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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7624) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2014. Beautiful hazy purple. Genuine raw blueberry character shares equal billing with sourness that is more like unripened berries than anything, along with some subtle funk. A very drinkable sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (7473) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7456) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (7374) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours hazy dark red with a small offwhite head. Aroma is light sour with cherries, blueberries, yeast, oak. Taste is light sour with tart fruit, blueberries but also cherries and sour red apples, dusty. Thin body, low carbonation. 120512

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7373) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7307) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
[5101-20130202] Bottle. Smoked blueberry chemical aroma. Hazy, bright red pink body with a medium-lasting white head. Sour blueberry fruity yeast flavour. Medium body is quite sour. Delicious, great balance. (7/3+/8/4/16) 3.8
(@ Sourfest 2013, Buffalo, NY)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7043) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle - Blueberry and some yeasty funk. Cloudy reddish pink with a decent white head. Light tartness, light funk and a berry finish. Fairly mild compared to the other sours from Cascade.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6946) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Had both the older releases and the new Shrieking Violet on tap. Both were good. The aroma is sweet berries alongside vinous, woody notes. The flavor is borderline very sour at times with sawdust and light sour blueberry. Very odd but in a good way. Not a fruit beer per se, more oak and tannins. Quite nice.


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