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RATINGS: 118   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Draft at Bigwood 12/6/12 [8 of 11]. From notes (which are getting spottier and sloppier as the evening goes on). Aroma: Sweet raspberry. Sexy. Appearance: Deep purple (seriously, purple). Creamy-purple head, big bubbles clinging to the glass. Taste: Light, airy, blueberry in finish. Hint of smoke? Not nearly as much sour as I was expecting (but definitely enough to remind me it’s a sour beer and not some magical wine/cocktail/beer hybrid). Palate: medium/light body, moderately live carbonation. Overall: Another solid offering from Cascade. If I lived in Portland I would drink their beers constantly.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (5730) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2016 750 ml caged and corked bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. 2015 Project. Dark reddish with some super quick fading light pink head. Aromas of berries, cherries, subtle funk, a little vinegar, slight vanilla. Tastes of berries, cherries, vinegar, tart acidic notes, light funk, subtle oak. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Good though it’s a one and done for me at $29 a bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4108) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle. Wine Rack, Leeds. Hazy, dark ruby red. Film of pink. Nose has stewed raspberry. Lemon patisserie. Soft oak. Some savoury, balsamic notes. Taste has unripe raspberry tartness. Some oaky, woody sweetness. Sharp mouthfeel. Pretty clean, but it’s far too fizzy. Tangy, bittersweet, fruity sour finish. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1456) - CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
Appearance: hazy deep purple, brief fizzy head diminishing immediately to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: intense raspberry, oak, vinegar. (8/10) Taste: high tart, low sweet, low bitter. (8/10) Medium-light body, lively sustained carbonation, dry tart finish. (4/5) Wow… this stuff is like the Platonic ideal of raspberry, unencumbered by sweetness or other such frippery. Intensely, almost brutally tart, with a bone dry finish. I would’ve said it’s right up there with the true Belgian lambics, if there were some more funk. There is a little, but it’s faint and pretty much entirely in the finish, after the dry and tart finish fades. Damn pricey, but damn nice. (16/20)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21190) - 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 (6390) - 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 (5952) - 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 (8934) - 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 (12245) - 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 (21751) - , 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 (6196) - Out of the EU, 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


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