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Cascade Blackcap Raspberry

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 197   ABV: 6.55%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This NW style sour blond ale was barrel aged for 28 months before spending an additional two months on 300+ pounds of Black Cap raspberries: think Nouveau Boujoulais with blackberries. Vinous then sweet aromas of tart blackberries are the first to be noticed. Sharp, acidic notes of tart berries and leather on the palate lead to a sharp, dark berry presence and a finish with a prolonged dry fruit note. This limited draft-only offering is a blender favorite.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (19929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle. Deep clear royal purple color, off pink head. Nice aroma of overripe berries. Taste is softly sour berries. Really fruity, simple but tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6086) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Draught @ Cascade Barrel House, Portland, OR. Pours deep dark reddish with a pink head. Aroma of tart raspberries, wood, vinegary sourness and oak. Taste is slightly tart, sourish and juicy with loads of raspberries, mild funky earthiness. Finish is sweet, juicy and slightly tart with loads of raspberries, some sourish notes and hints of earthiness. Quite smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (5487) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle share at CBC Islington as ’Cascade Blackcap Raspberry’. Many thanks to Paul for this sour scoop. Very dark purple, pinky head leaves light lacing. Aroma is raspberry and blackberry up front. Body is light with tingly carbonation, a little foamy. Taste is smooth raspberry, some sour lemon and Tangfastics, light acidity. Does what it says on the tin and pretty tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (8069) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle shared at the big Dave tasting at craft beer Co Islington. Many thanks to Scopey for this one. Dark plummy pink coloured pour with a lasting halo of pink head. Aroma is lovely fresh tart raspberry, blackberry, tart, spicy berry. Flavour is composed of of jammy forest fruits, raspberry, tart spicy berry, hint of acid. Palate is spicy sour, citrus high carbonation. Pretty good. Like it a lot. .

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11560) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bruce for the pick-up. Shared at Craft Beer Co Islington. It pours cloudy deep red with a medium off-white head. The aroma is fresh, juicy, bright, tangy fruits, raspberry, blackberry, creamy, fruit cake and jam. The taste is crisp, bitter, sour, tart raspberry, blackberry, lemon sherbet, decent acidity and some jam with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Crisp, tart and fruity. A tasty fruit sour!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
21st April 2016
Craft Islington bottleshare. Thanks to Paul. Hazy cherry red beer, thin pink head. Palate is light, dry and finely crisp. Good raspberry. neither too tart nor too sweet, a little blackberry in there. Light semi dry finish, Somewhat one note, but it;s a nice note.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
75cl bottle shared at Dave’s tasting @CBC Islington, London. Big thanks to Paul for this one. It pours a hazed ruby purple colour with a small pinkish head. Aroma is tangy fruity sweet with plenty of fresh raspberries lemon yoghurt and tart cherries. Taste is also tart sour with plenty of raspberries and tart cherries with lemon Greek yoghurt and light funk. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very tasty

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (17473) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paul. Pours murky red with a small, white cream head. Vibrant juicy, pitty raspberry aroma, lightly woody and funky. Light sweet flavor with strong tart raspberry kick, moderate acetic burn, some woody dryness, bitter seeds. Light to medium bodied with spritzy carbonation. Finishes with more tart raspberry, seeds, subtle earth and damp wood. Great beer overall. Nice, fresh and juicy raspberry character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2714) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Beautiful purple pour with no head. Slightly tart nose and a lot of berry character. Yummy, sour, jammy, dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (6743) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle @ The Levi Tasting. Blood red pour with a small head. Very jammy raspberry nose. Mild acetic funkiness. Balsamic. Flavor is strongly acidic. Sharp. Soft raspberry meat sweetness offsetting. Medium body, very strong carbonation. Good stuff.


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