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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Paigeturner (98) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
This brewery rocks!!!!Only down side is huge money for this 750 bottle....forty bucks ouch. Never the less worth it as it has so much going on. Huge blackberry aroma off the start. Poured rose red. Light head. Flavors of everything, from hay, awesome fresh blackberries and ending of very tart acids. After all that the blackberries cruise back in for the finish line. A+

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mep3222 (889) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Strong blackberry and lactic sour aroma. Taste is lactic sour maybe 5 of 10. Not the most sour cascade but still very sour. Blackberry, dark fruit, woody, not too sweet with a tannic dry bitter blackberry finish. Complex and really an awesome sour. Love the use of blackberry. Lots of flavor. Thought the body was a little lighter than some and I see it is a blend of wheat ales. Still a ton of flavor and amazingly complex. Love it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle thanks to BVC. Another outstanding one from in my opinion the underrated Cascade brewery. Nice tart sour, but not so sour that the the sweetness and fruit flavors do not come through. Well balanced and a joy to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Robtheman (1) - - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
Beautiful pour of this ale. Exudes fruit, and based upon the color is mild in nose and flavor, which is perfect. Don’t want a lambic. Enjoyable both from 40-60 degrees. Matches well with a medium strength cigar.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeinDahlem (1378) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2011
Dry and tart and full of blackberry fruit. Doesn’t put a foot wrong and might be the perfect aperitif. Very impressive.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGoldenChalice (23) - The Garden of the Beer Gods, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Served in a Teku from bomber. Served the day bottle hit the shelves. Aroma – brilliant aromatic qualities! Berry-like, fruity esters exude from surface of glass. Smells like a concoction of sour berries! Aroma stands out among other sours I’ve encountered in my life and contributes remarkably to overall sensation. I have never given a beer a 10 for aroma. Appearance – gorgeous, almost framboise-like appearance: frothy pink and purple head, which lingers for hours in glass and does not dissipate. Taste – juicy, ripe, sweet blackberry sensation consistent throughout each sip. Extremely refreshing on all fronts. Oak barrel and base beer wheatiness tough to decipher through rich, ripeness of berries, which dominate overall experience. Addicting, sensational, reinvigorating lacto strain consistent throughout each sip. Lovely taste. Palate – tart, semi-sour sensation in back of throat. I consider this brew more of a Wild Ale than a Sour, but brew still exhibits pure, one-of-a-kind lacto strain. So refreshing, so delicious. Wish I had more of these. Overall – price point is fair for this brew. Not the best Blackberry Ale I have encountered, but damn impressive. Most romantic color I’ve encountered in a beer. I am certainly satisfied.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1541) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Puckering tart unripe fruit mixes with yogurt to form an orgasm of blackberry purée in your mouth. Seedy. Shady. Deceitful. Delectable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (16434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2009
750 ml bottle courtesy of Ken and Rich at Über. Dark and cloudy maroon with pale head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Full bodied, sour with background of sweetish blackberries. Finish of oak and slight hoppiness with a bit of must.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.


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