b3shine (2456) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to tulip (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a transparent cherry red with lively carbonation and fluffy light pink head that dissipates into lacing fairly quickly. Smells of cherry and light tartness. Tastes like it smells, only a little more Kriek-ish, with an average mouthfeel. Underwhelming, especially for the price point.
khoffman43 (943) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours red with pink head. Aroma is slightly tart, tons of cherry. Flavor is cherry. but not much sour or tartness or funk. This is dominated by the cherries, easy drinker.
SPDickerman (717) - Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours red with small pink fizz. Smells strongly of cherries. Taste is tart, fruity, cherry, and a little bit of oak. Medium-bodied with a wet texture and soft mouth-carbonation, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek finishes with a soft oak dryness.
vtafro (1904) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark ruby pour with tan head. Some tart cherry and sour aromas. Flavor is cherry, tartness, light malt profile.
flatmatt (890) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Pours copper red with a light pink head. General fruity tart aroma with red cherry. Flavor seems like a fairly straightforward red cherry beer. Bit of a biscuity finish. Tastes good, but thereís no real complexity here.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured into a tulip.
3.0 A: Well hazed dark ruby red color. Half a finger of frothy pink head that falls quickly and doesnít leave much in terms of lacing.
2.5 S: Nose is pretty underwhelming. There just simply isnít a lot going on. Light, medicinal style cherry. Minimal tartness. Some musty basement funk, but in the context of the medicinal aromas, it doesnít work well. Itís like a rancid cough drop or something. I donít want to give the impression that the nose is off-putting. Itís not nauseating or anything like that, itís mainly just boring.
3.0 T: Taste is really much better. It resembles a carbonated fruit drink more than it does beer, like sparkling grape juice or something of that nature. Cherry is the dominant flavor, but even that isnít potent. Minimal tartness and mild funk. As disappointing as this is as a beer, it still doesnít taste bad, so an average score is warranted. Itís not medicinal like the nose, but rather just mundane.
3.5 M: Lighter body. Good spritzy carbonation. Smooth with a hint of creaminess. Best aspect of the brew.
2.5 D: At a price of $12.69 for the bomber, I feel thoroughly boned. Aside from the cherry flavor, this doesnít much resemble a kriek. Itís a poor excuse to come up with an interesting name that appeals to beer geeks.
Serving type: bottle
magsinva (682) - Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from TWM Sterling - pours clear ruby red with thin white head - aroma is tart red fruits, cherries, and raspberries. Taste is mildly sour, like a kinder, gentler, cousin of a lambic Kriek. Palate is a bit sticky, especially on the finish. Overall, nice!
DiarmaidBHK (2392) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from total wine sterling. Pours cherry with a half inch of white foam. nice tart cherry notes on the nose. theres a nice tartness on the tongue as well though the cherry flavor fades a bit. Finishes clean. Very nice.
Westchesterco (296) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance reddish amber with a slight pink head; aroma of sour fruit;; taste of tart sour cherries with a slight lingering on the palate of the sane.
Iphonephan (1324) - Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a reddish amber with an off white head. Cherry aroma. Flavors of figs and raisins, along with sour cherries. Smooth, tart finish.