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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1813) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours a vibrant ruby red with tonnes of pink head. Aromas of bubblegum, cherries, and some cinnamon. Nice tart cherry... Although I was expecting a little more. Nice oaky finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4193) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Ruby red pour. Ok kriek with medium cherry flavor and some light citrus and bretta. Mostly sweet with some light sourness. Tap takeover event at Monk’s Cafe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
benfergy (202) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 25, 2014
The appearance is brownish-violet. I can sense both cherry and some type of wood(or maybe cherry pit?) in the aroma. The taste is quite sour; not very sweet. The palate is strong bodied. This is an impressive beer; both a great kriek and an overall great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (277) - CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Pours a clear deep ruby with two fingers of mauve head and moderate lacing. Nose is cherry pie and red wine, oak and a little funk - which, rather unfortunately, combines as, well, diaper. Taste is tart cherry, dry red wine vinegar, and lemon, with just a little sweetness. Mouth feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a tart, crisp finish. Pretty decent kriek. The taste is much better than the nose, which is a little muddled and reminiscent of nothing more than a full diaper. On the up side, there’s no cough syrup character, but to be honest it’s not in the same league as _La Folie_.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1696) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle from CBX. Deep magenta colored pour with a bubbly pink head. Aroma of jarred maraschino cherry sweetness, strawberry, like spice, almost ginger and custard. Very tame in sour and tartness, with cherry juice and fizzy cheerwine. Quick slightly acidic ending. Not awful, but there’s no much to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (724) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Aroma is sour fruit and slight vinegar aromas. Taste is much the same with some sweet cherry and somewhat funky vinager body. Finishes pretty smoothly. Body is a bright red with a bubbly head that retains fairly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pras (472) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2014
2013 Bottle. Poured red with a nose of cherry and oak. Flavor was cherries, oak, slightly astringent, slightly tart, slightly funky. Lots of carbonation on this one. Cherry flavor was slightly medicinal, but enjoyable still.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1439) - Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle from Tipples. Pours bright ruby reddish almost fuscoa purple with a pretty pink head that fizzes out after about a minute. Aroma is dry wheat malt, sweet maraschino cherries, not a lot more here but pleasant enough. Flavor has no real sourness expected from the style, but not medicinal. Light tartness if I look hard for it. Seems like an amped up Sam Adams cherry wheat. Cherry juice and malt are dominant with almost a bit of a lager taste to it. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly slick, with low plus carbonation. Not an unpleasant or offensive beer by any means, but it's hard to believe that the same brewery made both this am La Folie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koskela (290) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Tart cherry aroma come with this mostly clear velvet red brew with a white head. A tart sweetness with a light body come with this brew. Almost like coolaid with a bit of sour. This is a grear summer brew light crisp and clenses the pallet. Worth a try. And a buy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (653) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle. Ruby red pour, one finger of white head that quickly dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma, barnyard funk, and cherry tartness. Taste, mild sour up front, which leads into some nice tart fruit character, finishes slight dry with some mild tartness. Overall, it’s not most complex Kriek that I’ve tried but it’s extremely refreshing stuff and very palatable, really stoked that we are getting these here now!

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