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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 197   ABV: 6.55%
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 (1995) - 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 itís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2016
On tap at Hops & Pie. Purplish appearance with an off-white head. Aroma of fresh raspberries, sour, fruity and funky on the nose. Similar flavor, adding moderate sweetness with a medium body and a tart, puckering feel. Damn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle:   Deep rose in color, pinkish hued foamy head, little head and lacing.   Tart berry nose.   Also has a sweet jam aspect.   Tart and sweet on the tongue.   Reminds me of the pectin infused raspberry jam my mother used to make.   Tart, dry, yet sweet, with an unripened raspberry background.   Very simple, clean, and tasty.   A moderate example overall, but very sweet and tart.   An enjoyable brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LRonCupboard (42) - ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016
2015 bottle from the vineyard, belfast. Pours deep cherry/plum, with a rose pink head and some haze. Epic concentrated fresh/tart raspberry aroma, some acid and a mild funk. Pretty lively carbonation and a bit of body. Lovely sour taste hits you, followed malt/red wine vinegar. Not getting a tonne of barrel, not that I am bothered. Grapefruit tartness, but certainly not excessive and balanced with a subtle sweetness. Long tart raspberry finish. Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (8194) - Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2016
750 ml bottle to snifter (2016 vintage; shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a cloudy dark ruby-ish purple with pink head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells tart, oaky, and mildly funky alongside a robust raspberry presence. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly tart and lactic medium to medium-full bodied mouthfeel that finishes semi-dry. The jammy jams.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2016
On tap at Crest in Clintonville: deep purple pour, pinkish ring. aroma of berry, blackberry, little funk. tastes are jammy, currant, vinegar, berry and big sour. finishes raspberry sweet. soft fizzy carbonation. yup, tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Pours a hazy purple from the bomber with bubbly pink white head that leaves minimal lace. Aroma of strong lactic acidity and tart fruitiness. Taste is more toward the fruit, big acidity, hint of vanilla barrel wood. Super sour, booze is well hidden, really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (5476) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2016
750 ml corked and caged bottle from my friend. The beer is a deep red color with a pink head that sticks with the beer. The aroma has funky, earthy raspberry notes. The notes are a bit confusing to me, though, because when I smell it I think they remind me of both unripe raspberries, as well as raspberries that have been baked into a pie or simmered in their own juices. The taste is nice as well, with strong fruity sourness throughout. Very well done raspberry sour. Thick mouthfeel, medium carbonation. All around a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle, shared at game night. Deep ruby hue with a fine pink head. Jammy raspberry, sweet, with mild-moderate acetic sourness, woody/oaky undertones. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (6103) - 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 itís a one and done for me at $29 a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4357) - 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 itís far too fizzy. Tangy, bittersweet, fruity sour finish. Decent.

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