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This is an example of a Kriek done right and not the back sweetened garbage that Lindeman’s puts out there (which is untraditional practice).

Cascade’s Kriek is aged with 4 types of cherries and in oak for around 6 months. The tart cherry plus the oaky sour acidity were spot on and the most upfront flavors. This beer is very complex even at it’s young age. I also got some almond and vanilla flavors when I look past the blast of cherry. Aroma was well you guessed it cherry first, then vinegar, and snuggled in there some oak. The Lacto and cherries are a match made in beer heaven.

For a sour fan like me, its good and sour. The mouth puckering of the tart cherries and lactic keep you coming back for a sip.

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