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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014

Bottle 750ml. corked @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Samuel Adams American Kriek (Barrel Room Collection) ].
[ Courtesy of my Secret Winter Santa ]. Clear medium amber - orange red color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, oxidide, marzipan, cherry, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light light acidic with a long duration, marzipan, cherry, artificial cherries. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (35065) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22637) - 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.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Travlr (15870) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Very attractive bottle at DCs first tasting of 2010. Bright pink with a 3-bubble head. Little to no aroma. Flavor of Hawaiian punch, but less complex. Id like to taste the cherries some day, but you can keep the beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15381) - 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 its too malty I think. Some caramel and toffee. Theres 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 (14844) - Hjbjerg, 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (14174) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottled 750ml@VWPBF bought from brewery
Deep red color, tiny pinky head. Lagerish caramel and some cherry in the nose. Medium-bodied. "Kriek Lager". Cherryish flavor with some caramel, not much caramel. Quite easy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (13904) - 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

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
A: The pour is a nice pinkish-red color with some pink foam forming but falling quickly. S: Were not off to a good start with the aroma: butter and cherry cough drops lead the way. A slight tartness, but still the aroma is overwhelmed by the artificial and medicinal cherry aroma. T: Things do not seem to improve at all when it comes to the flavor. The nearly medicinal cherries are still there and the tartness is not all that noticeable. M: A fairly light body with extreme carbonation, to the point of being over-carbonated. D: Unfortunately, this one was just a pure miss. The Stony Brook Red was quite nice, so I had some real expectations for this one and it did not deliver.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (12730) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&Cs beer palace, Jutland Saturday Session 1 - 01/03/14 bottle #0531. Lightly hazed reddish amber with a moderate light beige covering. Nose is cherry forward, oaky twang, straw, pretty simple. Taste comprises cherry drops, sweet pangs mixed with semi tartened cherry skins, fruit syrup, sugars. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet close. Ok for style but this beer offered me little else than a cherrified tick.


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