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%
 
 
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51
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117
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Photo of TetonMike
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bnes09
3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice, tart, cherry aroma. Blandish flavor. Dry with just hints of cherries. Spicy aftertaste.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Herky21
2.72/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Disappointing taste. Medicinal and not in that good lambic, aged way. Faint nose. The finish is empty. This is a soulless encapsulation of capitalism and other pretentious, completely unrelated beer things.

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Photo of aphamer
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fenixtx423
1.92/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

2015 version with Oud Beersel. Tastes like New Belgium got all of the leftover Oud Beersel lambic barrels that were unblendable, racked them onto some old sweaty gym socks for a few months, pasteurized, then spiked with Robitussin cough syrup at bottling.

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Photo of abex44
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msanborn
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of durlta
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BT_Bobandy
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daniellobo
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ej8
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
2.87/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

*2015 vintage with Oue Beersel, 22 ounce bottle into a wine glass.

I'll just keep this one quick. First off, this pours gorgeous! Nice deep red body with a nice pink head. Looks closely like a Kriek Lambic. Next the aroma is different...not in a good way. This smells like grains with faint cherry and dog hair. Yeah, not really melding together.

The flavor is going in that direction also, yet not really reaching out to the drinker. This first hits the palate with grains, almost as if it were a malt liquor with lacto sourness. Notes of cherry and wood with a spicy and wet finish. The feel on this is watery and tight prickly carbonation.

Overall: This brew isn't screaming anything to me! It's not adventurous not taking you to a new level of lambic goodness. It's like someone put watered down sour cherry flavored syrup into a bottle of Steel Reserve. Hey, atleast Steel is a hell of a lot cheaper than this swill and doesn't proclaim to be "craft" beer. Mediocre at best. I cannot recommend this brew.

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Photo of DaveAnderson
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KatyHopHead
2.96/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IMFletcher
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tart cherry in aroma and flavor, though the consensus is it could be more tart. Oak is relatively non-existent. Definitely not the most complex profile.

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Photo of jschott75
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Warcomet
2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Disappointingly tasteless. Slight cherry-ish taste. Faint nose. Unsatisifying ending.

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Photo of jjwisenheimer
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Devil_Doc
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCuriograph
3.86/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cheefdaddy1
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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