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RATINGS: 565   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Very cherry in the smell, but the taste is a bit more subtle. Quite sweet and could use a bit more bitter. Like candy. One works well as a desert.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vlan1 (188) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
furthur (126) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (281) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Very Cherry! This is brew has a great tartness that compliments the nice natural cherry flavor. I also like the amount of fizz as it adds just enough carbonic acid to cut the sweetness. Certainly, a treat and not an every day type of drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Aromas of tart cherry, acidic, some winey notes like very dry Chardonnay. Clear dark red with a mostly lasting white head. Dry, tart, acidic, somewhat funky. Light bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
revolution2718 (203) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a pretty clear ruby read with a wispy pink head. Nose is tart, lots of cherry, sour apple, a bit woody, a roch of vanilla. Taste is tons of cherry, starts off more tar, then sweetens a bit, a touch of wood, a bit musky, a sherry kinda thing. Finish is cherry pie filling, then fresh cherry, and it dries out a lot. Rather lively and effervescent. Really quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2505) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bomber from Giant Eagle Market in Upper Arlington. Clear red pour with pink-white head that leaves a ring. Aroma is dusty cherry and wood. Tastes are lightly tart and funky cherry. Background vinegar. Drinkable and enjoyable, but probably not worth the price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VinegarStroke (262) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle: Clear, deep red, Light persistent head with good lace. Sour red fruit. Not really classic cherry. Sour, bright and just a hint of fun. Very dry, moderately sour and medium bitterness. Moderate length. Good not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (188) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pours a translucent dark red, pink head. Aroma is huge cherry, sugar, currant, oak, vinegar. Taste is tart but not too dry, light acid, again uber cherry. Lightish mouthfeel, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mverity (263) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle share at Proof. Looks like carbonated cranberry juice: light pink head, thin collar. Aroma is of cherry, lemon zest and a light tart funk. Taste is dry, tart cherry, a hint of lemon and cranberry? Light body, low carbonation. I wish this had more of a carbonated bite, or something to play with the tartness of the cherry/lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1609) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours a vibrant ruby red with tonnes of pink head. Aromas of bubblegum, cherries, and some cinnamon. Nice tart cherry... Although I was expecting a little more. Nice oaky finish. Good stuff.

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