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


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RATINGS: 988   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2007
Green bottle, 37,5 cl, 2005 harvest, savoured on July 24 2007; eye: beet, pinky creamy head, opaque no effervescence; nose: sour, slightly acidic, cherry, sweet, stable; mouth: in that order, sour, slightly acidic, cherry, sugarish, light carbonation, finale with a hint of acidity and slight presence of maple water, medium body, rather thin, creamy texture, quite sweet; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 37,5 cl, récolte 2005, savourée le 24 juillet 2007; œil : betterave, mousse rosée crémeuse, opaque, pas d’effervescence; nez : aigre, acidulée, cerise, sucrée, étable; bouche : dans cet ordre, aigre, acidulée, cerise, légère effervescence, sucrée, finale avec une pointe d’acidulée et une très petite pointe d’eau d’érable, corps moyen, plutôt mince, texture crémeuse, assez sucrée, peu carbonatée; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2007
Red like grenadines with small head that don’t last for long. The nose is reaping of ripe red cherries, it’s very inviting. Taste is moslty cherries, with sourness rather than sweetness as the backdrop. Even further back there is a hint of the hallmark lambic-taste which I can’t quite put my finger on. I guess "stable-ish" will do fit for now. Flush the brew in your mouth and there is tartness, like the peel of a grape or the touchl of a cat’s tounge. I like it, it’s very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Sweet cherry nose this deep red body and pink head. Sweet cherry body with a little sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (10100) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2007
Botte (0.375l): Hazy, reddish-amber coloured, extremely firm pinkish head, like beaten egg-white; moderate to strong sweetish fruity nose - distinctive cherry aromas - with a little acidity in the background; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, light bodied; sweetish-sourish finish with a little tartness in the aftertaste. Not too traditional, but very pleasant and refreshing........

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedXIII (127) - Powell, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2007
This had so much potential from the pour...A cherry orchard in my pint glass with a beautiful dark ruby color. Unfortunately the flavor is lacking. It reminded me of a mediocre cherry soda and cough syrup with a fizzy mouthfeel that was too sweet. You cannot taste the alcohol but disappointing none the less. I know there’s a brilliant lambic out there; why are all the greats retired?!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7764) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2007
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) Deep red colour, like red wine, with foamy pink head. Fruity nose with a distint cherry aroma and a hint of almond. Fruity taste with loads of fresh cherries. Sweeter than the oude kriek, but drier than most other sweet krieks. Fairly thin body and short finish. Nice cherry characater and very refreshing on a hot summer evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Bottled in Brussels - less complex and thinner than other lambics I sampled. With a bit more depth and flavor, it would have been better enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2007
Draught at the De Beiaard, Amsterdam. Red color with pink head. Sweet cherry aroma with nice funky earthy-leather lambic notes. The same elements are present in the taste along with rounded sugary finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 37.5 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a red hue and a pink/white head. Aroma is dark estheric cherries, not really sweet nor sour. Clear chaeery flavoured with a creamy mouthfeel going into a dry finish with vague sulphorish note. Very nice.7-4-8-4-16=3.9

ZBF2008: From tap. Pours clear and golden red with a pink head. Aroma is cherry fruity, light caramel malt base. Flavour is sweet cherry, light woody note and with a mild caramel malt base. Caramel takes over most the finish.7-4-7-4-14=3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2007
Dark red body, with a large & coarse-bubbled pink hued head. Aroma of sweet cherry, some tart in the background and very subtle hops. Not much going on in the aroma, and not much going on in the taste either - just enjoyable cherry sweetness with a slightly sour edge to it. The finish was dry enough though. Actually quite well balanced overall. Good level of carbonation and a solid enough mouthfeel. Lacks complexity and depth, especially compared to some other kriek, but it’s not bad at all.

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