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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: LoF Transatlantaque Kriek
Date: September 20, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bottleworks, Seattle
Appearance: cloudy dark red, fine pink head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and tart cherry aroma, lots of mustyness, nice woodyness
Flavor: rich cherry flavor, cherry sweetness with light balancing tartness, mustyness starts off light and grows as it warms, light wood, long tart finish
Overall: the complexity of this beer keeps it balanced without any one flavor or sweetness taking over
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonas (6019) - 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 (1126) - 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 (102) - - 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 (1570) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2344) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2015
Pinkish-amber in color. Musty aroma. A bready, malty kriek with lightly tart character.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (462) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
From notes on 3/29/15 Not to tart. Good amount of cherry flavor. Not as big and flavorful as I was hoping. Still, pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1313) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2015
Bottle shared with sonnycheeba. Pours a dark red with a layer of pinkish head. Aroma is slightly tart with fruit. Taste of tartness and cherries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4103) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours ruby with light pink head. Aroma is raspberries, cherries, soft malt notes, and faint vanilla. Flavor is mixed berries, cherries, pale malts, and faint woody character. Medium body and soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (898) - ISRAEL - APR 1, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks Stas and Vova. Clear pink-amber with a pinky head. Smell of cherries, wood, yeast and berries. Sweetish with flavors of cherries, caramel, vanilla, light tartness. Medium bodied, oily palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1446) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Appearance: beautiful (in an almost unrealistic way) clear red, with a short-lived electric pink head the color of cotton candy. Aroma: bright cherries in light syrup, a hint of vanilla and almond, a dose of wood and pipe tobacco, maybe some honey, light balsamic demi glace too. Taste: sweeter than anticipated, with minimal cherry tartness but big cherry character, along with a muddle of stone fruit, wood, leather, and a hint of tootsie roll. Finish: slightly earthy, a bit musty, and quicker than expected. Notes: Was thinking this would be more of a traditional kriek, but it was much less tart/sour, and much more in the sweet cherry juice blended with a lager vein. Drank almost like water, but the palate wasn’t all that watery. Not sure exactly what to think of this one. I like a traditional kriek a lot, and this was definitely not that. But I didn’t dislike it either. Bottle from Roots Market.


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