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

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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Oude Kriek Boon is one of the finest examples of the 100% spontaneous fermentation fruit-Lambic style. 400 g of wild cherries per litre are fermented together with a blend of young and old Boon Lambic that has been aged in oak casks. After clarification, the Oude kriek is bottled and refermented. It is unsweetened, unfiltered, unpasteurised and has no artificial flavourings, preservatives or colourings added. Brewed in Lembeek, the village that gave Lambic its name. Pour slowly in a flute glass without disturbing the yeast sediment in the bottle. Cheers !


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3132) - BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2015
Rating from old notes. The traditional, more ’genuine’ edition of the popular Boon Kriek, unsweetened; deep hazy cherry red beer with crackling, coarse, off-pinkish head. Complex lambic aroma, wood, sour berries, wine vinegar, wet hay, the unmistakable ’horseblanket’ and sherry, all drenched in an overload of sour cherries. Very tart onset, fruity esters (unripe plums, sour berries), tons of ’real’ sour cherries, lemony and lactic acidity nicely intermingled with the sour fruit, lean mouthfeel with firm sparkling, dry finish of tannins (wood and cherry stones), lingering acidity, an echo of earthy hops and basic wheat sourishness, long and appetizing. Exemplary ’oude kriek’ but I’d have to taste it side by side with the Mariage Parfait version, which I thought was even ’fuller’, if my memory does not fail me.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mergels (15) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle from Erzbierschof Zurich. Nice cherry and wood aroma - looks also great. Dark red with nice pink head. Pretty sour and lots of acid in taste, still fruity though. Balance therefore a little bit off. Very high carbonation, could’ve been a tad less. Still a good beer, very dry mouthfeel. Let’s put it that way: The second bottle is better..

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (661) - - MAY 30, 2015
Keg at brewdog bar, Sheffield. Deep cherry red with a pink head. Aroma is wild cherry and fizzy cola bottles. Taste is sour and a slightly sweet and dry. Body is quite thin with slight carbonation. Didn’t like this at first, but it grows on you.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (523) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Dark red color with light pink foam. The smell is cherryish as expected. The taste is over carbonated and very cherry heavy on the taste. Indirect sour (not biting sourness, but more on the tounge). Very pleasantand a little dry aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (944) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Beautiful blood red appearance with big pink head. Aroma of sour cherries, funk, wood, a little bit metallic, not distracting though. Taste is dry sour cherries, stone (almonds), wood, dry sour finish. High carbonation, needs some time in the glass to settle (just like Mariage Parfait). Lacks a bit of complexity towards the end, but besides that, it?s just a real Oude Kriek, not more to say! I love Oude Krieks ;)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirstyrabbit (1411) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2015
Small corked bottle, 2012 on the neck. Pours a ruby red body with lots of floating sediment, small pinkish head. Aroma has ripe cherries and some usual Lambic notes. Pretty sweet taste with cherries and cherry stones. More sweet than tart and therefore not very complex. About a year ago I would have complained that it’s too sour but now my preferences have changed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
graziano85 (360) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2015
Beautiful dark red color, with nice pin head, lasting quite long. Smell is cherry, wood and some acid. Taste is sour, woody, and of course fruity, everything well balanced, not too sour. Dry mouthfeel. Great thirst quencher.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lbjor (31) - NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2015 Deep red colour. Smells a little like red wine. Comes off a little sour. But goes more into bitterness after a moment. Hard to describe the taste. Fruity. Very fresh and crisp feel. Not my cup og tea, but definatly worth a try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Keg at Brewdog. Barman says this is wine barrel aged. Reddy purple, opaque hazy, small foamy pink head. Aroma is deep dirty cherry, red wine. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is rounded with kirsch cherry, touches of sherry, some honey - but not overly sweet, touch of oak. This is lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fashawn (410) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAY 3, 2015
Vintage 2012. Aroma di amarena e ciliegia,intenso,in bocca è lo stesso con un tocco acido abbastanza lieve. Ordinaria, un filo stucchevole ma piacevole.


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