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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

707 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 707
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 43
Gots: 80 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Oxymoron on 07-09-2009

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.
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Ratings: 707 | Reviews: 217
Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HardyA
4.09/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveNicholson
2.91/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a huge fan of fruity beers but not bad for a Lambic. Started sour and finished sweet and not too bubbly on the mouth-feel. A drinkable Kriek but most likely a one time deal.

Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.82/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.6/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Delicious sour tasting beer with a red hue. very tasty.

Photo of Brevbin
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smb
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FinchSCF
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Klebe
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewShalvoy
3.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ari32
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snoopy5023
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is for the 2015 version, while the look was pleasing and different, the smell was nice. The taste was weird; trying to have the sour taste of La Follie (spelling might be off), it also attempted to have the taste of wine, which kind of threw me. The feel was thin and hard on the tongue. Overall, I gave it a 3.75. I would not buy it again though.

Photo of Bear1964
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

look: Gorgeous strawberry red. Mostly clear. Decent enough size pink head.
smell: fruity, a little sour, and a little tart. Not a lot happening but pleasant enough.
taste: Much like the nose though a bit blander.
overall: very nice though nothing to knock your socks off.

Photo of swgwilt
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of confer
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like red wine.
The tastes of both the golden ale and the Kriek are both recognizable. A little more tart would be better. Very drinkable

Photo of ocelot2500
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear cherry color with a tight, pinkish head that leaves little to no lacing.

Smells of sour cherries.

Tastes of tart cherries. Cherries lead off and carry throughout. Lightly tart and sweet. Touch of funk on the backend.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is mediocre. An uninteresting one note lambic that is not worth trying.

Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RebornStussy
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TetonMike
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek from New Belgium Brewing
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