Cascade Kriek Ale | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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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
Ratings:
1,134
Reviews:
290
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
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252
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348
For Trade:
39
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml corked bottle into a snifter. 2012 release 7.2%ABV

Pours a dark brownish red with an inch thick white fizzy head that dissipates fairly quickly. no lacing. Smell is big on the cherries, as expected from the style. Good amount of tart cherry taste on this one, not as sour as some other cascade offerings, but more tart. fits with the flanders red style. medium bodied with medium carbonation. Typical drinkability for a flanders red, which means it goes down quite easily.

Overall a good flemish red, especially from an american brewery, but nothing amazing. not worth the price when you have imported reds like rodenbach for half the price and more readily available, but this one is good nonetheless.

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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.

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Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.18 out of 5 based on 1,134 ratings.
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