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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek - New Belgium Brewing

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79
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595 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 595
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.23%
Wants: 41
Gots: 52 | 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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22oz bomber with no freshness date. Served in a Russian River stemmed glass

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby red color with 1 finger of a pink head that dissipates to a thin collar. Body is very clear with no bubble show.

Smell: Cherries, grain, tart cranberries, light funk and a slight malt sweetness.

Taste: Not very complex, but what is there follows the aroma. Mostly sweet and tart cherries with a light bready malt character. There is a slightly artificial syrup type flavor that comes out briefly in the finish, but isn't too distracting.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, somewhat soft mouthfeel, with medium carbonation. Finishes tart and semi sweet. Alcohol is masked well, but does leave a slight warming sensation in the back of the throat.

Overal: Fairly one dimensional but still tasty. While that alcohol is masked well, I'm not sure why this needed to be 8%. I think for what it is it would have worked much better in the 5% range. I enjoyed it, and I'm glad I tried it, but in the future, If I want a similar drinking experience to this, I'd rather just drink straight Boon kriek.

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