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


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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%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pilsnerrogge (2577) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2005
(Bottled, 2002 vintage, 4.5% abv.) Deep red, almost purple, unclear colour. Not much head. Cherry aroma with faint notes of cork. Somewhat sourish cherry flavour, but overall a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2005
Bottled. 2003 oogst. Sour cherry aroma with pretty evident gueze-like corky notes. Lightly to medium tart with a medium sweetness. Woody, corky flavours. Dries out on the tongue. Nice one. Not too much sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Nice musky cherry lambic. A simple rendition of the style and an accessible introduction to the world of sour beers. I like it as one of my favorite fruit beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2005
I thought I was going to like this but, ugh! Tarty pisswater! TOO TARTY!! The aftertaste isn’t so bad, but WAY TOO TARTY!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Ooh! A cloudy reddish color that makes me think of strawberry soda. Cherry taste. Kinda tarty and fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Pours a hazy red with a pink foam head. Tart barnyard cherry aroma. Sweet and musky cherry flavor. A bit watery. Somewhat one dimensional, but still had a nice, real cherry flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22268) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2005
Bottled. Labeled 2003. Red coloured with a solid pink head. Sweet aroma of cherries with notesof woods and marzipan. Sweet flavour of marzipan and cherries with acidic notes, Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
radiomgb (2450) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
Bottle (cork exploded quite violently spilling almost half of bottle onto kitchen counter). Cherry-brown in colour with a lasting large pink coloured head. Aroma of sour cherries, candy and coins. The flavour was lacking the sourness of the aroma, mostly sugar coated cherries and a small tartness was all that was left. Medium-light body, violent carbonation. Finishes a bit on the sweet side with some lingering cherries.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
aroma of wet socks and cherries. cloudy red/brown, slight head. the flavor was quite sour, with very little hint of the fruit in the nose. not one of my better lambic experiences.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Clear dark crimson, light pink head. Light aroma of sour cherries, candy. Taste is somewhat of a letdown as it is quite mild for the style. Cherries are there, but hardly any sourness leaves this tasting more like cough syrup than it should. Medium bodied.

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