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RATINGS: 182   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13810) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle, 75cl, corked. It pours a clear, reddish dark golden to amber body and a small, light beige head. The aroma has some cherry hints, but it’s too malty I think. Some caramel and toffee. There’s some dark dried fruits too. The flavor is less caramel malty, but with the same dried fruits and cherry hints. Full to medium body with a nice carbonation level. Lasting malty finish with a little cherry touch. Pretty decent this one, but not impressive. 140301

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are cherries, wood, malt, flowers, fruits and hops. Sweet complex finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31485) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is spiced and toasted malty. Sweet, fruity and light toasted malty. Mild citric and fruity. Mellow fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11495) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and cherries. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 010314

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared at Craft. Poured hazy mahogany...more toward dark muddy brown, with tan head Black cherry in the nose, earthy lactic notes, and a tart and complex finish. This one was very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle:   Pale ruby in color, thin to moderate pale sandy head, somewhat nice lacing.   Sweet yet tart cherries on the nose, a bit woody, a little barnish.   Soft sweet cherry aspect on the tongue.   Not as tart or dry as others, but decent.   For a Fruit beer it seems authentic.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finishes a little tart, yet sweet cherries linger.   A bit of woodiness as well. &nsp Soft example, but flavorful.   Not too tart, but not artificial.   Fairly enjoyable!   Wished it were a bit drier tho, perhaps a bit more tart.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4655) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
2012 Christmas tasting. Of course I bought it for the bottle at the GABF. Big cork pop. Big foam on red. Cherry scent with a hint of soap. Foamy light dry body. Hint of woodiness. OK. Less foam and some food to accompany the beverage would be nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
750ml corked bottled shared by brew3crew. Mostly hazy red / brown color. Sort of bubbly, khaki head. Decent lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, soft moderate strength carbonation. Dry finish. Moderate sweet taste. Tart, and spice. Oak wood. Light cherry, some mustiness. OK for me, not too impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5586) - Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours a hazy amber brown color witha m edium sized creamy off white head. The aroma and flavor have a tart cherry fruitiness, mild acidity, sweet caramel malt, black cherry juice. The flavor is less tart than the nose. I would hope for more sour character. OK, not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5577) - Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2013
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by brew3crew). Looks decent; cloudy amberish brown with lively carbonation and ample foamy head somewhere between off-white and light beige. Smells solid; tart cherries and oak. Tastes like it smells, only not as robust. Average on the palate. Decent beer, but it smells better than it tastes.


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