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
Ranking:
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Reviews:
225
Ratings:
824
pDev:
14.41%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Metal_N_Brew
5/5  rDev +41.2%
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 +41.2%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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4.79/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.6/5  rDev +29.9%
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 +27.7%

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4.51/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.48/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Delicious, I don't have anything douchey to say, it's just really good.

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4.46/5  rDev +26%
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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4.44/5  rDev +25.4%
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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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek (Boon) from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 824 ratings