Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait | Brouwerij Boon

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553 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:
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Added by rastaman on 09-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,515
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
553
pDev:
8.61%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 553 |  Reviews: 177
Photo of mynie
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage. I've been looking for Mariage Parfait for like 7 years, without any luck, and then one day it's just sitting on the shelf like it's no big deal.

Pours a silky, foamy, and very deep red.

Smells of mild vinegar, fruity red wine, and oak. It's very acidic, even for the style, but not intense enough to be unappealing. The cherries become more more warm and assertive as the beer sits, and they do a great deal to smooth out the sourness.

Tastes very good. Aggressive and sour but not punishingly so. Tart beginning gets smoothed out gradually by the oakiness, which gives way to a very sweet and smooth finish of cherries, with a little bit of astringent yeast lingering on the tongue.

An absolute classic that's well worth seeking out.

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Photo of Jhfinn
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of AngusOg
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frekky
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2013 vintage

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

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

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage. Pours deep brick red with a creamy pink head that leave lacing. Nose is a big muddled with some funk, musty cherry, citrus, and hay. Flavor is simple with some initial cherry tartness which quickly moves to a tart woody flavor. Carb keeps it nicely prickly in the mouth. Personally, I think the mariage parfait geuze is more enjoyable.

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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

Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 553 ratings