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

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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 !


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gary (1334) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2014 (2007 Vintage corked bottle 330ml) Woahfucking God the beautiful stench that grafitied itself into the air... Brett, cherry stones with a musty tart accent . : In the goblet it resembles a bleeding cherry and the pink glowing head is cool and tripy :.... Sinking this aged kriek rejuvinates me ...waves of puckering tart cherry dryness amalagmate with subdued sweetness . Every sip is cooler than the last. .

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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (7807) - Antwerpen, 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
guuran (3) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2013 does not count
Ölet doftar härligt sött av körsbären. Smaken känns inte lika söt som den "vanliga" krieken. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Almost as cheesy as the regular Boon Gueuze, which is over the top. Tart, a fair bit of wood/metallic nature. Unfiltered and quite good. Not as sharp as the Drie Fontainen Kriek, almost as complex, glad it has less woodiness....but overall just a shade 'less', somehow, in the Kriek-off. 1998 bottling.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2007 Bottle at spontanous weekend. Aroma is straight up grassy fresh lambic funk noteable tart berry character, minimal cherry. Taste is pluckering, not too sour, more tart lambic funk, again slight hints at cherrys. A good drinkable kriek. Rerate: Whole bottle at home. has been settling for a good while now, gloreous dark rd, crystal clear colour, with pink head. Aroma is apple lambic funk, yea ha, amazing notable sweeter cherry hints. Taste is funky and the cherry sneaks up on you in the finish and is so intence id think it was slightly sweetened. But its not and its amazing and i want to sit with my french cheese and bacon and onion bread and go mmmmmmmmmm.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Pours a dark copper/ black cherry color with a very faint pinkish off-white head. This looks authentic and not like a syrupy mess like many other "lambics" seem to. The frothy head has goodretention that eventually fades into lasting cap that leaves minimal streaks of lacing. Earthy oak aroma with beautiful musky horseblanket earthy funk notes with only some slight vinegary tartness. Real dark cherries dominate the aroma instead of the expected syrupy artifical sweetness. I could swear that I could even detect the cherry pits. I held the glass up sniffing it for several minutes salivating before I even took a sip. Lots of earthy oak flavor with nice tannis, wet horseblanket funky tart notes. While it is very tart, it isn’t overly acidic making it very well balanced and easy to drink. Sour/tart dark cherries with a lot of oak and vanilla masking the sweetness. Again I’m very excited about the lack of any artificial syrupy sweetness and the fruit characteristics are quite subtle. Very puckering and extremely refreshing with a perfect dry finish. I want to buy multiple cases of this beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brix (633) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2012
2008 bottle. Pours a beautiful ruby colour with a lasting, thick pink head. Aroma of Schaerbeekse cherries, blackcurrant, almond, lemon and light balsamic vinegar. Similar flavours and nicely sharp with a dry finish. Heavy carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Lovely lingering cherries and almonds again. Fantastic!


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