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RATINGS: 673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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 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

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   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, itís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (4384) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2016
Pours red cherry with a small head, aroma of wood, honey, cherry and caramel, flavor is acidic with cherry and apples, medium bodied

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sirmixsomewhat (206) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2016
This beer is beautiful to look at, but it kind of lacks what I expected from it in taste and smell. Itís tart like a lambic should be, but itís not as sweet as it looks, and it looks like the fruitest beer you can get your hands on. Itís a solid sour, but itís not the best that New Belgium makes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2016
How: Draught.
Where: The Bishops Arms Bellmansgatan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Red colour with a pink head.
Aroma: Sour, cherries, caramel, some fruit.
Body: Light body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Cherries, some furit, caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2016
On tap at St. Augustineís, pours a hazy ruby red with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out lots of sour cherries, cough drops and medium acidity. Flavour is dominated by sour and sweet cherries upfront, followed by moderate acidity. Not overly complex but pretty thorough on the tart cherries. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (912) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2016
On tap at St. Augustineís during New Belgium 25th anniversary celebration. Pours a clear cherry color with a slightly rose head. Aroma brings out lots of sweet and sour cherries. Taste is tart, sour cherries, slightly woody. Same character aftertaste. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (1177) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
Clear ruby red pour with small pinkish head. Aroma of cherries, vinegar, citrus and grains. Taste of tart cherries, apple cider vinegar, grains, lemon zest. Light bodied, higher carbonation, tart crispy mouthfeel. Sweetens out to a ripe cherry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (795) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Draft. Cherry red with thin pink head. Moderate cherry flavor with nice sour background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13278) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2016
Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Red colour. Light malty and hoppy powerfull sour/cherry aroma. Light bitter nice sour cherry flavor. Long finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (1066) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2016
On draft at Liberty Craft House. Poured ruby with pink lace. Tart cherries, oak, vinegar. Mouth puckering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2317) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2016
A bit sour and vinegar like. Very amazing head and pink fluffy. Very tart a bit thin on the tongue. Lots of carbonation. Slight cherry tartness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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