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

Samuel Adams American Kriek (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams American Kriek (Barrel Room Collection)
BA SCORE
41.5%
Liked This Beer
3.53 w/ 301 ratings
Samuel Adams American Kriek (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams American Kriek (Barrel Room Collection)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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."

Added by Todd on 10-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,991
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
301
Liked:
125
Avg:
3.53/5
pDev:
17.28%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 301 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a deep dark red color with a thick sheet of white foamy head. Slid off at a mild pace to leave some messy lace running here and there.
The aroma had some black cherry skin and flesh, sweet grassy to subtle spicy earthy tones, sturdy acidity, light sweet wood, some floral portions, and a light funk coming in.
The flavor leaned towards a sour to funky sort of blend up front and then brought in some light spicy to earthy, sweet and acidic levels in the background. Aftertaste centered around the sour and the funk.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, perhaps just a touch under and having a decent sipping quality since the acidic level seemed to rising as I continued to sip. Almost distracting, the acidity seemed to delve into the dryness of the wood. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine.
Overall, it's one of the better Sam Adams beers that I'd give another shot again.

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Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnct
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

so they apparently serve this on nitro now, how weird is that. a fruited wild on nitro, maybe the first one i have ever seen, had to try it. i never had the bottle version, so it will not be possible to make a comparison. its lovely though in the glass, deep ruby red and perfectly clear with one inch of white head on it thick as wedding cake frosting. it smells sweet and acidic at the same time, the fruit may be a little medicinal here, but it seems to work. what i dont get is the sourness in the flavor, there is acidity there, but not really funky and lactic like the best of them, this is a different type of kriek for sure, so dont go looking for the classics. it has a neat flavor though, lots of cherry, more natural tasting than it smells, but still with more residual sugar than i like. creamy feel from the nitro though, and i think i like this serving format for a beer like this. it helps integrate the flavors and make it feel bigger, maybe thats where the acidity is lost. too sweet to drink a lot of, more weird woody funk would really help it i think, but how can you not try this on a nitro tap? same beer i assume...

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cgraham
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redsoxjim
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best way to sum this one up, gave it to a friend of mine who is a big wine drinker and NEVER drinks beer and she thought it was great.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeffMac30
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer looks and smells great. Could use a little less tart taste but is still delicious nonetheless.

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Photo of DrBier
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jared_Alexander
2.94/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Benesi88
3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, pink color. 1/4 inch head of an off-pink color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of cherry, hint of wood, hint of sugar, slight spice, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of cherry, slight wood, hint of sugar, slight spice, and sweet malt. Overall, decent, but the sugary sweetness is too strong and lacks complexity.

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3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yemenmocha
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KiLaRaBiT
1/5  rDev -71.7%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.53/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jiggidy
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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Samuel Adams American Kriek (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 41.5% out of 100 with 301 ratings
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