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RATINGS: 579   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2005
By the pint. Delightful reddish color and an slightly red head. Smells of sour, cherries. Tastes of cherries, and not in that disgustingly sweet way. These cherries are good, this beer is sour and dry and quenches a thirst on a hot summer day. Wish i could get this one were i live.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2005
This brewer kicks butt. Nice subtle cherries are kept in check by weak malts, rounding out in a nice fruity flavor that goes perfect after a hard day doing whatever. Nice floral aftertaste keeps it from being toooo sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2005
body is cloudy, rusty, ruddish color. short foamy off-white head, faintly pink. aroma is a mild sour cherry. flavor is mildly sour, and fainter cherry. sweet malt is there, did they blend with fat tire? finish is dryish. unique blend, I do like it. I love 50/50 blends of many sorts. many raters are comparing this to kreik lambics, which this is not, itís a fuit beer. thin layer of lacing all up the glass. thanks BBB63!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4824) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Iím not huge on lambics, but this seems to have everything in the right places for a kriek - attractive, deep red color - very musty aroma, with juicy cherries, lots of yeast - quite sour, but not as mouth puckering as other lambics Iíve had - a very woody character, lots of yeast again - kind of a thin finish, but still the mouth stays watering.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2005
I picked this up when I visited Devner for the 03 GABF. Clear, cherry red. If you are quick enough to catch it, there is a pink head. This thing smells real good. Tart cherries. The tast is hard for me to handle. The cherry is there, but the sour hit me like a ton of bricks. I just donít care too much for it. Light to medium body. Lack of carbonatoin give the preception of a fuller body. This beer may be for some people, but not me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tejas (870) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2005
Wow, this is one rich flavored beer. Reminds me of eating cheery sours when I was a kid ícept this is sweet. Very very cherry flavored. Too much so for me. Some beer flavor wouldíve been nice.

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 (2070) - 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.


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