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Cascade Blackberry Ale

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Cascade Blackberry Ale spends over 6 months of lactic fermentaion and aging in small oak barrels. This "Belgian Flanders Style Red Ale" is refermented with fresh whole Northwest Blackberries and then hand bottled. Cascade Blackberry Ale is bottle fermented and should be refrigerated or stored at cellar temp and served at 45-50 degrees.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (384) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 1, 2015
Poured into a plastic cup showing translucent rims and an opaque center. The nose shows intense blackberry notes. The palate is light to moderately carbonated, full bodied with a perfect fruit forwardness of black berries and a perfect tartness. Slightly too easy to drink and missing complexity and depth in flavors some would want from most sours but given this is the only blackberry sour that I know, this is very well done and surpassed my expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 1, 2015
Nicely integrated black berry and modest sourness. Lovely deep purple only color.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5912) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Hazy purple pour with a medium pink head. Aroma of sweet blackberry, malt and sour vinegar. Sour berry flavor with a bit of sweet maltiness before a sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3046) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Sample at Decatur Beer Fest, yes I tried to hit the expensive bottles. What you have come to expect from Cascade. Good tart sour with a decent bit of body and a light oakiness. The fruit comes through big though and is decently sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Sample from bottle at Aces and Ales South Nellis. Pours a slightly hazy reddish-purple color with a medium white head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of tart berries, yeast and malt. Medium body with flavors of tart blackberry, herbal yeast, oak and doughy malt. The finish is moderately tart with a lingering blackberry aftertaste. Solid beer all around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luckylucy667 (41) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Great blackberry arms. Very tart and very acidic. Grea none the less as blackberries helped balance out sharp tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2015
2014 bottle. Purple/ruby, pink head. Nose is lactic blueberry, blackberry, some wood, light floral, light fishy, smarties. Flavor is blueberry/raspberry, lactic smarties, some woody tannins. Finish rounds out a bit but ends up a bit flabby / too wide.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (491) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2015
Bright red with a pink head. Aroma of blackberries, blackcurrants, raspberry and more fruit, light yogurt. Taste is filled with blackberry, with a hint of caramel in the background. Very fruit forward and tasty, but not very complex, and way too pricy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1584) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Puckering tart unripe fruit mixes with yogurt to form an orgasm of blackberry purée in your mouth. Seedy. Shady. Deceitful. Delectable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
750ml corked bottle pours a bright red color with a fizzy quick dissipating pink head that leaves only a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is blackberries with some lemon and light woody, earthy tones. Taste is a bold blackberry and lemon tartness with a light malty sweetness and a dry finish. Medium bodied with abundant carbonation that tickles the tongue. Considering the price, this is not an outstanding ale, but still quite an enjoyable brew.

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