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RATINGS: 638   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rusty (1543) - 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 (299) - 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 (5541) - 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 (3407) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - SEP 21, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear, heavily filtered, ruby with a small, pathetic, fizzy pinkish head, mostly diminishing with spare, if any, lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, caramel, cereal), light hop (herbs), average yeast (earth, musty) with notes of candied cherries and medicine. Light bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, and a sour finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and sourness. I beg to differ, but this ale has no Belgium origins, nor were fresh cherries anywhere near this beer, unless your daughter has been hanging around the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (607) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Pours clear, vivid red, with a one-finger pink head, good lacing. Strong sour cherry aroma, with some biscuit, grass and light floral notes. Medium-light body, tart and zesty, lightly dry. Pronounced sour cherry flavor, lighter and more approachable than a traditional kriek, with some biscuit, spice and grass. Medium sour and lightly bitter aftertaste. Well balanced and well blended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle from Papago. Pours like cranberry juice with a rosy pink head. Looks gorgeous. Smells of gym socks and tart cherries. Reminds me of IHOP cherry pancake topping in flavor, unfortunately, but has a soothing effect.

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