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

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RATINGS: 694   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nick35 (12) - USA - JUN 2, 2003
Enjoyed a 1986 brewing at the Toronado. During the last 17 years the flavor has sweetened and softened. The brett and cherries are fully integrated and the profile is very smooth. My best beer experience to date.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2008 15+ year old bottle (as dated by Boon) Holy shit, this beer is dry. Nice and funky just the way i like it. I dont know if its the age of this beer (Im assuming so looking at previous reviews) that makes it amazing, but who cares this beer if insane. Definately going to put another 7 years on my last bottle and drink it at 20 years old, i cant friggen wait. UPDATE: I can still remember almost exactly how this beer tastes 2 months after tasting it and its without a doubt the the best lambic ive ever had. That being said Im bumping up my rating. The bottle we drank deserves it. My first 5.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2008
In short: My favourite Fruit Lambic ever. The driest and most intense Ive had. Funky as hell too. A vintage masterpiece.
How: Generous sample from a nearly 20 year old bottle. Eternal thanks to Brian (BrianK) for sharing to gem. The highlight of Dark-Lord-Day 2008
The look: Redish amber body with a medium beige head.
In long: Ho man is this ever aromatic and tasty. I could smell that extra-funky sour aroma for hours. Taste is dry oak, dry cherries and dry everything. This is dusty, extra-sour, extra-tart and especially extra-dry. Never though Id find a beer drier than 3 Fonteinen Framboos but here we are. This is making faces intense yet I couldnt keep my lips off my glass and I really had to pace myself. Statistics say that those who claim to be enjoying a 20 years old fantastic Perfect Marriage are probably referring to this beer and not their spouse.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mackeon (163) - - MAY 10, 2015
No better kriek than this. Beautiful color, incredible bouquet, fantastic taste, slightly sour, little sweetness, dry finish, cherry all over. Great, great beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Saazale (8) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2016 does not count
Prostě tohle miluju, dn přeslazen kriek pro masy, prostě přrodn, relativně vrazně prkvaen s vysokm ne přli vraznm alkoholem v chuti. Něco co nejde nalt kadmu, ale asně se snoub klasick chuť spontlně kvaenho pivka s viňovou ovocnou kyselinkou. Prostě něco co bych mohl stle. Lahvinka padla u pěkn knky a asn večer byl dokonal.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Blueshawk (465) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
- schne undurchdringliche rote Farbe mit leichter Schaumbildung - durchdringende suerliche Kirscharomen mit einem leichten Holztouch - Kohlensure perfekt zum Bier passend dosiert - geschmacklich kitzelt die Sure richtig auf der Zunge - die Kirschnote wird nie aufdringlich s bzw. die Fassnote nie muffig oder stark holzig - im Abgang bleibt alles harmonisch im Einklang und hinterlsst einfach eine fantastische Note Fazit: Das Kirschbier schlechthin, besser kann man es eigentlich nicht machen

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2003
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 UPDATE: Just a big wow that a bottle got opened on DLD 2008. Not sure of the exact age of the bottle but was told it was from the early 90s. Man did this rock, the cherry flavor is still there but the acidity now leads to complete dry and woody finish. Insanely refreshing and very very balanced. If it was a touch more funky it would be perfect. Simply the finest Lambic I have ever had, period!

Original rating 5/11/03 (4.7) Lucky enough to find a bottle of 1997 that had aged well. Ruby red color is very intense. The aroma matches the flavor, Cherries and Oak to the forefront, with a red apple and flowery rose hint. The aftertaste was just as nice, lingering well after the last sip was gone. This is Kriek for which others should strive.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
A deep red color, thick as fresh squeezed juice. Tastes like mild, fruity wine. Champagne, sour, bright.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
puren (842) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Prezentacja: rubinowe, klarowne, niska rżowa piana, drobna szybko niknie, koronka średnia ;
Aromat: kwaśne, silne nuty dębowe, skrzane, winne, wiśniowe ;
Odczucie: bardzo wysoko nasycone, w ustach tworzy pianę, nadając wrażenie pełni, mocno klei się na podniebieniu, alkohol delikatnie rozgrzewa usta i przełyk ;
Smak: kwaskowe i słodkie, wiśnie, dalej dłuższa pestkowa goryczka, znowu kwaśność atakuje ślinianki i miesza się z goryczką oraz alkoholem ;
Oglnie: wyśmienite .

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
traPISSED (106) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 23, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 2008 vintage 375ml bottle at home. The aroma is funk with almonds along with cherry stones. The pour presents a deep red beer touching on purple which produces a strong pink head. The taste is excellent. It really is the perfect marriage of flavours. There is oak, funk, cherry, lambic and almonds. The palate is very full but the beer is 8%. This lambic is not very sour yet but the residual sugars will get eaten eventually which will produce a more sour beer. This beer will age fantastically well but if you want a more sour hit then let the beer age until 2016. The best before is 2030. This is right up there with the best.


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