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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1360) - Seattle, Washington, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4132) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2015
On tap at the Barrel House on 3/16/15. Deep ruby in color with a small pinkish head. Aroma is of tart raspberry and light funk. taste is of raspberry, tart, wood, light funk with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6783) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Draft - Vinous with some barrel and dark Berry notes. Deep redish copper witha small beige head. Sweet raspberry, with a slight tartness and a dry finish. Nose and taste are quite different, and sourness is well balanced. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
Tap at Cascade Barrel House. Pinkish head on deep red. Tart raspberry fruit. Balanced sour body. Very tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (939) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - APR 5, 2015
From a bottle into a glass. The pour is a unfiltered dark purplewith a minimum head. There is a lot of fruit taste with a syrup flavor. A gread sour raspberry beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/25/15] Draught at Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Portland. Nice dark red color. Lovely aroma with lots of raspberries. Sour flavor full of raspberries, oak notes and a bit of lemon. Medium-bodied. Delicious stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt. Deep red color with a pinkish-white head, really nice-looking. Big raspberry and blackberry aroma with a touch of funk. Flavor has deep raspberry, ripe and underripe, with mild vinous notes. Medium-bodied and somewhat fizzy on the palate. Really nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2015
2014 Vintage
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex4r (81) - - FEB 14, 2015
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (1071) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2015
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
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.

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