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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Samuel Adams American Kriek: The intense black cherry character in this beer comes from Balaton cherries, which were discovered in Hungary and are now grown in Michigan. These special cherries are prized for their depth of flavor. The tartness from the cherries is balanced by a rich, malty character with toasted oak notes added from the barrel aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1304) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle, SX Bottle Share. 1st September, 2015. Musty aroma. Cherries. Dough. Spruce. Taste is bubblegum, spices, caramel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tsekouratos (543) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 12, 2015
750ml bottle from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Pours a red clear color with a slight pink head. Aromas of cherries and oak. Taste is like artificial sugar, some oak and cherry juice. Medium body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fugitive (1704) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle @ Local Pub, Athens. Color orange with a big head. Aroma spicy, malt. Taste sour, fruits, malt, citrus, mellow.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
echudy (92) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Just ok scent, but excellent deep red color. Nice strong cherry flavor on the front, and very solid after taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
retinadoc (164) - - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle, and a fancy one indeed, with cork top and metal retainer. Beautiful deep red color. Overall disappointing however. Slightly sweet, but very tart. Very unbalanced for a SA product. Baseline hop and caramel corporate SA base is overwhelmed by aroma and flavors of tart cherries. Nice bottle, which I will save for display, but I won’t buy this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbertels (235) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
bottle from the brewery. Little to no head, pink coloured brew. Aromas revealed are surprisingly few given its alcohol but some fruity and malty tones are there. Taste is roasty, bready malt and some fruit (which had a slight artificial feel to it). But overall OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (1306) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 bottle shared with dad A:cherries, red fruits, woody app: dark red white head good lacing t/p: med to thin body light tartness. nice texture kind of oily o: good. not as tart as expected but still a smooth sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1969) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2014
750 ml bottle: this one pours a hazy, darker ruby color. There was a small ruby tinged head that didn’t linger very long. The nose is good. Predominately sour cherry. Getting a bit of the oakiness too. The taste is good. A nice, tart black cherry flavor. Hints of the oak also. A fairly decent amount of malts balancing the cherries. Just a touch sweet. A fairly decent Kriek.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Travlr (16783) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Very attractive bottle at DC’s first tasting of 2010. Bright pink with a 3-bubble head. Little to no aroma. Flavor of Hawaiian punch, but less complex. I’d like to taste the cherries some day, but you can keep the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3051) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Shared 1 pint 9.4 oz. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a cloudy, copper color, with a fleeting layer of froth & bubbles, and some dots & dashes as lacing. The nose was cherry liqueur/kijafa, touches of sweetness & tartness, with light oak hints. The taste was similar notes, with a more pronounced dark cherry impression, stronger sweet & tart, medium body, and soft carbonation. A tasty, dessert-like change of pace for the sampling session.

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