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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 220   ABV: 7.33%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


UDBeernut's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2512) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (622) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark rich pinkish red with a thin lacy light pink bubbly head. Aroma is of blueberries, vinegar, cranberry, some raspberry. Taste is of more blueberries, pine, funky, citrus, sherbet, tart. Oily mouthfeel, dry finish, medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michcam8 (475) - Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2016
750ml bottle for $25. Good beer, understand the craft, wine kinda, but for the price point, I have had better beers in this style. With that said, I did enjoy this offering. Purple pour, with zero head and lacing. I pick up the funk, blueberries, cob webs, white wine barrels, and malt. Taste is tart, funk, sour, fruity funk and dryness. No detection of alcohol. Good, not great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2016) - Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Thanks, Carl! Dark brown/purple pour. Huge sour/acetic aroma. Blueberries, oak, vanilla, tart, lactic. A tad on the extreme side, but still tasty sour!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3820) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 25, 2016
Bottle at CBC 2012. Pours a hazy red-orange. Bitter, sweet and sour with aromas of cherries and some fruits of the forest. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7773) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2016
3/15/16. 750mL bottle from Craft on Draft. Dark blue/purple pour with a small, fizzy pinkish purplish head that sizzles away fast. The look plus my color blindness sorta makes it look like a glass of Diet Coke... but of course purple/blue when I look closer. Annnnnnyway... huge sour aroma, on par with other Cascades, leaning a bit towards acetic, though, tannic berries and dark fruits. Big sour flavor, acidic, citric, lactic, and acetic, etc. Blueberry, dark fruits, oak and vanilla, a touch musty, lingers very sour and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (3476) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2016
@ Cascade 16-3-9: småsyrliga blåbär med lite syltvarning. Ingen stor bärton utan enbart en liten gnutta.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7166) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2016
On tap at Cascade. Pinkish with a small head. Mild aroma of blueberries, more in the taste. Also funk and oak. The finish was dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters, showing a dark mahogany color, ruby highlighting at the stem, with a modest layer of tan head foam. and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was grandma’s attic funk, and fruit as blueberry & raisin, with light, cookie-like malt. Medium bodied, tart to the edge of sour, with moderate earthy & tannic astringency, and lively enough carbonation to successfully escort all the notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2892) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle, 2014, corked and capped poured into tulip. Clear dark red with small off-white head. Aroma is tart blueberry, medium/light body, medium/light carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is tart, some oak, and hints of blueberries. Hoped for more blueberry.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hivemind (880) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2015
On draft at the Barrel House in Aug 2014 with Erica, Matt. Bright bright red pour with white head and soapy lacing that disappears. Tart red wine grapes on the tongue with some dry tannins; good, robust body. Dry on the way down. Not a lot of blueberry noticed somehow.


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