Kriek Boon

Kriek Boon Brouwerij
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

For this speciality, we use old and young lambic beer that has aged in our oak casks. When the lambic is 6 months old, we add 25% black cherries. This provokes the second fermentation. We then clarify, filter and bottle it. Kriek Boon has an alcohol volume of 4% and is available in kegs of 20 litres, 25 cl bottles with crown cap and bottles of 37.5 cl and 75 cl with cork.

Profile

ABV: 
4.0%
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Fruit Lambic is a variable style, with some examples being predominately fruity and others retaining traditional Lambic character complemented by a fruit addition. This example falls squarely into the former category. It is dominated by a fresh cherry character in both aroma and flavor, accompanied by fruity sweetness and light tartness. The flavor offers slightly more tartness, but without apparent acidity. The mid-taste is denser, similar to some carbonated dessert wines. This beer finishes sweet and fruity with an enjoyable pucker. It is less highly carbonated than some examples, which, combined with the sweetness, makes it feel somewhat full. The cherry character is unmistakable throughout, rendering this beer a dark amber-purple color with pinkish foam that lasts. Any overt sourness or barnyard-like traits are masked until this beer warms, but they remain low-key and secondary. This example would be worth trying again after a few more months in the bottle to allow the fruit character to subside, but those who prefer a relatively young bottle will be satisfied.