bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2009
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
brokephibroke (301) - Mead, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Suttree (5594) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
alexanderj (3423) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
kyzr (1159) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red pour with small pink head. Nose is cherry 7up, with some spice. Flavor is cherry, with a lot of carbination that stings the tongue with its sour finish.