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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
okay

542 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 542
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 37
Gots: 40 | 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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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%

05-19-2013 01:52:30 | More by freduardo
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ILikeGoodCider

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-19-2013 01:19:59 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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Dactrius

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
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BillyTWilliams

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-16-2013 00:08:22 | More by BillyTWilliams
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srhoadsy

Florida

3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served chilled in a tulip.

Pours a rich, clear red with half an inch of airy white head that quickly recedes leaving light surface layer and lacing.

Aromas of cherries with a slight mustiness in the background.

Flavors follow through the aromas sweet and tart cherry with a slight musty, earthy background.

Light bodied with a sweet but crisp finish. Lighter carbonation than expected.

Overall a little too light in flavor for the style. If you were just introducing someone to the style this would be okay but falls a little flat compared to other offerings.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 23:38:06 | More by srhoadsy
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-12-2013 14:24:56 | More by Noyt
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-12-2013 09:53:37 | More by schopenhauerale
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%

05-11-2013 23:02:59 | More by Ivegotmule
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sharpski

Oregon

4/5  rDev +15.3%

05-11-2013 20:14:19 | More by sharpski
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Kenzie

Utah

2.48/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I've come across quite a bit of beers brewed with cherries just in the past year, most of them highly enjoyable. I decided to give the Kriek a try, though I was worried it might be a little too cherry because the description on the bottle didn't give me much else to go by.

Upon opening and pouring the bottle, I realized the ale was just what I was afraid of. The appearance resembled more of a mead and seemed over fruity. In taste the beer was more tart then I expected, which was it's only attribute. There was not much body or other layers going on for the beer, just overly sweet cherry that resembled cough syrup. I almost felt like I was drinking cheap wine.

I have many great lambics but would not buy this beer again. I do not feel the same way about other beers on the Lips of Faith line, but this one was just not for me. I actually did not finish my beer which is rare. The only use I could make of it would be to cook with it.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 17:32:50 | More by Kenzie
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-11-2013 17:25:52 | More by Boilerfood
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-09-2013 21:12:43 | More by jacewg
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-09-2013 15:13:29 | More by stereosforgeeks
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

05-09-2013 04:30:50 | More by sendbeer
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +15.3%

05-08-2013 17:08:03 | More by Cramerican
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.16/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared by someone at Francois cellar party.

No head, pink hazy color.

Nose has wafts of light cherry barely, little tart, sweet syrupy cough syrup.

taste is pretty bland, light sour cherries, very light overall cherry profile, light sourness, cough syrup, syrupy flavors.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, feels a bit thin, lighter carb.

Overall meh, very light for a kriek, very light sour and little cherry, some cough syrup flavors too.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 02:14:24 | More by jlindros
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-05-2013 13:28:19 | More by Archemedies
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4/5  rDev +15.3%

05-04-2013 22:24:14 | More by DangerDawg
Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek from New Belgium Brewing
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