Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek (Boon) | New Belgium Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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.

Added by Oxymoron on 07-09-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
819
Reviews:
224
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
14.99%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
117
For Trade:
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5/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

App: Light shade of deep red, semi-foamy head with short retention, good lacing.

Smell: Sour yeast, Sour Cherries. No alcohol detected whatsoever.

Taste: Wonderful. Fresh cherry and a bit of tartness. Perfectly balanced. The tart dies down the more you drink and let the brew air out.

Mouthfeel: subtle bubbliness, smooth with minimum to no hoppiness at all.

Overall: Excellent fusion of a Lambic and a Golden Ale. Great brew all the way around and will be getting again.

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5/5  rDev +44.1%

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5/5  rDev +44.1%

Photo of Sabadir
4.79/5  rDev +38%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MrJolly
4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

Photo of refractor82
4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

Photo of BennyThon
4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

Photo of Dperry33
4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.6/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Delicious sour tasting beer with a red hue. very tasty.

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4.52/5  rDev +30.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Photo of briancathy
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4.46/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big cheery pie notes on the smell and taste. Very wine like in the dryness and taste. A nice sour backbone, followed by a dry aftertaste. I liked this sour more than I thought from other reviews.

I enjoyed this sour overall. It's a great layer of flavors.

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Photo of batt6343
4.44/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice color, tart, smooth fruit flavor.

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Photo of Badger6
4.42/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, date imprint 140123. Poured into a tulip.

A: Body is a brilliant, crystal clear ruby with a fizzy, pink head that recedes to a thin layer on the surface.

S: Tart cherries on the nose. Hints of grainy malt, but clearly a sour.

T: Some sweet maltiness up front, quickly turns to the tart fermented cherry flavor that dominates to the dry finish. There is some funk in the finish, it's fleeting but it's there...not sure if it is intended or not.

M: Moderate to light body with some prickly carbonation. The finish is soft and smooth, despite being so dry.

O: As some other reviewers have asked, I have no idea where the bad reviews are coming from...the label says Kriek, it's a Belgian sour beer. Is this typical New Belgium? Nope. Is it a proper rendering of the Belgian Kriek style? Absolutely. So it's pricey...so are most really good Belgians. As far as I am concerned this is a PHENOMENAL beer. Well done!

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4.41/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a brilliant, clear red with a light pink head. Smells of fruit "country" wine, cherries, and grain. Malt body is a bit grainy, but the flavor of fermented cherry is great. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden. Sweet up front, but tart and dry in the finish. Mouthfeel is moderate in body with some prickly carbonation. I'm loving this beer, and I'm having a hard time figuring out the low ratings. Are people expecting sweet cherry bullshit Lindemans?

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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek (Boon) from New Belgium Brewing
3.47 out of 5 based on 819 ratings.
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