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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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 Boonís brewery in the Lembeek region of Belgium. After more than two years aging, Boonís offering shipped across the Atlantic and found its way to the intuitive palate of New Belgiumís 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2011
100th beer on rate beer. nice cherry and tartness a great kriek worth trying a few more times!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1785) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Sampled at the Paramount Cafť Beer Festival, pre-GABF on September 28, 2011, Denver, CO. Pours read with a light pink head. Very nice tart aroma of cherries and lemon zest. Nice sour, but well balanced, taste again of cherries and lemons. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (6999) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Falling Rock GABF 2012. Pinkish amber with a thin white head. Sour dark sweet cherry aroma, with a certain syrupy darkness. Flavor is nice and tart and lightly sour with firm dark cherry notes and barreled sourness. Not too sweet or sour. Very nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2013
Aroma is pretty light cherries are the most prevalent. Taste is very much cherry up front, then it gets pretty tart after that. I really like this beer very balanced for a sour. Really like this offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2013
For what NB set out to do, it's solid and they fulfilled their mission. As a fruit-forward beer, however, it's not as good as Founders' raspberry ale or Two Beers' High Divide cherry. The problem I believe is that it's too sweet, and doesn't have sufficient maltiness in backbone. As such, it borders just a little too close to wine cooler territory in flavor. B- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (2781) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Cherry red pour from the bottle. Sour cherry aroma. Long lasting fruit flavors with a mild sour finish. Very drinkable. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9922) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
generic fruit beer seems an odd category for this... "Boon Kriek is pretty good in my book, but nothing special. Rounding it out with a "full bodied golden ale" seemed to be just the ticket. the mouthfeel is smooth, soft, and just right, and it leads right into a seriously complex sour cherry flavor, and bittersweet finish. the aroma is a little underwhelming, just like the dark kriek-especially for how good the flavor is. pours straight up red. i really like both their krieks, but am still questioning the frequency iíll be drinking these rather expensive beers. "

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2003
ANother taster from the 2003 GABF! NBBC was a wonderful host for Friday evening, and the chance to try the Boon contribution straight in addition to the belnd was great. Nice cherry aroma and flavor, but with good balance from the lambic character, and a little more hops than one would expect from a Belgian. Then again, this one is only half Belgian! Finish is nicely fruity, but not too much so, well balanced by the hops and some sour notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Damn. Amazing Red Pink color. Cherry cough syrip aroma, with a hint of tartness. Full cherry malt flavor with a tart aftertaste that perfectly compliments the palate. Very impressed with the drinkability of this beer. Thanks to TChrome for the trade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2004
Why is this being rated as a Fruit Beer? The name says Kriek. The description says Lambic. The word I like best in the description is "Alchemy". Bottom line, Great beer is like turning straw into gold just like Rumplestilkskin did. The modern Alchemy of our time. Just donít call this a fruit beer. Not much head to this one. Sweet, sour, vinegary all at the same time. Vinegar isnít part of a Fruit beer!!! I like this, another acquisition courtesy of my friendly grocer. Looks like the Raspberry Vinagrette I eat with my salads. The exception, this doesnít taste like a salad dressing. Its a very well brewed Beer!!! It should be classified as a Lambic. We really need to get this classification system worked out. This is a Lambic not a fruit beer. Anyway, if you havenít had one you should.

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