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RATINGS: 680   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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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3.3
Lubiere (14240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Draft. Cheery red beer with a cherry Vicks drops aroma. Tart cherry atste with a nice balancing sweetness, good bodied kriek, close to the belgian style. (June 2004).

3.6
crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2013
Dark crimson pour, fizzy violetish head. Smell is cherry pie with some cotton candy, oak, and slight plastic tone. The flavor is a bit metallic. But other than that tart and sweet cherry flavor, medium to low sourness/tartness. Bit of bittersweet in the end which is kind of off-putting. If it had a bit more sourness to cover up the bittersweet flavor it really would be a fantastic beer.

3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2003
(best by 3/23/04) Clear ruby red with virtually no head. Aroma is sweet cherry, light wood. Taste is medium sweet cherry, some sour. Light-medium body.

2.6
BeerandBlues2 (14018) - 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.

3.6
bierkoning (13813) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle from EricAndersNavy, thanks! Clear red. leather, onion, cherry and marzipan in the aroma. Grass, onion, lether, cherry and marzipan in the flavor. Bretty and dryish. Lemon. Honey. Complex and interesting.

3.4
j12601 (13298) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle at the Where the Wild Beers are event. Pours a clear kool-aid red with touches of white head. Cherries, light isopropyl, vinegar, and acid. Medium body, light cherry, light sour and lactic. Finishes with some crisp tartness.

3.7
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a red color with a small pinkish head. Has a strong cherry and candy aroma. Light and refreshing palate. Moderately sweet cherry flavor.

4.2
slowrunner77 (13205) - 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. "

3.6
hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a ruby color with a pinkish tinged head. Cherries and some woody/earthiness. This one grew on me as I drank it.

3.1
Pinball (12598) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
clear red small white head. faint berryish fruty aroma. flavor is bitter, berryish, as in bitter berry skin.faint sourness, but bitter is the dominating flavor.


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