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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

810 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 810
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9%
Wants: 229
Gots: 259 | 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
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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mquartuccio87

New York

3/5  rDev -28.9%

10-26-2013 03:47:55 | More by mquartuccio87
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-25-2013 03:49:06 | More by TimoP
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

10-23-2013 22:20:29 | More by Pdrufo
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johntfox

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-16-2013 20:28:40 | More by johntfox
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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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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-14-2013 14:39:22 | More by ShemRahBoo
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halo913

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

10-13-2013 13:22:27 | More by halo913
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-12-2013 14:47:35 | More by NickyDee21
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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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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-09-2013 14:54:49 | More by JeffTheJuice
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-08-2013 00:03:16 | More by ThreeFishes
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-05-2013 06:51:28 | More by MarkyMOD
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

3/5  rDev -28.9%

10-03-2013 22:19:02 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-02-2013 22:58:10 | More by TKEbeerman
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Nightrain87

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-02-2013 00:23:48 | More by Nightrain87
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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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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-30-2013 23:07:43 | More by Dicers
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dipso123

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-29-2013 19:48:35 | More by dipso123
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-25-2013 00:31:40 | More by kaelingirl
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Prospero

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-23-2013 16:46:42 | More by Prospero
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-22-2013 23:54:39 | More by Kmat10
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scotv

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-22-2013 00:28:08 | More by scotv
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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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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-19-2013 00:26:15 | More by IrishColonial
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-17-2013 02:27:47 | More by HopsMatt
Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 810 ratings.