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RATINGS: 486   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
changeup45 (1727) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2010
We just got a few Cascade brews in Florida. Nice! 2009 bottle. This pours a murky brownish-red color that’s topped with a decent sized head. Fresh cherries in the aroma along with sour funk, barrel notes and vines. Flavors follow suit; this isn’t intense but still plenty sour with enough complexity. Vinous and berry notes add a light prickly scratchy element to the tart cherries, oak and sour funky notes. A bit dry in the finish. This is very drinkable for a sour while not really lacking anything. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1736) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2010
750 mL bottle from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville (2009 Bottling listed at 7.3% ABV). Reddish-brown pour with a champagne-like fizzy head. Aroma of tart berries, apple cider vinegar, and hints of Earth. Very tart flavor; cherries and lemon come to mind. Alcohol is not detected at all. While this is good, and certainly tart, there is a complexity that is laking that I was really hoping to get from this beer. This is still great, but at over $20 a bottle on the East Coast it’s a little hard to justify given some of the other options.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palidor19 (3113) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2010
this beer brings a strong flavors of wood and cherry juice along with a super tart citrus, almost vinegar flavor to it. the palate is medium build and the carbonation is strong. this is a winner for those who like this style.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
nick76 (4336) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2010
The aroma is sweet and sour with fruity cherries. The appearance is cloudy red. The taste is like the aroma and not too good. The palate is average. Overall I don’t like sour beers so this is not impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
Pours a murky dark red color with a thin beige head. Appealing aroma of cherries and sourness. Very good flavor of cherries, sourness, yeast and dryness. The body is light with a dusty texture and soft carbonation. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4024) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Draft at GABF 2009. Nose of sweet cherries, brown sugar, and oakiness. M<urky brown with a big beige head. Flavor is cherries, sugar, and very light tart notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8989) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid reddish brown with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is tart cherry, earthy, with oaky and slight cinnamony hints. Tastes earthy, tart, with fresh cherry, some oaky, and smooth throughout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. (Vintage 2009) Split with James and Dallas. Pours an electric, turbid mahagony amber with a thin, lacy white head. Aroma of fresh ripe, juicy cherries, Luden’s cough drops, and a hint of funk and lemon zest. Medium boided with a full, heavy, sticky-sweet palate. Something very unsual and pleasant about the mouthfeel of this sour; a robustness balances out the extreme tart. Finishes with an expectedly sour bite. Fantastic sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6939) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2010 Bottle split with Dallas, reads 7.3% abv 2009 Bottling. Pours a dark, dark hazy red body with no head and minimal lacing. Aroma is fresh, ripened cherries and tart. Mouthfeel is EXTREME tart with delicious notes of sour cherry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2010
750mL bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown. Aroma has a ton a of mildly tart fresh cherries, sweet citrus, and a bit of oak. Taste has lots of cherry peel, tart cherry fruit, and very strong acidity. Disappointing absence of funk. Finish has a lot of cherry peel with some lemon peel bitterness.


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