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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1037   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - APR 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 While good, this hardly lived up to my expectations after hearing soo much about Boon and my experiences with Lindemanís and Melbourn Bros. It is dark red, a tad hazy, with a huge light pink had that is creamy and slowly shrinks to a lasting medium head leaving beautifyul, rich, even lace. It looks beautiful, but goes downhill from there. The aroma is mostly vanilla with a hint of cherry, a light yeasty-earthy quality, rather pungent in a sweet, vanilla way and pleasant but a bit odd for qwhat I was expecting. The taset is clearly not too swet, but it also is not very tart, being mostly dry with a very light sourness and faint hints of sweetness and tartness. It also is rathe rbland, with clear but very light cherry and yeasty, mostly earthy, qualities. Itís a bit watery. While not bad, this is not remotely as good as expected and not worth the money.

2.9
josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - MAR 30, 2008
12oz. bottle, cherry aroma too much for me. While a pleasant drink the cherry appeared to be more of an additive than part of the beverage.

2.9
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 Rating #1400? 12oz bottle. Pours a dark, relatively clear, black-cherry color; pink head with fine-bubbled lacing. Aroma shows cough syrup, cherry lozenges, and baby powder; very odd, stick-sweet aroma. Medium mouthfeel follows the aroma reasonably well: sweet cherry cough drops and black cherry juice; a bit of funk and tartness comes through that wasnít really apparent in the aroma; still far too sweet and fake-cherried. Very odd. Lengthy finish, showing plenty of sugar, cherry juice, and some bread.

3
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Courtesy of kmweaver. Dark, cloudy ruby body with a small pinkish head. Big cherry cough syrup nose with lots of sugars and some dustiness. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately tart with lots of fresh cherry juice, light lemon and cotton candy. Medium body is soft with moderate carbonation.

3.5
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2008
Color is a bit hazy, orange-red. Pours with thin, pink head and forms nice lacing. Aroma is tart with a lot of cherry. Beer tastes a lot of sweet an tart cherry and ends somewhat sour. Medium-bodied.

4
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2008
Deep red with a beautifull head, rosť coloured. Aroma of cherries and grapes and a sweet-acid flavour of marzipan, sugar and cherries. Iím very fond of the sweet and simple krieks, and this belongs in the top of that category. Itís not complex, but highly drinkable.

3.3
DietPepsican (1590) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Pours reddish brown with a bubbly pink head. Aroma is wild cherry. Flavor is very sweet, cherries dominate again. A bit of funk. Pretty acidic with a lingering sour sweetness. Nice mouthfeel.

3.8
illidurit (2327) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Poured into a wine glass. Body is the color of raspberry preserves and the head is a fluffy light pink. Retention is very good and thereís a bit of sudsy lacing left behind. Smells exactly like black cherry yogurt. Not as tart as a cherry itself, but rather sweet and tantalizing. Taste is also quite sweet, with the unmistakeable flavor of black cherries. Pretty low on complexity but thatís usually the point of a sweet lambic. Mouthfeel is very dry for the level of sweetness. Lots of prickly effervescence. Extremely drinkable, great dessert beer.

3.4
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2008
This boy was very excited to see me. The cork leapt out of the bottle before I even finished untwisting the cage, hurting my finger and hitting the ceiling fan. Pour is predictably foamy after all that, and soapsuds are long lasting. Deep ruby color, gorgeous. Dry tart mild lambic aroma. The flavors are much sweeter than the smells. Candy kisses on the tips and sides of the tongue. But the cherry flavor itself is nice: like big juicy ripe dark Okanagan cherries. Simple lambic but one that could go well for brunch or dessert.

3.5
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 29, 2008
355ml bottle corked and caged, shared with my girlfriend Cyn, bought at the La Jolla Bev Mo. Pours red with a 1 finger pink head. Nose is rich and cherry. Taste is sweet and tart, more on the sweet side. Taste is big and full bodied. Not an amazing kriek but not a terrible one either.


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