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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 22, 2009
Bottle 750 ml Vintage 2008 8.1%
Appearance: mid brownish look , mid haze with above average top with light tan. Some lace. 3+
Nose: sour tartness , straight earthy feel , smooth and clean. Organic soil at finish. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Frontal sourness with hints of cinnamon , sour cherry followed by sweater fruity hints. Finishing with touch of alcohol. Hints of oak around with bit wood. Fairly complex brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2009
really liked this nice beige head amberish color with lotsa sediment haze. nose is funky cherry and barnyard, flavor is definite flanders ale but ohh sooo good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (9200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle from Boston town. A well done Flanders Red, sourish with good cherry taste, always well malted. Good to share, as even a third of the bottle is a bunch of sourness. Dark reddish colour and spider lacey Above average mouthfeel. Good nose. A tad funky sweaty taste in there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Dark garnet color, medium collapsing light brown head. Acetic aroma, wet wood, very ripe fruit. Medium sourness, cherries and cherry pits. Low vinegar levels. Quite fruity. That cherry pit bitterness in the middle. Well made and quite tasty. And a bargain at $10 a bottle. Final thoughts, this seems more a toned down kriek lambic than a Flemish red. Regardless, it’s very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8328) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Authentic sour cherries bloom over and within this Sour Ale’s dusty wilderness, creating a classy and very drinkable nectar which made me want to lick my gums after every sip.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy red.
-I don’t recall smelling sour cherries so neatly in a beer. And on top of that, they are perfectly integrated to the final product.
-The soft but effervescent bubbling makes the mouthfeel even more elegant. The dextrins are also very well calculated.
-Citrusy tartness is long but never overpowering.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2009
750ml bottle at a tasting. Nose is moderately sour, a bit acidic. Taste has big notes of fruity cherry pie. A bit sour and lightly acidic. Finish is a bit dry. nice cherry taste. Great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey (3481) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2009
One of my favorites of the 2009 GABF. Went back to this one on day two. Really well made, with rich cherry flavors and aromas. Great amount of tartness, too. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
POurs deep amber. Nose is sour cherries, funk, sour lactic acid, sweet fruit, wood, wine. Flavor is an incredible balance of sweet fruit and sour sour cherries, big funk, tart fruit. Somehow cascade keeps their sours full bodied, never thin. Awesome! Cascade never disappoints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6571) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2009
GABF 2009, reddish brown, flanders like pour, Cherry filled aroma, notes of belgian funkiness, sour tartness, medium oakiness. well balanced & nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4241) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle thanks to reuben. Ruby brown with light tan head. Cherry aroma fills the nose quite easily, along with noticible osur notes. Cherry, brett, with some oak flavors come together well. Another great sour by cascade, although not as good as others.

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