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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.28%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/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.

(Beer added by: Oxymoron on 07-09-2009)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-light burgundy color with a nice very light pink head and decent lacing

S-cherries, slight yeast funk, hint of vinegar

T-mildly tart cherries, little red wine vinegar, slight caramel sweetness, lemon, no significant malt base noted

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and a little tart

O-base of this beer just doesn't come through for me, the cherry flavor is actually decent, but sweetness comes through and no base makes this miss for me

Serving type: bottle

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a brilliant, clear red with a light pink head. Smells of fruit "country" wine, cherries, and grain. Malt body is a bit grainy, but the flavor of fermented cherry is great. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden. Sweet up front, but tart and dry in the finish. Mouthfeel is moderate in body with some prickly carbonation. I'm loving this beer, and I'm having a hard time figuring out the low ratings. Are people expecting sweet cherry bullshit Lindemans?

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On-tap @ the River Room, Whole Foods Boise ID. Served in a chalice.

A: Deep red, with quickly fading head.

S&T: Some vinegar and light tartness on the nose, with cherry and lemon and some funk. Malt body unfolds under the cherry and funk, lending a brown sugar quality to the beer. There is some lemon and possibly green apple here as well? Definitely not as cherry prominent as I'd hoped. Only moderately tart as well.

MF: Thinner, medium-light body with moderate carbonation.

O: Wishing for more tartness and cherry character. Not one I'd revisit.

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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek from New Belgium Brewing
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