Mora2000 (5132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle.
Very dark red pour with a white head. The aroma is awesome. I get some cherry notes up front, but as you dig in a little more you get some nice maple, brown sugar and vanilla notes. The flavor is similarly complex. I get a lot of tart cherry character, as well as some light funk and toffee. The oak also comes through nicely in the flavor adding some vanilla, maple and wood. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Awesome American-made sour, but I expect nothing less from Cascade.
after4ever (5729) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at barrel house. Pours a murky dark garnet. No head or lace. Big bright tart sweet cherry nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Bright sweet tart cherry mid palate with a mild tart finish.
Brentv (79) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Cascade’s Raccoon Lodge. It’s deep maroon with a nice aroma of cherries. Taste is lovely, cherries and lots of oak, complex and moderately sweet, with a mild tartness. Very very nice.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from OregonHopMonster. Thanks again, dude. Pours a deep dark ruby reddish hue, well hazed, dark maroon hue, rich with a decent tannish head atop. Dies to a filmy layer, laces ok. Aromas are rich crimson berry, sweeter pie cherries. Some tart lactic life as it settles, vanilla and wet oak really compliment well here. Faint biscuit, nice fruity red fruit driven element. Sourness sneaks up and becomes pretty solid. Initial is tart, pie cherry and sour cherry mix. Lactic lemony life, sour and lively. Good firm lactic presence into the middle, gentle Balsalmic feel. Firmer oak, gentle yet growing vanilla hits. Malt bill gets smaller. Cherries, gentle raspberry and pulpy fruit. A touch of biscuity malts. Sour backend, dry, tannic cherry skin. One of the less ABV driven/feel on the palate. Some good gentle oak barrel, faint whiskey feel and vanilla flavor. Not hot, firmer sourness really grows. Pretty damn tasty. Sharper lactic and sour cherry life as we get in. Well balanced, sour slanted, really enjoyed this. Nose is much more oaky, a bit more muted. But beer is pretty damn good.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby red, small vinegar nose. the fresh bing cherries are uber delicious. nice and crusty, sour but not too much. really special and fantastic! I’d love to open another one of these soon. think kriek from 3F but no mustiness or basement funk.
Errl (1098) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to mora2000..pour is dark red with a thin white head..Nose is nice cherry, dry oak, spice, dark fruits, fruit cobbler, sweet..Taste is nice bing cherry, lacto, dry oak, spice, sweet, nice dark fruits..
TaktikMTL (5377) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de cerise avec une pointe de chêne. Apparence: La couleur est rouge voilée. Saveur: Goût de cerise sûrette avec une pointe de canneberge et de chêne. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de cerise sûrette en arrière goût. (Rating #4958)
Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ernestos birthday beer number 2. Something about cascade is amazing. JUst fresh sharp tart cherries and not too much sweetness. Delicious beer with great flavorfs.
Ernesto987 (3010) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW Huge tart green cherry flavors with a lingering tartness that lasts forever, I really like it, one of the best from a fantastic brewery
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: An avalanche of fresh cherries with oak, mild tartness and farmhouse character. Excellent.
How: Bottle 750ml. Shared with Montreal friends. Bottle was approximately 6 months of age and sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Shinning bright dark red body topped by a beige ring of foam.
In long: Nose is an explosion of fresh dark and red cherries, a nice oak presence, a mild farmhouse character. Taste predominantly fruity with fresh dark cherries, fresh red cherries and a light raspberries sensation. A nice oak presence that adds a lot of depth without stealing the spotlight from the fruits. There is an overall farmhouse character without reaching the wild-funky territory. A mild acitidy/tartness adds a refreshing quality. Low sweetness sensation. This is classified on ratebeer as a Sour/Wild but this is really more of a mega- fruit beer with a light Sour/Wild twist. Truly an excellent beer, maybe the best Cascade I’ve ever had. A fantastic beer with a lot of class that is a perfect match for a fantastic classy person like me, and don’t tell me I’m a pretentious snob, I swear the next time someone calls me a pretentious snob I’m going to throw my colorful scarf over my shoulder, flip my hair and walk away.
sherm1016 (993) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, thanks Michael, split with my bride. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is cherry, oak, vanilla. Medium on the palate with fizzy carbonation. Flavor is lightly sour, cherry, oak, some earthy-mustiness, something floral, with a light sour finish. Very tasty.