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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Shared at the 2010 RBSG Grand Tasting. Poured dark blueberry purple with a brown head. Aroma had a bit of sweet grain but lots of dark berries, particularly blackberry. Flavor began with sweet grains but both sweet and tart black berries quickly took over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7876) - Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2010
6/26/10. Sampled at the Tally Tasting 2010 courtesy fata2683. Sout, tart, fruity, and super carbonated. You get what you expect. Mmmm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Dirty maroon body with a small beige head. The nose is nice and fruity- lots of berries with light caramel. Moderate to light sweetness, lightly tart with berry and cola. Medium body is soft with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4500) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle thanks to HOPSHUNTER: Poured a reddish brown with white head. Aroma is full dark berries. Taste is sour berries that puckers the tongue and lips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8066) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Courtesy of HOPSHUNTER. It pours mahogany with rose hues and tan head. The aroma is inviting with sweet and spiced apples, yeasty spices, berry notes and growing tartness on a deep pull. The taste has pleasing notes of spices and red apple then picking up pear notes as well as sweet berry and growing tartness. It gets Brett like from time to time and it ends refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Thanks to Hopshunter for the share. Pours red-brown with a white head. Nose is berry and slight vinegar. Flavor is fizz, berry, vinegar, and mild acidity. Finish lingers with tart berry. Light to medium-bodied and fizzy from start to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2793) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Medium sized head, light gray and red in color, lasting with some sticky lace. Hazt brown, amber hue. Nose is tart, fruity, berries, woody and spicey. med/light body with a tad too much carbonation, lightly sour on the palate, prickly. The berries seemed to have mellowed out but are still there with notes of wood, cherries, an easy woodiness, some vinous flavors as well. Dry, tart finish. A mellow sour thats more my style but the flavors were a bit muddled and thin. Props to BMan113vr for the bottle! acquired in a trade almost a year ago!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
(750ml bottle thanks to Exiled) murky deep brown-ruby pour with long lasting tan head. Nose of blackberry, olives, and salt. Taste of tart blackberry, real fruit, very drinkable, creamy, well carbonated and some yeast is present as well. Ripe raspberries are here as well. Had all the Cascade sours in the same day. This was the best one, had an absolutely perfect mouthfeel and a superb sour and fruit balance. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. It was part of a great tasting that included seven bottled Cascade sours. Purple wax capped 750 ml bottle with no bottling date, but it is believed that the bottle was at least two years old. The beer pours a cloudy dark purple color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the blackberries. The flavor is blackberries with some tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a whole lot to say about the beer but it was awesome to drink due to the amount of raspberry flavor that is packed into the beer. I think I liked the lower ABV on this beer because it seemed to let the blackberry flavor come through more than in some of the higher alcohol Cascade fruit sours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5367) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
Bottle at PP Belgian Ale Fest 2010. Pours a purple/brown, small head. Blackberries, malt, oak, tartness, and a hint of chocolate. Tastes good, but is to light and not very complex.

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