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RATINGS: 680   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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3.6
Dedollewaitor (16634) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottle @ Papsø. Thanks. Pours blood red with a small pink head. Nose is sweet cherries and sweet malts. Some fresh and tart notes with a bit of marzipan. Very dry, easy and tasty

3.8
djd07 (16465) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bomber. Pours a cloudy ruby with medium frothy white head leaving good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a strong cherry, cereal, and funk. Thin mouthfeel with a strong tart and cherry flavor with light sourness in the finish. Alcohol well hidden making it easy to drink, a very good fruit beer from New Belgium.

3.7
bhensonb (16139) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle from Liquor Max in Loveland. Pours a beautiful cherry/ruby with a nice pink head. Kind of cooking cherry aroma. Backed by some funky wood. Medium body with smooth carbonation. Not at all funky. Rather sweet cooking cherry. There’s an oxymoron. Somewhat tart, mildly sour. Suddenly some funky woodiness, but not a lot. Seems to bounce back and forth between tart and not so tart. Cherry does pervade everything. Beats the heck out of those overly sweet ales from Lindemans.

3.8
Ratman197 (15770) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2005
This beer pours aclear red with a pink head. It has a tart cherry aroma, and a nice tart cherry flavor.

3.3
DSG (15519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas & Vova. 2015 bottle. Nice clear red with a pink head. Aroma of cherries, cherry pits, marzipan, some wood and some milky buttery touches. Sweetish-sourish-bitterish flavor with cherries and milky notes. Medium-bodied. Decent.

3.4
Tmoney99 (15229) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle. Poured reddish brown color and an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate cherry tart fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium tart cherry flavor with a medium tart finish of moderate duration. Refreshing fruit beer.

3.1
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
Bottle at Papsø 23-Apr-2010 - Thanks. Clear red - white head. High cherry, candy, light soapy, lacto notes, light ourish, light watery body, raspberrie notes. Very nice,

3.7
HenrikSoegaard (14762) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2016
Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Red colour. Light malty and hoppy powerfull sour/cherry aroma. Light bitter nice sour cherry flavor. Long finish. Creamy palate.

2.6
BeerandBlues2 (14464) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear, heavily filtered, ruby with a small, pathetic, fizzy pinkish head, mostly diminishing with spare, if any, lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, caramel, cereal), light hop (herbs), average yeast (earth, musty) with notes of candied cherries and medicine. Light bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, and a sour finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and sourness. I beg to differ, but this ale has no Belgium origins, nor were fresh cherries anywhere near this beer, unless your daughter has been hanging around the brewery.

3.7
Dogbrick (14391) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2015
This beer pours a clear pinkish-ruby color with a medium pinkish-white head that evaporates steadily to a film. Spotty lacing. Tart fruit, yeast and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of tart cherries, floral yeast and malt. The finish is moderately tart with a cherry aftertaste. Above average overall.


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