Grovlam (4206) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [Papsoe grand American tasting] Large thick creamy almost brown looking head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Hazy dark amber color. Aroma of sour cherry, vinegar, citrus, fruit, Brett, almond, wood like dryness. Medium to full bodied with an average carbonation and dry texture. Moderated sour and sweet flavor. Lingering cherry vinegar finish. 7 / 4 / 7 / 3 / 15 = 3.6
yespr (39991) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle, Papsoes blindtasting #6. Pours murky brown with a small tan head. Dry wooden, acetone and cherry aroma. Subdued sweet, malty and citric flavoured. Dry and citric to vague acidic flavoured finish. Lasting vague fruity finish.
badgerben (4827) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
SourFest II. Thanks to Skyview. Dark brown almost purple color with a large head. Solid blackberry aroma. Pretty light in the flavor, and not much other than the fruit.
Skyview (5477) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased a 750 ml bottle via Malt & Vine and sampled at Skyview Sourfest II. Pours a hazy reddish brown sour brew with a decent off-white head that has excellent retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet blackberries, barnyard funk, tart apple and a hint of vanilla. Taste is slightly sweet blackberries, yeast, a hint of bubble gum, and sour apple. Finish is slightly sweet blackberries and vanilla with a hint of yeast aftertaste. More of a sweet fruit ale than a sour but still enjoyable.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Skyview. Mostly funk, with a little blackberry. Tart, faint malts. Subtle blackberry, mostly on the finish. Very acidic. 6/3/7/3/15
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a bubbly peach head. Sweet blackberries, oak, whiskey, sour apple, and brown sugar in the nose. Tastes mostly the same. Lots of carbonation. This is really good.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A fruity beer (NOT a sour ale) packing a lot of dark berry flavours and an interesting dryness. Great stuff. But NOT a sour ale.
How: Bottle 750ml. Post-EBF tasting session #1 at dmac hotel room.
The look: Dark purple body topped by medium pinky-beige head
In long: Even if it is an excellent beer there’s not a lot to say about this one. This is a fruit beer, this is NOT a sour beer. There’s no funk in here, no wilderness and just about no sourness either. Big body filled with dry fruity flavours of blackberries, blueberries and blackcurrant. This bottle really pack A LOT of dark berries giving the sensation of an unsweetened dark berry jam. Also notes of wood/oak and an inexplicable dryness that brings this beer up into excellence territory. Only problem was the overly intense soda-pop carbonation. I find this beer is to dark berries what NG Belgian Red is to cherries or what NG Raspberry Tart is to raspberries (although really not as good as this last one). The difference is that Cascade Blackberry is rather dry as far as fruit beers are concerned. Looking at rave reviews that NG Belgian Red and NG Raspberry Tart are getting it is pretty obvious to me that this beer is victim of its Sour Ale marketing. Nicole Kidman is smoking hot but she’d get a lot of customer complaints if she took a part-time job at Hollyboob Bib Boobies Escort Services.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at EBF tasting. Pours a dark amber body with a thin lacing. Black berry, tannic, lightly sour with a hint of woodiness. Dry and dry with a lame metallic note. i didnt enjoy it much.
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark purple color with a sweet fruity nose. Flavors are like sour candy. Very drinkable, with the sweetness lending a hand to the sour to make it very tasty. Not really much funk in there. Cascade’s sours really are different from many other sours because of their sweetness. It seems to make them very approachable, and I really enjoy it. The ones I have tried have been sour beers that I could drink a good bit of. Another thumbs up from me.
jkwalking05 (4568) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a pinkish-beige head. Aroma is of blackberries, wood, and grape juice.Taste is a little tart with blackberries and malt.