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

Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek (Boon)Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek (Boon)
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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek (Boon)Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek (Boon)

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

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.

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3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Clear dark cherry red pour with a one-finger pink head. Sour aroma of cherries and cranberries. Initial taste has a strong cherry flavor that is more sweet than sour. Light bodied. Tartness starts to come out a bit more as the beer warms for a nice fruity lambic taste. Finishes dry.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Transatlantique Kriek pours a red color with a nice large lacing pink head. There is a sour, and crisp malty aroma. The taste has a nice sweet lighter Belgian candy flavor, crisp, and some cherry flavors. Nice body, nice flavors. Overall its a nice beer, nice but not overpowering fruit flavors, good crisp backbone.

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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek (Boon) from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 39.1% out of 100 with 819 ratings
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