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Boon Kriek Mariage Parfait

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Brewed by Brouwerij F. Boon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Lembeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Kriek Mariage Parfait is an Old Style Kriek of exceptional excellence. 400 g of wild cherries per litre are fermented together with a strong Lambic of spontaneous fermentation and aged on 6,200 litre oak foudres (large wooden casks) for 5 to 6 months. Kriek Mariage Parfait is naturally clarified and referments in the bottle. It is unsweetened, unfiltered, unpasteurised and has no artificial flavours, preservatives or colourings added. Brewed in Lembeek, the village that gave Lambic its name. Pour slowly in a flute glass without disturbing the yeast sediment in the bottle and enjoy this epitome of traditional Lambic brewing.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5865) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours hazy red with a fading pink head. Aroma is light sour, barnyard, tart cherries, little lemon, little cinnamon. Flavor is sourness, tart cherry, cherry stones, barn, little almon, hint of cinnamon. Thin body, lively carbonatoin, acidic finish. 230814

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jphartley (8) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
Drank a 37.5cl bottle of the 2011 edition of the Mariage Parfait. I picked up the last bottle of 2011 at Sterk Avondwinkel in Amsterdam. I didn’t like the first sip very much. Either the beer or my palate needed to open up a little. At first it appeared too alcoholy (it’s 8%). Though gradually I started to enjoy it more and more. It pours a nice pinkish red with a gentle head. The aromas were good. The taste a good balance between the sourness, cherries and oak. Overall pretty good, though I have high expectations of a beer of this style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jmar33 (152) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Nice sour beer, but there is a bit of an astringent bitterness at the end of the palate, not sure what that is but still a nice enough beer overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (207) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Pours shiny, bright red. Smell is framboise, cherry's and some oak. Taste is very balanced, not too sour, lots of cherries. Good beer, but a tad overpriced.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10935) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
375 c&c from Bine & Vine. Pours darkly ruddy with a very pink head. Aroma of sour cooking cherries. Med body. Flavor is slightly sweet, but very cherry tart. With lots of wood. Finish: Quaff, quiver, shake head, shudder, think wow! This is really nice ale. Super yummy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1950) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
2011 bottle from Sugaya bought to celebrate my wedding anniversary. As old as my marriage (^_^) it pours a wonder deep purple-red with a very thin head of fizz, no lacing. Served in some champagne flutes. Sweet fruity cherry rind, lightly musty with a great juicy cherry quality to it as well. The taste is sour and tart at first, juicy cherry sweetness, a touch earthy and musty. This is quite a subtle Kriek, I am liking this a lot. Paired with my berry cheesecake and my wife’s cassis mousse it is simply phenomenal. Wonderful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (115) - GERMANY - AUG 2, 2014
Rot wie Traubensaft, fast pinker Schaum. In der Nase Kirsche, etwas Brause, eingelegte Früchte, Säure, Holznoten, etwas wie Sekt, komplex. Am Gaumen kirschig, vergleichsweise wenig Süße, Hefe, Sektnoten, Weinnoten und Säure. Starke Kohlensäure und Vollmundigkeit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1135) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2014
375ml bottle, from Discount Liquor. Pours a deep, dark red color with a pink head that quickly fades. Aroma is fruity, cherry, grape, lemon. Medium on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is tart, cherry, light sour lemon, some sweetness from the cherries, with a light tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1726) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
A pretty awesome fruit beer. Pours blood red with pink head. Aromas of funk, cherry, raspberry, and strawberry. Flavors are sour cherry and horse blanket. Sweet raspberry jam with a bitter oaky finish. Superb.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (1399) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 19, 2014
37,5cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Lovely dark red/rose color with medium rose head. Body is super smooth. Carbonation is not that agressive. Taste is super balanced, medium sour, bitter and sweet.


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