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Cascade Kriek Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Cascade Kriek AleCascade Kriek Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

732 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 732
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.24%


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

Please note which version is being reviewed, if known.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 04-17-2008)
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage unknown, but most likely 2010. Pours a reddish-brown hue with a loose, half-inch head and a hazy clarity. Nose reveals cherries and a suggestion of cough syrup. Taste consistent with nose. This beer is tart, but not overly so. Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with some astringency and a residual burn at the back of the throat. Overall, a solid kriek with some brune-like qualities.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 00:15:54 | More by Jwale73
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cosmicevan

New York

4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage poured into a cascade snifter.

Brew pours a deep cherry chestnut with a thin head that was gone quick
Nose is fantastic.cherry with some tartness but not too much dark ripe fruit.
Taste to match. Lush dark cherry with a hint of sweet tartness. Oak rounds it out and smooths some of the edges, but there is just enough sharp tartness.
A bit prickly on the feel, but easy drinking.
Fantastic brew. Another winner from cascade. Great kreik, really enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 22:34:00 | More by cosmicevan
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AgentMunky

California

4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a footed glass at Ale Arsenal.

A: No head. Quite dark. Vaguely opaque.

S: Delicious. Balsamic vinegar. Hints of fruit.

T/M: Holy Jesus. This is really good. The mouthfeel shines through. It's scintillating, sparkling, and lightly tart. The flavor is strawberries, sour cherries, and lemon juice. A magnificent sour, with just enough residual sweetness to keep things interesting.

O: Incredible. Highly recommended. Tart-sweet cherries. Phenomenal kriek. Use this to convert those who "don't like sours."

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 06:30:36 | More by AgentMunky
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magictacosinus

California

4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured as part of the Cascade flight at Provisions. Poured out of a 750ml bottle into a 9oz tulip glass.

Dark reddish ruby in color, this could easily pass for an authentic Flanders red from Belgium if it weren't for the more excessive carbonation within - this, as well as the initial slightly off-white head, eventually die down to nothing, which gives it an appearance somewhere in between wine and a red vinaigrette of sorts. Viscous, and given the relatively low ABV, I am surprised at the results but still a little confused why this was the one to lose the most gas in terms of carbonation out of all of the other sours we tried from this brewery that day.

Smells fantastic, as all of the other Cascade beers I've had the pleasure to try have - deep notes of red fruit, spicy and toasted oak notes, as well as some earthiness and floral complexity within. Dark cherry pits and skins make up the upper half of the flavor, luckily, but it is soon followed by ripe red currants, raisins, and some prunes. Some violets, as well as white pepper, top off the fruit, followed by semi strong notes of vinegar, clove, leather, cinnamon, and baking soda from the barrel spices. Very powerful for a cherry infused Flanders red-style beer.

Whoa! This is an explosive, unbelievably complex sour. By far my favorite of the pack in terms of exploring all of the different aspects this took with the fruit, barrel spices, and choice of malts and hops. Big notes of dark cherry bits (tart, almost like kirsch) alongside under-ripe currants, raisins, and then a HUGE punch of vinegar and a combination of savory and sweet flavors at the finish. Toasted oaky notes, but nothing too lactic - rather, good amounts of cinnamon, leather, tobacco, and toffee add complexity to the fruit profile. Nicely balanced usage of caramel malts accentuate the initial flavors, and while the acetic sourness is turned up way high here, the bitterness that would have been from the hops is nowhere to be found. As a result, it's really unique not only in the interpretation of the style, but also in its overall execution. In spite of being hearty and slightly decadent, this is very drinkable and could have a whole bottle to myself.

I was baffled on how much I enjoyed this - in a sense, really, I enjoyed this in the same manner that I'm madly in love with Rioja wines, where the light-skinned Tempranillo grapes absorb a good deal of the barrel character and transform the wine into something that feels larger than it really is. This is the same situation here, only it's carbonated, it's far lower in alcohol, and it's beer. Truly an excellent achievement in the realm of cherry infused beers - I cannot recommend it enough.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 07:43:01 | More by magictacosinus
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1012 Project, 7.2% abv.

It pours a cloudy reddish brown, has a small head of foam but does a good job with the lacing.

The nose is big with lots of sour cherry goodness and a strong oak presence. I could sit and sniff for quite a long time if I wanted to.

Glorious sour cherry flavour up front mixed in with a vinegar like sourness and an in the somewhat background taste what oak barrel aging brings. It is beers from Cascade like this that bring me back to their online page to order again and again.

Nice combo of carbonation and body makes it eminently mouth pleasing.

Another great brew from Cascade. Big surprise there..

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 21:40:04 | More by Bitterbill
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-dark cherry color with a decent off-white head and some lacing

S-vinegar, tart cherry, funk, red wine

T-tart cherries, funk, red wine vinegar, oak, hint of lemon

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry, puckering

O-nice sour red ale, cherries and sour balance nicely

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 02:55:08 | More by MDDMD
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2012 Project

Long-time want. Poured it into a Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip.

Dark ruby-garnet with not much light passing through. Bountiful head of three fingers' height. Not much lacing, but I think it looks tremendous for a Flanders Red.

Tart pie cherries up front, bright sourness, oaky vanilla, sour mash malts, hints of tart berry and pomegranate. Lots of critter funk, cheese, and dank mustiness behind the eye-popping acidity.

A more sour and drier Flanders Red with a lot of pie cherry tartness and a seriously acidic spine. Has that lambic cheesiness with the malt strength and acetic quality of a Flanders ale. Oaky, but not astringent. Unripe raspberry, pomegranate seed, and almost a spicy basil greenness. Lots of tart fruit and gritty funk. Puckering mouthfeel with a spicy sour finish/burn. Swishy and a carbonated appropriately. Awesome experience, overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 21:42:58 | More by thecheapies
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MattyBones

New York

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first time really delving into a sour ale and after hearing good things about Cascade's Kriek Ale I decided to give it a try.

Appearance: Pores a dark Cherry wood color, looking closely you can see a good amount of sediment floating around. Thick, frothy head.

Smell: Cherry! Lot's of cherry and some other floral notes that aren't too easy to pick out because of the dominant cherry smell.

Taste: Definitely a burst of sour cherries. Has a taste to that of the old school candy War Heads sour cherry mixed with a slight hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Smooth on the palate with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall: A solid brew for sure. Digging the sour style, very pleasing on the palate and looking forward to trying some more of this style.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 15:51:54 | More by MattyBones
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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bomber to a snifter, 2012 project

Pours a very dark ruby/brown, almost burgundy with a finger of slightly tinged reddish brown foam, which receded to a frothy ring about 60 seconds after the pour. Lacing is full and thick, mild carbonation and no transparency

Could smell a shot of vinegar when I popped the cork. Smells of sour cherries, vinegar, oak, tart apple, oak, and a nice blast of funk with a bit of alcohol. Very sour, clears my nose and twists it around

Taste is with the nose pretty well, big upfront shot of sour cherry followed by some tart apple and grape vinegar notes. Finishes with nice woody oak and a faint sweet malty funk and a touch of booze. Comes together well

Feel is impressively highly sour, right on the same level as Supplication, Oude Tart, and La Folie. Booze is concealed pretty well, pretty smooth on the way down. mouthgasm

Overall an incredible beer, another solid offering from Cascade. Not for the faint of heart

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 01:54:51 | More by lordofstarside
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of dark brown 750 mL bottle with "2012 project" marked on the label. Poured into a 50 cL tulip glass from Boulevard.

Appearance - Moderately-aggressive pour yields a generous two-finger head head of khaki with a reddish twinge. It begins shrinking immediately, lasting for about 90 seconds--only as long as it took the foam to steadily disappear. Eventually settles on some spotty foam around the glass, with a rim of bubbles on the edges of the glass. The body is a deep, dark red, almost black when not being held in front of light. Garnet highlights around the edges of the glass and an overall burgundy tone. Lacing is spotty and sticky where it remains.

Smell - The primary characteristic is musty, woody elements from the oak. Funky and dank with some fainter notes of fruitiness and cherry in the background, but it's hard to detect them through the power of the barrel.

Taste - Mouth-puckering sour, with strong notes of sour and bing cherry, along with substantial lactic characteristics and some more subtle notes of vinegar. I'm happy that the fruit elements are more dominant in the taste, but the presence of the vinegar really separates this from the more traditional kriek ales I've had the pleasure of sampling. I like the fact that it's no overly sweet as well.

Mouthfeel - Puckering, with a medium body and light-moderate carbonation. Finish is mostly dry, but with a hint of sweet from the cherries.

Overall, an excellent beer, and certainly the best Flanders Red I've ever had. It's too bad these are so darn expensive, but I do like the fact that they are relatively easy to get, since Cascade is able to sell beer direct-to-consumer somehow.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 04:23:44 | More by LambicPentameter
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dar482

New York

4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours in a dark red color with a pink head.

The aroma has sour and tartness along with cherry sweetness. There's some oak and mustiness in there as well.

The flavor follows with a strong punch of sourness along with sour cherries. The sourness is of vinegar, and citric sourness. The cherry sweetness plays well with this along with a strong sweetness and an oak drying on the end.

There's a good amount of carbonation. The beer drinks very well with complexity of fruit, funk, and tartness. This stands well against to Cantillon Kriek.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 03:38:36 | More by dar482
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cascade Kriek 2012 Project shared thanks to Chico1985.

A- Super dreg filled tulip pour, murky dark red with some brown hues. Head is creamy and foamy with about a finger height. Good frothy blankets of lace coat the glass nicely.

S- Intensely sour red fruits and cherry juice jumps out big time. Some nice Brett funky cherry pie, grassy barnyard funk, just super sour, some oak and vinous hints.

T- Much like the nose, like eating a huge bag of juicy sour cherries with the pit stem and all. Just a vinous feel with nice Brett funky barnyard and some acetic vinegar hints, super sour lactic lemon juice feel. One of the most sour krieks I've had, sours overshadows.

MF- Light and super dry body with aforementioned super sours. Carbonation moderate and the body is foamy overall.

Super sour lacto bomb puckers my face, some cherry and nice barrel funk.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 02:08:44 | More by cbutova
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 project bottling with 7.2% ABV listed, picked up at Julio's during the summer. Enjoyed Cascade's Apricot Ale very much that same night, high hopes for this as well. Split amongst the peeps.

Dark red body with a beige/pink head. Scent has a strong tartness, vinegary notes, funk, sour lemons and some herbal and bready tones. Not much cherries, but good.

Taste brings on the sourness and cherries big time, sour cherries much more than 'fresh'. More teeth enamel-removing sour than anything else though, quite impressive. General lemon, vinegar, bread, funk and some oak. Has a bigger feel that shows the ABV a little bit, kinda reminds me of Petrus Aged Pale in its ABV-ness. But pulled off nicely, high carbonation and bracing sourness makes this a sipper.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 02:18:57 | More by Chico1985
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Note: 2012 Project

A: Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some crimson highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy creamy tan head that reduces to a large patch of thick film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of sour cherries and light notes of oak.

T: Moderate to strong flavors of sour cherries with a moderate to heavy amount of tartness. There are light notes of oak that comes through in the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Heavy amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: I really enjoyed this beer - there is a pleasant amount of sourness that is not overpowering but it is still noticeable. The cherries are tart but strong enough to keep this one easy to drink. Alcohol is well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 22:59:32 | More by dbrauneis
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GameFreac

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2010. A guy at Grapevine in Lakeland, FL held a bottle for me. Thanks man.

Appearance: Pours a dark red ruby color with a finger of a white head.

Smell: Smells of sour cherries, lactic, sweetness, some funk. Awesome.

Taste - Taste mirrors the nose. Very sour cherries.

Mouthfeel: Typical sour mouthfeel.

Overall: Amazing sour. I shared this with my cousins and unfortunately they didn't like it or couldn't drink it all, but it was a win - more for me! Mmm.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 05:37:01 | More by GameFreac
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ausonius

New York

2.13/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Did not note vintage on this 750, unfortunately.

Decent medium red color, & carbonation

Some cherry fruit on the nose, but with huge, overwhelming Brettanomyces

Quite sour on the palate, & again, the huge, overpowering Brett

A one trick pony - the level of Brett is overpowering. Seems almost unhealthy.

Too much, even for this Sour, Funky, Brett Lover.

Seems like an outlier - hope this batch was only one barrel.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 02:27:07 | More by ausonius
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metter98

New York

4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving some wispy lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of sour cherries are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is somewhat sour and has notes of cherries in the flavors.
M: It feels light-bodied and very tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is nice and sour, but the sourness isn't overpowering and is balanced off by the flavors of cherries.

Note: 2012 vintage, 7.2% abv

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 22:15:29 | More by metter98
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml corked bottle into a snifter. 2012 release 7.2%ABV

Pours a dark brownish red with an inch thick white fizzy head that dissipates fairly quickly. no lacing. Smell is big on the cherries, as expected from the style. Good amount of tart cherry taste on this one, not as sour as some other cascade offerings, but more tart. fits with the flanders red style. medium bodied with medium carbonation. Typical drinkability for a flanders red, which means it goes down quite easily.

Overall a good flemish red, especially from an american brewery, but nothing amazing. not worth the price when you have imported reds like rodenbach for half the price and more readily available, but this one is good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 00:28:27 | More by Axnjxn
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a deep burgundy with a bubbly tan crown. roughly 2 fingers worth of foam which quickly fizzles out.

S - the nose is simple but pleasant. Tangy and sweet notes of juicy cherries are the central character. But hints of other red fruit are present. Funky brett character adds complexity along with lacto to create a yogurt note.

T - very little malt character. Tart, tangy and funky. Mostly Cherries but there are hints of other red fruit.

M - lighter side if medium bodied. Medium-high slightly fizzy carbonation.

O - great beer. Bold flavors but each of them layer on top of each other so evenly they are incredibly balanced. Very fresh and natural tasting as well.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 02:54:56 | More by Teleweizen2
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Sliverx for sharing this bottle...

A: Pours a light cloudy red with pink hues around the edges. There is a half finger of light pink/white head that fades fairly quickly. All that remains if a tiny ring of bubbles along the edges of the glass.

S: The nose is tart and biting, with big sour notes. I get cherries and dried cranberries up front with vinegar familiar Cascade scent yeast/barrel treatment.

T: It starts out crisp and cherry forward, but as it heads towards the middle of the beer, it tightens up and gets really sour. That Cascade yeast and vinegar flavor is unmistakable. The finish is sour and fruit. Another nice offering from Cascade

M: Medium bodied beer. It's bright and puckering from start to finish. It coats the palate and dries up in the back end.

O: Very nice beer. You know it's a Cascade sour, and you know it was brewed with cherries. Can you really ask for anything more? I'd love to get me hands on a few more bottles and drink this a few times a year.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 12:03:58 | More by trxxpaxxs
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

2011 vintage. Tasted 3 June 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a medium-dark, clear, ruby amber. Little head, as expected for a sour, and it fizzes and fades quickly. Hefty amount of visible carbonation.

Smell is half acidic sour and half sweet/tart cherry. The smell feels a little funny - it's an odd balance, more sour than fruity, but feels like it'd be better if it tilted more in one direction or the other.

Taste is similar to the smell, though more sour and less fruity. Somewhere around 1/6 cherry, 5/6 muddy acidic sour. There's something about it that's not entirely working for me, some off characters at the edges. It's not powerfully fruity, and it's not clean, and I want it to be one or the other. Basically, the balance feels a bit off.

Feel is light, delicate, and fizzy, like a low-sugar soda. Very nice, and just as it should be.

A decent fruit sour, but among the weaker ones I've had from Cascade. The fruit presence is light, and the sour is muddy and has some slightly off elements. Worth drinking again, but probably not at ~$20 per bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 18:45:18 | More by zeledonia
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Project

A: Plum red in color, the beer yields no head whatsoever. Bubbles do race through what otherwise looks to be a thick body. 3.5

S: The aroma is oaky and dank, but is bolster by an assault of sweet cherries. It certainly doesn't smell like it's going to produce the spine tingling acidity as the apricot version, but it does smell good. 4

T: This kriek tastes much more sweet than I thought it would, but the beer certainly brings it. A deeply enjoyable blend of oak, sweet cherries, slight tartness, but no hit of alcohol. The crisp, clean aftertaste is full of cherries, as well. 4.5

MF: Medium body with a lower than average carbonation. The beer makes my mouth water and keep me coming back for more, seemingly having a never-ending drinkability. 4

O: Really a phenomenally blended beer that lived up to the hype. I didn't give it as high a rating because I wanted it to be more sour, but the cherries stepped up in a big way. You won't go wrong here. 4

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 22:24:13 | More by russwbeck
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled in a chalice from a 750ml bottle purchased at Triangle Wine. 2011 Project.

Reddish brown with a haze and minimal head. Fantastic aroma with sweet and sour cherries. Flavors follow closely with loads of sour cherries and a hint of sweetness while still remaining on the drier side. A nice sour bite without it being completely dominant. The fruit flavors also play a key role with their depth and complexity. The consistency and carbonation are moderate with a smooth and silky finish.

This is an outstanding beer with a great combination of sour bite and fruit flavors. I liked it more and more with each sip. But with a significantly higher price than Rodenbach Grand Cru, I wouldn't make it a regular thing.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 09:42:40 | More by GJ40
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark reddish-brown with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly quickly.

S - Sweet caramel malts, sour cherries, other dark fruits, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, Brett and other funky yeasts, lactic acid.

T - Sweet caramel malts, lots of sour cherries, oak, vanilla, funky Brett and other funky yeasts, lactic acid, bit of brown sugar.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sour, tart, and lightly sweet finish.

D - Great flanders red. Good sourness and overall balance.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 03:46:08 | More by ngeunit1
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SHODriver

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a sinfully dark red that is almost brown with a finger of light tan head that slowly fades into a duvel tulip
S: smells of nice lactic sourness and sour cherries on the nose. slight sweet cherry aroma as well
T: tastes of sour cherry, biting acidity, vanilla and oak good lactic sourness with more cherry and a slight hint of funk. swallow is more sour cherry a bit more oak and a nice lactic sourness on the finish
M: medium in the mouth with soft but assertive carbonation. slightly drying on the finish but not overly so
O: a very good kriek/flanders red. qualities remind me of rodenbach with the oakyness and the sourness is excellent. It's quite good any way you slice it and it drinks pretty easy.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 04:24:05 | More by SHODriver
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