Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek - New Belgium Brewing
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District of Columbia
3.36/5 rDev -3.4%
22 oz. bottle purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquors in NW D.C., unknown bottling date but 2014 vintage, poured into my The Bruery "Rue the Day" tulip glass, drank over an hour
A: 3/3 - ruby red coloration; low clarity (cannot see through); initial pink frothy head gives way to subtle glass lacing that reagitates on swirling; moderate alcohol legs
S: 8/12 - big cherry nose; moderate medicinal character; some alcohol; no hops or yeast aroma to speak
T: 12/20 - again, cherry flavor and sweetness right up front, but unfortunately, there isn't much of the advertised tartness; continued cherry flavors and sweetness with some residual lingering but finishes generally dry and inviting; moderate alcohol and yeast (estery) notes; no hop bitterness/flavor
M: 4/5 - moderate carbonation for style; slight chewiness; alcohol coating proves fullness
O: 7/10 - decent American kriek that unfortunately lacks complexity, especially when tart flavors are advertised; also not worth the ~$15 price point in the Washington DC area; I probably won't be returning
TOTAL - 34/50
07-04-2014 19:30:49 | More by MNishCT77
Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.