Cascade Kriek Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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4.2/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ML Corked bottle / 2008 bottling
Thanks to dear ole' Mom, who lives down the road from the brewery, for picking this up for me on her last trip down to California. Luv ya!
A: Assertive "Pop" when removing the cork. Poured into a brandy snifter. Effervescent carbonation produced a small but decent head before dissipating quickly. Color is muddy cranberry brown and has a very attractive glow in the glass. I've had this sitting upright in the fridge for a month and was careful not to disturb any trub in the bottle...I would like to see the beer a bit cleaner.
S: All the expected components for this style are present in the aroma, but more on the subtle side. Tart, cherry fruitiness cuts through the mellow funk and caramel malt that lay down quietly in the background. Spicy red wine (think peppery Zinfandel in oak) in the background. Pleasant.
T: I am really enjoying this. The flavors have mellowed nicely over the years this has been aging in the bottle. Even the sour bite, while ever present, is rounded out by hints of caramel, baked bread, musty wet wood, and vanilla.
M: Prickly carbonation bounces off the tongue at first, but quickly gives way to a medium bodied blanket that lays down nicely. As expected, the carbonation sting dies down as the beer warms in the glass.
O: Sour, with subtle funk...fruit...and caramel with generous carbonation . Very drinkable for the style. I suspect that the time spent aging this one added quite a bit to the experience. I will go searching for a few more bottles of this 2008 before they are all gone. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2011 20:25:32 | More by BeerOnTheWall
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Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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