popery (1575) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good but not great, particularly for Cascade. Bright gold, transparent with a fading white head. A definite sour but there’s some malt sweetness in the taste that gets in the way a bit. Fruity with apricot flavor. Mild pucker. Sort of an herbal finish. Interesting.
marcus (7172) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at City Beer S.F. Pours murky golden with a thin off-white head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a very sour wine-like flavor with some white grape and a dry bitter finish. Typical Cascade. Sour and tasty.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Poured a clear golden color with a thin white head that disappeared. Lightly sweet aroma with hints of honey, apricot, white grapes, light earthy hops, and some faint oak. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with some honey and graham cracker leads into an elegant, soft fruitiness with light apricot and grape skin followed by some lightly bitter hops paired with some soft oak that linger into the finish. Light, fine carbonation imparts a light, crisp mouth feel similar to a soft champagne. Overall, the delicate flavors and soft mouth feel combine to create a really enjoyable beer. It wasn’t really sour, but it was pretty tasty.
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at City Beer in SF. Pours a mostly clear gold-yeller color with just a little bit of white foam that fades to nothing before long. Great tart aroma with lemon peel, sour apple, pale malt, oak, and a little bit of funk. Flavor is very fruity with notes of green apple, peach, apricot, and lemon. Some slight malty sweetness balances the tartness. Also oak and white wine from the -bal aging. Not terribly sour. Somewhat acidic on the palate with medium body and medium-low carbonation. Another winner from Cascade, really enjoyable.
That1Guy (2025) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Avery Sour Ale Fest. Subtle and pleasant. Nothing to knock you on your ass flavor-wise, but it’s smooth and crisp. Would taste great sitting in the backyard on a nice summer day. Some pleasant fruitiness flowing through it. Not quite a cider, not quite a sour ale. Somewhere in there. Nice brew.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught from Avery’s inaugural Boulder Sour Ale Fest (amazing). Yellow/orange with no head. Wine aroma (dry red reminds me of pinot noir but I don’t know wine very well) with apples. Flavor is almost
cider-esque--apples but also molasses dry and very apple sauce. Medium Body.
Ratman197 (10672) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of off whit foam. Aromas of apple, carmel, spice, light funk and some light vinegar. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of leather, horseblanket, straw and light vinegar with a crisp dry lightly tart finish.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ City Beer’s My Sour Valentine event during SF Beer Week. Pours a brilliant, honey-golden color; fine-bubbled white head with excellent retention and gorgeous fine-bubbled lacing. Excellent levels of citric tartness, lemons, and a touch of honey at the front of the aroma, but quickly fades to a hollow core. Medium-to-full body: a lively, fine carbonation and a touch of oiliness; good amounts of honey, lemony tartness, and even a touch of grape-like mustiness; tiny bubbles, lively, with a toasty sweetness (light) at the core. Lasting finish of a light, toasty sweetness; hints of honey and grape skins (hint of tannins).
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ Uber - vibrant yellow with slight haze; musky aromas of wood, lemons, sour tartness; white wine and grapes; the sweetness kind of trumps the fruitiness IMO; tartness is mild with texture is quite light for 8%; fruity with nice oakiness coming out; sweet and yummy; would love to try with some age on it
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz. taster at the Seattle IBF. Pours a clear golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma has alot of barnyard must, lots of barrel and tart. Flavor is light, sweet and refreshing. Same characteristics as the aroma. Some under ripe fruits. Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation.