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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2732) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3534) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bomber, pink pour, off white head, nose is Chery. Taste is Chery, tart and Delicious

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (569) - - DEC 13, 2014
650ml bottle. Sour cherry and marzipan. Enough malt to carry the tart and sour notes. Has a touch of candy-sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (871) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Slightly sweet cherry smell, very cool red color, taste is 50% dark cherry other half neutral beer, nothing special though, semipoor finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2054) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Deep red pour with a foamy pink head. Sour cherry and funk aroma. Sour cherry and vanilla taste with a somewhat tannic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Poured deep red with pink head. Aroma is of tart bitter cherries and strawberry. Taste is mild bitter with a cherry bit. Nothing complex and may be better once it ages to bring out some sourness. Mouthfeel is smooth and light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (936) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Cherry nose with some barnyard funk and light acidity. Dark red, mostly clear, pink head. Cherry flavor, malty, light acidity, some funky yeast character. Sweet finish with a bit of medicinal cherry flavor. Not bad but not overwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctomson (29) - - NOV 23, 2014
A nice cherry flavor and aroma. A very foamy pour with big head. A nice sour flavor at the end but very palatable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4878) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2014
22oz bottle. Filtered amber-red body. Pink tinged head laces the glass. The aroma is not impressive at all..medicinal dry aspirin. This sort of carries over into the flavor. In no way would I be hyped up to try this beer again, this is a failure. Kind of like a test tube version of a Boon beer. Disappointing. A lot of cherry, but comes off really sterile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1140) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours a raspberry red with a strawberry foam head. Salt water and light fruitiness on the nose. Hard water mouthfeel that becomes progressively astringent. Lightly tart. Fruity and salt water.

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