Cascade Kriek Ale | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Kriek AleCascade Kriek Ale
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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
Ranking:
#959
Reviews:
294
Ratings:
1,166
pDev:
8.27%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled in a chalice from a 750ml bottle purchased at Triangle Wine. 2011 Project.

Reddish brown with a haze and minimal head. Fantastic aroma with sweet and sour cherries. Flavors follow closely with loads of sour cherries and a hint of sweetness while still remaining on the drier side. A nice sour bite without it being completely dominant. The fruit flavors also play a key role with their depth and complexity. The consistency and carbonation are moderate with a smooth and silky finish.

This is an outstanding beer with a great combination of sour bite and fruit flavors. I liked it more and more with each sip. But with a significantly higher price than Rodenbach Grand Cru, I wouldn't make it a regular thing.

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Cascade Kriek Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 1,166 ratings
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