Cascade Kriek Ale | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Cascade Kriek AleCascade Kriek Ale
BA SCORE
95.1%
Liked This Beer
4.23 w/ 1,154 ratings
Cascade Kriek AleCascade Kriek Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
cascadebrewing.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

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 = 8.2% ABV
Kriek 2014 = 8.2% ABV
Kriek 2015 = 7.1% ABV

Please note which version is being reviewed, if known.

Added by ccrida on 04-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#927
Reviews:
293
Ratings:
1,154
Liked:
1,097
Avg:
4.23/5
pDev:
8.27%
Alströms:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
255
Gots:
348
Trade:
39
User Ratings & Reviews
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4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VashonGuy
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YalovaIA
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can't believe I never reviewed this. I believe I hauled this back from NC August 2015, beer was treated with TLC since then. Then about 6 months later, its in Arkansas, oh well

Opens with a gentle pop

Pours an effervescent blush color with a sliver of ivory colored head. Decent lacing, minimal head retention

S: Sour & tart cherry

T: Follows the nose, much oaky dress & a little woody hop up front, just a little sweetness from the cherry as well. Bone dryness with a little acidity & sour cherry once warm. Finishes with just enough cherry sweetness to counter the acidity & woody dryness

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation. Enamel clinging stickyness

Very well done, one of the few from these guys that is worth the pricepoint. On point for the style ( which means my wife dislikes it, she likes her Krieks way to sweet )

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Photo of MGibbons
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Novare

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Photo of Hendry
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aisha
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haybeerman
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtk21351
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a dark brown color with a quickly dissipating finger’s worth of white foamy head. No lacing. The smell had some big sweet to sour cherries up front with a dry woodiness underneath. The flavor takes the sour to the sweet to the tart and brings it around into the woodiness. Light dry to wet cherry to woody aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fantastic sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonation seems to run nice and fairly low. Tartness really hits in the feel, long sour harshness feels good. Overall, what a wonderful American wild ale as that’s what I see. I don’t see this much as a flanders, but hey just really good stuff.

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Photo of Blazer22
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, red session. Aroma has dusty wood barrel, fruit pits and barnyard notes. Taste is dry, astringent with wood barrel, musty fruits and some acetic notes.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KingEdward
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 95.1% out of 100 with 1,154 ratings
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