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


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RATINGS: 725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Kriek Mariage Parfait is an Old Style Kriek of exceptional excellence. 400 g of wild cherries per litre are fermented together with a strong Lambic of spontaneous fermentation and aged on 6,200 litre oak foudres (large wooden casks) for 5 to 6 months. Kriek Mariage Parfait is naturally clarified and referments in the bottle. It is unsweetened, unfiltered, unpasteurised and has no artificial flavours, 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 and enjoy this epitome of traditional Lambic brewing.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (715) - ITALY - APR 27, 2017
Batch 5140, raccolta 2013, aperta il 27 aprile 2017. Rosso rubino lievemente velata, schiuma rosa di ottima persistenza. Aroma di stallatico, griotte, note di barrique. Al palato attacca acidula con ciliegia, frumento, note di uva bianca, successivamente sempre griotte, frumento e stallatico, finale amaricante legnoso che può ricordare i noccioli di ciliegia con astringenza che riporta alla mente le sue bucce. Discretamente beverina, corpo leggero, non troppo carbonata.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (6346) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2017
Very dark red colour with no head. Aroma and flavour are moderately dry and sour. The intensity of the cherries is toned down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (1245) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2017
350 ml pours a rose color with a nice white head. Aromas of cherries, oak. Medium bodied, fruity, a really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wojanex (158) - warszawa, POLAND - APR 15, 2017
Dębowa beczka robi swoje. Balsamiczne, eleganckie piwo, żadnych chamskich nut stajennych, wszystko idealnie wyleżakowane w dębie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (7699) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 12, 2017
Bottled 375ml. -at Magic Beer Room Zagreb. Ruby red coloured, small pinkish head, sour dry cherries in the nose. Wood, tart cherries, light peppery and quite dry with slightly sweet notes. Again tart cherries in the finish. Really nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
90 (398) - BELGIUM - APR 10, 2017
Fijn zurig aroma. Zeer mooi bier, donder kersenkleur met mooie roze kraag. De smaak is vol en alcoholisch. Licht zurig, licht houterig. Vol, sappig en een mooie balans tussen de Lambiek en Krieken. Redelijk veel koolzuur. Zeer fijne afdronk. Absolute top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1527) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
375ml bottle (thx, Alex L.!) shared with my wife on our 11th anniversary. Vintage 2014. Pours an opaque red with a rose head. Aroma is a lambic, cherries, cherry kompot, some funk and farm notes. Taste is the same. Quite dry. Low sweetness. I would rate this higher, but I dont think that those dirty farm notes are appropriate, even if they make the beer closer to the original beer that was brewed dozens of years ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (1432) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 7, 2017
Bottle from Saveur beer. Pours ruby red. Nose is blackberry, Berry, cherry, balsamic vinegar. Flavour is a blackberry, bread, malt backbone which balances the tartiness. Bit of a jam finish with dry bitter end. Dry bitter fruit end. Lasting finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5853) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2017
2013 bottle. Pours deep ruby blood into a tumbler. Bright pink head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Cherry and oak aromas. Dry with dark oak and bitter earth upfront turning to mild, tart cherry in their lasting finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2810) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2017
2013 bottle sampled in 2017. I need to drink stuff like this more often! Poured a rich ruby-purple color, initially clear but I poured the dregs, so its a cloudier richer purpler color. Nose is complex, cherries sure, but cherry stone, oak, old stale cheese, hay/straw, old barn, .Dry and tart, with dry cherry and oak, fairly tannic. Just a little kiss of sweetness in there near the finish. So drinkable I just want to gulp it but I must fight that so I can savor. Carbonation is fine, a little stinging carbonic acidity. Finish reminds of the old barn and straw notes from the nose. Theres one more thing in the aroma/flavor that I cant quite distinguish - seems like a spice of some sort (not that its spiced but just something funky and reminiscent of a spice, like cardamom or something. I just want to say more about this but mostly Im at a loss at this point. Its truly great though.

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