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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (590) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Tap at HopCat Detroit. Dark ruby. Pink, lasting head. Scattered lace. Very fruit juice nose. Forward yeast followed by mild tart cherry -- no Robitussin here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4502) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2015
Pours clear red . No real head . Smell is sweet, cherry . Taste is rather sweet , cherry , with a slightly sour back . Nice, yet a bit too blank to me .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3224) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Pours reddish pink color with pink head. Aromas of tart cherries with some funkiness and oak. Sour cherry flavor with oak and funk. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5338) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
From the January 2014 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 22oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark red color with a large foamy pink head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was dish soap, a bit of yeast and moderate cherry. The flavor was cherry pie filling but not overly sweet with a bready undertone. Medium length finish with lingering cherry. Medium body. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5521) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2015
[2013] hazy reddish brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweeter cherries, some toast, earthy yeast, light spice. Taste of sweeter black cherries, spices, yeasty, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (379) - Kansas, USA - JAN 3, 2015
A black cherry body displays vermillion highlights beneath a soft pink, frothy-crowned, medium sized head creating thin elongated peninsulas of lace

Aromas and flavors of whole cherries offset by solid sweaty funk with undertones of chocolate and lime, along with white and red wine accents coming together to offer nuances of cherry bubblegum on a medium body with soft effervescence and sweet tart, lightly tacky residual of the previously mentioned components

22oz bottle code 140123041, consumed a few weeks after 2014 Kansas release, served at 45º into Ivrig white wine glass

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2295) - Odense S, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle brought home from CBX, Charleston, SC. Unclear red body with a large pink head. Aroma is cherries, yeast, fruit, funky. Flavour is sweet cherries, fruit, tart, dry. Super nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2672) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
This one is a little cloudy as it was to the end of the night. Pours reddish with a small top. Aroma is cherry and taste is nice carbonation with a tarte sweet cherry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GreatDane1632 (823) - USA - DEC 20, 2014
22oz bottle poured into a flute -- Pours a cool looking pink/red with pillows of pink foam resting on top. The flavor is very disappointing. Has cherry tartness, but no other flavors to speak of. No Malt or hop beer flavor, no fruit sweetness, nothing. Tasted like crappy champagne. Bummer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2855) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours a clear pink red from the bottle with thin ring of white head that leaves light lace. Aroma is sweet and sour cherry juice. Taste is like watered down cherry juice with a slightly sour finish. Back to back with the boon, this just falls way short. Not bad, but comparably is just not there.

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