In a never-ending quest to create new beers and defy category, New Belgium Brewing and Old Beersel of Belgium have partnered to create Transatlantique Kriek , a spontaneously fermented lambic ale made with sour cherries. The 2016 edition of Transatlantique Kriek began life in the oaken vessels of Gert Christiaens’ Oud Beersel, a 130-year-old Belgian lambic brewery. After time spent aging in wood, Oud Beersel’s lambic was blended with tart cherries and shipped across the Atlantic to New Belgium.
Clear, ruby red stained glass, fluffy pink cotton candy foam.
Cherry pie filling and pastry, almonds and vanilla, berry jam, raspberries, hibiscus, green apple.
Fruity sweetness, quickly joined by light bright tartness.
Sprizty, mouthwatering, SweetTart candy chalky.
The lager and sour beer is then mixed with the cherry lambic at a ratio of 50% kriek, 25% sour Felix, and 25% golden lager. Morello Cherries: Too sour for some people's tastes to be eaten fresh. The beer’s malty sugars balance the acidity and brings out the fruit's aroma and flavor.