Transatlantique Kriek | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
92 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good
Read the review
Transatlantique KriekTransatlantique Kriek
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAngel on 11-10-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
71
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GMorgan
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkermitj
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateDyk47
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeschaefer
2.04/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Dogleg
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dankabier1
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BKotch
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of GTB
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DantheMan75
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of utfiero
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Color- rosy red. Very light carbonation. Strong aroma of cherries. Dry, unsweetened lambic with good body. Has a dark cherry finish. Good on a hot summer evening, but only one. Although a lambic, it's totally different from Lindeman's sweet lambic. From the makers of Fat Tire, here's what the company says- "In a never-ending quest to create new beers and defy category, New Belgium Brewing and Brouwerij Boon of Belgium are pleased to announce the release of Transatlantique Kriek - a spontaneously fermented lambic ale made with Polish cherries and blended with an original New Belgium brew. The 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 palate of New Belgium's Brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert. After much sampling and internal consultation, Peter and his brew staff created a full-bodied golden ale to round out the light-bodied kriek. The resulting beer weighs in at 6.3% alcohol by volume. 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 mouth feel bright and delightfully tingly. Transatlantique Kriek will be available in four-packs throughout New Belgium's area of distribution this fall." Tasted February 2004.

 1,390 characters

Photo of BennyThon
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of famous_mortimur
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of savagepm
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of MinorThreat
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of popery
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes, 9/10/10. Not a very good kriek but still an enjoyable beer. The beer is a dull maroon with a small but dissipating white head. Somehow, the look fits the beer. The aroma is mostly cherries but not terribly clean. There’s some cough syrup in there. The beer is also a bit sweet and lacking in intensity of flavor. It’s a washed out kriek that’s easy to drink but not compelling. There’s some sour character and acidity. It’s mildly tart on the palate. Feel seems appropriate. Good enough fruit beer.

 520 characters

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jandadeboer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of yorktronic
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.06/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a slightly cloudy dark red grapefruit color with a white head that has a hint of pale pink to it, very bubbly and thin.

S-the nose brings a lot of metallic notes, it has some copper penny to it, there is some light sour cherry notes behind.

T-the taste is better, still with flaws. there seems to be some wood notes, its very dry in flavor with tart cherry and lots yeast dominating the flavor.

M-thinner body, slick on the throat and rather dry finish. the carbonation is there and slightly prickly but the driness and carbonation don't blend well, more of carb or less of dry.

D-this is somewhat empty, seems a little off in the nose, the fruits are rather subdued and it has some leathery notes to it. the flavors are light and everything is muddled with the dry finish making it so flabby and tasteless.

 819 characters

Photo of kingcrowing
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at NotF poured into a sampling glass. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a very bright red with a small pink head. Nose is cherries and a bit of tart sweetness.

Taste is tart but it's set off by the cherry sweetness. It's pretty easy drinking and tasty not not too harsh for a new sour drinker. Very approachable and tasty.

 324 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Transatlantique Kriek from New Belgium Brewing
3.8 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe