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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2011
Pours ruby red with a very thin white head. Aroma is tart cherry, with hints of cinnamon. Body is light, and crisp. Flavor is tart cherry. Not sour, but tart. Enjoyable, but not what I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2011
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Bottle: The aroma consists of sweet cherry and a touch of apple. It pours transparent amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a film. The flavor starts with sweet cherry. The finish has light apple with a touch of cinnamon. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 28, 2011
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Oren. Clear red with an off-white head. Aroma of cherries, malt, caramel, some alcohol, wood notes and light brandy hints. Sweet fruity flavor with cherries, caramel, a bit of sweet spiciness, some liqueur notes and a slightly drier finish. Medium-bodied. So-so.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - APR 25, 2011
750ml bottle. amazing clear red color with light brown hues. small pinkish-white head. strong fruit aroma (berries and pear) with almond notes. sweet, no acidic cherry flavor, rum soaked dark fruits, very long finish. full body. interesting and unusual beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2011
750ml drank fresh: Pours a cloudy dark reddish orange with a puffy white head, huge sour cherry aroma, starts and ends sweet. I’d say try this one in 5 to 7 years and see if the potential pans out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 9, 2011
Pours ruby red with a white head. Smells of buttery cherries and lightly tarte. Tastes of tarte cherries, some sweet cherry hints and some citrus on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (2072) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Definitely more of a fruit beer (as listed here) than a true kriek, although there is a bit of tartness. Kind of similar to Founders Cerise. Not overwhelmingly sweet but the cherries also just aren’t as robust as in Belgian Red.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Sampled from the tap at EBF. Poured a clear ruby with an amber her with a near white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was a bit underwhelming with a light slightly tart cherry note. Flavor started with cherry that grew into a medium tartness and ended with a hint of acid. Nice light body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of EBF. Pours a just clear red to orange with a thin white head. Cherry, soft cherry cough drops. Sweet, big cherry, lots of soft cherries, and malt. Sweet and chewy, very light acid. Long cherry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1889) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 11, 2011
750ml bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a clear deep red, claret would be the term I believe, with a 1/2" pink head that quickly disappears. Aroma is sour cherry with a hint of spice. Flavor is the same with the addition of a nice yeasty flavor. Almost Belgian. Moderate bodied with a nice tartness.


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