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:
No notes at this time.

Added by rastaman on 09-11-2002

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pDev:
8.61%
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Photo of drewd0g
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from DeCicco's [brewster]
2008 on the ring
Appearance is a lovely red hue, like cherries. smell is funky, earthy and tart. taste is funky, sweet and sour cherry, overall very pleasant. the mouthfeel is nice, with some real crisp carbonation, it helps cut the acidity. real nice. very drinkable, i'm a big fan of this beer, surprised it doesn't have more reviews.

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

2007 vintage. Poured into a Stillwater wine glass. Beer is clear (mostly at first) until I pour the sediment into it, I can't help myself. It's kind of purple to pink, nice head, good carbonation, one finger small bubbles head, no lacing, aggressive carbonation. The color wasn't as dark as I was expecting.

Aroma is also a little on the weak side, there is this cherry-ish tartness to it, this overall lactic with some succinate and malate with a mild acetate bite.

Beer is thin and the beer has this musky, mildewy flavor on the late palate that I wasn't expecting at all. The forward is some mild sweetness from the cherries, mild fruit flavors, lactic creaminess, some acetic bite, and a mildly tart finish. Overall it's not the best lambic I've ever had but it was decent. I'd have it again for sure.

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Photo of kbutler1
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle. 2008 vintage. Poured into a tulip glass a bright, vibrant red color with a pink collared head. Very funky aroma with an underlying sweet cherry note. Some wood as well. Light mouthfeel with good carbonation. More sweet than I was expecting. Slightly tart cherry. I'd be interesting to see if this would sour up with some time onas of now it's just more sweet. Slight medicinal notes.

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Photo of metter98
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is reddish in color, relatively translucent and poured with a finger high pink head that never completely faded away. A light amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are strong aromas of tart cherries in the nose with some notes of sourness and hints of funk and oak.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and is dominated by flavors of tart cherries; the finish has a moderate amount of sourness.
M: It feels light-bodied and rather smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very drinkable because the taste has a good balance between the sour and tart taste of cherries. Any traces of alcohol are well hidden in both the smell and taste.

Note: 2008 vintage

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 6/6/2010. 2008 bottle. Pours a deep red with a thick pink head. Aroma of light funk, smelly diaper, perhaps a hint of fruit. Flavor has much more sweet cherry fruitiness and a tart cherry finish. Very tasty and drinkable, I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Franz4
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle good until 8/10/2028

A- red/magenta pour, looks beautiful, poured with a good head similar to champagne, large bubbles that dissipated quickly, very fine bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass continually.

S- sour cherries, as one would expect, very pleasant.

T- nice sour explosion hits the tongue first, then balances out to a ripe, fresh cherry. Alcohol is hidden well, cherries linger with a woody finish.

M- light bodied, very refreshing. carbonation seems to be just right. Flavor stays with you for a while.

D- Very drinkable, ABV is very well hidden so it could sneak up on someone who was expecting something more along the lines of Lindeman's.

I thought this was a very nice "change of pace" beer, as Lambic's aren't my usual style of choice. This was excellent and I think it's great to see more alternatives to the overly sweet lambics that are more commonly available.

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Photo of ToAzwethinkweizm
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is my first review of a lambic....never done this before.

Poured into a standard snifter at about 55 degrees F, 1-inch head, light lacing, deep beautiful cloudy magenta. Aroma is quite sour and funky, and I THINK I'm smelling tannins, although I never reviewed wine, so it is an ingredient that I am still a novice at pointing out. There is some oak aroma/flavor behind the tart cherries. This doesn't taste like a cough syrup at all (which is what I expect with everything made with cherries. Gross). This is a much deeper, classier taste, unlike the super-sweet flavors of Lindeman's lambics. I have a couple more bottles aging, so once I get a little more experience under my belt I will review this again.

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Photo of infi
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2008 vintage, 375-mL bottle.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

This kriek lambic is a beautiful and translucent maroon/magenta color with a one-fingered pink head that slowly crumbles away. I'd definitely say that it's the prettiest-looking lambic out of the small few I've tried so far. Smell is basically full of tart cherries, some subtle hints of oaky tannins and a thin coating of vinegar pungency and funk.

One of the best and smoothest tasting lambics I've ever had. The kriek shows more fruitiness throughout the taste duration with VERY little sourness. It's really like eating the flesh of an almost-ripened cherry- not too sweet, but not too sour either. This all ends on a hum tartness with a slight sliver of some metallic flavor, but not one of disgust. Very organic and natural tasting.

Mouthfeel was borderline medium-bodied with a slight effervescent feel, but very smooth overall. I particularly enjoyed this while it was very cold because every sip gave off an incredible refreshing vibe. I could now see why some of these Belgian blenders prefer to fill up pints of this remarkable stuff. I finished my 375 bottle in 15 minutes- this was seriously delicious and easily drinkable. Definitely buying another bottle or two of this for future consumption. Best until 2028? Yes sir, too good. Thank you, Mr. Boon.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this rare sour. 2008 vintage with a best by date of 10/8/28.

The beer pours a beautiful dark red color with a white head. The aroma is strong cherries but there is also some nice funk mixed in. One of the funkier smelling krieks that I have tried.

The flavor is a great mix of brett notes, barnyard funk, cherries and surprisingly, some alcohol. The tartness level is light to medium.

Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

Very glad I got to try this beer. It definitely lived up to the hype.

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Photo of ausonius
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage from 750 ml bottle.

Pretty pale red color.
Typical small foamy head that faded to patchy within a few minutes. Very little lacing.

Big cherry stone lactic nose. Funky, slightly earthy, fleshy black, red & wild cherry aromas are intense, complex & just don't quit.
The Brett & Belgian funk take a back seat to the powerful, wild fruit at the moment.

On the palate: Creamy pungent cherry. Earthy, lactic with big cherry skin, cherry pit, & mineral throughout.
Not too sour. Huge cherry stone flavor & some funky older oak & Brett in end flavor & finish. Great balance.

A Great Fruit Lambic

Ho Hum - another great one from Frank Boon.

95 Points.

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

2008 bottle split with oglmcdgl and Dan who just found out that supplication is his favorite beer, Kudos.

A- BOKMP has a ruby red sangria watered down blood color with a off white/ pinkish head that fades with ease. No lace on this sucka and after a while it looks dead.

S- Smell is cherry all day with a small amount of barnyard muskiness, hay and earth. A slight medicinal vibe thats not to large. Light malt and I might even detect some chocolate, but I could be reaching there.

T- A cherry kriek that is inbetween sweet and sour, this is much more quaffable than the regular boon kriek which was sweet as hell, the sweetness is tamed much in this, but still there. A small amount of oak and red grapes and a touch of barnyard in the back. Simple.

M- Above light bodied this one is sour on the mouth but not overly puckering. A slight spritz in the beginning goes into a smooth ride afterwards. Lightly carbed, the fruit sticks around for a few. Acidity plays a part.

D- I liked this, it just did bot blow me away. A bit one sided although the cherry component is quite bold and noticed. A bit more oak would of been a treat and a tad more bubbles as this seemed kinda dead, although it could be unblended. Glad I tried it.

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Photo of oglmcdgl
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bottle split with onix1agr and my bro langberg. Good times.

A- a good two fingers of pinkish head from a soft pour sits atop a gorgeous magenta brew. Head settles but comes right back with a good swirl of the glass.

S- light barnyard funk and sweet cherries. Tart at time with a hint of ludens cherry cough drops.

T- sweet out front with cherries and candy sugar. Sour and tart with some mild wood. Vinous and earthy at times.

M- light body and carb very dry.

D- very drinkable and not to sour. Not saying that you can get to sour I love me some sour but this is an easy intro to the style and a tasty treat for the super fan.

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Photo of tendermorsel
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 vintage received via trade with Koopa. Thanks!

Almost completely flat pour. No head at all and just a bit of prickley carbonation in the mouthfeel. Quite a funky nose. Leather wood, and sweat socks. This is pretty heavy on the brett for sure. Awesome taste. Not heavy on the sweetness like so many Krieks out there including the regular Boon Kriek. Sour and tart all the way through my glass.

Man this is good stuff. A true Oude Kriek. Very simular to the 3F Sh Kriek.

Highly reccomended for the style.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2007 Vintage bottle, at In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst; July 2010
The beer pours from the bottle with a deep red, brilliantly clear color. The head is a pink, frothy, initially two-finger thick head. This smells of berries, a complex, jam-like cherry flesh and rich cherry skin aromatics. There are some sharp woody mushroom notes, a cherry acidity as well as some notes of children's aspirin. It is interesting how fast the huge cherry aromatics disappear; the nose is still all about the cherry notes, but it is not nearly as pungent as when this was first poured.

The beer tastes sweet up front, then tart and it finishes with a complex, chewy, cherry skin fruit character. There is a fizzy, carbonic acid bite to this beer that helps to lighten up the texture; it still has a certain chewiness to it, at least for a Lambic, though it is not in any way heavy. The acidity is tart, not aggressively sour, but still enough that I can feel it in my stomach; it is actually somewhat soft, but some cherry acid notes make it not entirely soft and it has a sort of interesting dichotomy between the Lactic and cherry acid notes.

This is quite nice, I definitely prefer a bit more funkiness and complexity in my Lambics, but this definitely gets the job done. It is very quaffable, though perhaps just a touch heavier than I prefer.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage. HUGE thanks to jkane101 for the hook-up!

A- Uniformly translucent fushcia body with vibrant color. Pours with a 1 1/2 finger soapy light pink head. 1/2 finger retains nicely.

S- Nose is slightly sweet but vell balanced. Vinegar comes through the most initially as well as a slight acidic tartness-but the rest of the characters rush in quickly-oak, vanilla, sour cherry, and slightly sweet cherry.

T- Cherry, oak, vinegar and vanilla come through initially. Finish is slightly more tart than initial flavor-but with a similar profile. The tartness lingers slightly more than the rest of the profile-but nothing is overpowering and amazingly all the initial flavors linger slightly.

M- Well done. Smooth, slightly yeasty medium wieght body with soft carbonation.

D- This is a very good, well balanced lambic overall. Certainly one of my favorite krieks. This was a nice surprise as well as I wasn't expecting this brew to be SO good. Would love to have this again!

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Photo of alpinebryant
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
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 -24.9%
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 -2.6%
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 +6.9%
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 +5.7%
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 +15.3%
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 -6.7%
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 +11.2%
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 +0.2%
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 +10.8%
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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Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 553 ratings