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

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RATINGS: 995   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kriek Boon is a traditional Belgian Lambic fruit-beer. It is brewed according to the traditional Lambic style of spontaneous fermentation. Only fresh cherries (25%) are used. Kriek Boon is slightly sweet, with the surprising natural fragrance of sourcherries and almonds. With only 4% of alcohol it is a perfect summer beer.

Editorís note: Was 5%.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2008
375 ml bottle

Looking for something different I decided to give this a try. It has been sitting in my cellar about six months now waiting for the right time. With the chilly weather it seemed perfect. I may be buying more of this (or something similar) in the future for rainy days.

Aroma / Appearance - The deep reddish brown body was free of sediment with a thin white head. The primary nose was cherry liquer and oak. Relaxing a bit reminded me of cherry cough drops like the type you would find in Vicks. It is simple and effective without too much tartness.

Flavor / Palate - There is not much complexity to this beer but that is fine with me. It consists mainly of dry tart cherries with a woody aftertaste. The taste fades fast but in the process dries out the throat. Itís not as spectacular as 3F or Cantillon but at the same time it is a little more affordable. This could be a nice ítestí lambic if you havenít tried any before.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lagomswedish (213) - UmeŚ, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2008
Bottle shared with Ronald and Carita in Finland. Pours a brown ruby red with thin evaporating pinkish head. Smells of sweet cherry flesh and medicinal cough sweets. Tastes smooth and sugary, with a hint of marzipan and more cough medicine. Smooth balance of acidity and sweetness, but because of this itís not particuarly challenging.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
Bottle. Medium high creamy and lasting pink head. Clear dark ruby body. Sweet cherries aroma. Bitter sweet cherries flavor with low carbonation and unfortunately the aftertaste is strangely short.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2008
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 Iím a real sucker for a beer like this. I love the color, the texture, and the tart fruit. Thereís a time and place for more complex beers, but itís nice sometimes to have an easy treat. Nice bright red-burgundy pour with fizzy white head. Sweet/tart cherry nose with slight metallic edge. Similar taste, with a little creaminess. Would have liked it more sour, but as I said, it was a simple treat. Drank it in about 5 minutes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 13, 2008
Bottle (2005): Poured a ruby red with a pink color head. The aroma seems cherry a bit syrup. The taste was sweet cherry with a dry tart tingly tongue finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2371) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2008
12 oz bottle from Bevmo. Pours a reddish purple color with a small pink head. The nose is rich with berries--mostly cherries, but also some raspberries. The flavor is also loaded with cherries, mostly sweet, with just a bit of tartness. The mouthfeel was medium with adequate carbonation. The finish had a Vickís cough syrup type of flavor. Overall: Not a bad offering, but I would have preferred more sour tartness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nparikh (20) - New York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2008
I had heard a decent bit about this and was expecting something more like Cantillonís krieks with this one; wound up more like Lindemans. Pours deep blood red; I agree with others who said the look is the best part. Itís just way sweet, and the texture becomes a bit syrupy due to the amount of fruit in there. Not refreshing, almost cloying. Itís disappointing, especially since it can be quite expensive. Curious to try Boonís non-fruit lambics though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2008
Bottle in Belgium somewhere ... Very hazy red purple ... sweet cherry ... again loads fo sweet cherry ... very juice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - APR 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 While good, this hardly lived up to my expectations after hearing soo much about Boon and my experiences with Lindemanís and Melbourn Bros. It is dark red, a tad hazy, with a huge light pink had that is creamy and slowly shrinks to a lasting medium head leaving beautifyul, rich, even lace. It looks beautiful, but goes downhill from there. The aroma is mostly vanilla with a hint of cherry, a light yeasty-earthy quality, rather pungent in a sweet, vanilla way and pleasant but a bit odd for qwhat I was expecting. The taset is clearly not too swet, but it also is not very tart, being mostly dry with a very light sourness and faint hints of sweetness and tartness. It also is rathe rbland, with clear but very light cherry and yeasty, mostly earthy, qualities. Itís a bit watery. While not bad, this is not remotely as good as expected and not worth the money.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - MAR 30, 2008
12oz. bottle, cherry aroma too much for me. While a pleasant drink the cherry appeared to be more of an additive than part of the beverage.


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