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RATINGS: 639   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Poured from bottle into wine glass. Pours a very clear red with a moderate light pink head. Aroma is sour and cherry, slight vinegar. Light sour and cherry flavor up front. Not too strong on the sour front. Mellow cherry flavor. Lightly carbonated with a clean finish. I like more of a sour punch but still a very good fruit beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (927) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Red with pink head. Aroma- sour cherry and funk. Taste- tart cherry, wheaty-yeasty malt and mild bitterness to round it out. I was expecting it to be sweeter, tastes like a sour ale. Refreshing and easy drinking at 8 ABV. Enjoyable but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (1087) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2015
Purple-red color with small white head, good lacing. Cherry, amarena, just a little bit tart. After a while, the cherry stone comes through. No comparison to a proper Oude Kriek. If you wipe your Oude Kriek expectations off your mind, it’s okay. Carbonation is quite low.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (610) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Rot, leuchtend, Kirsche, Amarena, Süße, Säure in der Nase, leichte Eiche, etwas wild, Himbeer. Am gaumen Kirsche, Säure, süßliche Noten, Holz, Beeren, rund.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1076) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
Sample @ Leuven innovation Beer Festival #1 - Color: super nice clear deep red beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Apparence is really nice. Smell: cherries domination with small cherries kernel and almond finish. Really small sour finish. Taste: good cherries exposition really astringent beer but not so sour. Aftertaste: nice cherries finish, astringent and almond. Really nice and easy drinkable!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1145) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2015
2015 bomber into snifter glass, bright ruby color with very light pink head. Aroma notes of tart cherries, berries, sugar and some hay funk. Taste adds some bread and faint wood. Light body, moderate-heavy carbonation, crisp with sweet cherry finish. More depth than a typical fruit beer, tasty and easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCaptMatey (184) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Poured a dark ruby red with a fluffy pink head that left lacing. Aroma is sour and tart cherries with strong farmhouse yeast. Taste is tart cherries, light bready malts, and sour yeast. Medium bodied with light carbonation and a dry wine like finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonas (6104) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
Bottle. Ruby red, low head. Cherry wine aroma. Medium dry body. Ever so slightly tart, light fruit, mineral, wood. Medium body. Certainly not a Kriek.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1241) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ SF 5. Honey colored. Smells fruity and tart. Tart but a little wheaty. not bad but not my fave.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kespecial (136) - - APR 14, 2015
Pours clear blood red with white-pink thinly bubbled head. Aroma is intensely cherry, like starburst candy. Taste is equally tart and sour, not intensely so. Balance of sweet and tart makes it quite refreshing. More balanced than I expected--Belgian restraint over American flavor bomb. Not up there with New Glarus but still very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1682) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
Pink with a pinkish head - Aroma of cherries - Nice malt to support the cherries that gives hints of sourness - The cherreis goes into the finish with hints of sourness - This was good and refreshing


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