Cascade Brewing Kriek Ale
What the brewers say
“This NW-style sour red ale has aromas of rich, dark cherries, oak, and cinnamon up front. Dark, tart cherries and light spice notes lead to a rich, dark, spar- kling finish of tart cherries and oak.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Nice dry tart cherry with lactic sourness. Some sweet fruity character. Some goat.”
Flavor: “Cherries and cranberries are present. Nice juicy character. The sweet sourness of this beer is really nice. The acidic tartness helps to finish the beer out. Some background malt character. Moderate carbonation with a medium body consisting of cherries and medium sweetness. The carbonation of the beer leaves a nice warming. Linger is a slight dry cherry note that is medium lasting.”
Overall: “This beer had nice bold characters, but they all worked well together. The sweetness of the fruity character with the cherries and tartness blended really well in this beer. Some funky flavor. A good balance of tartness, cherries, and sweetness with a carbonation level that carries the beer all the way through.”
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