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Cascade Black Cap Raspberry

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 197   ABV: 6.55%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontape (363) - Valley Village, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle, higher ABV than indicated here (not in front of me now but something like 8.1%). Pours a deep ruby / purple with pink foam that recedes to the edges quickly. Big funky/bacteria nose with tons of dark berry. Lots of barrel and wet wood, slight mineral note. Taste is delicious -- vinous, tart, fruity, dry. Tangy, puckering finish -- big but not over the top. Yum!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3505) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. A bit of a gusher on opening, nothing too serious. Pours clear deep ruby, medium fizzy pink head, good lacing. Aroma has definite raspberries, along with funky basement, almost mushroom, stems and seeds, oak. Flavor is medium funky, medium tart, fruity. More mushroomy as it breathes. Medium body, high carbonation - let it breathe a bit. Solid

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5101) - Utah, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to Doug, shared at the holiday tasting
Clear dark pink with a medium sized pink head, some lacing. Aroma of raspberries, woody and cheese. Flavors of raspberries, tart and dry finish
Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Crimson pour with lingering pink head. Nice raspberry, vanilla, wet wood bugs, bretty aromas. Light body with average co2. Mild to medium tart flavors of fresh raspberries, wet wood, cobwebs, with a mild aspirin burn--- easy finish for a sour----tasty

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (543) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a beautiful brownish rose color with a fizzy pinkish head. Aroma is slightly tart, dry, oak, raspberry. Flavor has a solid sourness to it with a ton of raspberry sweetness. Medium raspberry tart lingering into the finish with a sweet syrupy note left on the tongue. Delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle. Clear garnet pour with an off white head. Sour raspberry aromas. Tart raspberry highlights. Nice malty backbone. Good body and mouthfeel. Not overly complex, but still tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6773) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from City Beer. Pours ruby with an attractive purple head snd a sourish berry aroma. There is a moderately sour black raspberry flavor with a tart finish. Just the right amount of sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours red purple with pink head. Taste is sweet with a slight sour. Lots of raspberry

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2302) - Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Dense body, rich ruby & indigo tinted with a tickle me pink layer of foam on top that fizzles away instantly, leaving the top completely bare. Huge aroma of juicy, seedy, jammy, & acidic raspberry. Sour, tart, wow. Getting the acidity of the skins with the slight sweetness of the flesh, a hint of lactic sourness from the yeast with a touch of acetic & vinegar notes towards the finish. A little bit of generic lemon, too. Smells great. Tastes great, too. More of the oak comes out; tannic notes with bits of hay & lacto sourness accented through the yeast & bacteria. Tart raspberry skins, jammy sweet undertones, acidic mid-palate leading into a relatively dry finish that slams the palate one last time with a bit of lactic raspberry, sour lemon, & ripping oak tannins. A lovely beer for sourheads & raspberry fans, both clubs of which I’m currently subscribed to.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4185) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 14, 2014
From the shared 750 ml bottle. Sour. Fruit. Big berry flavors. Raspberry dominates it all. And big tasty here.


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