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RATINGS: 642   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6474) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de cerises avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est rouge légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Légèr goût de cerises avec une pointe de canelle et de boisé. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de cerises en arrière goût. (Rating #6185)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2693) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle 22oz. Pours pink/reddish with pinky red head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of cherries, grapes, fruits, syrup. Taste is of cherries, grapes, sugar, fruits, some sourness. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good. Nothing stellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2352) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Pours a clear cherry red with a small pinkinsh head that fades into a rim that leaves low lacing. Nose is of straight cherry pie and kriek-ish indeed. Taste is of cherry and not too sweet or artificial. Body is light to medium, carbonation moderate and it never felt too heavy. Overall a good but simple offering, drinkable but would definitely benefit from some funkiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (4096) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle (22 oz). From kbudd19, thanks! Split with the Québec crew.

Appearance: Clear bright red with pink reflects, a medium pinkish head and some lacing.

Aroma: Jammy cherries along light spiciness, herbal notes, light brettanomyces and hints of cough syrup.

Taste: Low acidity level as well as mild sweetness. Cherries are a little less jammy than in the aroma. There’s still some spiciness, herbal notes and hints of oak.

Palate: Medium body. Medium to high carbonation. Mild herbal finish. A tad oaky too.

Overall: Easily drinkable, but rather unidimensional fruit beer. I thought the Boon lambic would give a bit more complexity to this one. The 8% abv is really well hidden. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5972) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
bottle shared by tom10101 or is it mathieuc? thanks anyways. pours unclear bright red-pink with a nice small pink cap, revivinv and leaving nice lacing. cherry and blueberries pie - not bursting per say but kind of jammy without its cloying sugars if at all possible; some sweetness though - cherry meat; some spicy cinnamon sticks along other spices, woodsiness, grass, pepper. lively carbonation, light to medium body - oily but surprisingly not too heavy; semi-sweet and lightly astringent woodsy-grassy-spicy finish. fairly linear fruity notes with faint yet appreciable barreling components. enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asceticbrewer (69) - Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bomber into tulip. Pours a deep, clear red Thin pink head that fades fairly quickly. Aroma is slightly tart, cherries, and a slight vinegar smell, Taste is tart, cherries, and a slight vinegar taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (719) - 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 (4748) - 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 (3277) - 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 (5658) - 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.

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