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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 220   ABV: 7.33%
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This NW style sour ale blends wheat & blond ales that were oak aged in barrels for 6 mths, then additionally aged 4 mths on fresh blueberries. Huge herbal notes of dense blueberries in the nose give way to hints of oak & a dusty floral note. Rich earthy notes of dark fruit on the palate lead to a tart finish that dries out to a base note of blueberry skins.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1251) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
A - pours hazy purplish berry with 1 finger head that disappears in a flash. S - the nose is tart berry/cherry, lemon juice and oak notes. Some lacto and must. M - light, almost watery thin and sour. Simple but nice. No too sweet. Vibrant carb. T - pretty simple. Lemon juice, lemon zest, tart blueberries, and bugs (lacto/Brett) and musty oak. O - a linear but nice fruit sour. 4

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 15, 2013
750 ml corked bottle, 2012 vintage (7,66% ABV). A lightly hazy dark red beer, with a large, fizzy, almost fully diminishing pinkish head. The aroma is very lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (barnyard), with notes of blueberries, currants, wood. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic. Medium body, velvety texture, soft/lively carbonation, pretty dry and long finish with light bitterness, lightly alcoholic. The aroma is milder than expected. Blueberries notes are mixed with currants and rather soft woody hints, while the taste develops a refreshing fruitiness, mixed with a balanced acidity and a light funk. Very fun to drink, since it gots the ideal level of acidity I like enjoying in my fruit beer. Cascade seems to be a strong brewery.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Bottle: 2012 Project. Hybrid translucent ruby, indigo, & orange body with a stark white head that fades to a small ring almost instantly. Aroma has big notes of sweet blueberry, sharp acidity, lots of musk, & a decent amount of funk... One of the funkiest things Iíve smelled from Cascade; a big, musty wet oak & damp cellar character throughout... smells almost Belgian, even. Taste has plenty of tart blueberry with softer notes of astringent cherry & apple skins, & a mild finish of blackberry. Very "berry"-ish all around, though blueberry is the main proponent. Lots of citric acidity & finishing sweetness, again, with a big woody, musty, yeasty funk that works hard from mid-palate to finish. Love this brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Barrel house, 04AUG12, from notes Nice pretty blueberry juice color with some pink tinted white rimming of foam. Nose is blueberry, sour vinous grains, surprisingly grassy and back country with hints of hay and soil. Flavor pulls out a good sharp, astringent sourness with strong blueberry flavors and a good full bodied feeling with low carb and an off dry finish. A good beer. I would buy a few bottles if available. I think I prefer the Apricot over this one. Serving type: bottle 08-07-2012

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Not as sour as I expected from Cascade, still very good. cloudy blueberry coloured body with pink head, and lacy. Some hospital disinfectant aroma. Smooth for a sour, more sour in the finish, and in the sediment.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mep3222 (574) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Brilliant vinous blueberry aroma. Flavor is blueberry sour, but not sweet. Blueberry sweetness is fermented away. Vinous is a 7 or 8 out of 10. Slight bitter aftertaste after the sour, but overall this one is great!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontape (361) - Valley Village, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours like a Pinot with a bit of pink foam. Sour fruit comes through on the nose. Taste gives you big oak, almost some smoke? Nice and tart but not overpowering. Finish is a bit abrupt. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2241) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
A: Purple Hue, Passes Mild Light, Thin White Head Ring, No Lacing S: Blueberry, Guava T: Sour Blueberry, Mildly Soapy M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter Overall, the sour blueberry flavor came through nicely, good but not the best blueberry sour Iíve had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (917) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Thanks to Lukaduke for sharing this bottle! Pours clear dark blue-purple with 1 finger of pink head. Nose is tart earthy berry, wine, sweet. Mouthfeel is tart and slick, easy drinking. Taste is tart, blueberry, blackberry, some funk, the berries are well balanced. Finish is a pleasant sour fruitiness with some sweet (but not sugary) notes of berry and oak mixed in. Very good, probably my favorite blueberry sour yet.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2362) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pours a violet rose color with a finger of pinkish grey foam. The nose is full of rustic blueberry tartness, dusty barrel funk and a bit of herbal notes. The palate follows the nose with touches of thyme, sage and tons of blueberry funk. Not sweet blueberry but tart earthy fruit with a trace of round spicy oak to fill out the mouthfeel and add more complexity, Bits of vanilla and musty basement linger in the finish. Damn thats a tasty beer !


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