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RATINGS: 682   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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3.7
Dogbrick (14510) - 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.

3.3
Drake (14491) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottled sample. Pours a clear red color with a thin frothy head. Fair head retention. Aroma of tart cherries and candied cherries. The taste is tart, sweet, candy cherries and mild funk. Medium bodied.

3.6
crossovert (14433) - 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 (14128) - 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.

3.6
bierkoning (14019) - 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.

4.2
slowrunner77 (13912) - 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. "

3.4
j12601 (13650) - 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.

3.6
hopdog (13606) - 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.

3.7
bu11zeye (13289) - 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.

1.7
deyholla (12896) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Bottle. Poured dark red with minimal head. Aroma was full of cherry notes, reminded me a bit of kool-aid. Flavor followed up the aroma with a kool-aid like flavor. Wasn’t really tart and wasn’t really sweet, kind of watered down. Seemed to be situated between a sweet kriek and a sour kriek. I really didn’t enjoy it.


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