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:
817
Reviews:
224
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
14.7%
 
 
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51
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115
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3.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.32/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, it pours a lovely ruby color with a small head. Initial scent of cherry flows out, taste is slightly sour with cherry undertones. A little thin for a kriek.

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

Not too sweet, tart cherry is very prevalent, subtle sour finish

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3.92/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
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4.41/5  rDev +27.1%
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2.73/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I've been on a big sour beer kick lately and this one doesn't really stand out to me. Grading it harshly mostly because of the price point. It tastes like your average sour beer, hard to taste any resemblance of cherry. Not a bad beer but if your looking for a sour save your money and get a 6 pack of Anderson valley gose. I was very excited to try this beer but came away very dissatisfied

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
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4/5  rDev +15.3%
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Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek (Boon) from New Belgium Brewing
3.47 out of 5 based on 817 ratings.
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