radarsock (906) - Vermont, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, passed around on Black Friday, Scottsdale. Pours a prune cordovan with a soapy, off-white head. Very tart with hints of wood, rose pedals, white wine lees, and pilsener malt. Cherries by swallow. Not as "yum" as I thought it’d be, but still rather delicious.
madvike (2728) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Reddish brown with a thin ring of off-white head. Nose is pear and cherry. Sharp oak too, with a bit of tartness. Taste is really citrusy tart, with oak, vanilla, and a bit of sweet caramel malt. Nice medium body with very soft, fluffy carbonation.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Rating #132. Interesting beer, something didn’t seem right. A few of the guys were saying it smelled like nail polish, which it did just a little bit. One thing for sure was that it was extremely sour, very puckering. Ok beer, just wasn’t feeling it. (2562)
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour tart cherry aroma. Fruity sour tart woody cherry flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody cherry finish.
mcmd (314) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with red hue, decent off- white head which settles. Aroma is tart cherry, lemon, lots of oak, hint of bourbon. Taste is sour cherry and funk, vinegar with nice oak and vanilla in the finish. Great palate. One of the best sours I’ve had.
johnnnniee (2306) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to brewandbbq for hooking me up with this bottle!
Pours a deep garnet brown with a huge tan head that slowly dissipates and leaves much lace on the way down. Smells of balsamic, cherries, lemon and funk. Light alcohol note and a touch of wood. The flavor is complex and varied. Up front I get some sweet cherries and a light sweet maltiness. Tart cherries, a bit of lactic acid and lemons destroy the sweetness in short order. Woody oak come in next with a bit of funk and vinegar and an ever increasing lactic tartness. The finish leaves a lingering sweet tart candy feel on my taste buds. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a tart chalky puckering mouthfeel. Very nice Flanders style ale very complex. Maybe I should have asked for more than one bottle!
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rad red .. medium foam .. light lacing .. . mm, this is a nice brew - tart and raspberry/fruit madness .. . very light but solid .. . wish i had gotten more!
.. . . "there’s a small mouse under his eye"
Bill Becker (322) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 Project, bought from the brewery online for $21
It pours a murky rusty colour, started off with over a finger head of foam but that quickly dissipated. Very little lacing left behind.
You can certainly smell the sour cherries and the oak barrel. Some slight note of vanilla there. My nose is happy.
Tart cherries up front in the taste, oak flavours not so much. Alcohol extremely well hidden when it comes to what sits and swirls in my mouth, some definite warming during and after the swallow. Sour, yeah, but not overly so. Very slight hint of a vinegar sourness so I don’t *think* that heartburn will be an issue.
Very tasty from the get go; I opened it at near room temp to get all of the flavours rather than opening after pulling from the fridge.
A delightfully delicious Wild Ale that I wish had a bit less alcohol to make it even more drinkable; as is, it’s still and an easy drop to tip back.
I’m very impressed with what Cascade has made here. They sure do know their s*it.
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber brew, small white head. Smells incredible - cherry pie, bourbon, oak, and cinnamon. Easy drinking for the high ABV - great mix of tart and sour. Delicious!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared amongst friends at my "Massive Mikkeller" tasting. Cascade, along with Cantillon, really do have sours down to a science. The balance between the fruit, sourness, tartness and funk is all there. Makes for an incredible drinking experience.