Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
I really love this seasonal treat. Having my first glass of this in 2 years or so. Delicious deep red in colour, aroma of Christmas. I remember this having slight flavours of marzipan in the past (I really hate marzipan so taste it easily) however no detections this year. I love it and always look forward to drinking it. Probably the only beer I’m happy to see a slice of fruit in! after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Tap at the House of Sour. Pours a murky dark crimson with a gigantic foamy pinkish head that falls away as soon as you take a couple sips. Big chunks of fruit floating around on top, and those tend to hold a little bit of head for the life of the beer. Big tangy sharp sweet/sour pie cherry nose, accented by the warm orange and apple slices floating around. Very much like a super-fruity tart mulled cider, which...might be more or less the best way to describe this. Creamy medium body with essentially no carb. Tangy sweet/tart pie cherry mid palate. Very easy to knock back in large quantities. Tart finish. Briward (11) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2015
They are correct in calling this Christmas in a glass. 4oz, first ever "hot pour" at Cascade Barrel House. Burgundy pour with a thick foam head and a fresh orange slice and cloves. Aroma is fresh orange and spice, primarily cinnamon and clove. Tastes like sweet and sour cherries, orange and spices. Its a pretty typical holiday cider drink, but I give them credit for pulling the same drink off with beer. Yummy. andrewje41 (4260) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Draft 8 oz pour at the barrel house, served hot with the orange garnish, and paired with my favorite beer cheese soup. The beer was served hotter than the soup! Love it. What an amazing beer this is, and a unique idea that is so well executed. Glowing dark red ruby pour, with a scattered foam head and lace. Aroma of a hot aoole cider, with cinnamin, spice, and soft cherry. Berry, spice, cherry, all in a hot cider body. Fantastic job here. Loved it. Theydon_Bois (20636) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Served hot at the barrel house, PDX with a slice of orange swimming up top as described above, 11/11/14.
Rich burgundy with moderate dirty crimson spotting.
Nose is rich cherries, spice, orange peel, clove.
Taste comprsies big cherry licks, glazed cherries, liquorice, stepped orange peel, clove, spice.
Medium bodied, warming close.
Ok for what it is but I struggle to hold this winter novelty up against any top draw sours in terms of a RB score!
Sarlacc83 (2290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
On ’tap’ at the barrel house. Stolen from Douglas.
A: Dark red color, opaque fluffy pink head.
N: Oranges, mulled spices, apple cider, clove, some cinnamon, cherry, all-spice.
T: Sour and sweet, but not sweet-tart. Spicy.
M: Light body, carbonation a bit lost in the warmth, no alcohol.
O: A very nice sour with an interesting twist that could have come off as a gimmick if this wasn’t successful. Instead, it’s a good after skiing beer. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2014
On tap at the barrel house, when taped run throw a heat exchanger in hot water to warm up, served with an orange wedge with spices. Nose is full of cherry, cinnamon. Hotness brings of the cherry, nutmeg, cinnamon. Light tartness. iMo, this is perfect on the damp dreary day that it is. Danyel (1609) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Tap at Cascade Brewing. Poured hot dark brown with red hues, pink head, orange wedge. Aroma is strong of orange, citrus, clove, cinnamon. Taste is sour, warm, lots of baking spices, cloves. This is the craziness beer I’ve had- it’s super fun. Overall, very we’ll done, very fun and quite tasty. slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Served at 160 witha wedge of orange. This mulled kriek really hits the spot on a chilly day. 1 part hot cider, 1 part cherry sour. Very unique and very tasty. Great sipper." Ferris (16524) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
Draft - Orange, cinnamon and some light clove. Clear reddish orange with a huge pink head. Pie crust, cooked orange and spices. My palate is in heaven, this is remarkably good.