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RATINGS: 642   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
In a never-ending quest to create new beers and defy category, New Belgium Brewing and Brewerij Boon of Belgium have partnered together again to create Transatlantique Kriek - a spontaneously fermented lambic ale made with Polish cherries. This authentic kriek beer began life in the oaken vessels at Frank Boonís brewery in the Lembeek region of Belgium. After more than two years aging, Boonís offering shipped across the Atlantic and found its way to the intuitive palate of New Belgiumís Brewmaster Peter Bouckaert. After much sampling and internal consultation, Peter and his brew staff created a full-bodied golden lager to round out the light-bodied kriek. The cherry nose gives way to a pleasingly sour flash across the palate that rolls gently into a slightly sweet finish. Crisp, effervescent carbonation keeps the mouthfeel bright and delightfully tingly. Previously 6.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1433) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ SF 5. Honey colored. Smells fruity and tart. Tart but a little wheaty. not bad but not my fave.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kespecial (166) - - APR 14, 2015
Pours clear blood red with white-pink thinly bubbled head. Aroma is intensely cherry, like starburst candy. Taste is equally tart and sour, not intensely so. Balance of sweet and tart makes it quite refreshing. More balanced than I expected--Belgian restraint over American flavor bomb. Not up there with New Glarus but still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1831) - RÝros, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
Pink with a pinkish head - Aroma of cherries - Nice malt to support the cherries that gives hints of sourness - The cherreis goes into the finish with hints of sourness - This was good and refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2398) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2015
Pinkish-amber in color. Musty aroma. A bready, malty kriek with lightly tart character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
From notes on 3/29/15 Not to tart. Good amount of cherry flavor. Not as big and flavorful as I was hoping. Still, pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1522) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2015
Bottle shared with sonnycheeba. Pours a dark red with a layer of pinkish head. Aroma is slightly tart with fruit. Taste of tartness and cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4512) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours ruby with light pink head. Aroma is raspberries, cherries, soft malt notes, and faint vanilla. Flavor is mixed berries, cherries, pale malts, and faint woody character. Medium body and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (1189) - ISRAEL - APR 1, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks Stas and Vova. Clear pink-amber with a pinky head. Smell of cherries, wood, yeast and berries. Sweetish with flavors of cherries, caramel, vanilla, light tartness. Medium bodied, oily palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Appearance: beautiful (in an almost unrealistic way) clear red, with a short-lived electric pink head the color of cotton candy. Aroma: bright cherries in light syrup, a hint of vanilla and almond, a dose of wood and pipe tobacco, maybe some honey, light balsamic demi glace too. Taste: sweeter than anticipated, with minimal cherry tartness but big cherry character, along with a muddle of stone fruit, wood, leather, and a hint of tootsie roll. Finish: slightly earthy, a bit musty, and quicker than expected. Notes: Was thinking this would be more of a traditional kriek, but it was much less tart/sour, and much more in the sweet cherry juice blended with a lager vein. Drank almost like water, but the palate wasnít all that watery. Not sure exactly what to think of this one. I like a traditional kriek a lot, and this was definitely not that. But I didnít dislike it either. Bottle from Roots Market.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (9318) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Maxís place. Thanks Stas & Vova. 2015 bottle. Nice clear red with a pink head. Aroma of cherries, cherry pits, marzipan, some wood and some milky buttery touches. Sweetish-sourish-bitterish flavor with cherries and milky notes. Medium-bodied. Decent.

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