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RATINGS: 181   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2029) - Manama, - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (890) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 bottle shared with dad A:cherries, red fruits, woody app: dark red white head good lacing t/p: med to thin body light tartness. nice texture kind of oily o: good. not as tart as expected but still a smooth sip.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1853) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2014
750 ml bottle: this one pours a hazy, darker ruby color. There was a small ruby tinged head that didnít linger very long. The nose is good. Predominately sour cherry. Getting a bit of the oakiness too. The taste is good. A nice, tart black cherry flavor. Hints of the oak also. A fairly decent amount of malts balancing the cherries. Just a touch sweet. A fairly decent Kriek.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Very attractive bottle at DCís first tasting of 2010. Bright pink with a 3-bubble head. Little to no aroma. Flavor of Hawaiian punch, but less complex. Iíd like to taste the cherries some day, but you can keep the beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2424) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Shared 1 pint 9.4 oz. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a cloudy, copper color, with a fleeting layer of froth & bubbles, and some dots & dashes as lacing. The nose was cherry liqueur/kijafa, touches of sweetness & tartness, with light oak hints. The taste was similar notes, with a more pronounced dark cherry impression, stronger sweet & tart, medium body, and soft carbonation. A tasty, dessert-like change of pace for the sampling session.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10560) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is cherries, malt, caramel. Flavour is cherries, malt, caramel, dried fruits. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - 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]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1869) - South Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
Special 500ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter. A: Brownish black cherry juice. Feel: near medium body. Aroma: Fairly strong cherry character. A bit more oak than I prefer. Flavor: excellent sweet/tart balance ness from the cherries is balanced by a rich, malty character with toasted oak notes added from the barrel aging.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (8668) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&Cís 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7610) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and cherries. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13558) - 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 itís too malty I think. Some caramel and toffee. Thereís 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


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