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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

971 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 971
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 247
Gots: 283 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ccrida on 04-17-2008

This NW style sour red ale is blend of red ales aged in oak barrels for up to eight months, then aged on fresh Bing and sour pie cherries for an additional eight months. Aromas of rich, dark cherries, oak and slight hints of cinnamon are noticed up front. Dark, tart cherries and light spice notes dance on the palate and lead to a rich, dark, tart sparkling finish of dark cherries and oak.

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 = 8.2% ABV

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Ratings: 971 | Reviews: 271
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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing 2013 vintage. Poured from bottle into Duvel glass.

Brick brown color, with reddish large head.

Smells of cherries, faint/mild brett funk, rust, gingerbread, maybe even cocoa.

A very decent kriek this year. Well-balanced, with good sourness, medium body, and interesting fruit and "rustic" notes.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Corked and caged bottle of 2013 Project from Gator Beverage. Poured deep dark red into my tulip with a tall, fizzy pink head that quickly recedes. The head ends up lingering as a very small creamy bubble film on top that is really interesting. Lots of sour cherries on the aroma with some vinegar there, and dry oakiness. Flavor is super sour cherries, with a light vinegar note that is balanced out by the super dry oak flavors. Really nice Kriek that highlights the cherries without being medicinal. Miles better than the Blueberry mess I had last night. Good beer!

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4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Beaten egg-white foam perches on the dusty red decoction.

S - Cherry pie.

T - Musty cherries with wood character and decent funk. Chocolate on the finish

M - Unobtrusive. Tied the beer together nicely.

O - Pretty much the only Cascade sour I was tempted to by a bottle of when I visited their brewpub. Came together really nicely. I find this to be slightly underrated.

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Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 971 ratings.