sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A lightly funky, not-so-sour and very fruity ale with plenty of berries. Excellent
How: Bottle shared with friends, post Tap-NY 2012 Hotel party. Unfortunately a Danish-style sample on this one. Tick
The look: Cloudy dark red body topped by a small pink-ish head
In long: Nose is very fruity (all kinds of berries, not just blueberries) with a bit of funk. Taste is very fruity, sharp and clean, only a light sourness and mild lactic acidity. Oak remains discreet. This is as much a fruit beer (and an excellent one at that) as it is a Sour/Wild ale. Maybe because it was still young and the funk will transform the beer. I will eventually drink a full bottle of this and re-evaluate what it has evolved, but a fresh sample proved to be a superb mildly funky fruit ale. Anyway, it was well worth crushing thousands of blueberries to make this great beer, just like it was well worth drowning hundreds of babies to make that great Nirvana Nevermind cover.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, corked and baled. Thanks, J&A! Pours a dark rubied amber with a dense and fizzy pink head that falls quickly away. Funky barnyard on the nose with a tinge of tart berry. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Oak and balsamic on the mid-palate with a dry, oaky, slightly minerally finish. Pretty good.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DLD 2012: Pinkish hue with a fizzy head. The profile was tart blueberries and white grapes, oak, wheat, biscuit, mineral, and a hint of tannins. The mouth feel was quite refreshing, sprite and lively with just the right amount of oak dryness. I really enjoyed this even with the high level of acidity. Nice!
5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is of fresh blueberry. Lactic sourness oak barrel and light sweetness. Nice reddish purple pour thin nonlasting head. Flavors of blueberry sweet tartness initially followed by medium lactic sourness oak light citrus more blueberry and a clean tart finish. Moderate carbonation little thin in body. Solid beer.
badlizard (5519) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear bright red with a small foamy pink head. Sweet blueberry, tart lemon and sour apple aroma. Bright lively palate. Tastes of lemon up front followed by lightly sugary blueberry flavors and finishing with acidic sour fruit flavors and a very dry finish. Very good.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours almost purple, or maybe I’m just imagining that. Medium acidity, some solid blueberry sweetness, just a hint of funk, light candy sweetness, and a little tartness in the finish. Solid.