DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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, Ludenís 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.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
FoBAB í09. pours clear red with pink head. nose is very grainy, odd and bland. flavor is sourish, grainy, mild cherry notes.
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
drpimento (3077) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured ruby color with a small amount of head. Nice slightly tart flavor with a quick finish.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours crystal clear, the color of red grape juice. A small, foamy, light pink head is quick to fade, leaving just minimal spotting behind on the glass. The nose booms with fresh, sweet, subtly tart cherries, followed by faint hints of vanilla and sweet cereal grain mash. Though itís not prominent, thereís a bit of a weird, eggy sort of note in there, almost like cooked egg whites, which serves as a bit of a turnoff for me. Flavors are sweeter than I care for, sugary cherries showing little tartness or zip. The grain notes are mostly fresh, but the barrel character simply isnít there. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, and sweet on the tongue, the palate is a disappointment. Overall, itís a solid fruit beer if thatís something youíre in to. Unfortunately, itís something that I am not.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: LoF Transatlantaque Kriek
Date: September 20, 2009
Source: Bottleworks, Seattle
Appearance: cloudy dark red, fine pink head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and tart cherry aroma, lots of mustyness, nice woodyness
Flavor: rich cherry flavor, cherry sweetness with light balancing tartness, mustyness starts off light and grows as it warms, light wood, long tart finish
Overall: the complexity of this beer keeps it balanced without any one flavor or sweetness taking over
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4