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RATINGS: 425   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (287) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1051) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Out of a bottle in flight at Harry’s Hofbrau. Tart, mild cherry. Hazy brownish res with off white head that collars. Taste is overt cherry pie with sweet tarts finish. Semi-dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"light cherry and sour/funky aroma followed by a rather light feel and flavor as well. 2008 bottling...wondering if the cherry and or sour aspects have faded a bit. still tasty. nothing wrong with this beer, but it was the most expensive beer of the night and i’m scoring it lower than just about all of the others. i was expecting a little more fruit and/or sour/tartness. slightly fresher = slightly better, but the apricot kicks this one butt :)"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4228) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 Foggy guava color, fine grained head. Wine bottle, bad label. Sour fruity, lambicky aroma. Tongue - curling sourness. Kicks tail. ’Nuff said. Thanks to the fellow Ratebeerians @ Baby Proof.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3545) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bomber at a bottle share. Pours reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, funk, and wood. Taste is tart cherries, funk, and barrel. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3764) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Poured an amber red color with aromas of sour cherries, light funk, some malt and more sourness. Flavors were light cherries, and some sourness, nothing that is going to peel your tooth enamel away, but a nice mix of tart cherries, and sourness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (179) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Pour from a bottle is a nice dark rich Ber with a strong sour aroma. Taste is a strong sour with a hint of tart cherries. After taste is a dry tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1239) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Cloudy pink, little head of fine bubbles. Earthy sweet, bark and cherry. Puckering aniseed barrel as you sniff deeper. Sookering tart tang throughout, deep burn. Rich juicy sweetness. Big spicy finish, gristly and cleansing.

Bottle, Fancy Al Fresco Tasting, Cheers Paul< /b>

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2386) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to Paul. Amber/red/brown with tan head. Nice big funky aroma. Taste is super funky with some cherry. Incredibly sour. Delish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours burnt orange, nose is tart funky cherry, taste is pretty sour, vinegar, tart cherry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home.... Copper... Thin off white lacing... Zezty cherry fruits nose... Tart funk... Too sour.. Very acidic....dry funky fruit

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