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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Sampled at the 2009 Stone Sour Festival. Was happy to try a retired beer. Loved the lambic style sweet cherries. Good fruity sweet flavors with a touch of yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2009
22oz bottle $9. The first whiff from the bottle is like red wine vinegar. The beer is bright pink with a decent head fro a brief moment. The secodn glass I poured, the head was super foamy and pink and looked cool as shit. The aroma is more vinegar, cherries and dirty socks but in a good way? The smell really grows on me despite the fact there is a buttery cake aspect to it. The taste is weird, definitely a little bit of sour, but the syrupy cherry flavor is the main flavor. The flavor was kind of a disappointment to be honest. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-19-2009 01:31:13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2010 Tap at 2009 Stone Sour Fest. Pours a rosy red. Very refreshing cherry 7-up flavor. I dig this guy as a crisp and refreshing sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Tasted at Stone Sour Fest. Clear red with a creamy pink head. Dry straw and barn yard funk aroma and taste with a slight cherry taste to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 16, 2009
It appears that I am the first one to have this as the part of the Lips of Faith series. I have never had the old one, so I cannot compare, but this is solid and what Lindemans should be...Also the bottle is 8%, not 6.3% so I don’t know if it belongs here. Pours with a vibrantly red (scary red), clear body with a small pink head. Aroma of sweet cherries, pie crust, cinnamon, and light tartness. Very pleasant. Taste is tart, but not sour, dry, real cherries up front, middle is black cherry juice and pulp, finish is sweet cherry pie and associated crust. Quite crisp. Finishes extremely dry and with low residual sugars. Was very hard to taste the oak, if there was any in this new version. Lively bubbles,dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Pours a murky copper with a thin white head. Smells of cherries, some sugar. Tastes sugary and sickly sweet,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Bottle shared by a generous local. Poured a pale, clear pink color with a thin off-white head that diminished to a ring. Aroma of soft, overripe cherry, sweet light malts, and some oak. Smooth, soft entry with a moderate red cherry flavor with some light yeastiness. Finishes sweet with some soft fruit. Smooth, light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
Thanks to eyedrinkale for bringing this one out. Deep ruddy colour. Thin white head. Aroma is quite rich and sweet. Bright cherries, some cherry pits/almondy character. Palate is quite thin, but it’s pleasant enough. Soft tartness with a light muskiness. Decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle at Joe’s. 2004. Smells much of cherry cough syrup, with muddy chocolate in the middle. A small touch of tartness in the flavor is this beers only saving grace, as it is soon followed up with flavors of teriyaki chicken and chinese beef. Heh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle at JoeMcphee’s. Pours an orange amber body with an off white head. Aroma is cherries, wood, and something floral. Flavor is sweet cherries and pretty good but not sour or medicinal.

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