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


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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5723) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Shared 375 ml bottle at local tasting, vintage 2011. Hazy deep red colour, moderate pink head. Lovely aroma of brettanomyces / farmhouse, sour cherries, crushed cherry kernels and almonds. Sour cherries galore in the flavour, tart finish. Classy beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen2 (1785) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Shared bottle at RB/HD 07.02.15. 2011-vintage. Purple. Dark pink head. Fantastic kriek aroma of sour cherries. Sour cherries in superb taste, with almonds.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3192) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Shared bottle at RBHD Bjørnøy February 2015. Vinrtage 2011. Red clear body with a pink head. Fresh cherries and berries on the nose and in the nose. Medium bodied. Most enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (6402) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Shared bottle at local tasting.2011 Vintage. Pours nice red/pinkish with a small pink creamy head. Aroma is lovely, cherries and some marzipan sweetness. Taste follows up the promising aroma, fresh and crisp cherries, juicy and chewy,light acidic dry finish, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (3536) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Flaske (årgang 2011, bb.2032!) på rbhd-treff feb-15: vakker kirsebærfarge med lyserødt skum. Lekker, lett sprudlende munnfølelse, og smaken er vidunderlig - saftig og elegant balansert. Noe marsipan/mandelaktig i tillegg til de sure kirsebærene. Kveldens tjueførste, og definitivt den beste til nå. Vin, champagne og øl i perfekt syntese. Mitt øl nr. 2900!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (976) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from 2011. Pours a deep red body producing a large and fluffy light red head. Aroma of cherries and subtle sour notes. Mostly fruity and fresh cherries tho. Taste is also not too sour. Kinda mellow actually. The cherries are also not overwhelming. Probably due to its age. Well integrated flavors. Medium body and co2 levels. Classic and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3116) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle: 2011 vintage. Murky ruby & crimson body, translucent edges. Soft, lightly pink foam fades quickly to a collar. Aroma of ripe cherries, cherry juice, heavy must, dusty floor, stale oak, & some funky cotton. Flavor includes notes of juicy cherry flesh, modestly tannic oak, a hint of lactic tartness, dusty hay, funky cork. & a small hint of cinnamon spice. Dry finish of lightly acidic cherry skin, mildew laden driftwood, a hint of lacto & lemon. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2015
This is a pretty tasty kriek w/ an emphasis on musty/woody overtones as opposed to straight sourness. It is remarkably purple in the glass, clear when held up to a light w/ a head of tight white bubbles. I am getting cowbweb funk up front in the nose with a hint of pineapple and cherry as you delve in. This is tart but not bracingly so w/ a slight sweetness and sawdusty wood character to balance. It finishes w/ some light tannen and lingering sourness across the tongue. Pretty tasty and complex but I would kind of prefer for this to be just a bit dryer and more highly carbonated. Still, a nice beer and definitely one you should try if you are into sour beers at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1324) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
375ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy cherry red with an almost light purple head. Aroma is sour cherries, barnyard and wood. lovely taste. nice and sour. packed with berry fruits - unmistakably loads of cherries. long aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (1055) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to the DEPie TJ. Complex fo sho. Unfortunately, Superspak has not had it. That makes me a sad panda.

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