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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%.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2006
Bottle. Vintage 2004. Color is dark ruby with a medium head with medium duration. Aroma is cherry. Taste is cherry and quite acidic. Bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29687) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2002
A cherry red beer with a beutiful head. It tastes strongly of cherry which it also tastes of together with an OK bitternes and a very little sweetnes. It’s much less dry and bitter than other krieks I’ve tried (but not rated). A very well tasting easily drinable kriek.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2005
(Bottle 25 cl) "At least 200 grams of cherries per liter", the label promises. Well, that sounds just fine to me. But the problem is, that the cherry-flavour doesn’r really shine through. Pale reddish colour, with a small, bubbly reddish head. No colourings or flavourings which is fine by me too - and also might explain the vague flavours. 190797

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2005
Draught. Red amberish colour, small reddish head. Sweet cherry flavour and aroma. Not quite as sweet as Lindemans.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (19665) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (18966) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2004
Bottled, 2002 vintage, 4.5% abv. Cloudy clear red. Sweet balsamic cherry aroma. Sweet and clean with lovely cherry flavour, but the body is thin, and the sugar makes it to sweet and deprives it of complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15568) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2009
Draft @ De Koornbloem, Roeselare. Pours a clear reddish color with a small pinkish white head. Has a fruity sweetish cherry aroma. Fruity malty sweetish cherry flavor. Has a fruity sweetish cherry finish with some sour hints.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2012
2012-10-30, draught at La Fine Mousse, Paris, 7-5-6-3-13=34
Deep ruby color. Aroma of cherry cake, fôret noire, fruity and creamy. Good body strength, smooth mouthfeel, sweetish, with nice cherry flavor but low bitterness, low tannins, low sourness, short final.

2004-04-06, bottle, 7-4-6-3-13=33
Cloudy red color. Very nice cherry aroma, some sweetness; very light vanilla; no sourness. Pleasant taste, correct fuitiness, not really sour. Average final. An easy approach to Fruit Lambics.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is dark ruby. Aroma is cherry. Taste is cherry and quite acidic. Bitter finish. Original rating January 11th 2006 6/3/6/3/12. Rerated May 16th 2012 8/3/8/3/16.


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