kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: LoF Transatlantaque Kriek
Date: September 20, 2009
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
Score: *** /4
SG111 (673) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours dark red with a white head. Aroma is sour cherry, sweet notes. Flavor is pretty similar. Fairly standard kriek. Not bad.
Darkmagus82 (2093) - - AUG 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance- The beer pours a deep cherry red color with a one finger head of fizzy pink tinted foam. The head has a lighter level of retention fading over about a 5 min time frame to leave tiny bits of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is full of a tart cherry aroma with some light notes of a bready smell. Along with these aromas comes some rather yeasty smells as well as a little bit of a grassy and hay aroma as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a drier cherry flavor with just a bit of a more cracker like taste. While dry upfront, the cherry dries out even more, with most of the sugar being lost by the end of the taste. While this happens, the sour flavors begin kicking in with some sour green apple and cherry kicking in. With a little bit of a grass and some yeast and hay coming more toward the end, one is left with a quite dry and moderately sour and tart, but somewhat light for a proclaimed sour, flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side in terms of thickness with a carbonation level that is rather high and prickly. The feel is rather nice for the drier cherry and slightly sour and tart flavors of the brew and makes it a bit more crisp and refreshing beer overall.
Overall – Well not the greatest sour for the price out there in my mind, but it does have a clean and crisp feel with a very easy drinking cherry taste.
Benzai (11365) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Incredible dark red to purple color, small off-white head. Smell and taste only lightly cherries, quite a lot of butter unfortunately, lightly sweet. Quite low bodied and virtually no carbonation. Not very good imo. 6
vikingguy (968) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red with pink head. Aroma- sour cherry and funk. Taste- tart cherry, wheaty-yeasty malt and mild bitterness to round it out. I was expecting it to be sweeter, tastes like a sour ale. Refreshing and easy drinking at 8 ABV. Enjoyable but not great.
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SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purple-red color with small white head, good lacing. Cherry, amarena, just a little bit tart. After a while, the cherry stone comes through. No comparison to a proper Oude Kriek. If you wipe your Oude Kriek expectations off your mind, it’s okay. Carbonation is quite low.
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rot, leuchtend, Kirsche, Amarena, Süße, Säure in der Nase, leichte Eiche, etwas wild, Himbeer. Am gaumen Kirsche, Säure, süßliche Noten, Holz, Beeren, rund.
sir__v (1293) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ Leuven innovation Beer Festival #1 - Color: super nice clear deep red beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Apparence is really nice. Smell: cherries domination with small cherries kernel and almond finish. Really small sour finish. Taste: good cherries exposition really astringent beer but not so sour. Aftertaste: nice cherries finish, astringent and almond. Really nice and easy drinkable!
radio_nowhere (1258) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015 bomber into snifter glass, bright ruby color with very light pink head. Aroma notes of tart cherries, berries, sugar and some hay funk. Taste adds some bread and faint wood. Light body, moderate-heavy carbonation, crisp with sweet cherry finish. More depth than a typical fruit beer, tasty and easy drinking.
TheCaptMatey (191) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark ruby red with a fluffy pink head that left lacing. Aroma is sour and tart cherries with strong farmhouse yeast. Taste is tart cherries, light bready malts, and sour yeast.
Medium bodied with light carbonation and a dry wine like finish.
jonas (6303) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.