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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

940 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 940
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 243
Gots: 277 | FT: 28
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:
Beer added by: ccrida on 04-17-2008

"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

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

long awaited for me, the cascade kriek, what a true delight! i love the use of multiple cherry types, i think it makes a more layered and interesting beer. i also like its alcoholic strength. its uncommonly strong, which i think forces me to slow it down just a bit and appreciate every sip. its dark red, foggy ruby in color, with an off white head with excellent staying power. it smells only a touch medicinal before the sweeter nature of the cherries crashes into the lactic acidity and sourness. its intense as they get both in aroma and flavor, and the cherries never lose their authenticity in the taste. that medicinal thing is now obviously a product of the higher abv, and i like what it does here, subtle but not absent. rich beer, flush body and warming in the belly. the fruit stays after the sourness subsides on the finish, which is both unique and welcomed, my tongue is in heaven. i like the density of the fruit, the body of the beer that is never for a second syrupy or thick like these can get on the cheap end. definitely brilliantly crafted. worth the wait and the hype, i love it. takes the style somewhere new, and thats always a pleasure to ride along with.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.64/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.8/5  rDev +13.7%

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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a murky reddish brown with a short lived head. The aroma is a bit funky, almost stinky as some may say, Barnyard. The cherries come through nicely as well.

Pops the mouth, puckers like a sour candies. Completely wild and has excellent cherry flavor. Oak, cherry, lemon rind acidity, slightly toasty malt flavor. Delicious and very sour. The beer is great to sip and savor.

Overall, this is an exceptional American made sour kriek. Very lively and alcohol is well hidden. World class beer and worth every penny.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 940 ratings.