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


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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11588) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
cloudy red, pink head looks lovely. 4 sour and red fruity aroma. Flavor is sour, oxidized, sweet, fruity, cherries, marzipan. Pretty good flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (1930) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - AUG 25, 2010
Pours a brighter red, almost orange, pink head. Taste was definitely lambic, no sugary stuff here, but it was a sour lambic and Iíve had better krieks recently. Still if you like the more sour krieks this is a good choice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sten (710) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2010
Red coloured with pink head. Nice aroma of cherries, nothing artificial. Good soft sourness and cherries in the flavour, A fine kriek! (Corked Bottle 37,5cl vintage 2008)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle with a best before of 03.30.2026. Pours with a vibrant red hue (slightly hazy) with a lasting pink head. Aroma of funk, barnyard, citrus, vibrant cherries. Flavor starts with a bit of cough syrup, citric acid, wet leaves, with lasting acid on the palate. Acidic, dry and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (6816) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2010
Small deep pink head. Hazy red body. Strong spicy milky cherry aroma with waxy soft metal notes. Very harmonic. Dry-sweetish peppery cherry and raspberry taste with waxy metal notes. Mild mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dry waxy peppery cherry aftertaste with long lingering dried cherry and raspberry notes. Excellent! Lovely! A real triumph, this. Lovely cherry taste just lingers and lingers. (0.375l bottle, de Biertempel, Bruges.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hawthorne00 (2947) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 [7/10] 375ml 2006 bottle. Pours brown-tinged venous blood red with a fizzy pink head that retreats to the rim. Aroma of sour cherries, yeast - more basement than barnyard, vinegar. Taste is full of cherries with some lemon sourness. Itís not sweet at all but sourness is restrained but not neutralised by the fruit. The yeast character has depth but itís not all that funky. Dry with a dry finish. Very nice - approachable with depth. [4.1]

[10/11] Another 2006 bottle. Lasting pink head this time. Cherries havenít faded at all, if anything thereís a slight jamminess which works against the slipperiness of the mouthfeel and obscures the sour notes a bit. Dry finish. [4.0]

2012 bottle. Deep blood red with a lasting pink head. Booming cherry taste, some sweetness is left although itís not jammy. Stemmy herbal notes, moderate funk. Slightly slippery. Dry, sour cherry finish. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brix (647) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2010
Tasted 2010-06-18. Bottle from 2003. Pours unclear, dark cherry red. Bretty aroma of cherries. Citric. Acidic on the palate. Well balanced. Not too lambic-funky. Very tasty. Has aged very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle. 2004 vintage. A nice reddish pink color with a pinkish head that leaves some lacings. The aroma is quite nice actually: Big tart cherry notes, some sweet candy-like cherries as well, grass and a noticeable funkiness. Somewhat acidic. The flavor is nice as well. A distinct tartness coupled with some cherry sweetness paving the way for a minimally bitter, medium tart and dry finish. Lots of cherries all around with notes of grass, mud, minerals and brett. Light body with an effervescent character. I liked this, a solid fruit lambic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
traPISSED (106) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 17, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2010 75cl Bottle at home vintage 1979. This bottle was from Frank Boonís third year of kriek production which started in 1976 with a tiny production output of 850 bottles. The 1979 bottles had no label and the corks were wine bottle corks with the year printed on them. The corks are held down by a metal clasp. The cork on this bottle looked to be in a pretty bad way and the bottle had lost 1/6th of its contents over the past 31 years which actually is not that bad. I opened this one with some family and friends and due to the appearance of the cork I was not expecting any carbonation. Well I could not of got it more wrong! I carefully removed the cork and was greeted not with a pop or a hiss but a bang! This coincided with the bottom half of the cork cracking me right between the eyes much to the amusement of my family. The beer after 31 years had lost the majority of it cherry color and looked like a dark gueuze. The bottle also had a huge amount of sediment which led to a very murky appearance. As mentioned earlier there was still plenty of carbonation and quite a persistent head for the age. The aroma was of dark fruits, plums, figs and cherry. The taste had more plums and dark fruits with only a hint of cherry. This was until we got to the bottom of the bottle. The last couple of pours were full of sediment and this is where the cherry was hiding. The general consensus was that this beer had been very carefully stored and everyone agreed that this would of had plenty of life for another 10 years and possibly even longer. Very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
Bottle which I smuggled back on a plane flight from Illinois. Iím happy it made it through the trip. Pours a medium-dark red, with some yeast at the bottom of the bottle. A thin white head sits on top and lasts for quite a while. Nose is nice and funky; barnyard and horse-blanket - classic lambic aromas. Flavor is a pleasant blend of fruity cherry sweetness and moderate tartness - not too strong, not too weak, but just right for a pleasant drinking beer. An absolutely enjoyable and drinkable lambic. Definitely not the most sour or extreme brew out there, but that can be a very nice thing sometimes, and it made for a tasty experience for my 200th rating.

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