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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Tasted at SWB’s Sour Fest along with 15 others. Gorgeous deep fuchsia with a fluffy rose head. Predominate berry aroma, including strawberry, raspberry, current and of course blackberry. The taste is not quite as prevalent as the aroma, but definitely of blackberry. Not overwhelmingly sour. Slight grassiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2009
On tap at Brouwer’s for Sour Fest. Purple reddish color with lots of lacing and fluffy head. The aroma seems to have a slight raspberry tilt but is dominated by blackberries. The taste is not as fruit sweet as I would thought, pure sour. Gripping but smooth palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3839) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2009
This was titled "Nightfall Blackberry" at The Dray in Seattle. Beautiful red aled with a cream soda cream head. Tart blackberry aroma with earthy, farmhousy, sour brown notes. Fruity flavor, though difficult to pry away and discern any blackberry. Sour, citric, salty, tart, bretty, with woody sour brown notes. Earthy, with a prick of uric on the finish. Patently well-crafted, but not much an appreciator of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Bottle. Reddish/purple/brown beer with a red/tan head. Big blackberry aroma with light earth and a light tartness. Big currant/blackberry flavor with malt and a nice tartness. Medium bodied. Ends with a nice tartness and blackberry/cherry/currant fruitiness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy dark orangey brown with a beige head. Dry and lightly tart berry aroma. Medium body with a heavy carbonation and dry tart berry accents - not very distinct though. Dry and vaguely tart finish. 010509

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2009
[Bottle] shared by skyview. Pours a deep purplish brown with a large brownish red head. Aroma is light berries and oak, only a hint of lactic tartness. Flavor is nice with sour blackberries, a touch of dry oakiness, and some cherry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Courtesy GoT. Dark brown-purple color, thin broken head. Mild berry aroma, slight sweetness, mild tartness. Tartness is mild on the taste and has a mild suggestion of wildness to it, but is pretty low-key overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34308) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2009
Bottled. An unclear red-brown beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet and acidic with notes of wood, brettanomyces, and fruit. The flavor is sweet and acidic with notes of brettanomyces, wood, and berries, leading to a tart finish. The body is a bit thin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2009
#06 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 01-Maj-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. Cloudy red/brown - brown head. Roasted, berries, marzipan, sourness, cherry?? - blackberries !!, oakey, spicy, vinegar, balsamic, tart.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
¤6 papsř blindtasting. Clear brown, thick small light brown head. aroma is slightly sour, and caramelly. flavor is slightly sour, citrus,very well balanced, this is a very nice brew.


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