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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011 Rerate: 2010 release. Huge lactic acidity. Nice subtle cherry fruitiness. The arid really pops in this beer now, and I like the balance much better than I used to. Cascade is really making some of the best sour beers in the country now. Original rating: 2008 release. Bottle declares 8.1% abv. This was a nice find at Beer Revolution. More of a dark ripe cherry in the aroma with a nice lactic kick and a touch of vanilla. The flvor is nicey sour but remains balanced with a touch of residual sugar and an overall moderate level of acidity. Cherry is there but nowhere as intense as some Belgian krieks. Medium to light bodied and medium high on the spritz. Enjoyable stuff but not the most complex for the style and misses the funk of a lambic based kriek, which always provides a nice counter. (7,3,8,4,14: 3.6)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Pours a deep, muddy tea brown with an aroma of wet cedar and leafy cherries taken from the earth after a light rain in October. Flavor is cherry cedar, cherry, limeade, and lemon juice. Oily mouthfeel. Wow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2010
$18.99/750ml. Vintage 2009. Consumed June 2010. Pours a murky reddish-brown with a nice head that fades. The aroma is sweet, sour, and cherries. The taste is very sour, very much like vinegar but a fruity vinegar. Very acidic in your mouth and it makes you lick your lips just as their Apricot which I find to be the better of the two.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
750ml Bottle (at 7.3%ABV per the bottle): Aroma of cherries, oak, funk, and light acetic acid. Poured brown/dark orange/red with a small, light brown head that disappeared very quickly. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet and medium tart. Tastes of cherries, funk, barnyard, oak, and acetic acid. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Heavily sweet, lightly tart, cherry, funk, and oak finish is dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5850) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
(750ml bottle 2008 vintage thanks to Exiled) opaque ruby red with a ring of light tan bubbles. Nose is funky wet barrel, sour cherry and salty. Taste of real sour cherries, wet barrel, funky, with a very nice carbonated and sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Draft at Brouwers Sour Ale Fest 10’. Pour is a deep ruby red with hints of a deep grape like purple. Small faint pink head lingers on top. Nose is big on cherries, grape, vinegar, oak, Brett, and more cherry. Taste is a cherry slap in the face, grape, oak, and vinegar. The vinegar truly burns your throat but isn’t overpowering. The body is creamy, and sparkles like a nice champagne. Great Kriek. Wonderful sour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6095) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. It was part of a great tasting that included seven bottled Cascade sours. 2008 vintage. The beer pours a hazy brownish-red color with a white head. The aroma is cherries, oak and vanilla. The flavor is more of the same with a large amount of cherries complimented by the characteristics of barrel aging. Low to medium tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5046) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
bottle thanks to mora2000 or exiled. deep amber with a cream head. nose is wood, cherries, light tartness, and more wood. smooth on the plate, flavor is cherries, wood, fruit peels, and tannins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2010
750ml bottle thanks to SincereNC. I split this with a couple friends and it was pretty good. Dark and cloudy red with a sour cherry aroma to it. The flavor was acidic and sour and also had interesting cherry flavors which balanced out the beer nicely. The alcohol was well restrained and I would definitely buy this again if it were not so expensive. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-15-2010 22:28:06 --

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2010 A hazy red brick color in the pour with no head. Tart fruit aroma with a hint of vinegar. Sour fruit, cherries, balsamic vinegar, grapes and barrels. All sorts of yum in the flavor. Bright, sparkly mouth feel that finishes dry. It’s not overly complex but it is darn good!

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