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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This NW style sour ale is a strong blond ale aged in chardonnay barrels for up to 12 months, then aged with dried white figs and lemon peel or up to 12 more months. Aromas of sweet figs, golden raisins, and citrus zest are the first to be noticed. Hints of white wine grapes, lemon peel, and sweet figs roll across the palate, leading to a crisp lemon tartness in the finish that leaves a lingering sweetness on the tongue.

2013 project = 10.7% abv


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 Pours light brown dark orange with a very thin white head. Nose is lemon peel, coriander, vinegar, rose pedals and apples. Taste is complex. A wave of fluctuating bitter and sweet with an ever present sour through it all. Mouthfeel is soft and sticky, a bit like syrup addition, body is heavy and the finish is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2905) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
Tap at Cascade Barrel House. Paler, clear gold, white cream. White wine, brett, funk. White wine musk, a little alc, good oak. Figs, sure, balanced. A little wax.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2389) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2015
Appearance is a modest off-white head that settled to an island/ring after a bit, some lace, and a hazy orange amber color. Aroma is yeast, fruit, spice, malt, slight barnyard. Body is just exactly right and hides the alcohol well. Finish is easy and alcohol is hidden. Fairly drinkable for this style of brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4422) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2015
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of sourness / tartness, some light citrus, hints of oak, and some pale malts. Flavor the same with a great blend. Average texture. A really cool beer.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (595) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Huge fruity aromas almost bubble gum like with fresh fruit. Hazy reddish gold with no head. Smooth sour fruity still with some good sour bite. Cleaning most of the mouth leaving a light sour coat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/25/15] Draught at Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Portland. Cloudy orange. Aroma of fruit, wine, oak. Sour flavor, fruity, lactic, oaky. Medium-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2842) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2015
bottle, from Bottle Revolution RDU, I think, maybe Traingle Wine, they both had it. good aroma, raisin, chardonnay barrel, vinegar. clean golden orange color, not much head, no lace. medium sourness in flavor, medium body, smooth mouthfeel, tart finish, that’s nice. good tart bite on finish. easy to drink for 10%. expensive, but cheaper than flying to Portland.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1200) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Gold pour, small white head. Aroma of barnyard and fruit, flavor of barnyard, raisins, dark fruit, grapes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2795) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
HMOG 2015. Interesting fruit combo coming together behind cascades typical bigger body malt back bone on their sours. Light and subtle fruit, slight sweetness from the figs. Touch of wine and oak.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (1978) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
HMOG 2015. Suprised I haven’t had this one. Figs and raisins are subtle with an acidic tart finish containing lemon and citrus. Fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3351) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from Theis at Mikkeller&Friends. Pours a clear orange with no head. Smells of raisins and vinegar. Sweet with a light tartness. Aromas of brown sugar and figs Mixed with light notes of vinegar. Medium to light bodied. Soft carbonation. Tart and dry finish.


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