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RATINGS: 582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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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.
2007 - 6.6%
2008 - 8.5%
2009 - 7.3%
2010 - 8.5%
2011 - 7.5%
2012 - 7.5%
2013 - 8.17%
2014 - 8.5%
2015 - 7.1%

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3.3
Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle. Pours a murky brownish red. Light carbonation. Aroma is definite cherries and wood with a sweet Belgian sugar character. Flavor is sweet fruit, light tartness and wood. Not bad and easy to drink.

4.4
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
2008 750ml, alright I’m not gonna dick it and hook this beer up. This really kicks ass. Perfect sourness and cherry flavOrs. It’s got the nice rack, face and ass.

3.2
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy pink/red with a light pink head, some retention, little lace. Aroma of cherries, funk, balsamic vingegar, oak, earth, light acetone. Taste is sharply acidic/lactic, lots of acetone, cherry, oak. Palate is lively carbonation, big lactic finish. This stuff could peel the enamel off your teeth.

3.5
Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
(2010 release) On tap at Cascade Tasting Room with mcberko. Pours a murky brown with a red tint, and a foamy ring of head. Aroma of sour cherries, and dark fruits. Flavour of sour dark fruits, currants, spice and worcestershire sauce. Sour, bitter and leaves a mouth watering sensation.

4
rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
750ml, 2010 bottling, dark murky amber-copper hue, with a fluffy beige head, nice musty, sour cherry oaky, woody, iron-like, tart nose, with a light balsamic vinegar, yeasty funk note, with a hint of tannic wineyness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a musty acidic, good sour fruity cherry, lactobasillus yeast funkiness, tart, wet oaky character, with some faint tannic woodyness favours, and a subtle toasted, caramel malt undertone, leading towards a tart, acidic, cherry sourness finish.

3.7
Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle shared by Kiefer. Pours a murky brown with heavy sediment and minimal head. Smell is cherries, woody, earthy and a hint of Playdough. Taste is very, very tart. Big cherry finish with some earthy notes from the wood. To be honest (and I haven’t tried many), but this is the first sour that I have enjoyed. And as this one warmed it got better and better. Very nice.

3.2
mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Cascade Tasting Room, split with Matts_Property, pours a cloudy orangey red with a big beige head. Aroma of tart cherries, currant and cinnamon. Flavour of cinnamon, tart cherries, black currant and worcestershire sauce. Finishes citric tart and spicy. Decent.

3.5
Strykzone (7799) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tadting. Hazy and dark brown. A thin off white head. A lot of sweetness in the aroma along with cherries. Oh my is this tart. Cherries emerge from the tartness. Complexity might be there but who knows. Throw in a bit of spice.

4
obguthr (6829) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Nice oaky sour cherry aroma with musty woody accents. Hazy rust, thin yellow head. Powerfully tart, less woody, with a near exclusive sour cherry flavor. A brief lactic appearance in the finish. Very well crafted and executed, if not a bit overboard with the sourness.

3.8
callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 2009. A: Medium brown-red body. Some transparency along the edges when held to the light. Thin pinkish-cream colored head. Quickly fizzles out leaving behind a spotty skim and not much lacing. S: Pretty much just a blast of tart cherries, vinegar, and oak. Not much in the way of depth... pleasant none the less. T: Tart and sour cherry notes dominate from the beginning. Vinegar and oak pop in and out particularly as the beer warms. M: Medium carbonation. A bit thin towards the back end. Massive tart finish. O: A decent brew, but there are better Flanders Reds out there and if I want cherries I’ll take a real Kriek.


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