Cascade Kriek Ale | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Kriek AleCascade Kriek Ale
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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:
#1,039
Reviews:
297
Ratings:
1,170
pDev:
8.27%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
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4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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

750 mL corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass

2013 project, opened on the date of this review.

Leather-mahogany appearance, effervescent with low viscosity, resulting in a quickly dissipating head.

Funk-forward nose, with lots of surrounding oak, tart cherries and must. A bit more cherry-forward in its flavors, while aging has mellowed any sharp sour aspects, revealing more malty sweetness. Plenty of brett-funk and dry grassy notes, layering the flavor profile. Brew has relatively long finish, dry and berry tart.

This holds up really well in storage. I've had this fresh several times, it's actually easier to throw back with a few years under its belt.

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Photo of Roustabout
4.77/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Best US-made Kriek I've laid hands on, and in competition for my favorite full-stop. Leathery funk and cherry pit. Somehow outside the realm of what humans are usually allowed to put in their mouths. Yeah. Ok. Yeah.

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4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 project

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4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jpro
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lofreqwave
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Noles9585
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yoshie
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Vibrant and clear ruby gem-red with a creamy collar and a wild array of soft, creamy lace.

Smells of spiced, charred oak, and fresh cherries migrate nicely to the palate with juicy cherry pie filling and dry, spiced oak while tinglingly sour and kind of thin.

2016 vintage

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

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4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | 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

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

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

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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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Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 1,170 ratings