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

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Added by rastaman on 09-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
526
Reviews:
165
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
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56
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105
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Photo of Sweffin
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
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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Photo of vinny21bal
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of newbeeraday
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color is ruby red.
Solid head on the beer from the pour with nominal retention for the style. Sugary with Belgian yeast pull on the tongue. The tart is higher than usual but is very much welcomed. Cherries is dominate in the flavor and has a nice sour taste. This beer is beautifully done and will drink many more of these in the future.

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Photo of TildenKatz
3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of changdulla
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of jrfehon33
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parintele
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loganburgh
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into a flute glass. Bottled in 2011.

Pours a deep ruby, almost purple, with a two finger head on an average pour. Fairly opaque, lots of foamy cling. Smell is lots of malt, cherries, some yeast and purple grapes, a sweet, spicy aroma as it warms, like cinnamon. Taste is also a little malt forward, good amount of cherries, yeast. Also pick up the spice in the taste. Fairly sweet. A little tart, a little sour, but not a lot of either. Smooth, good carbonation, a little light bodied for the style.

A very solid Kriek, certainly a strong cherry presence in the smell and taste. Good price point. Well worth a purchase.

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Photo of RMentair
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
4.15 out of 5 based on 526 ratings.
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