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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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950 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 950
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 245
Gots: 279 | FT: 29
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.

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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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage unknown, but most likely 2010. Pours a reddish-brown hue with a loose, half-inch head and a hazy clarity. Nose reveals cherries and a suggestion of cough syrup. Taste consistent with nose. This beer is tart, but not overly so. Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with some astringency and a residual burn at the back of the throat. Overall, a solid kriek with some brune-like qualities.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage poured into a cascade snifter.

Brew pours a deep cherry chestnut with a thin head that was gone quick
Nose is fantastic.cherry with some tartness but not too much dark ripe fruit.
Taste to match. Lush dark cherry with a hint of sweet tartness. Oak rounds it out and smooths some of the edges, but there is just enough sharp tartness.
A bit prickly on the feel, but easy drinking.
Fantastic brew. Another winner from cascade. Great kreik, really enjoyable.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a footed glass at Ale Arsenal.

A: No head. Quite dark. Vaguely opaque.

S: Delicious. Balsamic vinegar. Hints of fruit.

T/M: Holy Jesus. This is really good. The mouthfeel shines through. It's scintillating, sparkling, and lightly tart. The flavor is strawberries, sour cherries, and lemon juice. A magnificent sour, with just enough residual sweetness to keep things interesting.

O: Incredible. Highly recommended. Tart-sweet cherries. Phenomenal kriek. Use this to convert those who "don't like sours."

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Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 950 ratings.