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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2010
A clear garnet pour with lively carbonation and a two finger tan froth. The aroma is somewhat artificial cherry juice, acetic acid, dark fruit, and barrel. Very one dimensional. The flavor is light cherry juice and caramel malt- again, all very artificial. Thin palate with high effervescence and and semi dry finish. About what I expected I guess...

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Pours deep red with thick pink head. Lots of cherry in the aroma along with lemon and a very slight mustiness. The flavor is crisp and fruity but sorely lacking in funk. Light bodied and the flavor does not linger. Very easy drinker which thankfully lacks the medicinal cherry flavor that other krieks sometimes carry. Overall, this lacks severely in depth and doesn’t compare to the Stony Brook Red.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2010
750 ml bottle from Mark. Brown/pinkish pour with a foamy eggshell colored head. Aroma is a nice tart cherry with a slight bit of oakiness. Flavor is very cherry forward but not overpowering... slightly tart. Finish is actually a bit refreshing... great beer for the price (I think it was only $8.99).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2470) - 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 (7564) - 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 (12468) - 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 (1806) - 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 (4530) - 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 (5796) - 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.


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