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

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RATINGS: 519   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15102) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illkarate (115) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle, pours a pinkish red, very lively carbonation and a bit of head left after the beer settled (1 min). Smells of vinegar and fruit. Both tangy and tart, flavors of cherry, rose petals, hints of metal, barnyard funk. With each sip, this lambic felt alive on the tongue. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
soyorganic (297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle, pours a cherry color white/pink head. Aroma: wild yeast, dry wheat and sour notes that make a lovely aroma. Nice beer, mostly sour flavor with notes of apple, and cherries. Beer like these are so thirst quenching and sometimes hit the spot. Very complex beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2008
A murky red pour with red stained white head. Massive barnyard funk on the aroma with a nice cherry flavor. The body wasn’t nearly as funkified as I’d hoped by the aroma - more a of a smooth tart cherry without the sourness and funk the nose promised. Delicately smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Bottle from Crown #19, Indy. Poured clear reddish color with an average frothy reddish head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex sour cherry aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium sour cherry flavor with a medium sour finish of moderate duration. Sour refreshing brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2771) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2008
2002 bottle shared by Indra. As usual a beautiful red pour. I was very interested to see how this was aging. Aroma was very spritz-y from the strong carbonation with a good amount of aged cobwebs coming through, which is great to see, and of course cherry (which is actually turning a bit syrupy from the age). Its a weird counterbalance, the strong carbonation with the aged cobwebs and fruit juice cherry that’s only now starting to turn. Taste however not aging as well as I hoped. Full of the fruit juice cherry and not so much of the lambic. Its lightly sour but none of that complex brettiness that I would look for in an aged lambic. The strong carbonation does not help, carries away a lot of the flavor and just brings out the cherry and that’s all. Its not that there are signs of age, just no further complexity coming through in the flavor. Not a bad beer, and I am happy Eric shared it but at this point I feel I would not want to age this beer long term.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2008
From a bottle at a beer tasting at "Ludlow Wines" in Cincinnati, Ohio - This one pours a ruby-red brew with a distinct tart cheery aroma and a foamy pink head. Tastewise, it was very dry and somewhat acidic-sour, but an excellent lambic!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - OCT 18, 2008
12.7 oz. bottle into wine glass ("best by 30/03/2026" on label). Pours a slightly murky dark reddish-pink with a big fluffy pink head that holds but doesn’t really as it recedes. Nice fruity aroma with hints of sour cherries, strawberries, and raspberries with a nice sour, acidic, and oak characters to it - not overly sweet or sour smelling, very well balanced. Nice and tart flavor, but the fruit character isn’t quite what I was hoping for - but dull and muted and not as fresh and naturally fruity as I was expecting. The cherry flavor is a bit like a sour jollyrancher. Nice tartness though with a moderately dry finish and lacking, all around, of any alcohol characteristic. Very active carbonation, a bit high for my taste, but a few swirls of the glass settled it down a bit. Overall: good, but I think I am slowly finding out that I am more into geuzes than krieks and framboises and other lambic-fruits. Still refreshing for a summer afternoon though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2008
2004 bottle - Deep, deep rubin red beautiful body, beautiful pink head that could be a little bigger; Quite sweet nose lots of marzipan pit , over ripe cherry meat; Very lactic and even a little malic sour body thin and biting; Biting sour finish, not to much aroma, the thin sourness is overpowering everything else. This might not the the most sour lambic I have had but because of it very thin texture it seems like it.


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