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

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RATINGS: 484   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3561) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep ruby with thick, frothy pink head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is cherries, red grapes, cookie malt, and funky, sour fruit. Flavor is balanced sour and tart fruit esters which transitions smoothly to a sweet, red dessert wine flavor; dry finish. Light body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (837) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
375ml bottle, pours deep red brown with an off white head. Aromas are fruity, zesty, cherries, and lambic sour notes. light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, oily feel, lively carbonation, astringent sour but finishes dry. Lots of fruit flavours, very nice indeed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4600) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2014 Bottle from JefVerstraete, many thanks. Deep red color with small pimkish head. Cherries, funk, vinous notes in aroma. Tart taste with cherries, Brett, funk, marzipan, wood. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (1771) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to Cuso. 2013. Aroma fruity, berries, caramel, bubblegum. Intense. Blood colour. Pink head. Taste is intensely sour, but not only the bretty bubblegum, also complex red berries. Very good, easily drinkable, full of character.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dohny (244) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Red color with red head. Leather, barnyard in aroma. Sour with sour chery notes in flavor. Dry, moderate carbonation. Alcohol is well hiden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2164) - GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
0,375 l bottle floral, cherry, barnyard, red, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4686) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
37.5cl Bottle from Prik&Tik Pauwels. Deep red colour, pink head. Aroma of marzipan, light peppery, cherries, some acid, hint of funk, light tartness. Flavour is medium sweet, mild tartness, some peppery funky acid, marzipan, cherries, mild tart finish with some bitterness. Medium-bodied, alcohol barely noticed. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (1743) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
One of the greats among ’old’ krieks, with ’malse’ lambic and a higher ABV - and higher cherry dosis than is customary. Thin, off-pinkish head, deep red colour, very complex aroma with lots of fresh sour cherries, lactic acidity, barnyard and lambic funkiness, hay, vinegar, lemon peel... Taste very fruity, a combination of fruity lambic esters with loads of real cherries, utterly dry and sour but not in a very astringent way, elegant, with a very long, complex lambic finish. Perfectly balanced kriek.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5971) - 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 (12) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
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 (158) - 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.


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