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RATINGS: 573   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 Boonís brewery in the Lembeek region of Belgium. After more than two years aging, Boonís offering shipped across the Atlantic and found its way to the intuitive palate of New Belgiumís 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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Bottle. Beautiful red body. Nose smells like cherry pie crust. Slightly sour and tart. The mouthfeel and tart/sournes is there, but the flavor is a bit thin. Very drinkable, in an alco-pop kinda way.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kevin (2065) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 7, 2005
tap at the brewery. light maroon, beautiful, with a pinkish head. aroma of cherry a bit sour, like cherry pie with real butter. very tart and sour cherry flavor with a powder kool aid taste that is almost puckering. finish is a bit rough. leaves something unpleasant on the tongue. slick dirty lint like that is not pleasing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2005
12 oz bottle aged for 16 months. Rose colored beer that is nice and clear with a small head. The aroma has plum, chery, grape, and sweetness. The flavor is not as sweet as I remember when it was younger. It has some tartness and a little bit of wood. There is a slight barnyard flavor. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2005
12oz bottle, BB 23 MAR 04. Pours murky reddish, with slightly pink hued little head. Cherry, cough drop aroma. and as it goes down I taste some more cherry, but it seems a little more well integrated into the mellow, simple beer. Lambic in this? I donít really find that. No Brett chatacter, no sourness beside the tart cherry, just a cherry beer. It doesnít quite have the cough syrup quality it did when I tried it fresh, but it hasnít really gained any complexity either, just lost some grossness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9548) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2005
This beer pours aclear red with a pink head. It has a tart cherry aroma, and a nice tart cherry flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Bottle at Falling Rock. I could smell this stuff all day. Bright red body and foamy pink head. Super aroma. Loads of cherry and wood. sweeter flavors than I ezpected, turning tart on the finish, with echoing woody notes. Not as sour or complex as I was hoping, but still really tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2005
Slightly cloudy dark pink/red. Very light white head that still leaves a delicate lacing. Sweet yet with a delicate sour edge in the aroma. Long sour finish that is not overly strong, just lasting. Almost wine-like in the start. Light cherry flavour. Nice aperitif.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Bottle sampled in 6/2004. Deep ruby red, attractive. Pie cherry aroma, rather intense. Moderate lambic like flavor. More cherry than lambic. Still thick and sweet on the tongue. Lambic seems like it was pasteurized as this is still very sweet. Iím not intending to downgrade this because it isnít kriek lambic, but I am downgrading it because its very sweet and has a cough syrupy note. This doesnít hold a candle to kriek de ranke.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Clear, bright raspberry hue, with a soft, pinkish head atop, looks very inviting so far. Aroma, sour cherries, but somehow soft, never harsh, spritzy, but mellow. Mmmm, pucker, the sour hits right away, then gradually fades back, but never leaves the mouthfeel altogether. Medium bodied, medium-length finish, very smooth, well-blended. A bit candyish in the flavor now, like a liquid jolly rancher. Gets milder further in, and while drinkability gets a boost, complexity lacks. Brisk and acidic on the palate, tartness galore. A very nice brew, one Iíd turn to again, just didnít "wow" me much. As much as I wished that it would.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Draft. Cheery red beer with a cherry Vicks drops aroma. Tart cherry atste with a nice balancing sweetness, good bodied kriek, close to the belgian style. (June 2004).


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