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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Bottle: Deep brown mahogany and mostly opaque with a huge, chunky khaki head that settles slowly. Aroma is sour, funky cherry skins. Tart with a dry, musty funk far in the background. Light vanilla and some dry oak in the finish. Taste is plenty of sour cherries and sour grapes with a big vinous and oak flavors. Very nice tartness, gets the saliva glands sweating big-time. Sweet, dying tartness, cherry and grape, oaky finish. Tasty stuff, seems to have more bottle variation than most other Cascades; some bottles have a mild medicinal tone, others are completely void.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1095) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 19, 2015
Caoba oscuro y espuma canela ligera. Aromas limpios de cereza y frutos rojos. Cuerpo medio, fruta roja sobrepasada por una acidez punzante y final seco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1293) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 16, 2015
750ml 2013 bottle pours cloudy dark brown red with small head. Nose is acidic, wet earth, cherry, cola, vinegar, light wet forest funk. Taste is high acidity, earthy, wet ground, damp wood, flemish-red character, cherry and dark tart berry. Not much complexity. Finishes sour, cherry red vinegarette, wet ground, subtle oak vanilla, toast. Fine but simplistic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (323) - Rennes, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2015
75cl bottle, tasting @ Chez Alain, Rennes. Hazy brown with a thin head. Jammed fruits, prunes, wood. Moderate to heavy sour. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (901) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is tart cherries. Taste is much the same, quite sour for a kriek but very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5068) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
750ml corked bottle pours a reddish brown color with a finger of pinkish head that retains well and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is cherries and funk. Taste is very sour with a cherry tartness and fruity sweetness. Light to medium bodied with abundant carbonation. Overall, this is one big sour beast, just like sucking on a whole lemon per sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (3324) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
03.10.2015, 0,75l bottle shared @ home:
Nice slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is rich and sour-ish dry, lots of cherries, oak, berry skin, sorrel, soda powder, mild vinegar, minerals, hints of thinner. Taste is sour-ish dry, berry skin, sour cherries, oak, sorrel, minerals, raw rhubarb, cherry stones. Medium bitterness, dry acidic mouthfeel. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (384) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 1, 2015
Poured into a plastic cup showing dark copper, translucent rims, and an opaque center. The nose shows a very strong oak background with notes of bing cherries. The palate is highly carbonated and full bodied. Strong oak background on the palate with big flavors of sour cherries. A light to moderately intense grassiness appears on the finish and the linger. Personally for my tastes there’s a bit too much oak that does not harmonize with the fruit flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 1, 2015
Mahogany color. Nice tart cherry nose with some woody notes. Nice light crisp tart mouth tons of cherries just shine. Big Puckering lingering finish. Very very nice stuff. Cherries well integrated

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1497) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Taster at the brewery. Deep cherry red with a pink head and lacing. Aromas of tart cherries with a generous amount of funk. Taste is similar, with sour cherry, tartness and funk creating a puckering sip. Medium body and carbonation, prickly mouthfeel and a tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4910) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
Pours a foamy white head atop a deep ruby red body. Nose of sour cherries, spice and red wine barrel. Flavour is nicely sour. Quick finish. Not puckering but very decent.

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