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RATINGS: 183   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2442) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Pours a two fingered white/pink head that quickly fades to a ring, leaving no lace. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Color is almost clear red/amber. Tart cherry nose. Flavor is tart cherry, some sweetness. Clean, dry finish. Pricey at $11.25 for a caged and corked, black, 750ml bottle (#1030) from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6988) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish amber with a foamy beige head and a soapy cherry aroma. There is a little bit of cherry in the pale malt flavor and a hint of oak. Not too bad, but doesn’t taste much like a kriek. Nice bottle, nice label.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11805) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
750 c&c from Liquor Max. Pours med cherry red with a foamy pink/beige head. Aromas of fruit and oak. Med body/firm carb. Flavor is slightly sweet cherry and sour cherry pit. There’s also a sour aspect which could be oak. Last taste was slightly tart.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Appearance: Pours a cloudy pink with a small ring of white atop.

Aroma: Red berry and cherry pie filling.

Taste: Watered down fruit juice/fruit punch.

Mouthfeel: Active carbonation, very thin.

Overall: I was dissapointed with this, just not enough of anything to be impressed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3774) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2010
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 # on the bottle was 1340. I shared this with liveFREEorRYE.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2010
Sample at SBWF 2010. Reddish with a minimal head. Cherries and some light funk in the aroma. Very drinkable with taste of cherries, malt and some sweetness. Not that sour. Descent stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2010
Sample at SBWF 2010. Light red with almost no head. Cherry juice, acidity and a slight funk (?) on the nose. A little sweet taste though and without alot of sourness, which prevents it from being refreshing, but it’s still a nice beer though.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2854) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Light crimson color with a nicely developed eggshell head. Aroma of cherry skin and fruit...interesting combination of sweet and sour. Flavor follows the nose with cherry taking the front followed with a bit of lemon zest and caramel. Didn’t really get any barrel, either in the nose or flavor but this is a pretty drinkable beer. Nothing really off or offending but not terribly complex.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9844) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Bottle… Clear, very pretty, Longhorn-orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma presents an odd vegetal aspect amidst sweet cherries and malt. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The flavor is tangy offers a boatload of cherries. Acidic, but not funky… a little too sugary. Finishes sweet and lightly tart. Bottle courtesy of growler!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
(Sample Date: 8/18/2010 Source:Other) Special tasting at Wine and Beer Westpark, Richmond. Well this beer is not sour, but it does have cherries and Belgian yeast character. Caramel with cherry notes becoming more evident in aroma as the beer warms. Quite clear amber with small fluffy white head. Dark candi sugar in flavor along with rich malts and a big cherry presence. Finish is medium with nice lingering fruitiness. Excellent.


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