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RATINGS: 673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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 Boon’s brewery in the Lembeek region of Belgium. After more than two years aging, Boon’s offering shipped across the Atlantic and found its way to the intuitive palate of New Belgium’s 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sixcmtall (4) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2016 does not count
Certainly not a bad beer, just not what I expected in a kriek. I like the flavor, I'd like a bit more sourness to this one for my taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (542) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Draft. Pours red with light pink head. Cherry skin aroma. Cherry and cherry skin flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (847) - - MAY 7, 2016
On tap at LC asheville. It’s good. NB just knows what they are doing with sours- so impressive for such a large scale brewing company. Pours a delicious pink color with a nice looking head. Sour and complex- cherries all the way through. Bright and not too sweet. Little bit funky. Best one of the day. Too bad it was Cary’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopstinopolis (28) - - APR 17, 2016
Aroma is very slight cherries with a little bit of barnyard funk. Very little bit at that. Appearance is a beautiful deep red color with pink foam that laces nicely in the glass. Taste is tart, with a little bit of acetic end that lingers in the stomach. Not very much of the cherry remains after the souring process. An ok version of a kriek, not sweet like the fake tasting back sweetened versions, but also not interesting enough in sourness to rank with top tier examples from Belgium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (317) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours ruby red with reddish head that quickly dissapates. Smell is sour funk, yeast and cherry. Taste is smooth notes of yeast, funk, cheese, and dry cherry. Light body medium carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2607) - California, USA - APR 2, 2016
Hazy red color, moderate sized light pink head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is sweet cherry, light barnyard action, lightly acidic. Medium to light body, alcohol hidden well, quite sweet. Doesn’t have the usual house character of New Belgium beers (that I can’t stand). However, it’s too sweet and costs quite a bit for what came off as an ’intro to beer for someone that doesn’t like beer’ beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (3817) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2016
@ Cal Mar Hotel 16-3-13: Tydlig körsbär med en mycket snäll syrlighet. Inte för söt. Tack och lov.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Pours red with a pink fizzy head. Cherry notes permeate with a nice sour. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1365) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Good. Really tart but has a really nice balance. Little weak in aroma. Tailspin beer fest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours a bright pink red color, clear, thin bubbly white head. Aroma was similar to a dry red wine, very nice. Flavor had cherry, tart, grape. Very well done. Again, I really felt like this was similar to a dry red wine, but could just be me since I’m no wine or kriek expert. Nice medium to full body, sticky texture on glass, bubbly carbonation, and a dry finish. Exceeded my expectations by far.

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