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New Belgium x Oud Beersel Transatlantique Kriek 2016

Brewery: New Belgium Brewing x Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Country: USA
ABV: 7%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: 2016 vintage. Lips of Faith Series. Wood-Aged Sour Cherry Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A Kriek of two continents. Behold the fruit of our collaboration with Oud Beersel of Lambic brewing fame. Their Kriek, a cherry-spiked Lambic travelled from Belgium to be united with New Belgium’s specially brewed Golden Ale, as well as Wood-Aged Sour beer pulled straight from our foeders, for a blend of sour cherry bliss. It’s a new legend waiting to be poured.

My rating: 4
My rating: 4.18
My rating: 4.1

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber, 2016 vintage. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy ruby red colour with an almost two finger whitish pink head that had pretty good retention and left some nice curtain lacing.
Aroma: Lots of cherry, lifesaver cherry hard candy with perhaps a touch of oak.
Taste: Sweet and sour cherry, lightly candied, oak, but flavours overall were a bit soft.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Aromas were great, but flavours while good, were a little too soft on the palate for me. Also, not a lot of funk in the aroma or flavours, which is not a problem for me, but just a comment since I was expecting some.