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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1872) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8904) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8050) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1737) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2011
at dak’s 7/29/10. clear reddish auburn brown with a filmy white head. the nose has a bunch of cherry in it... along with cinnamon (fruit not yeast) and buttery grain. the flavor is the same only watered down. it lacks any complexity and it feels out of balance. the body is medium though it has a ton of fizzy carbonation... yet it falls flat on the tongue. weird. not a terrible fruit beer but it is an awful kriek... 5/3/5/2/10/2.5

   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.

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