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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2610) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle at the BA Buffalo bottle share. Pours red amber, small head. Nose of Brett and berries. Taste is more of the same plus a strange bandaid aftertaste. Body is light and slick textured. Not a terrible brew, perhaps not the best example from this sour brewery.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2380) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3-year-old bottle shared with Jacob.

Light purple pour, quite dry, deeply sour but clean sour rather than funky sour in exactly the expected fashion, blueberries there but not overbearing. Quite tasty but miles short of blabeer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1286) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
Thanks to Matt for this one! Vintage 2012. Liquide mi bleuté, mi rouge, trouble et sans mousse. Notes douces au nez plus que aigres. Je suis surpris. Agréablement. Une quantité de confiture de bleuets (celle que l’on utilise pour faire de la tarte). Un baril généreux et et une présence très modérée de cette acétone que mes narines ont souvent détecté dans les bières de cette brasserie. L’équilibre se retrouve encore une fois en bouche. L’acidité est bien modérée et le fruit très ample et abondant. Cette fois, le bleuet finit par passer pour du cassis et de la framboise. Non pas qu’il soit dénaturé, mais simplement riche et complexe. Pétillante et bien légère. De loin ma bière préférée de cette brasserie qui manque souvent trop de raffinement à mon goût.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5590) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
750ml corked bottle pours a reddish brown color when held to the light with a fizzy white head that leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is of dark fruit and musty yeast notes with hints of wood. Taste is a big tartness from the fruit and a malty sweetness underneath, finishing with a bit of yeast funk. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a very sour ale that takes some getting used to. Burns on the way down, but still a quality brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2544) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle at Sparkling City on Tap. Dark reddish purplish body with small off-white/pinkish head. Aroma of sour fruit, blueberries and a hint of oak. Medium bodied and a touch dry. Fruity and sour tasting, but also sweet. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Thin head on red body. Blueberry and sour . Taste is mild sweet blueberry and grain. Texture is crisp and fizzy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle at home.... Deep red brown... Thin white lacing.. Tart funk Berries nose.. Big juicy tart blueberries.. Long soft funk finish...blueberries finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle at james’s. Pours deep purple ruby, nose is blueberry, oak, jammy, toffee, taste is dry, oaky, tart blueberry , sweet, little fizzy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (9318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle shared with Stuu666. 8.23% precisely. Pours hazy red - purple with no head. Quite attractive colour though. Aromas of sour fruit, blueberry, faint wood. Taste is sour, minerals, blueberry. Very fruity. Dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1815) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2016
750 ml corked and caged bottle, 2015 Project, 8.23% ABV printed on label. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a slightly hazy reddish/purple color with about an inch light pink head that fizzled away quickly. Not much lacing at all. I like the aroma, the brew smells like tart fruit, oak, earthy funk, vanilla and some blueberries. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but with some wheat/grainy malt noticeable. Also, I think the blueberry is stronger in the taste than it is compared to the aroma. It’s fruity and tart with some sweetness, too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it has a good amount of carbonation and it’s easy and enjoyable to drink. I liked this brew a lot. It took a while for me to pull the trigger on buying this because of the price, but I’m glad I picked this up. I’ll have to try some of the other Cascade brews soon. $25.99 a bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Damn what a near perfect beer this is. Aroma was outstanding. Strong funk, vinegar and yeast. Pour was a nice dark red/near purple with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was, again, near perfection. Very strong sour fruit flavor that leaves no sweetness in. There’s an underlying fruitiness to it that was more blueberry skin (or even grape skin) without the flesh of the fruit, but this beer was all about mouth puckering sourness. Nice big strong carbonation that bit the cheeks. So great on so many levels.


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