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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Courtesy GodOfThunder. Pours a dark black cherry color with crimson highlights at the edge. A foamy tan head settles very slowly to a thin, lasting blanket. Soapy lacing mostly breaks apart and rejoins the body. The nose displays tart black and blue berries up front, with a virgin American oak softness and notes of vanilla. Flavors follow suit, tangy blackberry staying pretty true to the name, with a dry, earthy oakiness that takes the tartness down a notch. Drier than some of the other Cascade sours, this one is sports a finer carbonation and feels less soda-like overall. Straightforward, tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle… GSRARO Throwdown… Murky prune-colored ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Subdued aroma consists of oak earthiness, acidity and blackberry sweetness. Light-bodied, watery and effervescent. Fruity, sour, funky flavor. Tart, tangy, dry finish. Kudos to GodOfThunder for providing this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle: Thanks FlacoAlto! Pours a nice muddy maroon with a dense pinkish tan head. Aroma is dominated by sweet blackberry and currant. Perhaps a touch of oak is there with a vigorous swirl and a light diacetyl hint. Very light and vacant feel- like seltzer on the palate. Nondescript flavor. Neither acidic nor acetic. Light tartness with currant jam, and a tad tannic. Musty old oak, perhaps when it warms. Not much comes through; as it lacks texture and body, big time. Seltzer like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a brownish/purple with a tanish head. aroma was very nice with berries and had some new car scent to it as well. flavor had a nice berry and tart combination. light/medium body with high carbonation. overall a nice change of pace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Smell is fruits, berries, leather, malts, grapes, and oak. The look is reddish to brown in color with a nice sized light tan head. The taste is slightly tart, fruits, oak, and berry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2624) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Purpley brown. Light pink tinged tan head. Hint of blackberries in the nose. Sweet and sour berries with a fairly good acidity. Fruity finish. I enjoyed this alot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a pinkish purple body with a purplish beige head. Aroma of blackberries, earthiness, grape juice, and wet leather. Flavor of blackberries, grape jam, and earthiness with somewhat sticky mouthfeel and a dry oak finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2436) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a brown hazy color with a medium sized canvas colored head that has a purple tint to it. Pretty good lacing. Nose is blackberries, concord grapes and jam and a faint hint of graham cracker. Mouthfeel is tangy fizzy and acidic and the taste is mostly a combination of communion grape juice, sap, and blackberries. The tastes splits in half on the finish meaning the up front flavors quickly fade. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a huge, rocky, light brown head that leaves good lacing covering a very dark, hazy purple-brown body. Aroma of blackberry syrup, blackberry seeds, fruit jam and grapes. Taste is a bit vinous with grape, blackberry, silt and leather. Lively bubbles with a dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5011) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep purple pour with a 1 finger beige head. aroma of blackberries and some sourness. nice on the palate with a very smooth flavor of blackberries and wood.

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