TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 oz bottle, 2007. Clear garnet with a puffy pink head. Nose is cherry, barnyard and lemon. Medium body with sparkling then soft carb. Taste is black cherry, toffee and red apple peels. Finishes dry and minerally with just a trace of sour fruit. Classy stuff.
Nisse666 (5420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from еtreĞourmet cons 2010-11-27 Sätila
AR: sour sweet mix of kriek
AP: amber, wee fizzy head
F: fizzy, wee fudgy loads of kriek, sourness of course but more precautious and great balanced, maderia tones
tkrjukoff (4213) - SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In courtesy of Nisse666. Pours hazy cherry red with small pink head. Fresh fruity and berry - not l ike a kriek - slightly sweet and intense sour aroma. Crispy, sweet and fruity mouthfeel. Lovely balanced sour, fruity, sweet and tart cherry flavor with notes of peppermint . Sour and fruity balanced palate. Finishes nice thin with great fruity dry acidity.
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled, 2007 harvest) Clear, deep blood ruby red with a small, pinkish head. Quite tart nose with natural and strong, dark cherry aroma. Flavor is mostly ripe cherries, with tartness and some sticky sugar. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Quite sweet overall, but the 8% is perfectly hidden, and I liked the full, dark-cherryish body (distantly reminiscent of the excellent De Cam Kriekenlambik). 5266
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
i’m pretty confused right here , if anyone reads , give me a message , but i tasted this beer today and on the bottles it said it was 6,5% alcohol , not 8% as stated here , yes it was clearly the mariage parfait .... strange ...
head: pink , away fast !
colour: deep slightly hazy red
smell: malts, lambic, tad sour, tad tarty , cherrys on sugar, tad citric, bit barley
taste: sour, very intense cherry flavour, vineous, bitter to stingy sourness in the back of my jaws and mouth , flows over into a dry intense cherry mouthfeel , woody aftertaste
Damico (3002) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 bottle form WholeFood SoHo...the kriek pours dark thick crimson with a beautiful bubbly foamy pink head. The amazing aroma of sweet berries from the cherries and some funk from the yeast, but not too much. The flavor of cherries rounds out a nice wild funky flavor typical of Boon and the great sour producers of Belgium.
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(375ml bottle 2008 vintage best by 8-10-2028 thanks to bu11zeye) clearish deep garnet, fine white bubbles around the rim of the glass. Nose is funky cherries that are quite real, tangerines. Taste of fungi, very tart and dry cherries, cellar, moss, almost seems tart just to be so. I liked this a lot.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml, 2008 vintage) Pours a ruby body with a medium pinkish off-white head. Aroma of cherry, earth, a meadow on a spring morning, a hint of chocolate, almond, and balsamic vinegar. Flavor of cherry, lemon, and subtle yogurt.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 bottle (well, the neck label says 2007, but the best by date is for 2028. Hmm), gifted to me the the legendary Fin. Thanks bud. Pour on this one is a cloudy red with a fizzy, soda-pop head. The aroma is a bit clammy, toe-nail funk, hay, wheat. Nice and funky, not particularly acidic. The body is thin on this one, and there is a notable, unwelcome candy sweetness in the flavor, almost Lindemans like, though not nearly as intense. The finish is short and dullish. Really lacking in the acid department. I hate to say it, but yet another dud from Boon.
Mora2000 (6100) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this rare sour. 2008 vintage with a best by date of 10/8/28.
The beer pours a beautiful dark red color with a white head. The aroma is strong cherries but there is also some nice funk mixed in. One of the funkier smelling krieks that I have tried.
The flavor is a great mix of brett notes, barnyard funk, cherries and surprisingly, some alcohol. The tartness level is light to medium.
Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.
Very glad I got to try this beer. It definitely lived up to the hype.