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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


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 (6022) - 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 (1247) - 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 (3753) - 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 (3025) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Courtesy GodOfThunder. Pours a dark black cherry color with crimson highlights at the edge. A foamy tan head settles very slowly to a thin, lasting blanket. Soapy lacing mostly breaks apart and rejoins the body. The nose displays tart black and blue berries up front, with a virgin American oak softness and notes of vanilla. Flavors follow suit, tangy blackberry staying pretty true to the name, with a dry, earthy oakiness that takes the tartness down a notch. Drier than some of the other Cascade sours, this one is sports a finer carbonation and feels less soda-like overall. Straightforward, tasty stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9162) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle… GSRARO Throwdown… Murky prune-colored ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Subdued aroma consists of oak earthiness, acidity and blackberry sweetness. Light-bodied, watery and effervescent. Fruity, sour, funky flavor. Tart, tangy, dry finish. Kudos to GodOfThunder for providing this one!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle: Thanks FlacoAlto! Pours a nice muddy maroon with a dense pinkish tan head. Aroma is dominated by sweet blackberry and currant. Perhaps a touch of oak is there with a vigorous swirl and a light diacetyl hint. Very light and vacant feel- like seltzer on the palate. Nondescript flavor. Neither acidic nor acetic. Light tartness with currant jam, and a tad tannic. Musty old oak, perhaps when it warms. Not much comes through; as it lacks texture and body, big time. Seltzer like.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a brownish/purple with a tanish head. aroma was very nice with berries and had some new car scent to it as well. flavor had a nice berry and tart combination. light/medium body with high carbonation. overall a nice change of pace.


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