Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait | Brouwerij Boon

Boon Oude Kriek Mariage ParfaitBoon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait
BA SCORE
93.8%
Liked This Beer
4.18 w/ 530 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:
#1,434
Reviews:
167
Ratings:
530
Liked:
497
Avg:
4.18/5
pDev:
8.61%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
106
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 530 |  Reviews: 167
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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Photo of vitesse
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
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 +1.4%
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 +8.9%
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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Beer rating: 93.8% out of 100 with 530 ratings
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