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RATINGS: 128   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34338) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4576) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2009
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2009
Thanks Skyview. Mostly funk, with a little blackberry. Tart, faint malts. Subtle blackberry, mostly on the finish. Very acidic. 6/3/7/3/15

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2009
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2009
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2009
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2009
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4155) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Deep brown with a pinkish-beige head. Aroma is of blackberries, wood, and grape juice.Taste is a little tart with blackberries and malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3222) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle shared by GodOfThunder. Pours cloudy purple color with a lavender head. Oaky, blackberry aroma. Sweet and tart blackberry flavor with oak and earthiness. Light to medium body with effervescent carbonation. Very interesting and good.


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