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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Winter Seasonal. Brewed with 4 types of cherries, aged in oak for one year.
Cascade Kriek Ale spends over 6 months of lactic fermentation and aging in small oak barrels. This "Belgian Flanders Style Red Ale" is refermented with a blend of fresh whole Northwest cherries and then hand bottled. Cascade Kriek Ale is bottle fermented and should be refrigerated or stored at cellar temp and served at 45 to 50 degrees. Note:- ABV varies.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (1079) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is tart cherries. Taste is much the same, quite sour for a kriek but very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
750ml corked bottle pours a reddish brown color with a finger of pinkish head that retains well and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is cherries and funk. Taste is very sour with a cherry tartness and fruity sweetness. Light to medium bodied with abundant carbonation. Overall, this is one big sour beast, just like sucking on a whole lemon per sip.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (4425) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
03.10.2015, 0,75l bottle shared @ home:
Nice slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is rich and sour-ish dry, lots of cherries, oak, berry skin, sorrel, soda powder, mild vinegar, minerals, hints of thinner. Taste is sour-ish dry, berry skin, sour cherries, oak, sorrel, minerals, raw rhubarb, cherry stones. Medium bitterness, dry acidic mouthfeel. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (643) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Poured into a plastic cup showing dark copper, translucent rims, and an opaque center. The nose shows a very strong oak background with notes of bing cherries. The palate is highly carbonated and full bodied. Strong oak background on the palate with big flavors of sour cherries. A light to moderately intense grassiness appears on the finish and the linger. Personally for my tastes there’s a bit too much oak that does not harmonize with the fruit flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4959) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 1, 2015
Mahogany color. Nice tart cherry nose with some woody notes. Nice light crisp tart mouth tons of cherries just shine. Big Puckering lingering finish. Very very nice stuff. Cherries well integrated

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1639) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Taster at the brewery. Deep cherry red with a pink head and lacing. Aromas of tart cherries with a generous amount of funk. Taste is similar, with sour cherry, tartness and funk creating a puckering sip. Medium body and carbonation, prickly mouthfeel and a tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
Pours a foamy white head atop a deep ruby red body. Nose of sour cherries, spice and red wine barrel. Flavour is nicely sour. Quick finish. Not puckering but very decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jultsu (713) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Ruskeahkon punertava, kotikaljamainen olomuoto, niukka vaahto joka häipyy nopeasti reunoille ja pois. Tuoksussa hienoista makeutta, kriekkimäiseen tapaan. Samettisen hapokas, kirpeä omenainen ensipuraisu joka muuttuu makean imelään kirsikkaan. Kuin vihreää kirpeää omenaa söisi. Hyväähän tämä silti.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7681) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
750 ml bottle @ ISKTR V. Pours a dark ruby amber colour with a small head. Aroma of dark cherries, syrupy sweetness and some wooden notes. Flavour of dark cherries, rather heavy sourness, heavy earthiness, sour worms, yeastiness, some spiciness and leather. Medium bodied. Sourness burns a bit too much here. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9210) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
75 cl bottle @ ISKTR V.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with a small head. Sourish fruits on the nose with sweet ripe fruits and caramel, some wooden notes too. Quite tart flavor, some wooden notes, cherries, ripe fruit notes and mild spices. I like the tartness here. Very good.
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