Cascade Glueh Kriek
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This oak aged blend of Bing and Sour pie cherry sour red ales has been steeped on spices fresh from Grenada and wild flower honey, served with a slice of orange at 70 C deg. Itís like Christmas in a glass before the credit card bill comes due!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14313) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Served hot at the barrel house, PDX with a slice of orange swimming up top as described above, 11/11/14. Rich burgundy with moderate dirty crimson spotting. Nose is rich cherries, spice, orange peel, clove. Taste comprsies big cherry licks, glazed cherries, liquorice, stepped orange peel, clove, spice. Medium bodied, warming close. Ok for what it is but I struggle to hold this winter novelty up against any top draw sours in terms of a RB score!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (1540) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
On ítapí at the barrel house. Stolen from Douglas. A: Dark red color, opaque fluffy pink head. N: Oranges, mulled spices, apple cider, clove, some cinnamon, cherry, all-spice. T: Sour and sweet, but not sweet-tart. Spicy. M: Light body, carbonation a bit lost in the warmth, no alcohol. O: A very nice sour with an interesting twist that could have come off as a gimmick if this wasnít successful. Instead, itís a good after skiing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UDBeernut (2312) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2014
On tap at the barrel house, when taped run throw a heat exchanger in hot water to warm up, served with an orange wedge with spices. Nose is full of cherry, cinnamon. Hotness brings of the cherry, nutmeg, cinnamon. Light tartness. iMo, this is perfect on the damp dreary day that it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (1490) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Tap at Cascade Brewing. Poured hot dark brown with red hues, pink head, orange wedge. Aroma is strong of orange, citrus, clove, cinnamon. Taste is sour, warm, lots of baking spices, cloves. This is the craziness beer Iíve had- itís super fun. Overall, very weíll done, very fun and quite tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7861) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Served at 160 witha wedge of orange. This mulled kriek really hits the spot on a chilly day. 1 part hot cider, 1 part cherry sour. Very unique and very tasty. Great sipper."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (8938) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
Draft - Orange, cinnamon and some light clove. Clear reddish orange with a huge pink head. Pie crust, cooked orange and spices. My palate is in heaven, this is remarkably good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2715) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Had this at the Cascade Barrel House. I would have passed on this if it was not for Doug. This is a very interesting beer, from start to finish. A sour cherry beer heated and spiced. Very tasty. Served with and orange slice and cloves.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (4231) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Tap at Cascade Brewing, Portland. Served as warm with slice of orange. Colour is deep red with small bubbly white head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, cherries, sweetness and spices. Beer? Hard to say...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7583) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2013
What a treat! In a small keg, served hot with a orange slice in it..orange slice you say..BS! No this is good. Pours a dark ruby color with no head. Huge spices, cherries and orange in the nose. The flavor is wonderful as well with huge cherries, spices, some lemon peel , nutmeg especially. This works to perfection. Just excellent brew. World class ingenuity. Now, I donít drink this all day every day, but for what it is: itís awesome.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kbodnar77 (2) - USA - DEC 6, 2013 does not count
Served hot, and with a wedge of cloved orange, this drink exemplifies the holidays! Cascade makes this beer by taking their already amazing Kriek, and aging it for two weeks with mulling spice. The result is a beer served hot, with a cherry red color, cider/tea aroma, and a flavor too amazing to describeÖbut I will try. As you raise the glass to your mouth, the aroma of the mulling spices gives you the feel of a hot cider on Christmas. Upon first taste, the sourness of the Kriek comes through, which is followed quickly by a cinnamon, clove and nutmeg flavor from the mulling spices, and finishes with a slightly tart pie cherry. As I got about halfway through the glass, the citrus flavor of the warmed orange wedge accompanies the pie cherry on the back end of the flavor. Overall, there is no way to do this drink justice with words. I will tell you this, you havenít lived until youíve tried it!

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