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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

683 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 683
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 43
Gots: 74 | FT: 4
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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Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.17/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jellikit
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle.
Appearance: cherry red. Clear. Medium, fizzy head. Effervescent.
Smell: sour-cherry pie filling.
Taste: lightly sour. Sour cherry. Crabapple.
Mouthfeel: highly carbonated. Light body. Dry. Tart.
Overall: pretty good Kriek. Nothing in your face. Great gateway sour. I like it quite a bit. Not love it.

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bomber

Poured into a Westy chalice a very nice clean/clear light ruby red color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice white fizzy head, leaves some nice small islands and sticky lacing. The nose is tart, kinda yeasty. The taste is pretty nice, tart, some cherry notes. Medium body, at 8% ABV it is hidden very very very well, with a slight dry finish. Overall a tasty brew. It's been awhile since I've had a lambic/kriek brew, just might buy it again, even if it's for the cool looking color.

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

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3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.6/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.7/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.72/5  rDev +6.3%

Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek from New Belgium Brewing
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