueuze like hotness. Excellent garden like dry herbs, very subtle to match with this really nice cherry aroma. Gets into a funky taffy candy like quality as well. Just superb.

Palate is just sinful and fantastic. Hot earthy warm cherries, and explosive popping mouthfeel. Carbonation gets into champagne but with thicker malt depth, and juiced cherry qualities. Lemon drop qualities, and very light tonic flavors in the mid palate, with a big earth and almost mint sage qualities in the aftertaste. Heavily green herbed finish, garden and soil fresh. Fruit angle manages excellent balance of funk and mild sugars, not even a touch sweet or even syrupy.

An excellent guezue earthen like kriek, one that has really developed nicely and very memorable.

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Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stolenface1
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 Vintage -
Pours deep ruby red with white head that quickly falls to a ring. Aroma of cherries, red grape, slight plum, earthy funk, oak, very very slight balsalmic. Flavor is like the aroma, a big sour cherry bomb with nice earthy undertones, malt and hay. Slight tannic quality from the barrel. The feel is light and dry w/high carbonation. Tasty Kriek.

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

Photo of yeaprolly
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 costanzo_mike
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
4.15 out of 5 based on 515 ratings.
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