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Cascade Beck Berry
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This is a once-in-a-lifetime beer from the House of Sour brewers. This NW style sour blends tripels and strong blondes that were lacticly fermented and aged more than a year with blackberries in oak. We then did a secondary inoculation with a recently isolated plumbers strain of Brett called Beckamoyces Aasskraquii. Some sour cherries were blended in to give this beer some pucker. This is a rare beer; once it’s gone, it’s gone.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6538) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2012
On tap at the barrel house. Pours orange copper with a thin off-white head and a very sour wheat aroma. There is a sour blackberry flavor with a nice brett presence.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7864) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2009 version (noted to have raspberries as well) on tap at Beachwood’s Sour Fest. Pours with a hazed amber body with a small tan head. Aromas are strong of fruit, black berries, raspberries, light funk. Very jammy, a hint of oak. Yogurt. Flavors are very fruity, estery, jammy and raspberry. Lactic and malic acid. Sharp on the lactic. Light funk. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
A: The beer pours an amber color with a slightly off-white head. S: There is a strong lactic note up front which gives it a nice tartness. The berries are there, but it is not quite as strong in terms of raspberries as I expected, a little bit of blackberry in there too. Some oak, lemon, light vanilla, and a touch of straw are also there. T: Oak flavors are a bit more prominent than expected and there’s some definite vanilla flavor to it. As with the aroma, there are some berry notes to it, but I wouldn’t necessarily think this was a raspberry beer.. A mild vinegar note as well as some lemon peel and straw. M: The body is medium with medium carbonation. O: Like many Cascade sours, this was good, but it didn’t blow me away.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2641) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Tap at the Barrel House. Golden amber pour. Huge blackberry aroma, brett and vinegary. Taste starts with a very tart bite on the back of the throat, sour cherry, berrys all popping through in the taste. Well done and really unique brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 7, 2011
On tap. Served in goblet. Pours a hazt ruby color. Nose has acetic, tart cherry, wood. Attack is sharp, but sweetens and rounds full of flavor. Great deep tart, rich character. Great!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2011
draft. opaque semi-dull brown / orange body with a white head. combination of medium tart fruit skin and rind with the characteristic cascade brewing lactic acid yeast nose. medium to mild oak. medium to light body with the mild sweetness lessening across the middle and semi-tart blueberry / blackberry / genericberry fruit becoming more pronounced. buzzing, mild, vinegar-like buzzing acidity in a quickly waning finish. probably my favorite sour they had available at the time.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
draft @ barrel house; flowing orange and light red mix with creamy white head to the edges; puckery blueberry and cherry mix; zingy lemony with the fruit covering up the subtle brett: has a nice puckery sourness, with creamy sweet fruit; lots of lacto sourness and fresh fruit juice; east drinking with all the fruit; yum

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5003) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Pint - Cascade Barrel House – Portland, OR
One killer diller sour beer. And for a once in a lifetime brew I am so happy I got to try it. Sour from the start to the finish. Berry flavors Orange/yellow in color, clear with a thin head. Poured in a teardrop glass this was a filled with berry aroma and lots of Brett. The flavor was filled with about 3 different berries and oak flavoring from the barrel. One of the best Brett beers I have ever had. Wow what a sour special beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Draught poured into a teardrop glass at the brewpub in Portland. Nice golden orange with an off white head and decent lacing. Smells of blackberry, cherry, a little oak and some funk bouncing around the room. Taste was a nice chunk of blackberry with more funk than in the aroma and a little bit of oak and cherry. Smooth drinker with a crisp finish. Enjoyable brew, disappointed to hear that they won’t be brewing anything with Brett in the future.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Tap @ Cascade Barrel House: Pours a rose color; light purple with a dark muddy opacity. The nose is very bretty and sour with a bunch of yeast and barny notes. The tartness slaps you hard at first, but the fruit notes bring you back to normalcy and it blends together on top of each other. Very fresh berry notes with tart earthy wood and spicy flavors. Finishes balanced and brief, it doesn’t linger on the tongue for too long. This one was the hands down winner of the beers I tried here.


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