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Cascade Bottleworks XIV

Formerly brewed at Cascade Brewing
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Portland, Oregon USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 358   ABV: 11.95%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (3236) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle, pretty sure Toby brought this, thank you! Pours a golden yellow color with a smaller white head. The nose is heavy yeast and sour, it even smells a bit acidic. Taste is sour… vinegar… earthly acidic. There are some moments where a sweet and sour dance is done, but most of this was not too my liking. Too much of the vinegar thing going on. That and some rubbing alcohol. Missed the mark with me… didn’t finish it. One of those beers I really wanted to try, I think this was a fluke compared to other ratings... maybe I’ll get a second chance at it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12527) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2015
(750ml bottle, 2012) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of vinous, berries, oak, vanilla, and tangerine. Flavor of oak, orange, cherry, vinous, and apple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2438) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle..Pour is golden with a nice white head...Nose is classic cascade stank, some sherbert, cheese, alcohol, bourbon..Taste is spice, berries, oak, some vinegar, funk, alcohol..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5263) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange pour, with an off white head. Fruit, oak, sour, red wine, berries, honey sweetness, stone fruit, mild bourbon, lemon, and vinegar. Good, but I think I prefer "simpler" lighter sours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2814) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2015
Pours a hazy golden Amber with a thin white head. Aroma of sour malt, berries and funk. Taste is sour malt, berries, lemon peel and that signature cascade yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12915) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of sour lemon, tart funk, bourbon, red wine and soured oak. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (2403) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2015 750 mL bottle poured and shared. 2012 project, which might be the only one of these I’ll ever find. Might be the only one out there. Happy birthday to Bottleworks by the way. First of all, how can this beer not be good. Just read the deScription. Seriously. Pours a cloudy orange color with a fading head. Woody, sour fruit aroma. Very nice orange sour flavor, and a nice, obvious barrel presence. In love with the sour fruit flavor and light spice throughout this one. Big pucker. Delicious. Absolutely wonderful beer here. Loved it. Update: Lucky for me, I get to try this again. Cloudy, dirty orange pour. Sour fruit up front, with some excellent wine notes throughout. Lingering sour orange fruit. Headlining type sour here. Such a treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle shared by Jeff, thanks! Pours a cloudy golden peach with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sour red fruits with a backing leafiness and a bit of barrel. Flavor is more of a crisp sour red fruit with sweet barrel and a light funkiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (600) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bomber shared at tasting. Strong sour boozy smell. Taste similar with nice dry finish. This is pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9172) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bomber. Hazy golden orange pour. Citrus orange with a hint of bourbon. This is yummy.

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