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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait | Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
Exceptional
538 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:
#1,458
Reviews:
171
Ratings:
538
pDev:
8.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
107
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 538 |  Reviews: 171
Photo of unclekeith
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

08/26/2016

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Photo of cjgiant
4.39/5  rDev +5%
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 epyon396
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sourlinus
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bruno74200
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage. Not big complexity but some nice cherry notes and wild yeast (brett?). Very astringent maybe too much, it makes it very wine like tannins plus a great dryness

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Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMCimpi
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Beginner2
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

While not able to embrace the style, this was more enjoyable (and less sour) than many.
Reviewed in Roger Protz' " 300 Beers To Try Before You Die!" and listed in the "1001" and deserves to be there.
Also reviewed in Michael Jackson's "Great Beers of Belgium" and his 1999 "Guide gave it 4 of 4 stars (rare.)

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Photo of GDawgs34
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Euroglot
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wonothesane42
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of allenson21
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jason3125
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeff412pgh
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZEB89
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of THoffner
3.54/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curlybird
3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 538 ratings
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