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RATINGS: 159   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 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 (4585) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2010
Bouteille verte de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez MartinT. Arôme: Odeur de mûres avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est rouge. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de mûres légèrement sûrettes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sûrette. (Rating #2854)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Year-old bottle sampled Jan 30 ’10.

Pours deep wine red. Nice tart flavors, dry rather than sour, relatively subdued overall taste profile (quite mellow for a sour) with a dry blackberry essence emerging and dominating as the palate adjusts. Appropriate carbonation level, entirely enjoyable. As always, the price point is the problem. At $20, does it compete with the comparably priced Belgian entries? Maybe it’s close to some of them. But it’s certainly no slam dunk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This Sour Ale’s subtle fruit jam perfume is shaken up by a lively effervescence, creating a quenching but forgettable brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head atop the cloudy purplish brown.
-This is not nearly as well expressed as their sublime Sang Royal, for example.
-The blackberries are apparent, but tend to get veiled by the yeasty wilderness.
-Mild tartness paints a diplomatic finish.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2009
750 ml waxed bottle poured a hazy purple brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of blackberry, funkiness, oak, light leather and light cookie. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of blackberry, oak, citrus, funkiness and light leather with a smooth dry lightly tart lingering funky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2009
About time I entered this. 750ml from the brewery. Big and lively pour, with strong bottle-conditioning leadaing to a giant froth. Color looks like fresh blackberries, on the slightly dusky side. Sharp dry aroma, with a touch of acidity that’s complemented by the oak. The carbonation almost intrudes a bit too much on the palate. I’m not sure I’d recognize this as a Flanders had I not read the commercial description. It’s more like a decent sour that recalls Cassisona, enjoyable for what it is but not really up to bar with Cascade’s other sours to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Thanks to hopdog for sharing. Pours a deep almost brownish red with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of tart blackberry, floral notes, vanilla and oak. Flavor of tart blackberry, blackberry soda, light funk and sour liverly carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11176) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2009
750ml bottle acquired in trade with bvc (thanks!). Poured a darker and muddy brown color (with a reddish/purple tint) with a smaller sized pinkish head. Aromas of blackberries, woodiness, caramel, some oak, and lightly funky. Tastes of vanilla, woody, blackberries, and other berries. Same lighter funkiness with a lighter sour/tart finish.

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