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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 !


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8882) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2011
375 ml bottle of 2008 vintage.
Pours beautiful hazy red with medium pink head. Aroma is cherries, some fruits, a bit strawberries and sugar. Flavour is cherries, strawberries, distant notes of honey and some spices. Medium sourness and a bit too thin. Enjoyable nonetheless.
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7912) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014
38 cl bottle, 2008 vintage. BBE 21.01.2030
Aroma is rather weird for an oude kriek. It is sour, but has just small amount of cherries. It is also a bit sweaty and has earthy notes. Flavour is sour with surprisingly small amount of cherry aroma. Lots of cardamom instead of that, just like in Mort Subite Oude Kriek. Too close to a juice and the cardamom (or cinnamon?) does not fit here. Could also be more sour. Adding the yeast gives more sourness, but it also raises the berry-like aromas and gives some harsh bitterness to the flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2011
375 ml bottle. 2008 version.
Pours a beautiful a deep red colour with a foamy pink head. Aroma of leather, mandarin orange, aged cherries and something sweet. Flavour of sour and ripe cherries, cherry juice, spices, mandarin orange, lemon and some wet wood. Not too much carbonation. Finish of cherries and some mandarin orange. Somewhat spicy as well. Too thin and a bit too juice-like but very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5958) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle: 2006: Medium dark pink head turns quick into a lacing, on top of a hazy ruby pink colored beer. Smell barnyard, yeast, bacteria, wood, dried hops and dried herbs. Taste wood, yeast, barnyard, sour, a slight hint of red fruit, some dried hops and light nasty malts. Taste the lambic very well. Aftertaste of sour and some hints of red fruits. Low carbo, soft tingly mouthfeel, medium light watery body and a light watery texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (5937) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2011
37,5cl bottle, vintage 2006. Poured cherry red with a pink head. Sour cherry aroma with some lactic and woody notes. Fruity, soury flavor, lots of cherries. Dry finish. Very enjoyable, would be nice to compare it to some older version.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2011
A clear ruby red colored beer, with a thick rose head. The head disapears soon. The aroma is a little sour with wood, Notes of bread and fruity. The taste is sour with sweet cherries. There is wood. It’s dry, Mouth puls toughter. The aftertaste is gentle sour with sweet cherries.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8292) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2011
CBF2011. Coloured red, almost like redwine, clear. Pink head, mostly diminishing. Aroma of cherries, candy, almond. Flavor starts moderate sweet and finish light acidic. Creamy texture. Light astringent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5368) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Pours blood orange into a tumbler. Pink head with good retention recedes to skim surface leaving no lacing. Funk and cherry aromas. Sweet cherry upfront turning sour in the lasting sour funk finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15158) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle, KØ11. Good citric aroma, some fat cherry. A little sweet, but also with some dryish finishing notes. Isotonic mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (16693) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2011
Cloudy dark red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, cherries and moderate sour. Flavor is medium sweet and rather acidic. Bone dry and acidic finish. 270511


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