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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (1247) - USA - AUG 21, 2013
Ruby red color with a thick reddish, white head. Sour cherry aroma with a strong notes of something sweet. Flavor is tart, sour cherry but not overwhelming. Actually fairly easy drinking with a clean finish. A little sweet aftertaste. Wife: 3.4


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (717) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (1116) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (713) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Draft. Cherry red with thin pink head. Moderate cherry flavor with nice sour background.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13091) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (1051) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2280) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubbleflubber (2156) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2016
From the brewery, this pours a ruby red with a pinkish head that quickly diminishes, leaving no lace of which to speak. The nose is of Bing cherries and apple cider vinegar. Flavors of sour cherries, unripened Granny Smith apples, light cider vinegar notes and lemons finish very acidic, of predominant unripened Bing cherries... sour, long and lingering. The bright, juicy mouthfeel is accompanied by a medium body, semi-zesty carbonation, and refreshingly active on the palate. What a nice take on an oak-aged Kriek, reinvented by New Belgium to make a "Transatlantique" Kriek. Kudos!!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3502) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Pours ruby red with a fizzy pink head that vanishes quickly. Aroma of cherry and wood. Tart cherry flavor with wood and vinegar. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
HoppyScallywag (297) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2016
I'm a sucker for Sours and this is no exception. The aroma is that of a cheap red wine, but the taste is not. It hits you with a nice sour and cherry and then the sour builds. The only thing I don't like is the sweetness left on the palate. It only exists for the first couple sips though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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