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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (6928) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Definitely a great one here. I had it blind, was thinking black currant all the way, but blueberry works too. Nice funk, medium to high sourness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2012
It pours sort of dirty rutty red copper with thin off white head, cool looking brew. The aroma offers up tartness o-plenty along with thin whiffs of vague fruitiness almost too far away to smell. The taste is similar as this is largely acidic, dry mineral notes and crushed aspirin tartness. I suppose, like the nose, there are light vaguely fruity notes off in the distance that I’m having trouble seeing or tasting, so there’s that.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle courtesy of one of the Half Time guys (Ed possibly, though it could have been Matt or John. But not Craig. Definitely not Craig) in the HT suite at TAPNY. Pours a pink to purple color with a thin white head. Sour fruit on the nose, funk, acid and blueberry. Sweet with some big fat dusty blueberries in there. Long acid, big blueberries. Amazing. Light dusty blueberry lingering on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Travlr @ Post Toer de Geuze tasting. Rougeâtre, col blanc léger. Arôme st fruité avec ce bouquet myrtilles laissant un léger côté fleuri, grains sur une note aigre boisée de chêne. Palais est ici bien aigre avec le rajout d’une base fruitée légèrement acidulée. Retrouve ce profil typique américain des ’sours’ le tout couplé à une pointe boisée de chêne qui ajoute une certaine complexité et une fine aigreur. Pas mauvaise, mais pas ma préférée de Cascade.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle thanks to Tom! Pours a clear amber with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of blueberries that are slightly sweet up front with a growing bitterness/sourness. Flavor begins with sweet blueberries but has a nice growing sourness with achintvof acid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
On tap at City Beer. Pours red with an attractive pink head nad a strong blueberry aroma. There is a slightly sour delicate fruity flavor with a hint of vinegar. Nice flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle shared by Jeppe. Pours hazy deep reddish with a small pink head. The aroma is berries, acid, blueberry, oak and wood. The flavour is blueberries, sweetness, acid, caramel and wood.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! 2011 project. Pours a cloudy ruby grapefruit juice color with a small off-white ring for a head and some big carbonation bubbles throughout. Aroma of blueberries, lemon, oak, funk, 7-Up, and grapefruit peel. Flavor of blueberry, lactic acid, lemon, Sweet Tarts, 7-Up, and yogurt. Light-medium bodied, with high, bubbly carbonation and a very tart, soda-like mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle:   Pours violet, definite pinkish hue, moderate to thin sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Aroma of unripened Blueberries, well at least Blueberry bushes.   Its like unsweetened immature Blueberries.   Tart on the tongue up front, backside is dry with a soft unripened Blueberry sweetness.   Very clean this is.   Comes across as very dry and very tart.   Nothing off about this one.   Not as big and robust as some of their other offerings, but it is certainly tart, fruity, and mouth puckering.   Strong woodiness on the nose as well as on the tongue.   I keep thinking to myself how clean this one is.   The more I drink, the more I realize how dry this one is.   My mouth is very much puckering after a few sips.   While the Blueberry aspect is there, its not as strong as I would have liked.   Either way, this is a very clean and well put together PNW sour ale.   Comes across as very clean and very easy to drink.   Easily one of the better Blueberry beers I have had, ever!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6171) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle. It pours cloudy red, with a thin white head. The nose is farmyard, sweet blueberry, jam, blackcurrant, lime and sherbet. The taste is tart blueberry, juicy fruit, blackcurrant, red grape, jam, lime and sherbet, with a juicy-tart finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Great balance of juicy fruit and sourness. Delicious.


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