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

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RATINGS: 513   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 !


Melker's rating

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Melker (234) - Varberg, - JUN 12, 2013
Nice red colour. Huge pink and soapy head. Aroma of marzipan (a lot of marzipan), cherry, hay. Dry taste. Sour of course. Not that much cherry in the taste, a little bit earthy. Long and dry aftertaste. Not my kind of beer, didnít even drink the whole bottle..


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fashawn (353) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAY 3, 2015
Vintage 2012. Aroma di amarena e ciliegia,intenso,in bocca Ť lo stesso con un tocco acido abbastanza lieve. Ordinaria, un filo stucchevole ma piacevole.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (80) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Fris zurig kersen aroma met een port wijn madeira hint. Een van de meest prachtige lambic style bieren om te zien. Doet denken aan een donkere port/rode wijn. Prachtig. Gewoon. Perfecte balans tussen carbonatie en consistentie. Drinkt zich alsof een prachtige rode kers je mond binnen druipt, een ronde mooie soepele (licht vettige) smaak. Die zich prachtig ontvouwt. Alsof een rode droge wijn mooi overvloeit in kersen en port. Uniek gewoon. Een pracht bier. Bravo!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordBrew (44) - Ziemnice, POLAND - APR 24, 2015
Aromat - wiśnie, kompot wiśniowy. Cudowna růżowa piana, pięknie oblepia szkło. Bardzo wysoko wysycone, musuje w ustach. Smak - bardziej dziki niż wiśniowy, winny, solidnie kwaśny. Posmak długi, słodki. Piwo sprawia wrażenie zdecydowanie kwaśnego ale z czasem wychodzą na jaw nuty słodkie doskonale kontrastujące "dzikość" tego oude krieka. Arcydzieło!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Woc (35) - BELGIUM - APR 20, 2015
2012 bottle. I really loved the cherry aroma when opened the bottle. Pours nice dark pink head which then quickly disappears. Lambic is quite sour but there is a strong hint of cherries. It is pretty strong for a kriek but nice to drink in spring/summer. BTW best before is 2033 - yes, in 20 years :-)

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aarild (3) - NORWAY - APR 11, 2015 does not count
This is by far the best of its kind. But to enjoy it requires first that you are OK with the concept of mixing fruit and traditional beer and second that you can enjoy a Lambic/Gueuze (although the latter appears only as aftertaste). The most interesting thing about this beer is the flavours of wild cherries the way they present themselves in a completely dry, crisp brew. At first, I thought I maybe missed body and depth, but on second thought, this is he character of the Lambic, and it compensates for that with a long, pleasant aftertaste. One could imagine to add sugar or brew it differently, but that would kill off these unique aromas. And the cherry would become, well, plain cherry. Having said that, it is clear that every concept has its limits and uses. Although this beer works fine with food, it is hard to imagine a course that would be lifted further like only a full bodied brew can achieve. But drink this alone in the winter, and you are suddenly taken away to your very best summer memories.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ST247 (448) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2015
2012 bottle @home. Pours bright red with a creamy pink head. Aroma is a little sour, chery, but also a sttronger "biting" aroma I canít name. Taste is sour, little chery. Some sour bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (486) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2015
37,5cl bottle at home, 12/06/34. Cherry red colour, pink foamy head that nicely laces. Earthy, light sour cherry, medium malty body. Finish is sour kriek, lightly dry, doesnít linger long. High carbonation, soft mouthfeel, medium body. Very balanced and smooth but too sweet imo.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gavinleonard (8) - - APR 1, 2015 does not count
Nice colour, sour initially with a sweeter after taste. Would definitely try it again

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
witthatsbier (364) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2015
UPDATED: APR 14, 2015 Draught at Brewdog Edinburgh pours a brilliant ruby red with big pink head that lasts Aroma is big fruit with almond marzipan tones Taste is moderate sourness with big cherry flavours overall a great beer 14.4.15 bottled version(2012) very similar to draught not as gassy as brewdog apply co,2 sourness is similar but 3 yr old bottle will have lost some sourness aroma is heavy cherry and almond but main difference is the carbonation

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xavalias (217) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
On tap at FermentÝren, Copenhagen, DK. Unclear deep red with a pink to purple head. The aroma is fruity, cherries, sour yeast. The taste is moderate to high sour first, followed by a hint of sweetness. The palate is rather watery and the fruity finish a bit short.


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