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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 517   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 !


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4053) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Bottle, thanks gottalottaibu! Aroma of tart cherry, oak and must. Flavor is a nice blend of the same. Light-medium body is acidic-dry, tingly and not too fizzy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle (12.7oz) shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. SB 38 on the cork. Pours a cloudy ruby with a snowstorm of sediment and an average size pinkish-white head. Friggin’ lovely aroma with lots of tart cherries, horse-blanket funky yeast and wood. Flavour of tart cherries, funky yeast and some sweetness. Well carbonated. Fantastic stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2009
Bottle (375ml - green corked & caged). Shared with blankboy and garthicus. "SB 38" on the cork. Hazy amberish-ruby pour, decent white fizzy-foaming head. Smell - ah, that’s the shit! - sour funky lemon, sour cherry, yeasty funky goodness. Taste - again, funky sour goodness, nice bitterness, more cherry than lemon. Simple, lively acidic-sour mouthfeel, long sour cherry finish ... Not incredible, but damned good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2777) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 12, 2009
Thanks a million to HogTownHarry for sharing with Blankboy and I. SB 38 on cork. Appearance: Strawberry daiquiri with small fibrous flecks. Aroma: Sour, cherries, yeast, sourness again. Flavour: Ahh, cherries, sourness, some sweetness too. Lovely. A nice sour finish. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2009
Bottle. Deep red colour with a nice red head. Aroma and flavour of cherry with some sourness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreenWall (54) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2009
After a nail-biting battle with the cork, the beer poured a surprisingly clear dark red with a thick, pink head. It let us know right away that this was a real lambic - off the pour it gave a strong hit of brettanomyces leather and barnyard, with a tart, lactic backbone. Unlike most beers calling themselves kriek, this one didn’t hit us over the head with cherry candy flavouring. The flavour offered up some sour cherry notes, along with a woody (cherry-stone?) bitterness and a bracing lactic acidity. It felt a lot like biting a lemon; your mouth can’t help but pucker a bit. The wonderful lambic funk dissipated pretty quickly, but came back in full force whenever we refreshed our glasses. This isn’t the funkiest bottle out there, but it’s a boon to any lambic drinker stuck in North America.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4149) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Deep rubywith a decent sized pink head. Aroma is tart cherry pie and earth. Flavor is slightly sweet and sour with a slight hint of cherries and oak. Dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2009
Vintage 2000. Rubin red with no head. Sour vinegear aroma and flavour. Acid and dry with some woody notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15065) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2009
A much better beer than the regular kriek. Sour and musty, more like a traditional gueuze. Not much sweetness here, just flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Bottle, SB 46 on cork. The best by date has faded. Pours a clear ruby color with a nice pink head that quickly falls off to a thin pink foam ring around the top of the beer. Huge funky sour cherry aroma. Flavor is sour, dry, candied cherry with a subtle funky earthiness. Finish is tart cherry and some sour apple at the very end. Very nice and refreshing.


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