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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

872 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 872
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 237
Gots: 277 | 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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4/5  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
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

kk73, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

sfr26, Nov 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

foxyaardvark27, Nov 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

DanE, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BillRoth, Nov 11, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bomber to a snifter, 2012 project

Pours a very dark ruby/brown, almost burgundy with a finger of slightly tinged reddish brown foam, which receded to a frothy ring about 60 seconds after the pour. Lacing is full and thick, mild carbonation and no transparency

Could smell a shot of vinegar when I popped the cork. Smells of sour cherries, vinegar, oak, tart apple, oak, and a nice blast of funk with a bit of alcohol. Very sour, clears my nose and twists it around

Taste is with the nose pretty well, big upfront shot of sour cherry followed by some tart apple and grape vinegar notes. Finishes with nice woody oak and a faint sweet malty funk and a touch of booze. Comes together well

Feel is impressively highly sour, right on the same level as Supplication, Oude Tart, and La Folie. Booze is concealed pretty well, pretty smooth on the way down. mouthgasm

Overall an incredible beer, another solid offering from Cascade. Not for the faint of heart

lordofstarside, Nov 11, 2013
Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 872 ratings.