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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popery (1993) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Tasty beer. This beer really needs to warm up bring out sufficient sour punch, but, once it hits a good temperature, it can legitimately compete with the big boys from Belgium. The aroma has lots of sour cherry pie and wood. The woody aroma is particularly interesting. It has a sort of cork/walnut character to it. There’s some interesting spice in there, as well. Light lemons and yogurt foreshadow the pucker. Taste is a bit simpler than the aroma. Good but not incredible pucker. More lemons. Earthy yeast undertones. Drying finish. Not too much vinegar. Very nice lingering aftertaste of cherry skins, lemon zest and unsweetened yogurt. Mouthfeel started off rather effervescent, but I took my time with the beer and it mellowed nicely. Appearance is a deep maroon, increasingly cloudy as you go through the bottle. Cascade is one of the best American brewers of sours, and this kriek is an excellent example of their prowess.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2010 bottle. pours a dirty plum brown with a small dirty white head. aroma is a nice leathery, creamy cherry, with some really nice sour lactic character. moderate-heavy cherry yogurt sourness. super dry. nice, earthy, leather-laden, creamy sour cherry beer. liked the sharp lactic sourness and creamy pie and earthy sweetness balance. seemed a bit muddled, but remains super drinkable, and accessible even for those new to sour beers. super tasty, like the vast majority of these cascade sours.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2010
opaque brown ruby, thick lightly pink cream head. Lightly nutty and metallic nose, strong cherry syrup in the back with a lightly spicy yeast and a touch of funk. Front palate is zesty, lots of cherry pit and lemon with light acetone. Finishes a bit sweet, creamy yeast and more cherry skin with light brett funk lingering through the finish. Nice finish, a bit filmy on the tongue and with light nail polish. Also a bit simple, but the well rounded cherry shines here in a nice balance that isn’t muddled by acidity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2012 Bottle. Pours a cloudy, amber-red with a moderate, off-white head. Strong fruit aroma with prominent berry notes. Flavor is sweet, tart, fruity, with defnite notes of cherries and almonds. Also lightly woody. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes tart, sweet, a bit acidic and dry. Very good stuff. (3.9)

Bottle (vintage 2010) at The Fruit Sour Tasting, London. Pours cloudy, ruby-brown with a faint, white film. Tart, fresh berry nose. Light sweet flavor with huge tartness, jammy cherry, light dryness. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Super sour and acidic to finish, pleasant cherry notes. Plenty of lip-quiver on the back of this one. Good, if pretty intense. (3.8)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Brown pour, off-white head. Very tart cherry nose, funk, dark fruit, grape. Nice puckering red cherry flavor, fig, wine notes, wood, hay. Complex And refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2010
09 bottle from Ben, thanks! Shared at the 2010 Metro Detroit tasting. Poured a clear deep red with a thick white head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma was full of tart cherries and had a bit of a dry note. Flavor was a bit weaker with the tart cherries, a bit of funk and a nice dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2010
bottle sampled at LIC beer fest - cherries are really strong in here, but taste a bit artificial and acetone.. lots of sharp lactic acids and light cherry, fruity funk. Pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle. Burnt orange pour with a nice cream head. Aroma of lemon, cherry, and slight barnyard. Flavor is strong of sour apple skins with a background of nail polish. There’s a lingering sharpness and tartness with some dry hops. Nice tartness and strong and potent, like I like my sours.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Pours a clear, pale red with a tall, loose light pink head. Full sour aroma with cherry tartness and a lot of lactic fermentation notes. Very bright as well as funky. The flavor is bracingly tart complete with salivary gland cramping on the first sip. Light cherry notes are entwined with a complex barrel-aged, multi-faceted fermentation profile. Very light body whose intense sourness makes it seem to float above the tongue on the way down while stimulating the soft palate. This is a good one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14929) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle thanks to Pollack. Pours dirty brown with tan head. Nose of funk and cherry. Taste of sour cherry, funk and oak. Tart.


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