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

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286 Ratings
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 44
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-30-2009

Ale aged w/ Balaton cherries in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; not bottled-conditioned. Blended w/ "Cosmic Mother Funk."
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4.8/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this bottle of American Kriek at the Samuel Adams brewery which is from their barrel room collection. These Barrel room beers are the only ones that are actually brewed and sold out of Bostons brewery.

A: Beer pours a deep red/crimson color with a solid 3/4 inch pinkish head and leaves some lacing.

S: Aroma starts with sweet floral cherries with undertones of spice, oak, caramel, marzipan, and tropical fruit.

T: Nice balance between sweetness and tartness with intense dark cherry flavor, malt and vanilla.

M: Starts out sweet on the mouth and then turns a bit sour, but not overly bitter. Has some carbonation which is noticable in the taste as well.

O: As I understand it, when this beer was first created as a "sour", it came out overly bitter, so it had to be toned down a bit. Excellent brew, great flavor although I wish there was a little bit more sourness to it.

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Cloudy reddish color with a reddish tinted beige head of about four fingers, mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Smell of cherries, hints of oine, citrus and alcohol.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium bodied, and smooth. Taste of sweet cherries and alcohol up front, ending with bittersweet tart flavors.

Overall: Third time I have had this beer, first was sampled on tap at the Boston Beer Company Brewery in Boston, the second was a bottle bought from that trip to the brewery, this last one was just a the store, but I had to get it one more time, always have enjoyed this one and it's unique flavors.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very slightly hazy dark garnet red in color with some hints of brown and significant amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy pink head that reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of tart and sweet cherries with an underlying hint of malts. There are some very light notes of vanilla and oak.

T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by the flavors of cherries with both tartness and sweetness. There are also some light flavors of vanilla and oak. Not as much of the tartness as I would like.

M: Medium bodied with just slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable but kind of immature for a sour/wild ale - it has not developed to have the complexity and sourness/tartness that I expect from the style. Not sure I would go out to find this one again but it was a good beer to have.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In celebration of our Sis and bro in laws moving out, we decided to tap into our sam adams American kriek that we bought from the brewery in June

A- pours a darkened mahogany red with massive foam busting all over the glass. Very strong colors showing through the glass.

S- very tart and sour cherry scent bursts up the glass. Very sweet and tempting with the flavor really amplifies by the sourness

T- sour and sweet black cherries all over. Very heightened and sweet with flavor that almost hides back the base of the beer. My only criticism would be I wish there was a more yeasty presence

M- smooth and syrupy coating flavor

O- I really liked this offering from BBC. Good cherry flavor that was consistent and flavorful

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a tulip is a dark mahogany colored beer with an off white head around two fingers thick.

Aroma: Sour cherries with notes of tartness. Oakiness, faint plum.

Taste: Lots of tart cherries, oak, minor malt sweetness with a touch of lime. It's mostly sour with a light dry mouthfeel.

Notes: Quite drinkiable and a straight forward a solid wild ale. Cheers.

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