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

Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek (Boon)Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek (Boon)
BA SCORE
39.1%
Liked This Beer
3.53 w/ 819 ratings
Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek (Boon)Lips Of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek (Boon)
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:
-
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
819
Liked:
320
Avg:
3.53/5
pDev:
14.45%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
117
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 819 |  Reviews: 224
Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lemmy187
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JulianBaughman
3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of swanfungus
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Looks more like a flanders than a kriek, has too much brown in it, almost a half inch of head, quickly vanishes after the pour. Aroma was more like a fruit beer than a wild ale or kriek, the tangy cherry that was desired was just a medicinal cherry, couldn't discern sourness.

The cherry and tartness did pick up in the taste, but ultimately this beer was lacking notes of wood barrel, tartness and sourness as a whole. At a $16 price point, this just won't be a repeat purchase, I've had it a few times but I just can't see seeking it out again based on how its been over the different vintages.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of edhizdeid
3.07/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stolenface1
2.78/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a crystal clear red with light pink foamy head that falls quickly to a ring around the glass. Aroma of cherries, malt, a very slight hint of funk and that's about it. Flavor to me is mostly lager, with sweet cherry cough syrup, almost non existent tartness and funk. Very slight balsalmic. Barely noticeable at all. Really wish this wasn't cut with so much lager, or was given more of a chance to develop before bottling. Does not taste like a Kriek at all to me. The feel is also not as dry than you would expect for a Kriek. This may be the biggest disappointment I've had from New Belgium ever. No where near the caliber of La Folie or Le Terrior. Let this sit in foeders/barrels for MUCH longer PLEASE before bottling! Or at least do not filter/centrifuge so that it can develop in the bottle. Bummer.

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Photo of SStein
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep maroon with slight lacing. Smells of cherries. Has the typical Boon funk but other than that the cherries almost like cough syrup. Overall you would do better to get a Boon beer

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Photo of jcb7472
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer21
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark pink with a foamy pink head. Sweet cherries and light tartness in the nose. The taste is off dry and nearly malty with a strong cherry, raspberry, cinamon and a whisp of funk. Sourness and is restrained but balances out the somewhat overbearing cherry flavor. Mouthfeel is low in carbonation for the style, pretty moderate amount of bubbles.

This is an OK Kriek but lacks dryness and funk complexity.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabiand
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sd123
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dogleg
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HiWire
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DougT
3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Josh_951
3.99/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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