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

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RATINGS: 900   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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%.


Xstream's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xstream (193) - - MAY 29, 2013
Nice cherry fruit kriek beer. It’s a bit straight forward with the cherry without too much going on. Thought it felt slightly watery too. But the flavors are well balanced and tasty.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (2491) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2015
37,5cl 2012 Vintage, bb10/2015 and earlier bottles. Little survives of the original robust barley-and-old-hop rustic funk origins of Boon lambiek in this kriekenlambiek inspired and marked by the softdrink-like sweetening of beers in Belgium since the ’80. What remains is a helplessly thin foundation of wheat-tart lambiek underneath a barrage of aspartame-sweet cherry syrup, monodimensional and only cloying when chilled like cherry coke. A strange return to dry form in the dry aftertaste to wipe away the Haribo Cherry Coke bottles.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (471) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear red with small pinky head. Aroma and taste is Sweet Cherrys, some fruit. Fizzy carbonation, heavy sweet from the berries.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franksv6 (465) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
Bright dark red colored beer with a pink small head, medium carbonation. Tastes like cherry, sweet, oak, vanilla and slightly acidic. Cherry aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (1642) - ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2015
Red beer, pink head. Nose is sweet, syrupy, cherries. Flavor is sweet, some sticky notes, cherry tartness underneath, some dryness lingers. Too sweet for me.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gangstergafje (173) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2015
The beer has a red color, like grenadine syrup. The beer pours a little drape of white rough foam. The smell is of cherry’s and there is a bitter aroma. The cherry flavor is not as artificial is a kriek can be. The taste is also of regular kriek. The tastes are mainly sweet and sour and there is a little dry sensation in the finish. Not beer is not that special.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Steasy66 (1055) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
2012 bottle. Looks smells and tastes like cherry soda. They shouldn’t call this a kriek

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
momordgz (252) - - MAY 19, 2015
Ok done. Taste fresh cherry, not additive flavour. Not my kind of lambic, like much more gueuze.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ngejo (518) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 16, 2015
Tap. Cloudy, red, rocky head, lightly sour, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1456) - PORTUGAL - MAY 13, 2015
37,5cl bottle. Pink colour with a nice pinkish head. Cherries and sweet aroma. Average carbonation and light to medium body. Taste is sweet, tart and bitter in different phases. Dry finish. Overall, a nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2858) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Sample at Wild Wild Beer Fest. A bit on the sweet side. Almost like a raspberry dessert. Lots of fruit and a little more tart on the finish.


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