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

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RATINGS: 946   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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.

Editor’s note: Was 5%.


VonClausewitz's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, - OCT 1, 2012
Non male.....bell’aspetto rubino luminoso con schiuma rosa non molto persistente.....naso ciliegioso intenso ma non molto complesso....bocca ruffiana, dolciastra, fresca, watery........da donna......


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lebermilz (158) - GERMANY - FEB 1, 2016
2014 75 cl. bottleThick offwhite froth, intensely red. Intense, sweet cherry. Off dry cherry aroma, medium sour. I expected it a lot drier and more sour, but it is quite well made and harmonious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (620) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
Une kriek sur le fruit et la rondeur, une explosion de cerise au nez et une bouche tout en délicatesse. Une très bel accord avec le lapin à la kriek

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nerdboy19 (128) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 18, 2016
You shouldn’t expect a sour bomb, but this is a true great cherry sour juice. Very drinkable, sour and sweet, lots of cherry character, one of my favorite kriek although it doesn’t have the strong sour kick.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (461) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy pinkish red with a lasting foamy pink head. Aroma is dominated with cherries, some vanilla notes. Taste is all cherries, long sweet finish. Smooth foamy mouthfeel, light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Vintage 2014. Bottle picked up at local Gall & Gall. Dark ruby red with pink head. Cherries, cooked cherries, fresh apples and some dough /cream-cheesiness (probably from the yeast). Little dusty flavors. Overall fruity sweet, no obvious added sugar in the flavor and a very light sour finish. Body is medium, texture is dry, carbonation is average. Very tasty kriek! I think this is the best ’non sour’ kriek I’ve had so far. Edit: Sweetness becomes stronger when it warms up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasmusOtt (1861) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2015
Tap @ Beertemple. Pours deep red with a pinky head. Aroma of sweet candy-like cherries, marzipan, fruit yogurt and a bit like a soda. Almost no funk. The taste has cherry, marzipan, vanilla, and a very weak tartness - but mostly like a breezed or something. Still drinkable and nice to enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (2454) - NORWAY - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle of 2014-edition at Cardinal with BHK 22.12.15. Clear deep ruby. Pink head. Sour aroma and taste of cherries and cherry jam. Also a hint of unripe plums. Dry mouthfeel. Uncomplicated and very quaffable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
martpez (63) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
For me its a waste of Lambric. Its very smooth and retains some character, but its ultimately boring and comes too close to just being a fruit beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (403) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2015
37.5cl bottle at home (9 X 2015), shared with friends. This is an archetype. A burgundy to dark red, clear beer with a pink, even purple foam. The looks are somehow artificial, but welcoming for sure. The nose has keen hints of red fruits and sour cherries, vanilla and wood. The mouthfeel is almost creme-like, with a tintling carbonation which makes me think of soda water. The cherries are very present ofcourse, adding lots of freshness to the sweet-sour beer. The vanilla and creme features make it however a dash too sweet, making the palate a that sticky too. The ’foeder’ notes are subtle and levels the artificial tone of this lambic style sweetness.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
djoeye (2878) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2015
Look; pink top, cherry-red clear body. Aroma; cherries, marzipan, molasses. Taste; cherries, lemongrass, fruit yeast - leading to a full sour-sweet cherry finish. Juicy slightly sticky on palate. Overall a solid fruit experience. [37.5cl green corked bottle 4%abv, BB.06.05.2019 #53001, B@Eurospar Tomasjord - Tromsø’s Pivoteka 1]


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