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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek - New Belgium Brewing

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79
okay

556 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 556
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 37
Gots: 44 | 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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nleaders

Arizona

4/5  rDev +15.3%

07-02-2014 22:23:45 | More by nleaders
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slipperysoup

Indiana

4/5  rDev +15.3%

07-01-2014 23:20:39 | More by slipperysoup
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timontheroad

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-30-2014 05:18:02 | More by timontheroad
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-28-2014 22:40:42 | More by JamesStreet
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Stillmakingnoise

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-28-2014 01:41:57 | More by Stillmakingnoise
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ironchefkook

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

06-27-2014 23:40:11 | More by ironchefkook
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IJBMF

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

06-27-2014 20:44:54 | More by IJBMF
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NeilFlaiz

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

06-27-2014 01:46:20 | More by NeilFlaiz
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

06-26-2014 19:49:46 | More by huntermop
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vmdominguez

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-26-2014 02:11:54 | More by vmdominguez
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Josbor11

Ohio

4/5  rDev +15.3%

06-25-2014 03:41:21 | More by Josbor11
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macrosmatic

Florida

4/5  rDev +15.3%

06-24-2014 20:43:00 | More by macrosmatic
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Phoenix2443

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -28%

06-24-2014 18:00:11 | More by Phoenix2443
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patre_tim

China

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Cherry red, fruit punch bright, lots of carbonation, 2 fingers of Pepto Bismol pink foamy head. It fades fast but leaves a lace like coating on the glass.

S: Cherries, raspberry vinegar, sour, funky lambic quality, fruity, sour, lactic quality. Macaroni and cheese.

T: Lightly bitter as in the aftertaste of an artificial sweetner, lightly sour, lightly sweet, red fruit but it seems more like raspberry at first than cherry, though there is some cherry and cherry blossom in this as well. Cherry comes out more as it warms. Not getting the high alcohol on it, making it dangerous, though there is a burn in the throat.

M: Thick sour fruity body, lots of soda like carbonation.

O: Nice attempt by an American brewery at a Belgian classic. My first lambic from the USA. It feels midway between a dry lambic like Cantillons, and a sweetened version like Lindemans. Got in Raleigh Wholefoods, drank in Clyde, NC.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 02:47:41 | More by patre_tim
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stewart124

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours beet red with plenty of visible carbonation and a tiny white head.

Nose has plenty of tart cherry character along with a bit of funk.

Tart and very refreshing. The carbonation come through well and pushes the tartness while finishing dry and begging for another sip. Thin in body but nothing lacking on the sour side.

This was a pleasure to share with friends. The 8% abv was hidden as this drinks so easily.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 19:58:19 | More by stewart124
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brauseboof

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-21-2014 21:41:01 | More by brauseboof
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slackattack

Spain

4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark red with pink 2 finger head that doesn't stick around too long. Sour cherry dominates the nose as expected. Sour notes are definitely there. Initial taste is.... All over. Sweet cherry, sour cherry, and some earthy notes, maybe leather. I like. Mouthfeel is full, creamy even with a pretty low carbonation on it. Overall it's a solid kreik. It tastes like it should in my opinion and is right there with the any straight Belgian kreik I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 04:57:47 | More by slackattack
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-16-2014 21:17:08 | More by bmwats
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Lovely85

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-16-2014 01:16:01 | More by Lovely85
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

06-16-2014 01:10:29 | More by kylehay2004
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. 2014 Bottle.

Appearance: Pours a nice deep ruby red with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of pink head which slowly recedes into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A fruity, sweet. and fairly tart aroma with big hints of cherries, oak, and acid. Huge aroma of tart and sweet cherries throughout with some hints of berries, green apple, and strawberry rhubarb. Fruit aroma is fairly jammy and tart with mild sourness. Hints of vinegar, funk, and acid. Oak barrel comes through. Pale malt background with hints of wheat, lager yeast, caramel, grains, cracker, and biscuit. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like the smell, a fruity, sweet, and tart fruit forward taste with big notes of cherries, yeast, and other fruits. Upfront big jammy taste of sweet and tart cherries along with other juicy fruit notes including green apple, berries, grape, and strawberry rhubarb. Funky and acidic notes along with some vinegar and sugar. Barrel notes of oak. Bready pale malt with some notes of caramel, wheat, cracker, lager yeast, biscuit, and grains. A very good fruity taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, and fairly tart. Sweet but finishes somewhat dry. Alcohol heat is hidden well.

Overall: A very good take on a Lambic. Good fruity notes with a balanced tartness and sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 04:16:23 | More by MattyG85
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cl3

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +15.3%

06-12-2014 17:08:10 | More by cl3
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LakerLeith

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

06-12-2014 10:59:58 | More by LakerLeith
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

06-10-2014 19:50:23 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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CrusinforaBrewsin

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful translucent cranberry red with a luscious pink head. The nose is distinctly Cherry with floral notes. The mouth feel is active and rich, due to nice carbonation. There is a nice Cherry taste upfront, that isn't too sweet or artificial tasting. The end taste is moderately sour, but not mouth puckering. Overall, I thought this was a nice brew and a great way to end a meal.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 17:48:45 | More by CrusinforaBrewsin
Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek from New Belgium Brewing
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