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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
okay

628 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 41
Gots: 62 | FT: 1
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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A- Pours a deep burgundy, essentially like wine. The head is surprisingly frothy and heavy and it's a pinkish cream color. There are trickles of carbonation. 4

S- Pulpy cherry, cherry skin and faint vanilla or otherwise creaminess. 4

T- Cherry soda-like, as the flavor isn't entirely full-bodied or rich. There is some pleasant tart cherry that drifts in and out. 3.5

M- This brew does an interesting job of feel soda or spritzer-like and then creamy like some red wines. The finish is very dry and feels a bit like chewing on cherry skin. 3.75

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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek from New Belgium Brewing
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