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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
okay

555 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 555
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 37
Gots: 43 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into my white birch glass. The pour is a ruby red body with a pink-white thin foam head. As the head fades there is a small amount of foamy lacing on the walls of the glass.

The smell is tart cherries and acidic vinegar, but it's also muted by a lot of graham cracker sweetness. There is a slight hint of some old hay funkiness as well.

The taste is sour cherries and acidic apple cider up front, with a healthy dose of burnt brown sugar and barrel wood. There is a flat emptiness mid palate that leaves the flavor lacking. It's not bad, just a bit off. The finish is another hit of sharp cherries, but also some artificial sweetener as well, which isn't overbearing, but it's not pleasant.

The beer is light bodied, and well carbonated for the style. The 8% abv is well hidden in the flavors, but the flavors are just slightly lacking on this one. The La Folie is one of my favorite beers, and I had high hopes for this one, it fell short of expectations.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 05:16:51 | More by rpstevens
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had at the Goat. I find NB hit or miss, but I do like krieks.

Appearance- A lovely deep ruby color. Quite red. Nice pink head. Very pretty.

Smell- Lots of fruit. Sweet cherries and a touch of tart cranberry.

Taste- Ugh. Just a watered down kriek. There is some nice fruit, and a good hint of funkiness. I like the tartness, and cranberry comes through. But it's just too watery. It's like a Cap Cod where all the ice has melted. Just a shame.

Mouthfeel- Too creamy. The lager is not doing it favors. I want a lighter, more carbonated feel.

Drinkability- Goes down very easy. But that's sort of the problem.

This should be a good beer. It's got a really nice kriek in there somewhere but the mix isn't doing it any favors. They ruined a perfectly good beer by getting too creative. Disappointing.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2010 01:21:44 | More by callmescraps
Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek from New Belgium Brewing
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