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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

854 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 854
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9%
Wants: 239
Gots: 274 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

MakeMineADoubleJack, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

thedankness, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

LeapintoBeer, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

A-Almost black in the glass, but a clear ruby when pouring, one finger pink head that dissipates instantly.

S-Cherries, not much oak, and slight funk.

T-Mainly cherries, they are not overly sweet though. Mild funk and tart notes. Very mild oak.

M-Lighter nice carbonation.

O-Avoided the cherry flavor being too sweet which was a huge plus for me.

rlee1390, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Big_Dave, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
4.01/5  rDev -5%

750ml corked/caged bottle split between two large snifters. Bottle says it's the 2012 Project (7.2% abv), so I assume it's the 2012 batch. No bottle codes or dates that I can see beyond that. The other glass got more sediment, so I'm reviewing the glass with less sediment -- also, there's a crapload of sediment left in the bottle. Served at fridge temp, which ought to be close to 41 F.

Pours cloudy brownish-red with a smallish light brown head that fades slowly. Lots of very fine, very slow carbonation. Smell is quite tart, rich, cherries. Maybe slightly musty.

Taste is extremely tart, with a very "unripe cherry" sense to it. Very much on the tart side of sweet tart. Some vague bitterness.

Mouthfeel is extremely dry. Overall, this is quite good.

snaotheus, Aug 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

mattmarka1, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of sprat1960
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%

2013 version.

Appearance: Rich dark reddish purple with a brownish tint in color. Cloudy. Completely opaque. A 1-2 finger creamy white head when poured that dies down quickly leaving some remnants of foam on the surface of the beer and sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Fruity with a smooth sour aroma; kind of brandy-like.

Taste: Starts with a delicious fruity flavor (cherry and berries) followed by tart, slightly sour acidic finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, lots of medium carbonation that has a slight fizzy feeling on your tongue.

Overall: Another outstanding Cascade Brewing beer, though not as good as the Apricot or Blueberry in my opinion. High price though at over $30.

sprat1960, Aug 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

sammyg832, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ricecracker420, Aug 01, 2014
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JayPeso, Aug 01, 2014
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kingston2, Jul 30, 2014
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dodsonm13, Jul 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

alexsergio, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Oakhtar, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ironchefkook, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

BIll_Currie, Jul 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.7/5  rDev +11.4%

CraftFan5, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

nkelley77, Jul 17, 2014
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Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.