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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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 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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1253) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Pours a bright red with a foamy pink head. Aroma is lacto, cherry, and wood. Flavor is tart lactic acid, sweet cherry, vanilla, and some wood. Has a lively body. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MetalNHopHead (1250) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Transatlantique Kriek was the selected starter beer for a series of Belgian Krieks. Despite being the least Belgian of the Krieks in the lineup it wasn’t any less tasty. Red pour with pink suds. Cherry aromas with some woodiness from the oak. Fruity flavor from cherry and citrus but not especially tart; very mild-mannered. Some wood notes but the earthiness is left at a minimum. Fizzy feel yet not quite acetic. A very tasty Lips of Faith offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (1521) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle. A- Cherry pie. A- Reddish pink color, dark color, pink head. T- Cherry pie filling, slightly tart, sweet. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly tart finish. O- Tons of cherries here. Not overly sour or tart but a nice balance. Pretty much like liquid pie filling from a can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (17127) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2016
Draught at Bishops Arms Bellmangatan, Stockholm. Clear deep ruby beer with a nice pinkish head. Cherry aroma, caramel, grapes, sweet strawberries, some raisins. Cherry flavor, grapes, caramel notes, cherry seeds, some raisins. Bit too sweet!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (2181) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2016
Overall: Sweet, cherry lime lemonade.
Note: On-tap at The Bishops Arms. (Vintage 2016) Reviewed 2016-05-28.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerandhockey8 (335) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAY 16, 2016
From 22oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a nice and bright ruby color with a very thing white quickly dissipating head. Nose is cherry, wine notes, slight wheat. Taste is slightly sour, then rounds out sweetly. Leaves a juicy mouthfeel and a pleasant aftertaste. Cool style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sixcmtall (4) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2016 does not count
Certainly not a bad beer, just not what I expected in a kriek. I like the flavor, I'd like a bit more sourness to this one for my taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (445) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Draft. Pours red with light pink head. Cherry skin aroma. Cherry and cherry skin flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (822) - - MAY 7, 2016
On tap at LC asheville. It’s good. NB just knows what they are doing with sours- so impressive for such a large scale brewing company. Pours a delicious pink color with a nice looking head. Sour and complex- cherries all the way through. Bright and not too sweet. Little bit funky. Best one of the day. Too bad it was Cary’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopstinopolis (29) - - APR 17, 2016
Aroma is very slight cherries with a little bit of barnyard funk. Very little bit at that. Appearance is a beautiful deep red color with pink foam that laces nicely in the glass. Taste is tart, with a little bit of acetic end that lingers in the stomach. Not very much of the cherry remains after the souring process. An ok version of a kriek, not sweet like the fake tasting back sweetened versions, but also not interesting enough in sourness to rank with top tier examples from Belgium.

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