Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Belmont Station’s Puckerfest 2008--Light muddy red body with a thin head. Sweet and malt balance. These are the type of beers this infected brewery should hang with. Yum.
skoisirius (1200) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Belmont Station during their Sourfest. Lighter semi-see through reddish brown hue. Little to no head. Light aroma of sour cherries blended with sweeter malts. Very nice and fairly well balanced sweetness starts the flavor of this. A medium bodied thick syrup coating rings true as the light essence of dark cherry, bits of orange, and a tart tangy finish come through. Definitely a decent sour for no-where Oregon, but I’m into my face puckering just a bit more. Good stuff though.
bitbucket (2113) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Raccoon Lodge. Pours hazy reddish brown with a lacy off-white head. Light body and light carbonation. Lightly sour nose, with cherries and fruit. Sweet-tart cherry lemon taste with a refreshing finish.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft @ brouwer’s sour fest - dark, reddish brown with slight off-white head; slight tart to aroma, but mixed smoothly with cherries and cream; creamy texture gives way to tart cherries, but very pleasant and fuzzy; flavors of grain, yeast, fruit; dry finish; yummy
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber and clear with miimal head. Nose is lighter with darker plum and cherry notes. This sour is not puckering but sweeter with dark fruit and nice tartness.
after4ever (5294) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brouwers Cafe Sourfest. Slightly hazy orangeish dark amber. Dense but thin light creamy head. Soft, tart cherry/vinegar nose, with hints of fruity red wine grape. Medium creamy, a tiny bit of carb’s there to liven up the mouthfeel. Rich tangy red fruits on the mid-palate, fading into sour orange with a sweet and sour lemon finish. Fantastic.
theisti (2822) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz draft at Brouwers Cafe Sour Fest in Seattle, Washington. Pour is clear mahogany with only a thin off white head. Aroma is faint, I pick up on some caramel sweetness and lemon sourness. Taste is really full, a bit unexpected after the muted nose; cherry sour sweetness, tart yeastiness in the finish. Acidic throughout. This is a really nice Flanders Red. I have really enjoyed all of the Cascade beers I have tried. I guess you were right Rick.