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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9455) - Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours a hazy amber brown color witha m edium sized creamy off white head. The aroma and flavor have a tart cherry fruitiness, mild acidity, sweet caramel malt, black cherry juice. The flavor is less tart than the nose. I would hope for more sour character. OK, not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8257) - Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2013
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by brew3crew). Looks decent; cloudy amberish brown with lively carbonation and ample foamy head somewhere between off-white and light beige. Smells solid; tart cherries and oak. Tastes like it smells, only not as robust. Average on the palate. Decent beer, but it smells better than it tastes.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (16250) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottled [email protected] 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle 0962.
Appearance: The body is murky with a reddish hue with hints of brown throughout. The head is short and quickly settles into a thin light tan coating with a foamy ring.
Aroma: Musky cherries is the big aroma, semi-sweet with no hints of tart or sour. Not a huge fan of this.
Taste: Ah again musky cherries, its like a basement with cherry flavor. Theres some toasted oak flavors, but no sourness. Not a fan.
Palate: Medium bodied, a bit thin, with mild carbonation.
Overall: This is the worst sour I can think of. Theres no sour, just musky sweet cherry. Theres nothing about this I enjoy, at least its not badly priced.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
shorlin (721) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
Tasted a small sample at a BeerThief gathering. Colour is an appropriate red-orange. Aroma is exactly like canned cherry pie filling, and once I had that impression in my head, it was difficult to enjoy this beer. Feel is not very full, not really tart enough. Tasted artificial to a degree.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (12151) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2013
from Mondial de la Bire 2013, Mulhouse - hazy dark amber beer; little foam left; earth, cherry and wood in the nose; some sweetness; light sourness and a good malt body; chewy cherryish aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Pours a two fingered white/pink head that quickly fades to a ring, leaving no lace. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Color is almost clear red/amber. Tart cherry nose. Flavor is tart cherry, some sweetness. Clean, dry finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Good. Pours red with decent off-white head, no retention or lace. Aroma is full of sour cherries. This one is smooth in the mouth, with a dry / tart finish that made me pucker.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (4216) - 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 (1750) - 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.


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