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RATINGS: 654   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1764) - 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 (10579) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (2733) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, smallish head, clear red color, with purple hues, aroma of cherries, pits and wood, fruity, marzipan flavor, light sourness, light to medium bitterness. Qutie tasty but also quite simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Very thin mouthfeel, but a big massive tart cherry flavor. So addicting. Itís tart and puckering...but in such a good way. This is a fun one to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricks (917) - Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Light ruby red appearance and head. Aroma of sour, fruit and alcohol. Thin, sour palate. Itís not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (753) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Ruby red with a pink head. Deep sweet cherry aroma. Smooth full bodied and only a hint of actual cherry ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (846) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Appearance: pours with a large pink head that settles into a small head with a bit of density to it, the beer is a clear ruby red Aroma: cherry, heavy cream Taste: moderate sourness, cherry, some bitterness throughout, tart Palate: soft carbonation, leaves mouth dry, medium mouthfeel, cherry aftertaste Overall: decent beer, not overly powerful in any category except the nice ruby red color, not very sour or cherry, a good balanced kriek for a beginner to the style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2512) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Ruby hued, translucent, minimal head. Light acid, raspberry, cherry, muddled sweetness. Light body. Acid finish lingers slightly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Clear, dark red pour with the best head Iíve seen from a kriek ale (though it did fade quickly and leave little lacing). Nice notes of fresh, tart cherries, with nice earthy undertones. Could be a bit more sour and juicy but still a nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (15940) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Keg at Bagby, Oceanside, 14/11/14. Clear cherry red with a decent crimson swirl and edgeing. Nose is tarte cherry, light acidic notes, straw, berry fruit, damp cloth. Taste comprises cherry drops, sweeter notes than the nose suggests, less soured berry fruit, damp hay. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok fruit beer but nothing to get excited about.

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