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RATINGS: 675   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
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!

4.2
zizzybalubba (1869) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Sampled at the Paramount Café 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.

4.2
onceblind (9655) - 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.

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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.

4.2
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

4.2
andrewje41 (3879) - 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.

4.2
slowrunner77 (12044) - 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 i’ll be drinking these rather expensive beers. "

4.1
Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 17, 2010
From a bottle,red in color ,white head,very tart,taste like a beer and fruity which taste like cherry.

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Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
This a great,smooth, light, tart, crisp irksome. The sourness is very slight. Verydrinkable, fizzy, fun.

4.1
6ROW (471) - 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


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