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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2151) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Pours a crystal clear deep reddish brown with a long lasting fluffy off white head. Smells of caramel, sour cherries, a bit of yeasty funk and fruity esters. Hints of sweet brown sugar and a touch of balsamic round out the nose. The flavor is really a bit sweet for a wild ale if you asked me. There’s a lot of brown sugary malt sweetness with enough sour cherries to make it a bit different. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. I’m not sure what they were going for here, maybe a beginners wild ale? This was good, fairly tasty, but really needed some more tart or funk imho.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 28, 2013
Nice brown with minimal head. Aroma is slightly tart berries, sweet, cherries. Medium bodied. Flavor has light tartness, sweet cherry, light wood. Decent beer- really hard to go through a whole bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (2858) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
750 mil bottle shared by Bruce at Mike’s, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle shared at the Richmond Industry Gathering. Pours a hazy copper color with a thin creamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of berries, earth, nutty notes. Mildly tart. GThe taste is earthy, cherries and raisins. Medium bodied. I’d agree with fruit beer as the classification here. Not really a kriek, but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4418) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Split a 750ml bottle of this with a bunch of co-workers. Poured a red-pink hue, with a light pink white color. Aroma was cherries, some light brown sugar notes, vanilla oaked notes are there, but quite subtle. Mouthfeel is thin, flavor is sweetness, cherry red notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 11, 2012
slight reddish amber, thin head. Cherries come thru on the nose with some sweet marzipan. Overall it’s a fairly ready drinking number. Not offensive but not really big, bold and exquisite like you’d think...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Pours with a very thick, brown head. First sip is very balanced, a slightly sweet cherry taste with a little tartness. The sweetness lasts for a while after the tartness has disappeared.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8777) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012
750ml bottle. Poured an amber color with a large sized pink tinged head. Aromas of cherry, cherry pie, wood, and some earthiness. Tastes of cherries, cherry pie, wood, and some vanilla. Semi-sweet with no tartness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2012
aroma of cherries and oak. rich red-orange color. nice carbonation. tastes of hints of tart cherries and some earthy tones. this was a well balanced fruit beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2012
amber pour with a cream head. nose is cherries, tart, wood, and sour. smooth on the palate, tart cherries, sour, woody finish.


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