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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 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


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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jibby (13) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Vibrant cranberry (or jolly-rancher) red, little head. Aroma is subdued. Some macerated cherries come out but you have to strain your nose to find it. Not as acidic as a Kriek or Flanders ale would be. Somewhat malty. Medium in body. Candy fruitiness. I wish it had more acidity and a concentrated cherry flavor. As it stands, it’s dull and uninspiring. The color is the most vibrant thing about it. Now that I think about it, it does remind me of a Boon kriek (which it is mixed in with), and has the same candy artificiality. Honestly, my homebrew attempt at a Kriek was better.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
CapFlu (4484) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours a deep ruby red. Almost artificial looking. Nose of tart cherry. Flavour of sour cherries. Very one dimensional bland. Somewhat disappointing. From the Strath.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (1693) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2014 650 ml bottle. Pours a ruby red with moderate pink head. Aromas of candied cherries, cranberries, and light barnyard. Flat/muted flavors of cherries and malt with a bit of funk. Dry and highly carbonated. Seems to be a watered down version, flatter version of a Belgian. Was expecting more.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (928) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
650mL bottle. Pours a clear blood red with a generous cap and sticky lacing. Aroma of cherries, funk, straw. Taste is sweet and tart. Crisp mouthfeel. Tangy.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Beautiful deep cranberry red with a pink head. Huge tart cherry smell with slight funk behind the aroma. Big sour cherry taste a little sweet but finishes with a light cherry after taste.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewMstr (80) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Pours bright red with pink foam. Cherry and sour aroma. Sweet and dry with a nice slightly sour finish. A nice beer to taste, probably not a session drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jda007 (1) - USA - JUL 25, 2014 does not count
Pours bright, bright red, almost like cranberry juice cocktail red. Little lacing along the glass. Aroma is sweet, blast of cherries (go figure). Mouthfeel is light and just a light hint of tart in the flavor. Easy drinking, probably too easy for a 8% beer!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (499) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Aroma: Light funky and fruity aroma Appearance: Red color with white foam Taste: Solid but not too strong of a sour body with a dry cherry finish Overall: Very nice refreshing light sour. Could have used a bit more malty and sour cherry funk

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (175) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bright red pour. Aromas of sweet cherries. Sour, slight cherry, and lemons. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vlan1 (190) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a clear ruby red with tall pink head. Mild cherry jam aroma. Mild jammy flavor. Solid beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
furthur (147) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Clear, deep rose colored body, under a bubbly strawberry quick colored head. Aroma is champagne and cherries. Taste is sour cherry, dry cider, hint of peach, finish is sour. Palate is light, with fine, moderate carbonation. Very refreshing! Then that 8% hits your belly...the alcohol taste is invisible!


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