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

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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 !


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Perfect in my opinion. More art than their other. But that’s what puts it over top for me. Great sourness great funk great cherry great everything A++++++++

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
This is the brews of its style they should try to shot for, big cherry big fruits with a great balance 3:1 on fruit to barnwood oak and cellar. Flavor is big fruits and winery type of overtones. Perfect!

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.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mackeon (148) - - OCT 9, 2014
Exquisite beer, one of the very best Krieken. The flavor of the fresh local cherries, the famous sour Schaarbeekse Krieken, shines through, making for an unmistakable, delicious aroma and unbeatable palate. And with its slightly higher than usual alcohol content, for a fruit beer, that is, it carries an unexpected kick. Fabulous beer. An of course, the label is in the Boon house-style, matter of fact, no frills, very nice.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
Bottle of 2004 vintage. Dark red colour, almost no head. Nose of big red fruit, peppery spice with a slightly creamy, rounded edge, blackcurrant, almost harissa, complex as hell! Flavours? Sourest thing of all time, but really dry, very very little sweetness which rerally accentuates the face-puckering sourness. Spicy strawberry at the beginning, with an aromatic edge to it as well, lemony caramel coming through. Proper mahogany note to it as well. Obviously, bugger-loads of cherries. Bloody hell what a beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
2004 vintage bottle from North Bar, Leeds, at Dans. Pours a pink-red, with a tiny ring of white foam. Aroma of red fruits, green apples, creamy peppercorn sauce. Oh, and parma violets. And sherbet. And a bit of milkshake. Unutterably complex. This is astounding, even before tasting it. The taste doesnt disappoint. Incredibley sour. Like, more sour than Mike Love when he saw how well Brian Wilson was doing without him. Red fruits, lemon, strawberries, woody, floral, definite elderflower. Again, unutterabley complex. And unutterabley wonderful. Complex, sour, incredible in every single way. This is the best lambic Ive ever had. Sweet fucking WOW.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
didierlewallon (229) - ponferrada, SPAIN - AUG 3, 2014
Es una cerveza de color rojo rubí con una espuma de color rosado rojo. Aroma a cereza. Sabor a cereza, ligeramente amargo y carbonation mediana. Cerveza equilibrada, dulce y amargo, bastante delicioso, para los amantes del estilo Lambic, muy buena.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap at the Bruges Beer Museum in Bruges, Belgium. Pours cherry red with a think pink head and lively carbonation. Aroma of cherry, funk, and sour. Complex flavors of sour cherries, green apple, barnyard, and oak. Mostly sour with only slight sweetness, finishes dry. A wonderful kriek in the traditional style.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (8440) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2003
Superb trough-and-trough red; pink "rosé" head, quite stable for the acidity. Nose of cherries,'horseblanket', wet wood, slightly smoked, various organic acids. Taste: extremely tart, very outspoken tannine-rich, and then sour fruit: sour cherries, green apples, and very clearly redcurrant. Mouthfeel gives expected dry-effect, but might have some more body from the fruit - as if there's been too much blending with young lambic. The finish is stil very acidic and red fruit. Drinkability is somewhat more restrained than overall impression. Not for the fainthearted. Pity about the body.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2015 (2007 Vintage corked bottle 330ml) Woahfucking God the nose is damn god like , the age on this has made it like brett in a sea of funky cherry . Poured out the same colour as the bottle lable ... god its tart , refreshing -dry as anything , complex cherry stone bitterness , rural funk .. Damn, the ageing has made this a motherfucken beautiful kriek... Any sweetness is drowned by waves of sour cherry .


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