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

bottled
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RATINGS: 469   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
Ferris (3052) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Cherries and oak with just a slight acetone note. Cloudy ruby with a thin bubbly pink head. Tart cherry, nice rich oak notes but again with an acetone note. Overall, quite nice event with the acetone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (1834) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2014
Sample from bottle, CBF 2014. Deep red colour with a dense, pink head. Fruity aroma with tart cherries, caramel malts, vanilla, oak, yeasts, barnyard, some earthy hops. Taste is light sour. Medium body with a lively carbonation. Finishes dry and fruity with tart cherries, fruits, yeasts and marzipan that chases most acidic notes away. Albeit a bit on the sweeter side, a very enjoyable Lambic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (211) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle, 2008 vintage. Pours a deep ruby port color with almost no head. Aroma is deep and rich: red wine, musty cork, oak, cherry skins, plum, appetizing tartness. Oak and barrel character is especially pronounced. Taste is prominent sour cherry and grape skin tannins with a hint of balsamic, oak, and an almost Sour Patch-like sweet-tart quality. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1110) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014
Corked 37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours red with a pink head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are cherries, tartness, oak - with a tart finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Icedwarf (270) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
Roze bier met schuim. Smaak is typisch voor Lambik, droog en zuur en niet zoet. Krieksmaak is duidelijk aanwezig.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (4953) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2014
Bottled from Burg Bieren, 2011 harvest, BB 13 07 2032, large sample, served in a chouffe glass. Initially clear ruby color, big frothy pink head, diminishing to a firm medium lasting head. Aroma of cherry, marzipan, some horseblanket and barnyard, some oak wood. Quite sour in taste, slight fruity sweetness. Mostly citric acid and some lactic acid. Some nutty cherry pits in flavor as well. Quite full bodied, high on carbonation but not in a too disturbing way. Slight alcohol noticeable and slight dry in the finish. Quite heavy on the stomach, but still a lovely brew, although I prefer still (fruit)lambic instead of carbonated stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (812) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
37.5 cL bottle at home, 2012 crop. Pours hazy red with a large pink head. Aroma is a bit sweet with lots of cherries, some syrup, some tartness and barnyard. Taste has some barnyard and a soft sourness with cherries, red fruits, some wood and barnyard, finish is slightly dry. Medium body and carbo. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (516) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 16, 2014
Color rubí, algo turbio, con espuma rosada de excelente apariencia y durabilidad. Aromsa de brett. y madera, con toques afrutados, sobre todo ácidos. Cuerpo medio-alto, inicio fresco, dulce y afrutado, que pasa a un final muy seco de excelente contraste. Muy rica.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yiannnos (738) - , CYPRUS - MAY 15, 2014
Dark red colour. Sour cherry aroma, flavour is tart, cherries, oak, slightly sweet

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2014
10/IV/14 - 37.5cl bottle from??? @ home - BB: n/a, 2008 vintage (2014-358)

Little cloudy deep dark ruby red beer, big pink aery head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of cork, some marzipan, soft fruitiness, bit funky. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sour start, fruity cherries, mouldy cork, very bitter, lemon rind, citric acidity. Aftertaste: pretty sour, lemony, bitter hops, moulded cork, some bitter almonds, vinegar. Talk about a disappointment. :( I guess it had a bad cork? Should re-rate, I guess.


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