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Cascade Kriek Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Kriek AleCascade Kriek Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

833 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 833
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9%
Wants: 232
Gots: 265 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Our Kriek spends over six months in lactic fermentation and aging in oak barrels. This NW style sour red ale is fermented for eight months with fresh whole Bing and sour pie cherries."

Note:
Kriek 2007 = 6.6% ABV
Kriek 2008 = 8.1% ABV
Kriek 2009 = 7.3% ABV
Kriek 2010 = 7.1% ABV
Kriek 2012 = 7.2% ABV
Kriek 2013 = 8.17% ABV

Please note which version is being reviewed, if known.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 04-17-2008)
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Highbury09

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-20-2014 21:04:48 | More by jplopez21
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-20-2014 03:15:38 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Dr_VanNostrand

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-17-2014 04:04:13 | More by Dr_VanNostrand
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-14-2014 07:58:19 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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thedankness

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-12-2014 16:25:47 | More by LeapintoBeer
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

A-Almost black in the glass, but a clear ruby when pouring, one finger pink head that dissipates instantly.

S-Cherries, not much oak, and slight funk.

T-Mainly cherries, they are not overly sweet though. Mild funk and tart notes. Very mild oak.

M-Lighter nice carbonation.

O-Avoided the cherry flavor being too sweet which was a huge plus for me.

08-08-2014 18:22:46 | More by rlee1390
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Big_Dave

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-07-2014 06:27:22 | More by Big_Dave
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snaotheus

Washington

4.01/5  rDev -5%

750ml corked/caged bottle split between two large snifters. Bottle says it's the 2012 Project (7.2% abv), so I assume it's the 2012 batch. No bottle codes or dates that I can see beyond that. The other glass got more sediment, so I'm reviewing the glass with less sediment -- also, there's a crapload of sediment left in the bottle. Served at fridge temp, which ought to be close to 41 F.

Pours cloudy brownish-red with a smallish light brown head that fades slowly. Lots of very fine, very slow carbonation. Smell is quite tart, rich, cherries. Maybe slightly musty.

Taste is extremely tart, with a very "unripe cherry" sense to it. Very much on the tart side of sweet tart. Some vague bitterness.

Mouthfeel is extremely dry. Overall, this is quite good.

08-06-2014 03:50:19 | More by snaotheus
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-06-2014 02:01:53 | More by mattmarka1
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sprat1960

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -4.3%

2013 version.

Appearance: Rich dark reddish purple with a brownish tint in color. Cloudy. Completely opaque. A 1-2 finger creamy white head when poured that dies down quickly leaving some remnants of foam on the surface of the beer and sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Fruity with a smooth sour aroma; kind of brandy-like.

Taste: Starts with a delicious fruity flavor (cherry and berries) followed by tart, slightly sour acidic finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, lots of medium carbonation that has a slight fizzy feeling on your tongue.

Overall: Another outstanding Cascade Brewing beer, though not as good as the Apricot or Blueberry in my opinion. High price though at over $30.

08-05-2014 01:49:26 | More by sprat1960
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Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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Connecticut

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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