Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek - New Belgium Brewing
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3.65/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
08-27-2014 06:16:49 | More by Jonada
Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.