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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
A - Pours a nice deep and clear red color with a nice amount of reddish head (about 2-3 fingers). Nice lacing left behind. S - Mostly sweet and strong cherry aroma that dominates the smell. A little bit of oak taste mixed in. T - There is a lot of cherry flavor in this beer. Very nice and sweet flavor overall. A little tart but overall a very sweet beer. A little bit of oak flavor mixed in, similar to the smell. M - Little carbonation and overall very smooth. Fairly full bodied, but a little dull on the tongue. D - The flavors are very strong, but the beer is very well balanced. It is a bit full, but still very drinkable due to the tartness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
A-pours a nice reddish color with some orange hues. lots of thin bubbly off white head wih hints of pink. S-the nose is slightly off, notes of cherries but somewhat artificial with hints of selzer in the back and a touch of wood. T-the taste has a fair bit of cherry in it, somewhat artificial but not offensive. hints of wood but also a slightly medicinal metallic flavor. M-light body, clean and soft with an assrtive carbonation balanced by a a nice lightly dry crisp finish. D-a little artificial but still easily drank. nice oak presence but hints of medicinal flavor in there. tough style to nail and valiant effort.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Pored into a snifter. Color is Deep red with good frothy head. Great lacing that follows til the end. Nose is a simple Black Cherry. Taste like sweet tarts yet with NO sugar... natural sweetness. Has a clean tartness that leaves you wanting more. the finish is crisp and refreshing, leaves a very wet mouth feel. I was pleasantly surprised by this and would buy it again.... one of the best fruit beers I’ve had. Batch 1040. Shared the bottle with AirForceHops.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3280) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2011
bright red, lasting pink head. Metallic sweet cherry, light sugar. Heavily carbonated, syrupy cherry, lightly medicinal and a bit light rochefort 10 in the selzer quality. Odd, fizzy empty finish. Overly sweet, oddly conflicted.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Poured into a tulip. 4.0 A: Hazy dark amber mahogany color. Two and a half fingers of fairly creamy reddish-beige head with average retention and a small ring of lacing. 3.5 S: This one isn’t what I was expecting. Oak is the strongest aroma. Slightly tart cherries next, but not nearly as strong as I’d like. Not complex at all and not even close to funky enough to be the style it claims it is. 3.0 T: Really strange medicinal/artificial taste to this one. It’s both dry and sweet at the same time. No mouth puckering, this isn’t even as tart as the cherries it came from. Woodiness is strong again. 2.5 M: Lighter body. For as much carbonation as it appears to have, this lies dead on the tongue. Not creamy at all and astringent aftertaste. 2.5 D: I wish the bottle wasn’t so big or so expensive. This beer pretty much sucks. Not really anything good about it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-25-2010 01:22:31

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4007) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger, thanks John. Poured a good looking Rose colored thicker bodied with a fuller light beige head. Aroma of cherry flavored apple sauce, apples, sweet cherries and grain. Medium bodied wi average carbonation and an average duration for the aftertaste. Flavor of cherries, graham cracker crust and cinamon. Interesting and solid, good job James.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8419) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours muddy reddish brown. Nose and taste of cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh sweet maraschino cherries and pie crust. Medium body. Tasty as a fruit beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Dark cherry color pour with a fluffy head. Aroma of light malt and tart cherries. Flavor of tart fruit and yeast. A bit sweet and artificial tasting, but really not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2011
750ml bottle from Julio’s.
Appearance : Clear pink/red with a small head.
Aroma : Lots of cherries, sweet and intense cherries. Not much else.
Taste : Sweet cherries, light astringency. Finish sweet cherries. Note of cherry stones.
Overall : Definitely a fruit beer. Should not call itself a kriek. No sourness nor tartness whatsoever. Taste is more like marasquino cherries than fresh natural cherries. Candy-ish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigguns22 (676) - Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle number 1820.Pours deep red like red velvet cake.Head tan to lite pink with tight bubbles.Lite cherry flavors smooth and creamy with a sweet malty finish.lighty carbonated over all very good.


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