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

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RATINGS: 920   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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%.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (3498) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2006
On tap @ ōlbaren. Pours a clear red with a slightly pink head. Quite sweet and lots of rather artificial cherry flavors. Some sourness too, especially in the end. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2976) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2006
375ml green bottle, corked, 2004 crop. Burgundy pour, thin pinkish white head. Jammy cherry aroma. Starts with some sweetness, then follows with a little tartness and salt. Finish is a bit sour with some acidy notes. Fine carbonation, light body.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2006
2004 375ml bottle. Lasting light pink head on a red liquid. Sweet and sour cherry aroma with a good dose of cheese. Body is thin. Flavour is lightly sweet with a light cherry pop flavour. Wildness kicks in at the finish but not overly aggressive. A fairly mild summer sipper. The cherry keeps calling you back as you try and dismiss the glass, but still a little thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4735) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Pours deep purple with a dull purple head. Aroma has quite a bit of tart cherries with a bit of cherry pie filling sweetness. There is also a touch of vinegar like sourness. Medium body with sharper than normal carbonation for the style. Taste starts sweet and sour with more of an earthy mustiness than Iím used to in a lambic. There is some cherry in the flavor, but not as much as the aroma implied. The sourness involved is not as sharp as the vinegar-like qualities by many, the sourness seems to have a smoothness to it. The finish has a lot of the sourness from the taste & prickliness from the carbonation. This is a nice lambic. If the price was a bit lower I could see myself enjoying often.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2006
375. Pours a nice cloudy red with a big head, and a good amount of carbonation. Aroma and taste seem rather simple in this beer. Aroma is tart cherries and malt, taste is sweet cherries with a tart fruit finish, overall seems well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 Vintage 2004. Red colour, with small pink head. Strong glace aroma. Very tart flavour, slight carbonation. Sweet palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peterstrongale (43) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 Bottle @ moeder de gans, Teuven, Belgium. As a tourist on holiday in Belgium, and never drunk a Gueuze or Lambic upto now, starting with a 37.5 cl bottle of Kriek is adventure. Pours a reddish coloured beer with a small head. Aromas of cherries, and sour fruits are noticed. Flavors of sweet cherry with sourness coming ahaid. Sour finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2950) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Bottle, 30.06.2008: Not sure why the lambics that donít knock your socks off with offensiveness get killed for being "out of style" or inferior. This certainly fell short of the joker versions that are over-sweetened with sugar fruit syrup, although it was pleasant and mildly sweet to the tongue. If the category were a fruit beer, it would kick butt, even give NG Belgian Red a run for the money. In any event, poured a pinkish red color with no head and no lacing. The aroma was all cherries. The flavor was straight forward smooth cherries, nothing tart or offensive about this. Complexity wasnít intense, a touch of vanilla mixed in the pot, background of very light funk. Refreshing and smooth, highly carbonated mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2006
Tasted 25/05/2006. 375ml bottle from New World Metro, Wellington. Cherry red (funnily enough), almost bright, garnet tints in the light. A light pink airy foam rises up and diminishes to a thin lasting head. Little lace. Almonds, marzipan and sour fruit dominate the nose - no real "lambic" notes. The mouth displays a short barley sugar sweetness before becoming all sour cherry through the middle and into the finish. Some sourness and lolly notes linger, before a powdery yeast note resides on the palate and asks you to take another sip. Light-medium weight, with a nice sparkle of carbonation. Big but clean sweet and sour notes here. Much better than the other easily to find "lambic-pop" but lacking the real qualities of a true one. Seems more like a pleasant sour ale to me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5393) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2006
375 ml bottle, 2003 vintage. Pours a clear reddish colored body under a pink tinged fizzy head with decent retention due to fairly active carbonation. Aroma is of candy sweet cherry puree and a light tartness at the same time. Flavor is actually pretty decent, not overly sweet but certainly meant to appeal to a wide audience. Finish is lightly tart and hints at some of the underlying lambic character buried beneath all the sugar. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with fizzy efforvescent carbonation. Hey, overall, it is what it is. Itís an OK beer in and of itself, just not when compared to the more "traditional" lambics.


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