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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - 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 (5003) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a brown, purple, with thick brown head. Aroma of grape and blackberry. Flavor of a light grape jolly rancher, fruity. Mouthfeel is light with fizzy carbonation. Pretty good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2009
750 ml bottle courtesy of Ken and Rich at Über. Dark and cloudy maroon with pale head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Full bodied, sour with background of sweetish blackberries. Finish of oak and slight hoppiness with a bit of must.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2009
bottle by way of RiversideAK shared with the phoenix crew.

pours a very dark brown amber with a touch of purple-y syrah/blackberry juice color. it’s topped by a large foamy pink tinted tan head. the aroma is full of real blackberries though not quite ripened. it’s also a bit vinous... kinda burgundian pinot mixed with faint caramel-y malt, grass and a touch of smokey barrel wood. the palate is very tart and very dry... true unripened blackberries and caramel malt yet little to no residual sweetness. digging deeper i find vanilla, flowers and some oak along with what seems like some tannins. though it may just be the fruit skins and seeds? i don’t really get much sour... the tartness seems to come from the fruit. light to medium bodied and crisp on the tongue. the lack of sugar makes it feel a bit thinner in the mouth.

i’m diggin’ this one next to a surly coffee bender. the bitterness in the coffee makes the malt jump out from behind the dry blackberry brew! 7/4/7/3/16/3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Sample courtesy of hellbilly at the hellbilly holiday tasting. Good blackberry aroma. Red body with pink head. Good beery flavor along with some sour and tart, good mix. Thanks Josh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Sample courtesy of hellbilly at the hellbilly holiday tasting. Deep maroon color pour with a foamy pink head. Aroma of berries and malt. Flavor of slightly under-ripe, sour raspberries. Very good when mixed with a bit of impy stout. Very tasty brew. Thanks Joshua!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Sample courtesy of hellbilly at his holiday tasting. Pours a hazy maroon with an off white head. Nose is sour unripe blackberries and malt. Taste is sour blackberry, vinegar, light aspirin and a touch of malt. Not much oak presence detected. Medium mouth feel. Decent. Thanks Josh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Dark reddish purple with a nice head. The aroma is nice of fresh blackberries and lactic tartness. Not super strong in the aroma, and it comes across somewhat as a muted winelike thing. Has nice soft flavors of blackberry combined with lots of lactic tartness, sour dryness. A touch oaky like a strong red wine or something. I liked this one and bought a bottle on the way out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Dark red with a smooth off-white head. Fruity cherry and earthy malt up front, soft acidity and tart finish. Not as sharp as some them, but I enjoyed the easier acidity.

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