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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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BA SCORE
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good

271 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.95%
Wants: 41
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-09-2013 15:08:10 | More by scottbrew4u
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-03-2013 12:31:32 | More by ShanePB
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Johnnyv310

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-30-2013 05:01:40 | More by Johnnyv310
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jkane101

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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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Delaware

2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

04-03-2013 02:39:54 | More by BeerThursdays
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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%

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.

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%

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.

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%

03-05-2013 02:07:04 | More by nzerbe
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-03-2013 18:07:59 | More by Proclarush
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -15.8%

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.

03-01-2013 13:55:48 | More by xnicknj
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Dirty25

Germany

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-06-2013 19:45:18 | More by Dirty25
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Tschnab

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

01-23-2013 15:51:23 | More by Tschnab
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WreckingBrew

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

01-20-2013 20:16:02 | More by WreckingBrew
Samuel Adams American Kriek (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.