Boon Oude Kriek | Brouwerij Boon

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Boon Oude KriekBoon Oude Kriek

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Brouwerij Boon

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JorisP on 01-14-2003

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Ratings: 188 |  Reviews: 76
Reviews by czfreeman:
Photo of czfreeman
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased today at De Honte Draankshop in Cadzand, Holland.
Cork and cage bottle, treat for my day off.
Date on the bottle is 2006,so a 5 year old Lambic, best before 25.09.2028.
Opens with a nice pop, pours a light murky ruby-red tone. Pink around the borders, light pink head. Very light, the murkiness makes it look a bit like a glass of grapefruit/pomegranitemix color.
Smells of sour wood, fermentated cherry, tart lambic, horseblanket, hay-like sourness,dried raisin, the horseblanket character comes through and makes this quite the funky brew.
Black grapes, lemon, sweet/sour pretty well balanced with a nice hit of funk.
Flavor is medium dry, not mouth puckering, but light and crisp.
Sour apple, cherry, woodiness, light citrus prickling, sour dried fruit.Horsey yeastiness comes through, cherry is the dominating flavor.
Acid and sourness play a dominant role...and I love it. Lively sip after sip, the acidic keeps it interesting and light. The oaky bakground mixed with the light cherry sweetness keeps it in balance.
Light, refreshing and highly enjoyable. Drinkablity is super high, almost dangerous. Goes down light and easy.
Great beer, well constructed and well enjoyed

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle Beergium - Pours dark cherry with a light cherry coloured foamy head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Smell - over ripened fruits. Taste - Tart foretaste with a bready, cherry slightly bitter aftertaste. Very nice kriek.

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Photo of Marius
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samled at Beertemple. Dark ruby pour, clear, with a fine pinkish head. Smells like macerated cherries and lambic funk. The taste is light sour and sweet, with strong cherry notes. Light carbnation, light body and a sweet and sour fruity aftertaste.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KarlMcGowan
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A classic Belgian fruit beer whose taste and aroma are simply saturated with the tart tang of Cherries. A sipping beer rather than a session beer, it needs to be served in a goblet or wine glass to appreciate it's full flavour. A good dessert beer for after a full meal.

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Photo of rastaman
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Super dry and sour, like sucking on a lemon, the stinkyness you find in most hardcore lambic is there, public toilets, farmyards etc, but this perhaps has a bit less of those characters, minimal cherry flavour, you can tastes the stones of the cherry, but not the flesh, really super dry (bone dry) finish, really refreshing, i love lambic!

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Photo of switzer
2/5  rDev -50.2%

Photo of azorie
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of distantmantra
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375mL bottle served at Les Brassins. Brussels, Belgium. Notes from April 2011.

A: Deep dark red color with a small white head of foam.

S: Sour cherry smell with a bit of that natural fermenting aroma.

T: Extremely sour and acidic cherry flavor. Easily trumped every other kriek I tried in Belgium.

M: Good body with a high level of carbonation.

O: A great lambic that's extremely sour and free of added sugar. I don't think my stomach could take more than one or two of these in a sitting, but I would definitely pick one up if available back home.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy burgundy color with pink head. Aroma is extremely cherry forward with a bit of underlying farmhouse funk. Taste starts directly sour, fruity and also a bit bitter. Body is quite light, very effervescent and dry. Very fresh and easy drinking.

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Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Seaba
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of dgallina
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml champagne bottle dated best-before October 6th 2021 (really).

Pours clear ruby-red with a half-inch of very thick foam. Smells similar to the Boon oude geuze; strong sour funk blended with fresh green apples and (in this case) some rounded fruitiness from the cherries. Flavor begins with slightly sour cherries, builds into a grainy rounding sweetness, finishes with a superb long-lasting sweet & tart blend of sour cherries, yeast, and funk. Pretty big carbonation, but doesn't overwhelm the mouth; a million little bubbles. Light and quite crisp in the mouth.

The slight cherry sweetness does a good job of rounding and balancing the sour funk, creating a very refreshing and accessible kriek.

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Photo of philipquarles
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle. Pours a deep, fairly clear garnet red with a surprisingly full, creamy-looking pink head. Lacing is non-existent. Smells sharply lactic and tannic; plenty of oak. The cherries don't really come through until it warms, and then only faintly at the end. Light brett notes. Tastes quite sour, again with a lot of lactic acid. Woody and earthy. The cherries are more noticeable here. Bone-dry finish. Medium body with prickly carbonation. A surprisingly nice 'oude' lambic from Boon.

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Photo of edgarius7777
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Too dry for me

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Photo of emerge077
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2016 draft:
Draft served in a Kriek Boon goblet at Hopleaf. Menu clearly states Oude Kriek, and how rare it is to be on draft.
What happened to this? Tastes sugary and watered down compared to bottles i've had, nothing like the traditional oude kriek rustic funk and wild cherry flavors of the past. It's sadly closer to the sweetened Boon Kriek. Thankfully the cherry taste is more natural than artificial, albeit sweetened. We had Hanssens Scarenbecca side by side, and it just blew this away.

2008 bottle: 4.62
Absolutely delicious.

Cork gives a sustained pop, and the carpet of pastel pink foam sizzles with a lively crackle. Lace here and there. Deep, rich crimson tone on the edges of the glass, in the center it's nearly opaque darkness. Tiny streams of carbonation. Head sustains itself well and never breaks.

Traditional Lambic funk through and through. Perfect aromas of ripe fruit, hay, and barn stables.

Cherry tartness, pits, stems, whole fruit fermenting into a spritzy tart nectar. Well carbonated and lively. Oak notes are mild but come through in the aftertaste, after the sour lambic has barreled through. Perfect balance. Intense ripe cherry flavors that come through in a big way.

This should be a staple in the fridge of every lambic-lover.

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Photo of Jredner
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Huge vinegarette and baby corn aroma. Cloudy faded red/pink in color with a two finger thick pink-tinted head. Fore is tart with lots of sour cherry, msg laden baby corn and and plenty of funkiness to assure the drinker they have a lambic in their hands. A little less acidic than some lambics I’ve had and a good bit sweeter though there is sourness aplenty. Feels lighter of body than even some fruit beer knock off lambics, but has a pleasant all around drinkability to it.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy Beerlando: Poured a deep red color ale with a large foamy head with good retention but minimal lacing. Aroma of funky barnyard taste with some notes of sour cherries. Taste is a mix between some deep sour cherries with some tart notes and some funky barnyard notes as well. Oak was also noticeable but quiet subtle considering the amount of cherries in here. Full body with limited filtration and good carbonation.

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Photo of n2185
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2007 vintage

A: pours a dark read with a finger of pinkish head that fades into a thin layer with little lacing.

S: lots of tart and sour cherry aromas with some slight funky notes as well.

T: again, lots of tart and sour cherry notes dominate. There are slight funky notes and the finish is dry and tart.

M: light body with medium carbonation, this beer is tart, dry, and clean. It could use a little more carbonation.

O: a pretty decent kriek, though a little simplistic. It's still tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of abfraser
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by date of 6/30/2026, which is utterly remarkable. That's almost twenty years from now! Wonder what that would taste like. Anyway...

A: Blood orange red, pink. Small white head with very active carbonation.

S: Cherry lambic all the way. Cherries hit first giving way to the musky, earthy lambic. Tartness is evident.

T/M: Exactly like it smells. Cherry, earthy, tart. Nice dry mouthfeel devoid of sweetness. Good stuff.

D: Light-bodied, super dry, low alcohol--the very definition of drinkable. Except it's expensive, like all lambics.

If you're a fan of lambic/krieks this is a good one.

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Photo of Dodo2step
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P- Thanks to my new buddy Donn in Germany for this brew

A- dark red like that of forzen cherries. No head and no lacing.

S- sour cherry, somewhat like cold cherry pie. Some faint malt tones come through but not much.

F- wow, sour cherry packs a punch in this brew. That is all i taste. That is true to lambic though.

M- sourness and creamy cherry.

O- I have never been a big lambic fan and this doesnt convince me. However, the style seems on par though.

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

357 ml bottle split in a Sierra Nevada tulip.
6,5% ABV, Best Before 30.03.2026, SB46 on the cork.

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for sharing yet another sour with me!

A - Filled with sediment, the brew is an otherwise clear orangy-red topped by a well-retained pink head. Very little lace is left over.

S Funk city! Dry straw, horse blanket, and wild yeast with a touch of both Brett and lactobacillus. Fresh tart cherries give the nose a big kick. I can't wait to taste the sour in this badboy.

T - Lactic sourness demolishes everything in it's path; tart cherry skin tannins follow through but there isn't much else going on in flavor.

M - Swish this around in your mouth and you'll experience one of the biggest sour blasts ever. Almost over-the-top (definitely if you weren't a sour fan to begin with). Medium-light-bodied and teeth-hurtingly dry. Well carbonated to boot!

O - If you enjoy squinting your eyes, this beer is for you. If you like clenching your butt-cheeks, this beer is for you. If you like your beers sour-to-the-max, this beer is definitely for you. The acidity in this beer could strip road-kill blood straight from the street.

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Boon Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Boon
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