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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

818 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 818
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9%
Wants: 230
Gots: 263 | 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
Kreik 2012 = 7.2% ABV

Please note which version is being reviewed, if known.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 04-17-2008)
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Duff27

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 version

Short head, some collar. Light murky red brown body.

From the smell one would know they're in for something.

Wooo! Cherries aplenty. I'd give it an 8.5 out of 10 on the sour scale.

Medium carbonation, medium mouthfeel.

I don't want to say one dimensional. Ecause that would be doing it a disservice but Kriek says "here I am, drink me!" just puts it right I the forefront. Thanks for the share 4DAloveofSTOUT.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 01:19:49 | More by Duff27
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M27

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-01-2012 19:40:13 | More by M27
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 759 ml bottle into a 10 oz chalice.

A- pours a dirty burnt orange with a 1 finger off-white head. Ring of lacing coats the glass just above the surface of the beer.

S- blare amounts of sour and tart cherries. Some funk and pale malt as well.

T- sour, funk and tart cherries. Taste follows the nose almost identically.

M- medium body and carbonation. Fairly acidic but doesn't linger in the aftertaste.

O- good sour, but actually thought this would have a little more cherry flavor then it did. Would purchase and drink again though.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 01:26:32 | More by kawilliams81
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Public87strain

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-14-2012 23:03:24 | More by Public87strain
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Gmann

New York

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

2009 Vintage. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a short moderately bubbled head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma is of cherry juice with hints of the oak barrel. Strong lemony sourness with some vinegar notes. There is a musty aroma from the yeast. Fair balance between the fruit and sour aromas.

Quite sour in the taste, not too vinegary which is good. Sour cherries serve to give the fruity flavor to the brew, which is then taking over by the sharp lactic sour flavor. Has a lemony and limey sourness and a hint of the oak. Kind of hard for me to get past the sour flavor.

The feel is light and extremely fizzy. Sour all over the palate from start to finish.

I would like the cherry flavor to come out some more. Sours are exactly my favorite style so I need to get more of the fruity flavor. Its well made and I am sure it is good for the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 00:11:31 | More by Gmann
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-31-2012 20:13:13 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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sukwonee

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-29-2012 16:23:01 | More by sukwonee
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KBennall

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-25-2012 16:01:31 | More by KBennall
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HopsJunkiedotcom

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-22-2012 22:36:13 | More by HopsJunkiedotcom
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-21-2012 02:08:19 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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srandycarter

California

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Murky dark raw honey. Off white head, tight bubbled. Not much lace.

S - Bread and band aids.

T - Cooked deep sweet cherries mixed with sour fresh cherries. Malt in the back, the band aid thing still lingering.

M - Medium body, good balance and carb.

D - Not a bad beer. Would have again.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 04:49:00 | More by srandycarter
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RickS95

Indiana

3.15/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Certainly looks the style, pouring a reddish brown color. No head, just a slight light brown ring of tiny bubbles around the rim.

I love the smell. Notes of both sweet and tart cherries. There's a bit of Belgian yeast like scent that brings out both the sweetness and tartness, just in the smell alone.

Wow. If I didn't know it was cherries, I would guess it to be vinegar. No many how many times I try, I don't understand the style.

The level of sourness is extreme. It almost takes your breath away. It simply coats your tongue and you just start to salivate. Very unpleasant.

It might be a good beer for the stle, but in general, it's almost not drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 02:06:15 | More by RickS95
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 Vintage

I've passed up the chance to try this beer on numerous occasions, figuring that one day I would be on the west coast and would have a chance to try it. Ladies and gentlemen, that day has finally come.

I can say wholeheartedly and without reservation that, yes indeedy, this is a Flanders Red Ale. Gets better as it warms up with the nose and tart flavor profile gradually stepping up a notch. The lacto is present and noticeable, but thankfully it does not hijack the whole ride and merely accents on the back side. This is quite nice, quite nice. A really well done production that pulls off a difficult style. Long live the American brewer. I look forward to trying more of the wild ales, sours, and the like from Cascade.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 05:31:01 | More by RblWthACoz
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Hands22

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-07-2012 22:25:34 | More by Hands22
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stealth

Minnesota

4.93/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love sours, and I love this beer. This is ranks near, or at the very top in regards to outright sourness. What a sour beast. Nice looking pour,super murky, great lacing. Taste is very fruity up front then sour, sour, sour. Coats your mouth nicely - almost syrupy in its feel, but the beer itself is still medium-bodied.

One bottle is a task for the mouth to handle. Really makes your palate work overtime. Great sour that any sour fan should try at least once.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 09:43:02 | More by stealth
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birchstick

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-04-2012 02:06:49 | More by birchstick
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-04-2012 01:02:51 | More by bsuedekum
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EricCioe

Montana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-29-2012 16:58:00 | More by EricCioe
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popery

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

04-27-2012 22:36:50 | More by popery
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csiewert

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-27-2012 15:31:52 | More by csiewert
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-24-2012 22:40:26 | More by hansgruber
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wethorseblanket

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-22-2012 02:13:37 | More by wethorseblanket
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GlassHalfFull

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great sour that starts off a little more reserved than the coveted Sang Noir. Very light cherry flavor with a relaxed sour tartness. I've been finding my sour tongue, and this is a good one if you're new to the type. A little spendy, but worth it every-so-often. Would go well with dessert.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2012 01:49:06 | More by GlassHalfFull
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

04-22-2012 01:34:53 | More by Beerontwowheels
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CoryR

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-20-2012 04:28:32 | More by CoryR
Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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