Cascade Kriek Ale
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Cascade Kriek AleCascade Kriek Ale
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Style:
Sour - Flanders Red Ale
Ranked #10
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,456
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 8.04%
Reviews:
303
Ratings:
1,200
From:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
 
Oregon, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
94
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Cascade Kriek AleCascade Kriek Ale
Notes: 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.
Reviews: 303 | Ratings: 1,200 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Keepnitrl:
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Keepnitrl from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%

Sep 06, 2014
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dar482 from New York

4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours in a dark red color with a pink head.

The aroma has sour and tartness along with cherry sweetness. There's some oak and mustiness in there as well.

The flavor follows with a strong punch of sourness along with sour cherries. The sourness is of vinegar, and citric sourness. The cherry sweetness plays well with this along with a strong sweetness and an oak drying on the end.

There's a good amount of carbonation. The beer drinks very well with complexity of fruit, funk, and tartness. This stands well against to Cantillon Kriek.

Oct 28, 2013
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calcnerd from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 02, 2016
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nrs207 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

May 25, 2014
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Jessenimmo from California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Aug 17, 2013
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 2015 bottle poured into a tulip glass. A muddy reddish-copper color with a thin light tan and pinkish head that settled quickly into wispy laces. Charred oak up front on the nose, with prominent cinnamon, cherries, and musty basement. This was puckeringly sour on the palate. Bright tart cherries, more cinnamon, plenty of oak, wine, and raspberries. The finish was dry and left a nice sticky, funky presence.

Aug 07, 2016
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oglmcdgl from Pennsylvania

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

09 caged and corked 750 split with sourbatchkid.

A- opens with a loud pop and pours a ruddy red brown with three fingers of billowy light tan head. Head settles with some time to a cm or so and a few spots of lace.

S- funky oak barrel and apple cider vinegar. Musty attic and red apple skins. Sour cherries and some other vinous like touches.

T- tart and sour up front with the oak and funk. Cherries and some other stone fruit add to the layers of sour and bring some sweetness. Granny smith apples and some apple cider and red wine vinegar.

M- medium to light in body with a nice big fluffy carb that really brings this to another level. Good pucker and it leaves the mouth watering.

D- well this is one hell of a flanders. The cherries while clearly present never over take the red ale. Super refreshing and ill be seeking out more.

Jun 23, 2010
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Teleweizen2 from New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a deep burgundy with a bubbly tan crown. roughly 2 fingers worth of foam which quickly fizzles out.

S - the nose is simple but pleasant. Tangy and sweet notes of juicy cherries are the central character. But hints of other red fruit are present. Funky brett character adds complexity along with lacto to create a yogurt note.

T - very little malt character. Tart, tangy and funky. Mostly Cherries but there are hints of other red fruit.

M - lighter side if medium bodied. Medium-high slightly fizzy carbonation.

O - great beer. Bold flavors but each of them layer on top of each other so evenly they are incredibly balanced. Very fresh and natural tasting as well.

Jul 24, 2013
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RedneckBeerz from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Aug 19, 2013
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cacostaj from Florida

4/5  rDev -5.4%

Jun 28, 2013
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Child_Pugh from Rhode Island

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aug 15, 2015
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mltobin from Connecticut

4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle, 2009 vintage.

The appearance is dark pink with one finger of off-white head. Its` smell has cherry, wood, pear, a bit of funk. A sip of this flanders red and I feel this is more sour than some others of the style. That aspect is fine by me and more of those cherries are still present. Lactic tannins hit the palate through the taste and it ends with some dryness. An enjoyable beer and one that is great to quaff on a hot summer day.

Jul 31, 2011
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mikepcarney from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Please note which version is being reviewed, if known = 2014

May 28, 2015
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Zaphog from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Feb 24, 2013
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TubaDan from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.4%

Oct 19, 2014
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W_Des from North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very rich burgundy. Has a nice sour and oak smell. The body is rich with tart cherries and finishes with the dry finish expected of a red wine.

Jul 05, 2015
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hooliganlife from Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

thanks to ericstl6

vintage 2009

pour was a deep golden red with a very light brown in it. had a bit of a flanders look to it. fizzy head quickly disappears.

nice moderate cherry with a supporting malt presence. hint of funk and oak.

quite tart with a solid cherry flavor. very vibrant. nice malty and funky body is there but overpowered by the cherry. as you can see by the theme, it is VERY cherry forward.

fizzy with a nice solid moderate to high carbonation. tartness really tingles the mouth.

i was quite impressed with this. this has been my 2nd cascade ale and it was every bit delicious. very intense cherry flavor. the price on these isn't the best but the quality is.

Feb 27, 2011
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bs870621345 from Iowa

4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 bottle poured half into my dreamweaver glass and the other into my lost abbey tulip.

Pours a deep cloudy brown color with a quarter inch of head that fades quickly leaving no lacing.

Smell is of cherries, oak, hay, sweet caramel, and a little funk.

Taste is sour cherries and hay up front, caramel in the middle with funk making an appearance, and tart cherries, funk on the end. Moderately long oak finish.

Mouthfeel is moderate and carbonation is prickly. Exactly what I'd expect.

Overally its damn good, not yet great. To me, it seems like Cantillon Kriek mixed with Rodenbach Grand Cru.

Apr 07, 2011
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Elicoleman from Colorado

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

Sep 30, 2015
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MarshallBirdhouse from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Nov 10, 2014
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Phil-Fresh from California

4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2014 Edition -- Draft, Oct 2015

A: Bright, baked cherry aroma with some oak and a trace of spice.

A: Light brown and slightly hazy with no noticeable head.

T: Tart cherry flavors with a slight spice note. The finish is a bit dry with a touch of oak. The strong cherry presence lingers.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer is slightly tannic and lightly acidic on the tongue.

O: Quite delicious, though the cherry presence is still a bit sharp. Overall quite enjoyable.

Oct 08, 2015
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gory4d from Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

Jan 24, 2014
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kingjohnh from New Mexico

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

Aug 24, 2015
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SAWright88 from Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Dec 12, 2014
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Cynic-ale from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Dec 09, 2013
Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 1200 ratings