Kriek Boon (2006) – Brouwerij F.Boon (Belgium)

Kriek Boon (2006) – Brouwerij F.Boon, 4.20% ABV – 375ml, (Lambeek, Belgium)

on the back label:

“KRIEK BOON is a classic among Belgian Beers, created in the 18th century by adding whole fresh cherries (more than 200g/lit) to a blend of young and old Lambic Beer, aged on oak casks.”

  • Style: Fruit Lambic
  • My Rating: A
  • Taste Profile: Sweet/sour cherry -> apple/oak -> clean crisp semi-sweet finish
  • Where I got it: Brewery Creek (?)
  • How much: ~$7, Summer 2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: yes
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Tasting notes: pours cloudy dense brown with a light red hue, sediment, almost no head, and very little CO2 activity. Sweet and sour cherries on the nose, almost candy-like. Bold red cherry flavour up front, medium (5/10) sweetness, light sourness and tang, woody oak, red apple, light malts, finishing clean and semi-sweet. Medium complexity, medium depth, great transitions, good carry, fantastic drinkability. It drinks like a juice, but not as sweet and hint of oak.