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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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good

269 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.95%
Wants: 40
Gots: 21 | 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:
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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New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-30-2013 05:01:40 | More by Johnnyv310
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-24-2013 01:43:51 | More by jkane101
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jkermitj

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-15-2013 19:51:16 | More by jkermitj
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Dave7500kl

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

05-15-2013 00:40:30 | More by Dave7500kl
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zrab11

Indiana

4/5  rDev +13%

05-10-2013 02:42:45 | More by zrab11
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FliryVorru

Alabama

4/5  rDev +13%

04-29-2013 17:18:24 | More by FliryVorru
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-23-2013 06:09:55 | More by Kelp
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Delaware

2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

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resistdefy

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +13%

03-31-2013 02:48:15 | More by resistdefy
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BGsWo22

New York

1.25/5  rDev -64.7%

03-20-2013 23:37:10 | More by BGsWo22
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beertardis

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-18-2013 12:17:46 | More by beertardis
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SarahGullon2010

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-15-2013 23:55:27 | More by SarahGullon2010
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-13-2013 02:41:06 | More by AJ01923
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear deep reddish brown with a long lasting fluffy off white head. Smells of caramel, sour cherries, a bit of yeasty funk and fruity esters. Hints of sweet brown sugar and a touch of balsamic round out the nose. The flavor is really a bit sweet for a wild ale if you asked me. There's a lot of brown sugary malt sweetness with enough sour cherries to make it a bit different. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. I'm not sure what they were going for here, maybe a beginners wild ale? This was good, fairly tasty, but really needed some more tart or funk imho.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 01:05:09 | More by johnnnniee
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-08-2013 05:56:05 | More by kingmaker
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 25 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams utopia glass. Purchased in Wakefield, Rhode Island. Year above bar code reads "2010", so this is 3 years old at this point.

A- Pours a hazy auburn body with a small white head that reduces to a white ring as I consume. Some leggy lacing.

S- Some funkyness, leather, and a vanilla-cherry aroma that I can describe as yogurt covered cherries. I also get raisins/dried fruit.

T- Starts off with sweet candi sugar and dark fruit notes, this develops into slight tart cherry, oak, and vanilla notes. There is a nice toasted malt aftertaste.

M- Medium body and medium carbonation. Pretty easy drinker.

This was not the beer that I was expecting, but not in a bad way. The cherry character of this beer is subtle, leaving the barrel notes to really take over and shine. The complexity is quite impressive and I'd recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 03:26:37 | More by gcamparone
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-05-2013 23:28:56 | More by ScaryEd
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nzerbe

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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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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Germany

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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Massachusetts

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Samuel Adams American Kriek (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.