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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.


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Is this a fruit beer or a cherry soda? The beer poured a pinkish-red color with an off-white head. The aroma was doughy with light cherry fruit. The flavor was fairly sweet with the taste of cherry.No tart or sour notes. just sweet. The body was light with a sweet candy cherry finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34434) - 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 (1724) - 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 (7955) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&C’s 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 (7280) - 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 (13219) - 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 (13833) - 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 (30766) - 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 (10698) - 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 (7743) - 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 (6211) - 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.



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