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

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RATINGS: 846   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.

Editor’s note: Was 5%.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2005
UPDATED: APR 26, 2009 Bottled at Delirium, Gothenburg. Clear, wine-red color. White head with a red hue. A little sour cherry-taste dominates. Delicious, sticky, but somehow balanced sweet. Fruity aftertaste. Rating: 7-4-8-4-16-3.9. (051008)

Bottle, 375ml. Vintage 2006. It pours a hazy, cherry red body with a little orange tint. White head of moderate size. The aroma has cherry, some almond, sweetness and a faint sourness. The flavor is sweeter than I remembered, with some sourness, a little almond and funky hints. The sourness isn’t as lemon-like as expected, more cherry-like. Full-bodied, almost sticky, and at the same time slightly sourish. Very mellow. I would like it to be less sweet, but it’s a nice beer anyway. Sure wouldn’t mind having access to it all the time. (090415)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11453) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 Draught at Pressklubben, Stockholm 12-09-05. Deep red/amber beerwith a rich quite lasting pink head. Sweetish cherry aroma, nuts, sugar, almonds, rubber notes, berries, cherry, some bubblegum. Cherry flavor, sweetish, nuts, grass, vanilla, berries, sugary, almond, berries, some candy. Old rating: 3.3.Red with a pink head. Cherry aroma. Cherry flavor, some other fruits, yeasty. some citric notes. Fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2005
This is really good lambic beer! It’s not OVERWHELMINGLY FRUITY LIKE HITTING YOU IN THE FACE WITH FAKE FRUIT EVERY SIP. To clarify, that’s how this beer is NOT. Cherries definitely dominate the flavor and aroma. And this beer has the standard pink head/red body. Really delicious though. Surpisingly good complement to the mexican food I was eating. I think I’ll go try the Framboise now. :)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Deep reddish color, decent head, extremely fruity aroma, as expected. Almost wine sweet in taste, not syrupy, but substantive. Has an acidic tang to it, finishes well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2005
From a 375ml bottle. Cork explodes from the bottle and bounces off my ceiling fan. Fortunately, no spillage. Pours an opaque purply-pink color into my goblet. A rocky, dense head of pinkish foam. Lots of fine lace. Smell is sweet cherry, some funk following up and spice. Some sour barnyard aromas underneath. Taste is dominated by sweet red cherry. Some sourness follows and a bit of driness in the finish to balance out the sweeet. Some tartness and a hint of funk underneath that big sweet cherry flavor. The mouth is sticky sweet but tempered by the dry finish. A bit fizzy on the tongue. All in all a good drinking lambic. Maybe a touch sweet but enough complexity to keep it interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2005
Draught. Red amberish colour, small reddish head. Sweet cherry flavour and aroma. Not quite as sweet as Lindemans.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Poured from a bottle. Sour cherry aroma. Definitely a candied sugar flavor with a pleasantly sour finish. I know that the hardcore lambic fans consider these commercial but I find it to be an enjoyable change of pace.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Bottle, deep amber with maybe orange hints. Strong cherry aroma, with some slightly-sour hints. Strong sweet cherry flavors, very candied, with maybe a hint of orange and a slight acidic touch. Someone I shared the bottle with described it "a candyland kriek", which I felt was very accurate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Deep amber ruby hue with a nicely-lacing off-white head. Very nice fruity cherry aroma has a touch of pale malt. Fizzy mouthfeel has lots of candied cherry and sugar with a thinner, more watery finish. Could use more malt balance, but has a nice cherry character.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Towering light pink head required several pours to contain. Reddish amber color. Cherries in the aroma, with a tinge of tart mustiness. Large cherry skin flavor, more astringent than tart or sour. Sweetness subsides in the finish to a complete dry astringency. Mouthfeel is light medium and becomes dry.


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