Cascade Kriek Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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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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