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:
1,146
Reviews:
292
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark reddish-brown with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly quickly.

S - Sweet caramel malts, sour cherries, other dark fruits, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, Brett and other funky yeasts, lactic acid.

T - Sweet caramel malts, lots of sour cherries, oak, vanilla, funky Brett and other funky yeasts, lactic acid, bit of brown sugar.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sour, tart, and lightly sweet finish.

D - Great flanders red. Good sourness and overall balance.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a sinfully dark red that is almost brown with a finger of light tan head that slowly fades into a duvel tulip
S: smells of nice lactic sourness and sour cherries on the nose. slight sweet cherry aroma as well
T: tastes of sour cherry, biting acidity, vanilla and oak good lactic sourness with more cherry and a slight hint of funk. swallow is more sour cherry a bit more oak and a nice lactic sourness on the finish
M: medium in the mouth with soft but assertive carbonation. slightly drying on the finish but not overly so
O: a very good kriek/flanders red. qualities remind me of rodenbach with the oakyness and the sourness is excellent. It's quite good any way you slice it and it drinks pretty easy.

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4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011 Project

Dark ruby color with just under a finger worth of head that quickly settled to a ring around the glass. Some spotty lacing is left down the glass.

I smell a lot of cherry upfront. Smells acidic and tart with hints of green apple. Mild oak notes round out the impressive aroma.

Truly sour tasting. Plenty of tart cherries. Little bit of funk but this one is mostly acidic. Is a bit one note. Better like cherries if you are drinking this beer.

Undercarbonated but otherwise a solid body. Needs some more life to lift the flavors.

A good sour. The cherries overpower some of the subtleties but it does deliver as promised.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL (2011 project) into a snifter. Pours a clear brownish amber w/ a 1-finger head that settles to a collar w/ some film across the top.

Aroma is mostly oak, cherries, and tart funk. Pretty much what I expected.

Taste follows nose. High lactic acidity, super dry oak, sweet cherries, maybe a touch of vanilla.

Mouthfeel is clean and smooth with a bone-dry finish.

Overall a solid Flanders red, right up there with any of the others that I've tried. Only problem? At almost twice the price of something like Rodenbach Grand Cru, it isn't twice as good.

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the bottle.

Appearance: Deep dark brown with red edges. Tiny off-white head.

Nose: Tart, abrasive, cherry jumps out. The nose is dominated by pure black cherry and sour lemon juice with a bit of some caramel sweetness in the background. Really nice, pure, cherry aromas.

Taste: Very sour up front with even more cherry, plenty of nice juicy green apple, and a lot of cherry warhead sweetness on the finish. It ends up being a bit one-note, but its a really nice note.

Mouthfeel: A little flat and thin for the amount of flavor packed in there.

Overall: Nice sour here. Doesn't stand up to the big classic Flemish reds, but it's definitely a nice cherry-packed twist.

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Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.18 out of 5 based on 1,146 ratings.
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