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

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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (491) - GERMANY - AUG 23, 2015
Kriek Marriage Parfait 2012 Yields a beautiful, half finger broad, pink head, slowly collapsing into the ruby red beer, while leaving with a fizzy sound. Sheets of lacing gather at the edge of the glass, complimenting the glowing, red grape juice colored beer. Packs a good amount of funk and lemon zest, settling on top of a ripe cherry foundation, together with arid forest earth. Rusty blue cheese and old leather enhance the cherry character, as well as the tartness, while the beer doesn’t turn overly sour at all. The nose features a beautifully balanced lambic, with a very intriguing cherry complexity, mainly defined by mellow stone pith qualities, lemon peel and more earth. Highly carbonated, sprizzy beer, leaving the palate with lively bubbles. The beers medium body comes well together, while the mineral defined carbonation introduces tart funk to the palate, easily balanced by well pronounced malts. Drinks fairly easy and clean, no note of the higher abv, other than the distinct maltiness. Tastes of a bubbly minerality from the high carbonation which sets the course for tart lemon peel and cherry pulp. Cherry gets accompanied by scented wood and earthen malts, which produce an unusual toffee note during the long lasting finish, turning more prominent than the sourness itself after the swallow. Reaches its sour peak right at the middle during drinking, becomes the most funky while swallowing and turns very malty and sweet, but not cherry sweet during the finish, accompanied by a lemony minerality. Well made, very clean tasting lambic which is a bit surprising for the higher abv it packs. The finish bothers me though, it is way too malty and sweet. While it still succeds at including a lemony note during the aftertaste, the cherries fade too soon, getting replaced by dusty toffee malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (492) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - AUG 15, 2015
375 ml bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pours a dark brown red color, with a nice pink head. Aromas of cherries, oak, spoiled fruits. Taste is sour and a little sweet, with oak, cherries, red fruits, spoiled milk, leather. Light body with medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (791) - - AUG 9, 2015
Dark bit cloudy red with brown hues and a light pink frothy head. On the nose aromas of cherry, earthy, woody, red grapes, black currant, almonds/marzipan hints of brett develops. Light fruity sweet with a well balanced acidity/sourness and a hint of bitterness with subtle notes of amaretto and balsamico. Medium fruity body; thin, lively. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fantti (796) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Pullo @ Beernavigator.com. Kaatuu lasiin tummanpunaiseen vivahtavana, hieman sameana, noin 1,5 sormen paksuisella pinkillä vaahdolla, joka jää melko vahvaksi kerrokseksi. Tuoksussa vahvimpana on, tietysti, hapan kirsikkaisuus, jonka mukana on nahkaisuutta, makeampaa marjaa (mansikkaa?) sekä tietynlaista kalkkisuutta. Maussa päällimmäisenä on iskevä hapan kirsikkaisuus, jonka alta löytyy selvää nahkaa, mutta myös sitä samaa mansikkaisuutta kuin tuoksussa sekä maamaisuutta. Suutuntuma on hapan, muttei suuta kuivattavan hapan. Loppu on jopa hieman makea. Hieno ja melko perinteinen kriek, jonka happamuus ei ole aivan tapissa verrattuna aivan tyylin parhaisiin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (344) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2015
Intense ruby red, frothy head. A: lambic is more pronounced, but it has some dried cherry and cherry pit in the undertone. Very gentle aroma. T: starts with raspberry, sour cherries, very delicate fruitiness that does not hit the palate hard. Slightly creamy. Sour development, with red fruit notes. Aftertaste is relatively neutral, some cherry fruitiness. Nice subdued Kriek.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (398) - MOns, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2015
Une très belle kriek équilibrée tant au nez qui allie des belle notes de cerise bien mûre à un lambic élégant qu’en bouche où fruit et tension s’équilibrent à merveille. Un délice de fin de soirée.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierhier (21) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2015
very enjoyable beer. Good acidity, perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the cherries.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garlic_of_Doom (571) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle. Dark red with a small pink head. Aroma has lots of sour cherries, slightly tart. Taste is fresh and light tart with cherries, wood and marzipan . Light body, soft carbonation, dry and woody mouth feel. Short dry after taste.
Not very tart, quite short and flat taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorkenstein (142) - - JUL 24, 2015
Strong cherry and balsamic vinegar aroma. Very tart cherry taste with a sharp sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (1141) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Semi hazy red burgundy beer with a large white pink head. Aroma is fruity with notes of cherries, cream, grass, herbs and leather. Flavor is fruity with notes of sour cherries, cream, leather, bread, grass and tart cherries.


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