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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 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


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6635) - Kyoto, - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle at Toronado. Nice sour cherry nose,, with some vanilla. Salmon-orange-pink color. Flavors of cherry, cream, very mild and fruity. Not very sour at all. Tasty but not exciting. Canít taste the Boon lambic.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1020) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours a raspberry red with a strawberry foam head. Salt water and light fruitiness on the nose. Hard water mouthfeel that becomes progressively astringent. Lightly tart. Fruity and salt water.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiiruBierBeer (214) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Kind of generic sour smell. Decent mildly sour mildly cherry taste. Medium carbonation with some foam.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cirrhosis (1222) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
Deep red body with a lite pink cap. Massive sour aroma and flavor. ...... my face got sucked insideout. Tart cherry, sugar, barn, more stuff. Cherry juice really comes out the longer this sits. BACTERIA! !! I can dig this.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Elwood (3332) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Serving: Bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep red color with a slightly pinkish head. There is a touch of funk and fresh cherries in the nose. The flavor reminds me of cherry Kool-Aid and a Flanders red mixed together. This one didnít work for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6016) - 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. "

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3048) - montrťal, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
6ROW (416) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3883) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4109) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3742) - 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.


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