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RATINGS: 129   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Bottle from Ron @ the Brewery. Pours reddish with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is full of blackberry and is tart and sour. Tart sweet and big sour blackberry taste. Nice brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Rating #1100. 750 ml waxed and capped bottle purchased mail order directly from the brewery. Pour is purple, black, ruby - cloudy. One inch tan head head falls with nice lacing. Pretty in the glass. Taste is earthy, tart blueberry, some sweetness maltiness. All the flavors are well integrated with nothing jumping out of place. Palate is mouth coating, with a pronounced bright bitterness to the finish. Another delicious beer from Cascade. Thanks for doing mail order Art and Ron!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6215) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Deep garnet color with a frothy reddish brown head. Nice aroma is oak with berries and hay. Lightly carbonated. Mildly tart, and mostly dry flavors of blackberry seeds and tart blackberry pulp. Mild to medium acidity to finish. Pretty nice beer right now, will have to put one down to try in a couple years.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2008
From a 750 ML bottle purchased at the Raccoon Lodge in Portland--Poured a beautiful purple body with a light purple head. Small seeds floating in the beer. Hazy lactic sour and tart nose with a nice blackberry essence. Yummy!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11958) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2008
(750ml bottle, thanks acrdz) Muddy plum body with medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, blackberry, some syrup, light sourness. Taste is medium sweet, blackberry, some sourness. Soft medium body, light syrup, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4010) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Bottle, shared by acrdz. Thanks Mike! Pours a hazy red orange. Has a nice fruity and earthy smell and taste. Some light fruity tartness with mild acidity. Not too complex, but a very easy drinking sour ale that is not too sweet and is very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8495) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2008
750ml bottle from John’s Market Place in Portland. Very nice soft and cloudy purple colored body, tan head on top. Pleasently pungent nose of stem/wood/hair blackberry, some note of cream in the nose as well, similar to that found in the Apricot, so likely a result of the yeast. Woody, tannic and dry, very pasty and chalky at times, but overall the berry character is mild, which can be nice at times, but with this one it seems that it would use more of a sour berry character as well as more of a strong, sour, tannic wood note. While it certainly tastes good, it would benefit from some more depth and complexity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6552) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2008
750. Thanks, Hogfodder! Pours black with a dense, rocky, and creamy tan head. Big, sharp, fruity, sweet blackberry nose. Medium, creamy body. The berry essense is blended effortlessly and cohesively into the body of a very drinkable light beligan ale. Never overpoweringly sweet, and never given over to hanging back to relying on a simple belgian structure, either. Great, balanced, fruit beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 Rerate, 750mL bottle, sampled at the 1st Annual Shenandoah Beer Throwdown, courtesy of acrdz. Thanks, Mike! Pours a dark, pitty raspberry color; creamy, pinkish-brown head with excellent retention and creamy, glistening lacing; great pour. Pitty, tannic blackberry character in the aroma; basic dark fruit / black cherry character. Medium mouthfeel: dark cherry / blackberry notes; relaxed fruitiness, with lots of tannic stems and pits; basic, tannic fruit beer. Pretty good stuff. Medium finish: black cherries, dark fruits, and some breadiness. 7.5.7.4.13=3.6 ..... 750mL bottle, courtesy of jjpm74. Thanks, John! Pours a dark burgundy color; light tan head with solid, fine-bubbled lacing. Light tartness, dark fruits, and light sugar in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: chewy, dark fruits, lightly toasty malts, and light breadiness upfront; mild tartness; solid amounts of dark fruits and toasty breadiness; under-developed, lightly tart fruit beer. Medium finish: dark fruits, toastiness, and a touch of sugar. 7.4.7.3.12=3.3

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
raphael (972) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2008
big pink-khaki head (from bottle), smell of sour berries--blackberries, vinegar, sugar, like blackberry syrup mixed with vinegar. opaque dark brown with reddish tinge. bubbly on the tongue. i taste teh sour berries. other flavors would be perhaps a guess.--a bit too simple.


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