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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2013
Poured deep red with pink head. Aroma is of tart bitter cherries and strawberry. Taste is mild bitter with a cherry bit. Nothing complex and may be better once it ages to bring out some sourness. Mouthfeel is smooth and light.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (605) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Appearance: pours with a large pink head that settles into a small head with a bit of density to it, the beer is a clear ruby red Aroma: cherry, heavy cream Taste: moderate sourness, cherry, some bitterness throughout, tart Palate: soft carbonation, leaves mouth dry, medium mouthfeel, cherry aftertaste Overall: decent beer, not overly powerful in any category except the nice ruby red color, not very sour or cherry, a good balanced kriek for a beginner to the style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1956) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Ruby hued, translucent, minimal head. Light acid, raspberry, cherry, muddled sweetness. Light body. Acid finish lingers slightly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MunBro (634) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Clear, dark red pour with the best head I’ve seen from a kriek ale (though it did fade quickly and leave little lacing). Nice notes of fresh, tart cherries, with nice earthy undertones. Could be a bit more sour and juicy but still a nice one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (11073) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Keg at Bagby, Oceanside, 14/11/14. Clear cherry red with a decent crimson swirl and edgeing. Nose is tarte cherry, light acidic notes, straw, berry fruit, damp cloth. Taste comprises cherry drops, sweeter notes than the nose suggests, less soured berry fruit, damp hay. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok fruit beer but nothing to get excited about.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BadAprilia1000 (327) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a clear pinkish red color with a pinkish colored head. Aroma is faint grass, cherry, sour, and tart. Taste is cherry, grass, weak sour, no tart. Decent beer but for a kriek I expected a lot more sour, this has no pucker factor to it at all, more like mixing cherries with champagne.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (197) - Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2015
From the bottle the color is red and a soft pink head, the aroma is vanilla almost similar to cream soda, taste is lightly sour nice carbonation and pleasantly fruit finish but not sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de cerises avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est rouge légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Légèr goût de cerises avec une pointe de canelle et de boisé. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de cerises en arrière goût. (Rating #6185)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2198) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle 22oz. Pours pink/reddish with pinky red head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of cherries, grapes, fruits, syrup. Taste is of cherries, grapes, sugar, fruits, some sourness. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good. Nothing stellar.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1722) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Pours a clear cherry red with a small pinkinsh head that fades into a rim that leaves low lacing. Nose is of straight cherry pie and kriek-ish indeed. Taste is of cherry and not too sweet or artificial. Body is light to medium, carbonation moderate and it never felt too heavy. Overall a good but simple offering, drinkable but would definitely benefit from some funkiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3367) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle (22 oz). From kbudd19, thanks! Split with the Québec crew.

Appearance: Clear bright red with pink reflects, a medium pinkish head and some lacing.

Aroma: Jammy cherries along light spiciness, herbal notes, light brettanomyces and hints of cough syrup.

Taste: Low acidity level as well as mild sweetness. Cherries are a little less jammy than in the aroma. There’s still some spiciness, herbal notes and hints of oak.

Palate: Medium body. Medium to high carbonation. Mild herbal finish. A tad oaky too.

Overall: Easily drinkable, but rather unidimensional fruit beer. I thought the Boon lambic would give a bit more complexity to this one. The 8% abv is really well hidden. Good.



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