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Samuel Adams American Kriek (Barrel Room Collection) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams American Kriek (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams American Kriek (Barrel Room Collection)

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268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.95%
Wants: 39
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale aged w/ Balaton cherries in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; not bottled-conditioned. Blended w/ "Cosmic Mother Funk."

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-30-2009)
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

750mL bottle pored into teku

Hazy, clouded dark cherry color with murky tones. Thin crop of head dissipates quickly with a few spots of lacing on the glass.

Sweet, slightly funky cherry scents with jammy pie and fruit skins. Oak, vanilla and sweetness. Not much of the typical sourness I might expect from a kriek or wild ale.

Cherries, fruit skins and dark fruit up front. A little jammy, unusually sweet with soft oaky notes. Soft notion of funky yeast with a suggestion of tartness. Finishes with lingering cherry sweetness.

Lighter medium body, well carbonated, sticky and lingering on the tongue. I was a little confused by this one - I tried this before at a fest a year+ ago and it was definitely sour, but this was more of a sweet cherry brew with some funky Belgian yeast. No reason to pick this one up considering New Glarus has that on lockdown.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 13:55:48 | More by xnicknj
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-17-2014 00:02:51 | More by brother_kenneth
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-08-2014 23:14:05 | More by pat_usher
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-16-2014 13:58:05 | More by NumberNone
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NJB145

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-15-2014 19:01:06 | More by NJB145
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-15-2014 06:02:34 | More by klipper
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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Std73

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

05-28-2014 14:49:47 | More by Std73
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-13-2014 20:35:53 | More by Kegatron
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a creamy reddish head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a opaque ruby with dark red notes. The beer smell has very strong tarty cherry notes and oak notes that mix very well together. However, both smell similar enough that the oak comes off more as a subtle note than anything else. The taste is a bit different than the smell. The taste still has the tart from the black cherries and slight hints of oak. However, the taste also has a sweetness from the malts and from the cherries but it taste a bit like it was enhanced by sugar and comes off a tiny bit cough syrupy. The feel is medium bodied but on the heavier side. Biting carbonation. A decent kriek and one of the ones I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 23:27:10 | More by HattedClassic
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Special 500ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

A: Brownish black cherry juice. Foggy.

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.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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Massachusetts

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New Brunswick (Canada)

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours out a dark cherry red with two fingers of white fizzy head, no lacing.
S - Lots of dark cherries, some vanilla, big oak presence, some sweet toasted caramel and toffee notes.
T - Primarily tart black cherry, a little woody oak flavor in the end, but its dominated by tart cherry.
M - Puckering sour, not really sweet though.
O - Surprised at this, but just at this with some turkey dinner, and it complimented it really well.

Serving type: bottle

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West Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -57.6%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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Samuel Adams American Kriek (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.