AdamJackson (2565) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Sean for sending me this bottle after his trip to Portland. Enjoyed on a special day at 60F in some stemware
A - Looks like Raisin juice. Very dark, oak red hues. 7-Up like soda fizz appears and fades.
S - Smell is great. Dark fruit, earthy and woody. Totally get the biscuit and cornbread as well. But the grape jelly like concord grapes just shines through.
T - Pretty Floral up front. Sweet finish. This isn’t a sour beer really but it does make my mouth water. It is sour but not in any vinegar way. it’s very clean. Blueberries and grape jelly and cheap grocery store wine.
M - Thin and not doing much. The soda pop fizz leads to a disappointing mouthfeel.
O - Still, an impressive beer. the wine barrel + elderberry lends something nice. One I’d have again.
tectactoe (1737) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: thanks, Kevin! Dark-ish, brown-ish, faintly indigo tinted brown color with barely any head at all, only a very timid beige collar. Aroma includes notes of both sweet & tart elderberries... Elderberries give off some "dark berry" notes, along the lines of blackberry, currant, & even mild blueberry. Mild vanilla & oak in the finish with a touch of vinegar & acidity as well. Taste is quite sour, nice & tart with a big, sweet berry undertaking. Elderberry, blackberry, & a strong vinegar note mid-palate to finish. Good amount of oak & even some more vanilla... Probably one of the least acidic brews from Cascade overall. Another very nice brew from Cascade with no hint of the 8%+ ABV.
harrymel (1500) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice pretty dark rose colored beer with little/no foam and a high degree of clarity. Nose is just as expected, I dig the elderberry - herbal, floral and fruity like a blend of blueberries, soil, spices, some lavender like tones atop a leathery prune skin. Hints of peppercorn. The flavor comes through with reserved tart for the brewery and a good dose of aromatic and infectious flavors which are rich and robust with delicacy at the same time. Of fruit flavored sours, this may be my favorite choice of fruit and flower. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a slick finish. I like this beer, I like this beer a lot.
Serving type: on-tap
peteinSD (1366) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
’11 bottle from John - thanks! Dark purple/red color with a nice froth of light tan foam. Heavy red wine in the aroma with oak, tart, sour, and grain. Taste is sharply tart with lemon, red wine, darker fruit sour, and grinding sour through the finish. Clean, dry mouthfeel. Nice beer.
Reynolds314 (2303) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cascade sours are simple but great. Always great fruit flavor which reminds me of blackberrys with some dark cherry notes. The base beer has heavy lactic tartness and some woody and tannic vinous notes. I love it.
crossovert (7337) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty and sour cascade sour with all the antioxidants you need, health beer right?
Ernesto987 (3692) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
I like this, a cross between grape and blackberry. Fancy ass shit. A good base beer with a pretty fantastic fruit
50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Seth. Brown pour with a kaki head. Mild sour berry aromas. Mild sour berry notes, that I assume are elderberries. Muted caramel and woody undercurrents. Somewhat bitter aftertaste. A rare miss by Cascade.
DialSquare (2633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Cascade. dark brown-orange. This was my favorite of the sour Cascades I tried. Aroma is berry jammy, dark fruit, tart. Taste port and dark fruit but more of background than tawny port. Currants, pepper, medium even sour. Awesome. Little more well rounded than the Kriek I tried at same time (which was also very nice). 8.6
SudsMcDuff (5816) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.