damzz (510) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2010
OK, I graded this a 5. Well, it is. The aroma is cherries - totally and throughout. The head is slight off white and the lacing is minimal. The color is orange cherry. The taste is cherries with a sourness that is appropriate with a dry aftertaste. The malt comes through but it is attentuated by the cherries. It is beyond a doubt what it says to is an American Kriek. Perhaps the beer loving world needs a new category. Enjoyed in a rimless crystal wine glass on Boxing Day. pubscout (30) - Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Surprisingly good, and a major improvement from the "Only-in-summer" Cherry Wheat. Delightful nose, gentle to the palate and very flavorful without being cloying, i’d put this beer on my Thanksgiving table--but only at my end. johnrob23 (7) - Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2010 does not count
toast, citrus, cough drop, amber, medium sweetness, light body, thin feel, lively, the cherry flavor was not quite as strong as some cough syrups I have had but it was rather pleasant and this kreik was light, this is one flavored beer I would recommened to a friend 13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2010
750 ml bottle from Mark. Brown/pinkish pour with a foamy eggshell colored head. Aroma is a nice tart cherry with a slight bit of oakiness. Flavor is very cherry forward but not overpowering... slightly tart. Finish is actually a bit refreshing... great beer for the price (I think it was only $8.99). efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2012
Very good kreik beer. If you like the taste of tart cherries, you should love this beer. I’ve had it twice and it hasn’t been a let-down. Now of course, many will say that "beer isn’t supposed to have fruit flavors" well nuts to that. This is definitely something to enjoy on a hot summer day. Hey, Berliners put things like raspberry syrup in their weissbier in the summer! Very good brew.
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. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle at Wine and Beer Westpark on 08/18/2010. Mostly clear copper body with a small frothy off-white head. Sour cherry and faint malt aroma. Sour cherry flavor, faint malt and light spice. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
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. charule (2277) - New York, New York, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle #2010 aged 2.5 years. Poured reddish brown with a quickly dissipating light tan head. Sour cherry and spice aromas. As the light bubbles mingle, huge natural cherry taste with hints of oak. Very mellow. Glad I saved this thru my cancer treatments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Sampled on 9/10/2010. This fruit beer pours a medium reddish color from a corked and caged 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, cherry and woody. A medium bodied fruit beer. The malts are fruity and sweet, slightly tart cherry flavors. Hints of wood and oak mellow the sweet fruit flavors. The hops are herbal and floral. A mellow, smooth tasting beer. Nice carbonation. None of the flavors dominate or stand out. There is a touch of tartness from the cherries and a touch of tannins/oak from the barrel. Interesting beer, it is in no way a kriek, and I kind of wish that Boston Beer Company would not use the kreik and lambic names for beers that are aren’t funky or sour, but I digress. This beer is really working for me as a fruit beer. Was kind of surprised to find a bottle of the barrel-aged series here in Colorado. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet and oaky.