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RATINGS: 583   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vlan1 (194) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2933) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
22oz bottle, reddish color, witha pinky pillowy head, with a mild bretty funky yeast,barnyard, musty nose, with some tart red cherry, sour green apple, light lemon juice acidity, faint woody accents, and a subtle vinegar, red wine tannin note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a nice juicy red cherry, faint acidic red berry, marzipan, almondy cherry pit, light musty fruity character, with some light red wine tannin, sweet and sour cranberry, toasted malt, toffee flavours, leading towards a sour cherry fruitiness, vanilla, light bitter fresh almond, lingering acidic red berry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
6ROW (411) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2014
red pour with a small pink head. Tart aroma and taste with a slight sour finish. Cherry taste is no overwhelming

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3753) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
22 oz bottle. Ruby color with an average pink head. Aroma is of sweet cherries, light tartness, and pie crust. Taste is tart, light funk, vinegar, cherries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. The is red in color, pink head, and colorful. The smell is tart, fruit, cherry, basic, and ok. The taste is cherry, tart, basic, juicy, and ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Dark plum purple color. Lasting white ring head. Dry palate. Woody flavor with some cherry. Dry. Sour. Tasty, cherry pulp flavor. Super dry and tartness makes it hard t repeat thougb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2014
bottle - Pours bright red with a small, off-white head. It has a nice cherry aroma. It tastes of tart cherries and sweet malt. Medium bodied and a bit earthy, it has a full fruit flavor and is very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1965) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottled sample shared with oakbluff. Ruby red in colour with medium carbonation. Sweetish aromas of cherry pie (crust included) and pale malt. More sweet cherry and vanilla in the mouth, but backed by some menthol notes. Starts off sweet, but picks up some tartness as it moves towards a dry finish. Sits somewhere between a New Glarus fruit beer and a traditional Belgian Kriek. Alcohol is well hidden. A bit on the simple side, but not bad overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RumRunner101 (770) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Red pour with pink head. Aroma is tart berries, red candies. High carbonation, quite sour with tart cherry flavour. The finish is slightly lactic, but there’s also some hop bitterness clashing with the tart fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (909) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
This was more like a lambic than a fruit beer. Sour cherry aroma with some yeast. Nice cherry or ruby color with an off-white head that quickly dissipated. Light palate with a sharp dryness and stong carbonation. Sour cherry up front with a harsh hop bitterness that gives way to a dry finish. The sour aftertaste lingers for a while. Refreshing change from the norm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tinco (566) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
Deep red with pink head. Aroma: cherries, slightly citrusy sour, but also a sweet component, little funk. Taste: cherries, nice amount of sourness, lemon, tart, overripe. Well made pretty clean kriek!

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