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

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RATINGS: 771   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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%.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Cloudy ruby hue with almost no head, some lacing however, medium-bodied. Cherries and oak notes. Mildly tart/sour with a bit of sweetness, sublime taste. Very short finish. Good but not great Kriek.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 21, 2003
Deep ruby color. Small head. Aroma is cherry, with a subtle touch of brett that fades very quickly. Medium bodied Kreik. Cherry flavor is evident yet very subdued. The tartness, sourness and brett are all there but they seem muted. It nicely balanced, but sort of toned down. Its not watery or anything. But all the flavors seem toned down a couple of steps. It like they turned it down to a 7. If I can understand the Flemish on the label its best before 17 09 2006 so its not a old bottle or anything. Its sort of a Kreik Light.. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2003
chewy sweet cherry aroma flows from a dirty cherry color..sweet cherry flavor, but no brett character and pretty tame as far as complexity is concerned..boring.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2003
Boon Oude Kriek: Vintage 1998,5 years old. Very beautiful red colour with a pink head. Strong carbonated, sparkling feeling combined with a sour flavour. The cherry is not so well-represented. Very dry in the palate. Could need a couple more years to loose the sharp, pointy feeling.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 11, 2003
I halfway unscrew the cork restrainer and the cork flies off pounding the ceiling. pours with a monsterous pink head, red mahagony color, very red. head is so large its annoying, I still haven't gotten a sip and its been like 5 minutes. weak cherry, slightly sour nose. lively carbonation, light, whispy, moderately tart, good complexity

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bac080 (398) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2003 Very nice cherry beer. When I had this, it was a warm bottle poured into a chilled glass. I'll re-rate when I get a chance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Great cherry red body with white lace. Sweeter than Liefman's kriek, but not as sweet as any of the Lindemans fruit lambics. Clear sweet fruit over sour lambic body. Sour lambic, sour ale finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2003
Bottled 1997, enjoyed today. Cherry nose, rose coloured, with a medium salmon head. Good lace. Sour/sweet cherry taste, can almost taste the cherry skins, oak presence too. Tart, pleasing tongue tingle, in spite of it's age. Mature, noble offerring.(Oldest Fruit-Lambic I've tried.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2003
The beer pours a beauteous cherry red, the head a purple delight, modest in size, frothy in texture and as it dissipates rather quickly leaving behind clumpy bits of lace. Ripe cherries dominate the nose, tart and vinous, crisp, fresh and quite sniffable, the start cherry sweet and the top lean in its feel. Finish is spitefully acidic, tart, sweet cherry aftertaste and dry as a desert bone, a decent Lambic, not great, but not bad either.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2003
I'm not sure if the low rating on this brew is an average of the like it/hate it or what. I really like it. Reminded me of New Glarus red, I wish I had them side by side, I think I like this a little better. A wonderful flavor and aroma of cherries, with a slight sourness. Finish is all cherry and delicious!!


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