5000 (6599) - 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!
bytemesis (6591) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy reddish blue with a medium punk fizzy head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is tart, funk, lemon, fruit. Flavor is the same, light tart, little sweetness, blueberry coming through on the dry finish. Medium body, very carbonated, aerated mouthfeel. Nice.
BBB63 (6557) - 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!
drfabulous (6420) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Todd’s. Funky in nose like other Cascade beers. Sour acidity and blueberry.
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of 5000 via trade.
Bottle: The aroma consists of blueberries and just a touch of lemon. It pours a mostly transparent purplish-red with a touch of haze and a minimal head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of blueberry. The finish has light-moderate musty lemon and some light funk. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation.
tiong (6383) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Cascade, Portland, OR
Pours reddish with a smooth head. Aroma of tart berries, wood, some oak, sourish notes and vinegar. Taste is smooth and sourish with some tart blueberries, vinegar and oak. Finish is tartish and slick with mild sourness. Okay.
Beerman6686 (6249) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a semi hazy dark blue color with a small pinkish head. Aroma was of blueberry skins, lemons, wood, and hay. Flvor was pretty sour, funk blueberry, and cheesy lemons.
Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending this bottle my way. Andre always is there with a great PNW hookup. Purple-blue pour with a white head. There is some nice blueberry notes in the flavor and aroma, but that is accompanied by some nice funk, vanilla and oak. There is some nice tartness but it is not overpowering and the fruit is still allow to come through. Quite complex. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.
riversideAK (6103) - 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.