Transatlantique Kriek (Oud Beersel) | New Belgium Brewing

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4.02/5
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113 Ratings
Transatlantique Kriek (Oud Beersel)Transatlantique Kriek (Oud Beersel)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Winner of a gold medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival, Transatlantique Kriek begins its life in oaken vessels of Gert Christiaens’ Oud Beersel, a 130-year-old lambic brewery in the Zenne valley of Belgium – home of authentic Lambic beer. After time spent aging in wood, Oud Beersel’s lambic is blended with tart Polish cherries and shipped across the Atlantic to New Belgium. In concert with Oud Beersel’s cherry lambic, or Kriek, we blend an equal portion of golden sour ale matured for 1 – 3 years in our oak vessels called foeders. 50% Sour Golden Ale blended with 50% Traditional Cherry Lambic Ale leads to an intense cherry nose, a sour flash across the palate and a refreshing, mouthwatering finish.

Added by mactrail on 05-03-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,958
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
113
pDev:
6.47%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
32
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitterbill
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

375ml caged and corked bottle, bottled October 31st.

Pours a cloudy deep red with a pinkish head of foam. It shrinks slowly but doesn't leave much lacing behind.

Lovely aromas of tart cherries, almost puree like, light hints of Brett.

Tart cherries that are easy to deal with, even for non afficienados of sour beers, I reckon. Mild Brett that doesn't detract from the fruity goodness. Very vinous finish to this splendid offering.

Light body with light carbonation.

I'm a bit puzzled as to why this is aboot $4 more per bottle than the La Folie and Le Terroir...must be because it's a collaboration?

Worth the bucks.

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Photo of golf4collet
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy very dark red in color. It poured with a half finger high pink head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of cherries are present in the smell along with a touch of sourness and hints of funk.
T: The taste has flavors of cherries and a light amount of sourness along with hints of oak from the barrel aging.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found the taste of this beer to have a very nice balance between the flavors of cherries and sourness.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Rasrtal Teku from a 22 fl oz bottle on October 5, 2018. A blend of Oud Beersel’s Kriek and New Belgium’s Golden Sour. Tart with subtle notes of cherries.

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of safaricook
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a bit of a dirty red
natural cherry aroma, some tartness and a bit of old barrel
flavor is a good tartness that is refreshing but not puckering. cherries again very natural
Thin and fine tickling carbonation
Nice

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Photo of kkazemi
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeWard
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a tulip. no bottle dating could be found.

nice looking pinkish red body with a small pinkish white head replenished by a good stream of carbonation. little in the way of lacing though.

Sour and mildly funking on the nose.

Sour, tart, fairly light cherry taste as is to be expected. any funk on the nose doesn't really come through in the taste. . Flavors are muted but pleasant.

mouth is medium to full, finish is a tart cherry flavor.

Overall, and enoyable sour beer, a blend of olde Belgium Lambic and New Belgium sour golden ale.

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Photo of JoshJ
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 22 fl. oz. bomber, 2016 vintage. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy ruby red colour with an almost two finger whitish pink head that had pretty good retention and left some nice curtain lacing.

Aroma: Lots of cherry, lifesaver cherry hard candy with perhaps a touch of oak.

Taste: Sweet and sour cherry, lightly candied, oak, but flavours overall were a bit soft.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.

Overall: Aromas were great, but flavours while good, were a little too soft on the palate for me. Also, not a lot of funk in the aroma or flavours, which is not a problem for me, but just a comment since I was expecting some.

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Photo of minterro
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hibernator
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersnake1
3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a nice purple color. Nose is raspberry, tea, and a bit sour. Taste is stone, bread, cherry syrup. A bit light and watery, which was a surprise. Not nearly as sour as I had hoped. Mouthfeel is light. Overall, this is a pretty drinkable beer, but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage from a bottle stored properly-pours a beautiful deep, clear ruby red color. Taste is dark cherry with a hint of oak along with a nice belgian sweetness. Very smooth and easy to drink. Only knock is a very thin, watery mouthfeel.

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Photo of shelby415
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big, frothy, pink head atop a dark red garnet body. Retention is excellent and lacing is thick.

Very subdued and restrained mustiness with funk and tannins. The cherry notes, on the other hand, are fresh and organic, with pits and peels along with the meat.

Very tart, with a natural, sharp cherry flavor. Not overly sweet, but not particularly funky past the sourness, either. Oak and tannins, in particular on the finish.

Mouth-puckeringly sour. Very nice overall.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Transatlantique Kriek (Oud Beersel) from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 113 ratings