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RATINGS: 673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (6102) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle or should I say bottles a 2004 vintage 12oz and a new 22oz lips of faith. I am don’t know how to rate this so I will just do a over view. new one first. Pours out red with a pink head. Aroma of light funk, cherries, and some tartness. Taste much the same. 2004 pours out more clear with a small head. Aroma was of sweet cherries and light tartness. Taste more of the sweetness and some wood. Thanks Toby and ditmier for the side by side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Lips of Faith Transatlantique @Tampa Wkly Gathering-22oz bottle–Thanks seabass-pours an off white ring for a head and red color. Aroma is dry, yeasty, medium malt, cherry. Taste is tart cherry, medium malt, vinegar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2009
bomber 8% consumed 9/6/09. clear watered down cherry juice colored pour with a short lived white head. a sweet cherry smell sticks out in front of a musty basement-like stink... other notes include grass, wet wood, flowers and some spiciness. the palate is surprisingly dry throughout yet it shows a nice level of fruitiness. flavors of cherry, cinnamon-like spiciness, flowers, cream and must dominate. it is tart and dry but nowhere near sour. a dry herbaceous numbing quality keeps the flavor from becoming too one dimensional. medium bodied with a sharp mouth feel which smoothes to become creamy as it warms up. 7/3/7/3/14/3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009 Fruity aroma. Copper red coloured a little sour and fruity with a little dryness in a crisp lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Pours a very lovely cherry red into a champagne flute. No lasting head. Aroma of pure dark cherries. This "beer" would be so much better if the cherry taste lasted all the way through. Unfortunately, an odd, unwelcome, crappy lager feel works its way into the beginning of the flavor (tough the rest of each taste is great). Appropriate carbonation and a great mouthfeel. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2009
The pour was brown with lots of red highlights. A short ring of off-white foam appeared and there was a touch of lacing. The aroma was vinegar, malt and cherries. The flavor was more vinegar and wood than sour cherry. Thin to medium bodied mouthfeel. OK. Became a bit laborious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
22oz. Bottle (As "Lips of Faith Transatlantique Kriek" at 8%ABV): Aroma of cherries, funk, light cheese, and lambic. Poured purple/ruby/magenta in color with a tiny, purple head that disappeared very quickly. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and light to medium tart. Tastes of cherries, light medicine, funk, light acetic acid, Luden’s cherry cough drops, and a hint of wood. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Cherry, funk, and slight medicine finish. 8%ABV is not noticeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2009
FoBAB ’09. pours clear red with pink head. nose is very grainy, odd and bland. flavor is sourish, grainy, mild cherry notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Thanks sebletitje for the share. Pours dark red with pinkish white, very thin head. Nose is tart cherry, clean, sweet cherry, and some spiciness. Flavor is like a sour Belgian Red. Lots of cherry, some tartness, and some sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3175) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Dramatic beer. Poured with a giant pink foamy frothy textured head wth a load a lace. Color is clear slightly brown tinged rose red. Aroma is a mild cherry with a little spice. Flavor is malty cherry pie, more on the sour side. Clean. Body is good and ditto carbonation. Finish is decent. Not overdone at all. Easy and balanced. Tough to be a session in this style. Good beer overall though.

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