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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1388) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2020) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Draft @ the source. This one was amazing. Loads of blackberries, tart, acidic, jammy, other dark berries.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stchloe (846) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Yes yes yes yes yes. It tastes just like a blackcap raspberry, its amazing, sweet at first that melts into a slightly tart raspberry which lingers long on the tongue. Best Cascade sour yet. And its pretty!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2498) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle pour at What the Funk 2014. Pours a burgundy color with off white head. Raspberry, sour, currant, wild berry aromas and flavors. My favorite of Cascade that I tried at WTF.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (500) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Smells absolutely delicious like raspberry candy. Taste is raspberry, oak, and brett. High carbonation, medium body, and some foam.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danyel (1332) - Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Tap at Cascade. Pours red with off white head. Aroma is berry, fruit forward. Taste is tart, high carbonation, has a strange balance. Overall, not my thing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6673) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Had twice, even a couple months has affected the fruit .. . Dark pink tan .. Great foam .. . Raspberry, Cherry, sweet tarts and jam .. Pickering soft mouth, fun finish .. . Really well done sour from the NW champs .. . . No salt, no pepper. Just rust- go figure.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5381) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear ruby with small pinkish head that lasts. The aroma is strong berry and oak. Thin mouth, jammy, tart berry, oak, really enjoyed this one.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4155) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7022) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
Tap at Cascade Barrel House. Pinkish head on deep red. Tart raspberry fruit. Balanced sour body. Very tasty.


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