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Cascade Bourbon Barrel Aged Fruit

Cascade Bourbon Barrel Aged Fruit
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 4.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This NW style sour ale was aged in Bourbon barrels for 10 months before aging on fresh apricots and sour pie cherries for an additional 11 months. Some light touches from a few accent barrels, including raspberries, apples and spices, were added to bring out the full fruit experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5402) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Draft at Churchill’s. Dark amber pour, thin off white head. Cherry, raspberry, stone fruit, acidic sourness, light oak, white vinegar, and some sweetness. Very fruity, strong sweet fruits in the aroma, and pretty strong sour. Not for the sour newbie, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours a dark amber color with a small tan head. Nose is a bit on the sweet side with a nice vanilla, bourbon, and fruit jam note. Plenty of raspberry and cherry with a bit of peach and apricot aromas. There is a mild oakiness, maybe some strawberry, and a bit of caramel. The flavor is also a bit sweet with the bourbon/vanilla, malt, and fruit notes. But, there is a good tartness to it, too. Plenty of cherry flavor, some raspberry, and a hint of strawberry jam.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9306) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2012
Barrel at the Barrel House. Crazy fruit cocktail nose, vanilla yogurt, funk. Exquisite nose, though somewhat faint. Watermelon dark pink color with lace. Quite sour, lots of lactic yogurt, good fruit: apricot, raspberry, strawbeery, cherry. Light dust and barnyard. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Barrel at the Barrel House. Pours hazy/murky dark apricot. Odor is sort of tinned fruit juice - sharply sour - certainly apricot is present. Flavor is nicely sour with apricot and cherry. The bourbon/vanilla/oak is rather overcome by all the excellent flavors. Finishes smooth,tart and sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14406) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
On tap at Cascade Brewing, pours a cloudy / opaque orange with a small white head. Aroma of mixed berries, bourbon, slight tartness and slight sweetness. Flavour brings out a lot of the mixed fruit, especially berry-wise, not much of the bourbon, but I think the barrels take out some of the sourness. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Oh lord is this good. Orangish pour with little to no head. But just a bomb of fruity goodness. Numerous flavors are coming through with a nice tart and sour finish. Awesome!

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