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Cascade Bottleworks XIV

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 358   ABV: 11.95%
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This NW style sour ale is a blend of Blond Quad and Blond ales that were aged in Bourbon, wine and rum barrels with orange zest for up to 24 months. Blended to celebrate the 14th anniversary of Bottleworks. This hand-packaged and bottle-conditioned sour ale should be served at 40 degrees F.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4436) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
I believe this was shared by Brad. It is in the Flanders sour brown style. Pungent aroma. Sour flavor with balsamic vinegar, and earth, as well as some sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
bottle as presented .. mild bourbon and soggy sourness .. . dark brown, great foam .. . empty mouth feel and an airy finish .. . not what i expected from a cascade beer .. . . radio’s working like a swiss ....car?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
At big Seth’s going away party on 11/2/2013; was an awesome day! Aroma is sour, medium to heavy acidity, fruity tang. Taste is apple, bourbon, white wine, light yeast, funky, sour.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy amber color with an off white head. Fruity, funky, woody, citrus, vinous, berries and some bourbon/rum. This one was very nice ...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours a hazy orange-amber color with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma of peach, apricot, berries, sweet and caramel malts, honey, vanilla, oak, and brown sugar. The flavor follows mostly the same lines, starting tart and finishing sweet. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. Complex, tasty, interesting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
Pours cloudy relish amber with a small off white head. Aroma is sour fruity cellar funky. Flavor is as aroma, too much vinegar touch, a bit watery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10987) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell in London - many thanks to Bruce! Pours hazy gold with a creamy, white head. The aroma has moderate funk, apple and honey. Medium to big sweet flavor with ripe fruits, apple, wood, slight honey, alcohol. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Fairly warming on the finish with ripe and jammy fruits and sugary bread. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2014
750ml thanks to Grant! Pours yellow hayish amber with a slight white foamed head. Oaky must nose, hints of slight citrus and peach, a tinge of bourbon, and some funk. Flavors start off with orange must, hay, and hints of caramel bourbon. The finish brings out a sweet wine funk all blended nicely. Damn good stuff, but was just hoping for a touch louder.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1055) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by BelgBeerGeek and props to Todd Hannon. Pours peach yellow with a tiny light yellow head. Peach aroma, slight oak, some caramel. Medium body with perfect balance between sour and sweetness... taste of salt caramel, lime & orange juice. Very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3128) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
Thanks to Belgbeergeek , Pours fuzzy amber, almost no head , a small ring of white foam . Smell is funky, bit sour , bourbon , oaky , taste is sour, apples , some oak , some funk . very good one !


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