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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle shared by ucusty. Thanks Dave. Ruby red with a small white spotty head. Nose is cherry, vinegar, oak, tannins. Flavor is a nice blend of tart and sweet cherries with a pleasant, dry finish. Pretty good actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Tasted 9/19/09 at the Black Clover Beerfest. I originally thought this was Dark Kriek, since it was Lips of Faith, but I saw the turquoise LoF bottle for Transatlantique and instantly recognized it. This was the worst beer of the evening by a long shot. I like New Belgium, and can tolerate many fruit beers, but this one was incredibly off-putting. Sickly fuschia color with almost no head. Sweet aroma seems pretty inviting with the cherry, raw sugar, and an oaky twist. It all goes downhill very quickly once this hits the tongue, with a brutal sour bitterness (not at all from hops) and a raspberry blast like a sour patch candy. Unbearable mix of tea leaves and unripened raspberry aftertaste made this an instant pitch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Pours red. Nose is sour cherries, some funk, hints flowers and fresh wood. Flavor is a thin semi sour cherry, mild sweet fruit. A little too thin for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Thanks to rustychiles for the share on this one. Pours an extremely clear red with small pink head. Slightly acidic and medicinal aroma, minor cherry. Taste is not what I expected. Very in-the-middle acidity and a good amount of earthiness. Fairly easy-drinking but not too exciting. Would like to taste more cherry in it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Pours a nice reddish purple with a strange light pink head. Aroma is cherries, slightly medicinal, acidity, a little sourness and some funk. Flavor is cherries, a little funk, acids, a little sourness. Not a very flavorful kriek but has some nice subtleties that are enjoyable. Definitely not worth the price though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2013 Bottle. Dark ruby pour with pink quickly disappearing effervescent head. Nose is cherry fried pies without the cloying sweetness, medium tartness,some tannins, medium sourness. Flavor is light funk, medium cherries, Brett, slightly medicinal. Not super tart nor super sour, very dry and bright mouthfeel. Red pour, almost looks like a wine. Aroma is cranberry, cherry and quite tart. Taste is very tart, cranberries, and cherry. Finish is quite sweet. Good bubbly mouthfeel. Original: 7/4/7/3/15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokephibroke (303) - Mead, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Lips of Faith Transatlantique Kriek bomber poured into a flute. Pours crystal clear, brilliant rose red. Pink head which quickly and noisily dissipates leaving a slight ring. Nose of some cherry and sourness and lemon, some funk. Complex mouth. Oak, cherry, yeast and warming. Dryness lingers as the back of the mouth seems to dessicate. It is a well crafter beer for sure and a winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5644) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2009
As Lips of Faith Transaylanyique Kriek, I assume this is the same beer. Very pretty beer - ruby red, nice carbonation, fluffy pink head. Aroma is cherry and wine. Flavor is surprisingly understated - notes of cherry, oak, and red wine, plus some citrus notes. Subtle and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3429) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Poured a magenta red color (it does look like cranberry red) with not much head. Aroma of cherry, with some wood and light vinegar notes. Does have a vinegar note to it. Not bursting with cerry flavor, but it is obviously there. Wood, must, earth and yeast as well. Very light sugary and sweet elements. Somewhat lukewarm on this one, but it really is not a bad beer at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle graciously split by Lt. Capt. Thank you. Was looking very forward to this because NB is as good with sours as anyone in this country. Unfortunately their judgment can be just as bad. This one starts with a footy cherry aroma that never quite goes anywhere - kinda dank and fruity but just sits there in a grainy way, Color is a nice blood red. Flavor is more of the flavor - underdone. No wood notes or funk to speak of.

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