Oud Beersel

New Belgium Transatlantique Kriek (2015)

Released every year since 2009 under the Lips of Faith series, Transatlantique Kriek is one of New Belgium Brewing's most interesting beers and certainly one of its most well traveled.According to the brewery, Transatlantique Kriek is an 8 percent ABV "spontaneously fermented lambic ale" brewed at the Oud Beersel brewery in the Lembeek region of Belgium with Willamette hops, Morello sour cherries as well as pale, red wheat, carapils and roasted barley malts. The resulting lambic was then shipped to America to be blended with a Belgian-style golden lager, producing a final beer that features a ratio of 45 percent lambic to 55 percent strong golden ale.