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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Sample pour from Dennis @ Blind Tiger. 2010 Vintage. Pours deep red with a pink head. Aroma is abundant cherry and oak. Taste is incredibly tart but the finish is very balanced. Really terrific.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (204) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2010 bottling. Pours pretty orange-red amber, small ring of bubbles. Aroma has held up well and is maybe my favorite part of this beer: dry sour cherry, oak, light red wine, orange, though also has some slightly volatile chemical notes. Taste is sour pie cherry and preserved lemon, lemon juice, some sweet malts too. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (755) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Tap at brewery. Ruby reddish brown pour. Cherry, red wine vinegar, oak, cinnamon, spice. Medium body with medium sourness. Great balance throughout. Very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
On tap at the brewpub - Pours brown with a light bit of purple and an off-white head. The aroma has heavy cherries, spice, cinnamon, rich berries, red grapes and mild oak. It has a medium rich body with light mild carbonation. The flavor starts out with rich cherries, berries, pleasing tartness and wine barrel. It is quite dry and spicy. The finish has heavy wine barrels and oak along with cherries and phenolic spice. Really solid.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Not enjoying sours. Novelty of this has worn off. Champagne? Yuck. Had this on draft at cascade brewery in Portland.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7663) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle 750 ml at Fruits of the Foeder, 2014-05-17.
2009 vintage, marked 7.3% ABV.
Clear brown color, small white head. Sweet, acidic, some vinegar scent. Acidic, sour taste. Medium mouthfeel, very low bitterness. Acidic aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3610) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Draught @ Cascade, Portland, OR

Pours reddish amber with a smooth head. Aroma of tart berries, sour cherries, wood and yeast. Taste is smooth, slightly malty, sourish and woody with some tart cherries. Finish is smooth and sourish with some maltiness, wood and tart cherries. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1358) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Shared with Zach on a rainy Sunday afternoon, pours a red color with a small head. Nose is cherry, sour and tart with oaky notes. Taste is fruity, with huge Brett and delicious mouth puckering tartness and sourness. Finish is tart sour cherry and moderately long. A great sour! ! Quaff Score 8 / 10

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1315) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bomber. Pours a cloudy red amber with a beige head and tart cherry and oaky aroma. Taste is strong tart and sour up front, lots of sweet, tart cherry with fruits and oak notes leading to a sour finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1509) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Khyber Pass sour event. Comparing a 2009 vintage to the 2014. Notable difference on color. The new one is bright dark red while the 2009 is a much cloudier orange copper. Both are very tart sours. 2009 feels even more sour than the 2014. Big cherry flavors. The fresher version feels smoother and fruitier. The older version is more bracing. GREAT cherry sour!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (898) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle shared at my place with great friends. Small snifter. Pours a reddish brown with minimal head and lacing. The stark aroma hits you with super sour cherries and some wood barrel. The taste is amazing with the cherry tartness hitting quickly, followed by the wooden barrel and other fruits. Finish is somewhat dry and tart, The balance and blend of the cherry flavors, the tartness, and the barrel are simply amazing.


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