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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5081) - 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 (2756) - 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 (5952) - 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 (6134) - 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 (5262) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadMe (1570) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
A: Pours a dark amberish purple kind of reminds me of grape juice. Small head with little retention and no lace. S: Aromas of dark berries, oak, and chocolate. T: The berries are there in a big way. Mild tartness with the oak standing out as well. A bit lactic with hints of tart cherries as well. M: Medium in body, lite on the carbonation. D: Pretty good. Not my favorite Cascade sour but still tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2010
2009 Bottle - Pours a dk purple amber with a large beige head...aroma is light berry and lactic wood, vanilla...flavour is fairly thin and watery, light berry and light cocoa somehow, plenty of lactic sourness, but there is fairly little going on taste-wise, meh....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KornDogg (568) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle. Berry aroma, dark red/purple body with thin reddish head. A subtle oak barrel flavor balanced with blackberries. Sweet and not overly acidic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4548) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Pours a murky brown with a light tan head. Nose is fruity and mildly acidic, tart, yeasty, some esters and a yogurty character. Flavor is tart and mildly acetic, sweet/fruity character, some funk. Palate is mildly tart and lively.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Hazy gold pour with purple hues. Fizzy purple/white head. Aroma of blackberry and lactic notes. Flavor is dusty, fruity, lactic and oaky tannins. Decent but not my go to cascade sour.

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