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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3738) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Ruby red color with a pinkish white head. Cherry nose with lots of sugar sweetness. This is a sweet beer with a strong tart cherry flavor. Sweet/tart with some oak and vanilla under all that cherry. Better than I expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1184) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Poured reddish brown with slightly off white head. Smells of cherries and some malt. Strong cherry flavors with a malty backbone. Sweet tatty finish. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KombatAle (121) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
750 mil bottle shared by Bruce at Mikes, cool, tulip. Murky brown pink with a thin white rim. Lots of cherries, a little cough syrup, a bit of wood, sweet, maybe a touch estery, not bad. Medium body, gentle effervescence. Pretty strong sweet cherry, cherry pie, a touch medicinal and woodsy, sweet; sweet wish minimal bitterness and a strong cherry, slightly caramel finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle #2010 aged 2.5 years. Poured reddish brown with a quickly dissipating light tan head. Sour cherry and spice aromas. As the light bubbles mingle, huge natural cherry taste with hints of oak. Very mellow. Glad I saved this thru my cancer treatments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
Bottled. reddish copper colour, small beige head. Aroma is cherries, some wood and mild syrupy notes. Flavour is maple syrup, cherries, mild wood and some mild alcoholic sweetness to it. Palate is still quite thin palate. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7528) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
75 cl bottle @ wPBF13.
Pours clear red color with a small pink head. Aroma of berries, fruits and some mild grass. Flavor of berries and mild citrus fruits.
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
75 cl bottle @ wPBF13. Bottle #3352
Aroma has sweet cherry juice. Also some distabt woody notes. Flavour has sweet cherry notes, fruit sugar and grain. A fruit juice lambic in an expensive bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7104) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
750 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a dark copper pink colour with a white head. Aroma of caramel, cherries and some grass. Flavour of caramel malts, grass, cherries, cardboard and some bitterness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a slick, cherryish finish. Tastes a bit old. Not at its best anymore.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1324) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2013
750 ml pours a hazy reddish/amber color off white tan head. Oak and cherry aroma. Sweet malt cherries and wood taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2013
Aroma of dusty wood, iron, and cherry. Pours dirty brown red with a big thick pink head. Taste is okay with black cherry, oaky funk, and slight ginger. Very off putting. The oak is distracting. I poured it.


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