TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Seanís Tasting (Ann Arbor, MI). Pours a deeper brownish hue, good haziness and darkness in the body sits and throughout. A frothy offwhite head near tannish atop stays as a filmy thicker layer, sticks around and laces well. Some brownish orange glow on the edges and bottom. Aromas are tart and lactic, lemony and yogurty with some citrus, elderberry, touches of white grape. A bit toasty and biscuity, some carmelized malts. A bit more oak, vanilla, and some tannic elements. Initial is sour, richly lactic with florals and a good deal of lemon, some richer yogurt and sourness. Wet oak, some vanillin, toast and toffee malts really die behind. Some sour citrus, fruit, and apparently elderberry. The lactic swipe hits pretty firmly up front, tapers out well. Some vanilla, yogurt, pretty sour elderberry and lemony lactic life into the backend, a bit sharp and perhaps a bit acidic at times in the backend. Finish is dry, berryskin, some white grape and subtle white peach sourness grows. Pretty sour, good impressive flavors overall. Some oak, richer lactic elements, a bit of toastiness at times. Pretty solid.
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel, a little muddy, moderate foamy tannish head, nice lacing.   Sour nose, barrel aged, wood, kriek, a little vinous on the nose.   A little cheese, and some unripened gooseberries.   Perhaps similar to elderberries?   Sour and dry up front, woody, but not as complex as the nose suggested.   Very dry this one is.   Very light unripened gooseberries.   Donít know that I have ever had an Elderberry?   Good, solid, but not one of their better ones.
Nocturne (605) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Barrel House. I can never remember what colour an elderberry is, but the beer itself was a murky brown with a ring of head leaving some lace. Tasted and smelled quite earthy, foresty and retained some nice berry character. One of the most intriguing Cascade offerings I enjoyed.
bytemesis (2427) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Brian - thanks to Sean for this one! pours cloudy brown with a medium tan creamy head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is tart fruity, lemon, oak, funk. Flavor is medium tart with some initial sweetness that fades to dry in the finish. Fruity, with distinct notes of elderberry, which I know cause I used to pick them as a kid in Wisconsin. Medium body, champagnelike mouthfeel. A very nice sour. I enjoyed this one.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My buddy Mike shared this with me. Thanks Man! Hey we didnít sit down and really analyzed this beer. We just hung out for a few and enjoyed it. It was very tasty. A dark sour red. A great ring of lasting foam. Plenty of sour. Classic Cascade of course. Fruity berry notes but not a lot. Nice nuanced barrel notes. Not a bright sour more rustic.
GT2 (7717) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Churchillís Sour Fest. Pours a clear, deep red with thick tan foam. Webby lacing. Nose is raisin, black cherry, mild soy savory. Taste is herbal tea, dark cherry, black tea, some dark chocolate covered raisin. Lactic, leathery palate. Tannic skin bitterness to balance. Nice one. No acetic acid thankfully.
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously shared by GatorGuy92. Pours a murky yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is berries, earth, funk, brett, tartness, raisins, grapes, and some red wine. Flavor is similar with berries, wine, oak, some blueberry, some brett, some funk, and tartness. Very complex sour, and some nice berries and sweet with sour.
toxichop (273) - South Gate, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
S: Lots of berries, some smoke, raisins, oak and a bit of hay. P: Murky brown/red with a light tan head. T: A great mix of berries, some cereal, malt, with a mix of grapes, elderberries and cherries in the end. M: Medium with a crispy dry finish. O: Lots of berrie in here.
jcartamdg (1593) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with no head. Aroma of berries, malt, lacto. Taste is berries, tart berries and sour lactic notes. Really nice
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after4ever (5856) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750. Thanks, A! Pours a murky dark brown with a light thin tan head. Big nose of sharp oak with some dark heavy sourness, like a dark pitted tree fruit, but I havenít smelled many elderberries...so even though that must be what it is, I can only smell around it and enjoy it. You get a bright vinegary quality, and vinous notes, and some dry seedy berries in there as well. Creamy medium body, a tiny bit oily, lots of carb. Big bright oak penetrating flavors along with plenty of fruity and acidic tartnesses. Could drink this all day and all of the night.