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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

799 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 799
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9%
Wants: 228
Gots: 258 | FT: 26
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
Kreik 2012 = 7.2% ABV

Please note which version is being reviewed, if known.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 04-17-2008)
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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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Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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