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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

853 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 853
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9%
Wants: 239
Gots: 275 | 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
Kriek 2012 = 7.2% ABV
Kriek 2013 = 8.17% ABV

Please note which version is being reviewed, if known.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 04-17-2008)
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

MRsojourner, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

switzer, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Acropora, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

WVUbrew, Dec 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

williamjbauer, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
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.

thecheapies, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

nmann08, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

TaborTime, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

berlinabb, Dec 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

tbeq00, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

wiltznucs, Dec 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Cynic-ale, Dec 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

T_Hass, Dec 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Unchi, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

socalbrewlvr, Dec 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

dfhhead25, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

BMart, Nov 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

kris_n, Nov 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

NOLTERN, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Davepoolesque, Nov 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

EliotRosewater, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of MattyBones
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.

MattyBones, Nov 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

cnbrown313, Nov 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Josiah2729, Nov 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Braden, Nov 14, 2013
Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 853 ratings.