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RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (798) - USA - AUG 21, 2013
Ruby red color with a thick reddish, white head. Sour cherry aroma with a strong notes of something sweet. Flavor is tart, sour cherry but not overwhelming. Actually fairly easy drinking with a clean finish. A little sweet aftertaste. Wife: 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pours a clear, reddish chestnut with a fairly thick but not persistent light tan head tinged with red. Malty aroma has a definite cherry note and a subtle woody underpinning. Flavor starts with a malty core and adds sour cherry and oak notes. Rather tasty. Texture is smooth and rather firm, if none too fizzy. Pucker up for a cherry good kriek!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Raspberry-iced-tea-red, totally bright, 5mm of dusty pink head. Aroma, parmasan cheese, raspberry syrup reduction, rubbing alcohol, bitter leaf resin and grass. Body is light, watery, Moderate-to-healthy frothy carbonation blanketing the palate. Flavor of raspberry syrup and light cherry cough syrup. Hint of hay, grass. Light sweetness, not bone dry. Bit of leafy hops and cheesy bitterness. Lacking in spectacular complexity and hop bitterness is a bit much given the delicacy of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
22 oz. bottle given to me by my brother. Thanks bro! It pours a dark pink color with a pink head. It’s Kriek-y looking. The aroma is fruity with cherries, which is the dominant character. It is also tart with almost a sense of cherry dessert. The taste has some cherries with a light bit of tartness. It’s really a subdued taste for an American sour. That might be a good thing as it does not have much acidity which seems to be the norm for American sours. This would be a good introduction beer for the style though I can’t help but think that this is sorely missing something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2478) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle. From unknown. Good aroma. Sweet snd sour. Cherry Sugar. Minor funk. Cleam red color ok hesd faded quick. Minor lace. Spotty lacr. Sour flavor. Light body thin mouth feel. Sweet finish. It’s ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anova167 (267) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pink foam on top of a bright red liquid. Funky aroma with a bit of oak. Flavor has a bit of a malt background with pretty strong tartness. Fruity sweetness present in the finish. Pretty good, but I think I would have preferred it as a full blown lambic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle shared at RBAG 2013. Bright ruby body with a foamy pink-tinged crown. Aroma and flavour are tart cherries, nice enough, but missing greater depth of spice and sour for me. Just okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2379) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle sample at RBAG 2013. Red pour, pretty clear looking, the cap recedes quickly leaving a thin ring of pinkish foam. Very light lambic/sour notes in teh nose, some cherry. Taste has tart cherries, quite dry and light, fades out quickly leaving only a trace of sourness. Overall, drinkable, but too light an example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Poured from bottle into wine glass. Pours a very clear red with a moderate light pink head. Aroma is sour and cherry, slight vinegar. Light sour and cherry flavor up front. Not too strong on the sour front. Mellow cherry flavor. Lightly carbonated with a clean finish. I like more of a sour punch but still a very good fruit beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinVA (1009) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours pink, pale head with moderate lacing. Aroma is a lot of wood and sugar. Taste is much more sugary sweet than tart or sour. Lots of wood. Easy drinking.

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