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

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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nick35 (12) - USA - JUN 2, 2003
Enjoyed a 1986 brewing at the Toronado. During the last 17 years the flavor has sweetened and softened. The brett and cherries are fully integrated and the profile is very smooth. My best beer experience to date.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2008 15+ year old bottle (as dated by Boon) Holy shit, this beer is dry. Nice and funky just the way i like it. I donít know if itís the age of this beer (Iím assuming so looking at previous reviews) that makes it amazing, but who cares this beer if insane. Definately going to put another 7 years on my last bottle and drink it at 20 years old, i canít friggen wait. UPDATE: I can still remember almost exactly how this beer tastes 2 months after tasting it and itís without a doubt the the best lambic iíve ever had. That being said Iím bumping up my rating. The bottle we drank deserves it. My first 5.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2008
In short: My favourite Fruit Lambic ever. The driest and most intense Iíve had. Funky as hell too. A vintage masterpiece.
How: Generous sample from a nearly 20 year old bottle. Eternal thanks to Brian (BrianK) for sharing to gem. The highlight of Dark-Lord-Day 2008
The look: Redish amber body with a medium beige head.
In long: Ho man is this ever aromatic and tasty. I could smell that extra-funky sour aroma for hours. Taste is dry oak, dry cherries and dry everything. This is dusty, extra-sour, extra-tart and especially extra-dry. Never though Iíd find a beer drier than 3 Fonteinen Framboos but here we are. This is ďmaking facesĒ intense yet I couldnít keep my lips off my glass and I really had to pace myself. Statistics say that those who claim to be enjoying a 20 years old fantastic Perfect Marriage are probably referring to this beer and not their spouse.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BBB63 (5962) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2003
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 UPDATE: Just a big wow that a bottle got opened on DLD 2008. Not sure of the exact age of the bottle but was told it was from the early 90ís. Man did this rock, the cherry flavor is still there but the acidity now leads to complete dry and woody finish. Insanely refreshing and very very balanced. If it was a touch more funky it would be perfect. Simply the finest Lambic I have ever had, period!

Original rating 5/11/03 (4.7) Lucky enough to find a bottle of 1997 that had aged well. Ruby red color is very intense. The aroma matches the flavor, Cherries and Oak to the forefront, with a red apple and flowery rose hint. The aftertaste was just as nice, lingering well after the last sip was gone. This is Kriek for which others should strive.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
A deep red color, thick as fresh squeezed juice. Tastes like mild, fruity wine. Champagne, sour, bright.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
traPISSED (102) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 23, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 2008 vintage 375ml bottle at home. The aroma is funk with almonds along with cherry stones. The pour presents a deep red beer touching on purple which produces a strong pink head. The taste is excellent. It really is the perfect marriage of flavours. There is oak, funk, cherry, lambic and almonds. The palate is very full but the beer is 8%. This lambic is not very sour yet but the residual sugars will get eaten eventually which will produce a more sour beer. This beer will age fantastically well but if you want a more sour hit then let the beer age until 2016. The best before is 2030. This is right up there with the best.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
BoostIPA (1201) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Pours a blood red with a pink head that fades quickly. Aromas of light funk, sour cherries, oak. Not highly carbonated, but an average mouthfeel. Taste is sour, funk, cheesy. Some notes of a vaginal yeast infection. Very nice. Slight pucker factor. Very above average for a Kriek. 8% ABV is completely hidden, not even in th picture at all. I love this beer. Seriously, love it. I could drink this everyday.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2012
2008 bottle...Big cherry stone lactic nose. Funky, slightly earthy, fleshy black, red & wild cherry aromas are intense, complex & just donít quit. The Brett & Belgian funk take a back seat to the powerful, wild fruit at the moment. On the palate: Creamy pungent cherry. Earthy, lactic with big cherry skin, cherry pit, & mineral throughout. Not too sour. Huge cherry stone flavor & some funky older oak & Brett in end flavor & finish. Great balance.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
subcombicio (163) - Marghera, ITALY - APR 1, 2013
UPDATED: APR 3, 2013 Bottiglia del 1983 bevuta al Kulminator di Anversa. La birra piý vecchia che abbia mai bevuto, eppure la frutta si sentiva ancora molto bene e si sposava in maniera eccezionale con líacido, che seppur attenuatosi con il tempo, Ť rimasto il protagonista rendendola uníesperienza mistica.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (998) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 1, 2013
dark ruby colour, with long lasting half centimeter pinkish-ruby head; aroma of not syrup-like cherry, and notable presence of lambic-background - wine cellar, oak barrel and sourness;taste is fully dominated by sournes of cherry and the lambic itself; in contrast with other fruit lambics and krieks, it has no sweetness at all, but the lambic-basis can also be felt very clearly; such like a a boon gueuze with the sourish essence of cherry; marvellous lambic.


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