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

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RATINGS: 895   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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%.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4009) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2006
way too sweet for my tastes, a champagne like mouthfeel with lots of bubbles and foam from the pour. a lot of cherries in the taste, but an overwhlemingly sweet and sugary palate dominate. i enjoy the tarty, sour aroma of its cousin oude beesel kriek much more

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SwinginStan (2) - SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2006 does not count
Good mix between sweet and sour. Fresh lambick with strong cherry taste. One of the best lambicks in my opinion.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3605) - Sabro, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2006
Red colour with a huge light red mostly lasting head. Sweet aroma of cherries. Taste of cherries with some sourness added to it. nice body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10840) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2006
Cherry red coloured with a pinkish head. Sweet cherry aroma. Sweet mineral water with cherry essence. Not as good as I imagined. Mondiale 2005.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2006
Reddish colour with a thin pink head. Marzipan and almond sweet aroma along a light tart fruityness. Tart fruity flavor with notes of a dusty yeastyness. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2005
Dark red color, light red little head. Medium cherry and sour aroma. Medium bodied. Sweet flavor with cherry and mild bubble gum, ends with mildly sour aftertaste which lasts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Magenta pour with pink head. Strong cherry aroma that reminds me a lot of Jolly Ranchers. The flavor is sweet and tastes fairly artificial to me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (14046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 Bottle. 4.5% Cherry aroma. Clear, dark red colour. Small head. Flavour is quite sweet, not sour. The finish is a little watery. 5 3 6 3 12

Draught, 4% at ZBF08. Fat cherry bubble gum aroma. Dark red colour, small creamy pink head. The flavour is quite sweet, some cherry but not too artificial. Not sour like a kriek should be, though. 5 3 5 3 10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2005
a cloudy pinkish clear color with large frothy head...aroma is sour and of tart cherries....tangy tart cherry flavor...very sour and acidic; pleasant on the palate

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14863) - 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)


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