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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

649 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 649
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 41
Gots: 65 | FT: 2
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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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this chilled from the bomber in a goblet, review from notes.

The color is beautiful cherry red with slight hazed loooke with 2 fingers of cotton candy head with very fine bead and wavy lace stickage. The smell is very fragrant with excellent tart cherry odor and mild sweet scent with slight yeast ester and mild sour aroma but lacks the usual medicinal or cough syrup cherry-type smell. The feel is tangy with light sweetness and moderate carbonation with mild alcohol and slight acidity with malt texture present in the middle and mostly dry in the finish.

The taste is very nice with fruit in the intial taste with semi-tart cherry quality with a light malt flavor which is slightly sweet with a mild sour flavor of yeast in the finish which is pleasantly dry ...the cherry has a fresh flavor without any harsh acidity and flavor is slightly sweet but not cloying and malt body is mostly dry which balances the fruit with a slight bready flavor. Overall this is a very decent fruit beer not as intense as expected considering the collaborator yet it is very drinkable and would definitely enjoy this again.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

This is a fun beer to drink. It's got a lot to make you ponder. But its flavors don't quite do the trick. 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Clear dark cherry red pour with a one-finger pink head. Sour aroma of cherries and cranberries. Initial taste has a strong cherry flavor that is more sweet than sour. Light bodied. Tartness starts to come out a bit more as the beer warms for a nice fruity lambic taste. Finishes dry.

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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.