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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
okay

557 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 557
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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RickS95

Indiana

2.73/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

22 ounce bomber with no date that I could see

Doesn't look much like a beer, looks like cherry soda. It's reddish burgundy in color with a dark red hued head. The head has minimal retention.

The nose is of cherries and vinegar. Normally I like cherry beers, but not so much with the vinegar kicker.

I'm slightly surprised by the taste in that it lacks the puckering, almost non-drinkable vinegar taste. The taste is mildly of tart cherries with only a splash of the vinegar taste to break things up a bit. Some of the maltiness of the beers finally makes an appearance in the finish.

It's tart, but not like real Krieks. I can actually stomach this. Sweetness early, then the tart takes over. Very acidic, but drinkable. Tart, dry finish. Not smooth.

I don't care for the style but I keep buying them hoping to find one I like. I'm still looking. This doesn't look or smell like a beer, doesn't take much like one. It's doesn't go down easy. One of these days I'm going to stop buying these damned things.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 03:17:40 | More by RickS95
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danbar

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

06-08-2013 20:30:58 | More by danbar
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roostor07

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-08-2013 14:53:17 | More by roostor07
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Rau71

California

3/5  rDev -13.5%

06-04-2013 15:09:39 | More by Rau71
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.5%

06-03-2013 18:21:54 | More by JellyJacket
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mantissa

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

06-02-2013 22:14:30 | More by mantissa
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theminutemen

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-02-2013 20:08:29 | More by theminutemen
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%

06-02-2013 13:01:25 | More by UnderPressure
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Geno206

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

06-01-2013 04:19:41 | More by Geno206
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Jas45678

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-01-2013 01:27:49 | More by Jas45678
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laxer8811

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

05-30-2013 16:26:57 | More by laxer8811
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woodchip

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

05-30-2013 01:05:55 | More by woodchip
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oline73

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -28%

05-28-2013 02:14:25 | More by oline73
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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.3%

05-28-2013 02:08:07 | More by stampfler07
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-26-2013 18:33:56 | More by Kmat10
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jnn4v

Virginia

3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: looks like water down cranberry juice. dark pink and/or pale red color. Clearly has been filtered.completely translucent.
S: sounds like water down cherry cough syrup. Hints of vinegar.very mild funkyness, but mostly acidic.
T: very mild hints of cherry flavor with a slight acidity. Somewhat bready, especially for a kriek.
M: medium viscosity with very small to medium-sized bubbles.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 22:08:12 | More by jnn4v
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smonice

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-24-2013 23:42:08 | More by smonice
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-23-2013 16:01:29 | More by csfcmitchell
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beergorrilla

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

05-22-2013 05:50:44 | More by beergorrilla
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Zaphog

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

05-19-2013 18:35:20 | More by Zaphog
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

05-19-2013 16:44:45 | More by Photekut
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freduardo

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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California

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -28%

05-18-2013 02:52:22 | More by Dactrius
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rheff

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +15.3%

05-17-2013 03:39:47 | More by rheff
Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek from New Belgium Brewing
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