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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - APR 28, 2010
Pours clear red-brown with a small head. Aroma-oak, cherry, tart, slight earthiness but clean. Taste- nice woody, cherry sourness and brett funk. Finish is long lasting, tart cherry goodness and medium, mouth-coating body. Excellent. $22.99 @ City Beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2010
Fantastic! Cherry flavors? I don’t know --- it’s just a fantastic flavor, light sourness - perfect!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7244) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2010
750 ml bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy brown color with a medium pink/white head. The nose is great; tart barrel and funky notes, cherries, noticeable acidic like notes. The flavor is great; sour, acidic, but a rich sweet cherry and mellow barrel as well. Woody, almost hot and acidic in your throat, loads of cherries. A great merge of fruit, barrel and sourness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
A: The pour is a hazy dark brown with plenty of read highlights and a thin light red head. S: A really interesting and earthy bouquet with plenty of oak cherries. There’s a definite tartness to the nose as well. T: The flavor is similar to the nose but a little more complex and interesting. In addition to the oak and earthiness there’s also some chocolate, tobacco, and perhaps leather with some nice cherry and tart flavors as well. M: The body is medium with a fairly full level of carbonation and a dry finish. D: I’d heard mixed reviews of this beer, but found it to be very enjoyable. I’d be happy to have this one again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2010
750ml shared by my stepfather - thanks, Peter! Dark and dusky reddish pour, with a few floaties and a very thin scrim on bubbles on top. Resinous scent of cherry pits and skins, very moderate funk, and a nicely rounded wood element bringing it together. Slight sweetness in the taste is a bit distracting, and the palate is a bit on the thin side. Competent but not a mind-blowing kriek.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark red with beige head. Nose of dark cherries. Not as sour as some. Seems to border on a kriek and a sour... they’re not necessarily the same style. Some vanilla, cherry skins, fruit, and oak. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Pours a murky ruby brown with a light tan head. Nose shows cherry juice and tart cherry skin, mild almond, some funk and yeast character, pie spices. Flavor is tart with a Flemish aspect, pie spices, vanilla and almond, cherry skins. Palate is tart and spicy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2010
2008 750ml bottle into snifter. Pours a dark red copper with small pink/beige head. Aroma is sour cherries, lilac, subtle honey, and gueuze - can tell this will be good by the smell alone. Taste is tart tart sour cherries, grapes, lemon/lime citrus on a bed of oak - sour as can be and I love it! Very crisp carbonation, which is great considering the distance this bottle traveled. Excellent Kriek, probably the best I’ve had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2010
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 In short: A lot of juicy cherries in a dry barnyard wild beer with a slight Flemish Sour character. Kick-ass.
How: Bottle 750ml. A few times. This rating for a bottle that must be between 6 and 12 months of age
The look: Cloudy brownish red topped by a very small beige head
In long: The intense nose is full of cherries on top of a horse blanket. Taste starts with lots of juicy cherries. This thing packs a lot of cherries. Unlike true Belgian krieks the cherries really come through strong, juicy and fresh. After the initial juicy cherries attack the beer morphs and brings a bone dry finish. Sourness and acidity is relatively low (for the style) and the beer is more barnyard and dusty dry than sour and acidic. The beer also has a rather strong tannic character that I usually get in Flemish Sours. This is a great creation even if it does not taste like a “real” Kriek. For someone who knows beer and geography as much as I do it is obvious that this beer is not an authentic cherry lager from the Belgium province of Texas.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3479) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle at the de-boned chicken tasting. Pours a hazy brown with some floaties. Quite sour and fruity with lots of berry aromas. Hints of marzipan (from the cherry pits?). Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Sour finish.


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