wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on 2/1/15 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle during our Super Bowl tasting, purchased at Ales Unlimited. Pours hazy deep garnet with a thin pink head that leaves thin lace. The nose is tart, fresh dark raspberry, touch of raspberry syrup, and light vanilla oak. The flavor is nicely tart raspberry and raspberry syrup, same vanilla, and just a touch of earthy funk. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long tart raspberry and light vanilla finish.
alex4r (77) - - FEB 14, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful Ruby color, the white head is fused with with the same color. Nice funk, oak and juicy raspberry nose with a slight mineral component. Nice medium body texture, a little over the top in regards to the acidity, this may turn off some. Taste follows the nose, juicy raspberry, sour fruit and oak. Not the best cascade offering but it is solid and I would drink it again
andrewje41 (900) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle pour split. Pours cherry red with a slightly sour berry fruit aroma. Short lived fizzy head. Flavor is very much as expected, though this is a good thing. Fresh red raspberries and blackberry. Very sour up front but finishes more sweet. Another great sour from these guys. Great stuff.
GothGargoyle (1512) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pinkish red with a slightly pink head. Aroma is raspberry jam, hint of cranberry. Light bodied, fruity on the palate with a noticeAble soft carbonation. Taste is raspberries, blackberries, loganberries.
craftycarl21 (2285) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, huge thanks to Nitze for sharing this bottle! Beautiful rich opaque cloudy pour, minimal light roseate head. Nose is gorgeous, with fresh, ripe, tart raspberry seed and flesh. Flavor brings more oak, leather, and lactic sour character, though the mid-palate is disappointingly thin. Still, quite tasty.
hopscotch (9846) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours clear and purple with crimson highlights and a fleeting, pink head. The aroma is reminiscent of raspberry jam. Medium-bodied with an abrasive mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The flavor is not nearly as fruity as the nose and the acidity is fairly low. Finishes raspy and bone-dry. This seems over-attenuated. Whatís up with cascade lately? Seems like their barrel-aged beers have become hit and miss. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!
BuckeyeBoy (2938) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours out a dark pink. Nose is lots of berries raspberries strawberries oak and a nice tart twist. Taste is tons more of the berries and lots of pucker tartness.
Sarlacc83 (1084) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the barrel house.
A: Big pink head, purple-red color, some lacing.
N: Big raspberry, some acetone, grapefruit and lemon peel, not overly complex.
T: Sour, slightly sweet.
M: Light body, fizzy carbonation, alcohol is restrained.
O: The raspberry here is nice, but itís about the only redeeming feature on this one - which is likely because I love raspberry beers. Otherwise, itís a basic Cascade beer. Not even up to Block 15 Framboise Black standards.
koleminer20 (809) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From notes. This was shared at a tasting put on by @mikem409 on November 7. 750 mL bottle shared by Kevin, thanks! The pour is a beautiful dark red with a bright pink head that falls quick, not even leaving a ring of head. Just the beautiful juice color. The aroma is heavy on raspberry. Itís very acidic and sour. Just really tart and smelling delicious. There is a decent citrus addition, but the raspberry in many forms is just great. The flavor has a little more of the long-term barrel character, but the acidity in the raspberry and the sourness of the fruit blast through and make this really enjoyable. The mouth feel is light, with a great carbonation. The sourness just hangs around beautifully and is lingeringly tart and sour. This is a great beer.
JK (4750) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where the Wild Beers Are, 2014. Fruit in the aroma and flavor. Good berry character. Lightly sour.