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


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RATINGS: 1037   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Kriek Boon is a traditional Belgian Lambic fruit-beer. It is brewed according to the traditional Lambic style of spontaneous fermentation. Only fresh cherries (25%) are used. Kriek Boon is slightly sweet, with the surprising natural fragrance of sourcherries and almonds. With only 4% of alcohol it is a perfect summer beer.

Editorís note: Was 5%.

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ABUSEDGOAT (2729) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Reddish color, moderate head with decent lacing and retention. Aroma is sweet cherries, light barnyard action, fairly tart. Medium bodied, starts out tart but ends very sweet. Too sweet.

gnoff (10223) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 First rating
(25 cl bottle at Cafť 3 SmŚ Rum, GŲteborg)
Labeled 4% ABV. 2006 Vintage
On May 28, 2008
BB 10.12.2011
Clear dark red color, big pink head. Sweet, fruity, fresh cherry scent. Cherry, sweet, sugary taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. I expected more "seed/pip" taste, this was more like a cherry alco-pop.

25 cl bottle thanks to Diar! 2007 version
Marked 4% ABV, BB 22.01.2013
Clear deep dark red color, nice pink head that dissapear fast. Sweet and sour cherry scent, some butter. Sweet and acidic taste. Acidic and mineral aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2008
375 ml bottle

Looking for something different I decided to give this a try. It has been sitting in my cellar about six months now waiting for the right time. With the chilly weather it seemed perfect. I may be buying more of this (or something similar) in the future for rainy days.

Aroma / Appearance - The deep reddish brown body was free of sediment with a thin white head. The primary nose was cherry liquer and oak. Relaxing a bit reminded me of cherry cough drops like the type you would find in Vicks. It is simple and effective without too much tartness.

Flavor / Palate - There is not much complexity to this beer but that is fine with me. It consists mainly of dry tart cherries with a woody aftertaste. The taste fades fast but in the process dries out the throat. Itís not as spectacular as 3F or Cantillon but at the same time it is a little more affordable. This could be a nice ítestí lambic if you havenít tried any before.

lagomswedish (213) - UmeŚ, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2008
Bottle shared with Ronald and Carita in Finland. Pours a brown ruby red with thin evaporating pinkish head. Smells of sweet cherry flesh and medicinal cough sweets. Tastes smooth and sugary, with a hint of marzipan and more cough medicine. Smooth balance of acidity and sweetness, but because of this itís not particuarly challenging.

Skinnyviking (9550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
Bottle. Medium high creamy and lasting pink head. Clear dark ruby body. Sweet cherries aroma. Bitter sweet cherries flavor with low carbonation and unfortunately the aftertaste is strangely short.

durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2008
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 Iím a real sucker for a beer like this. I love the color, the texture, and the tart fruit. Thereís a time and place for more complex beers, but itís nice sometimes to have an easy treat. Nice bright red-burgundy pour with fizzy white head. Sweet/tart cherry nose with slight metallic edge. Similar taste, with a little creaminess. Would have liked it more sour, but as I said, it was a simple treat. Drank it in about 5 minutes.

SHIG (4956) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 13, 2008
Bottle (2005): Poured a ruby red with a pink color head. The aroma seems cherry a bit syrup. The taste was sweet cherry with a dry tart tingly tongue finish.

StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2008
12 oz bottle from Bevmo. Pours a reddish purple color with a small pink head. The nose is rich with berries--mostly cherries, but also some raspberries. The flavor is also loaded with cherries, mostly sweet, with just a bit of tartness. The mouthfeel was medium with adequate carbonation. The finish had a Vickís cough syrup type of flavor. Overall: Not a bad offering, but I would have preferred more sour tartness.

nparikh (20) - New York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2008
I had heard a decent bit about this and was expecting something more like Cantillonís krieks with this one; wound up more like Lindemans. Pours deep blood red; I agree with others who said the look is the best part. Itís just way sweet, and the texture becomes a bit syrupy due to the amount of fruit in there. Not refreshing, almost cloying. Itís disappointing, especially since it can be quite expensive. Curious to try Boonís non-fruit lambics though.

cgarvieuk (24156) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2008
Bottle in Belgium somewhere ... Very hazy red purple ... sweet cherry ... again loads fo sweet cherry ... very juice.

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