changeup45 (1727) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
We just got a few Cascade brews in Florida. Nice! 2009 bottle. This pours a murky brownish-red color that’s topped with a decent sized head. Fresh cherries in the aroma along with sour funk, barrel notes and vines. Flavors follow suit; this isn’t intense but still plenty sour with enough complexity. Vinous and berry notes add a light prickly scratchy element to the tart cherries, oak and sour funky notes. A bit dry in the finish. This is very drinkable for a sour while not really lacking anything. Tasty.
zizzybalubba (1736) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville (2009 Bottling listed at 7.3% ABV). Reddish-brown pour with a champagne-like fizzy head. Aroma of tart berries, apple cider vinegar, and hints of Earth. Very tart flavor; cherries and lemon come to mind. Alcohol is not detected at all. While this is good, and certainly tart, there is a complexity that is laking that I was really hoping to get from this beer. This is still great, but at over $20 a bottle on the East Coast it’s a little hard to justify given some of the other options.
Palidor19 (3113) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
this beer brings a strong flavors of wood and cherry juice along with a super tart citrus, almost vinegar flavor to it. the palate is medium build and the carbonation is strong. this is a winner for those who like this style.
nick76 (4336) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
The aroma is sweet and sour with fruity cherries. The appearance is cloudy red. The taste is like the aroma and not too good. The palate is average. Overall I don’t like sour beers so this is not impressive.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky dark red color with a thin beige head. Appealing aroma of cherries and sourness. Very good flavor of cherries, sourness, yeast and dryness. The body is light with a dusty texture and soft carbonation. Very good.
IrishBoy (4024) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at GABF 2009. Nose of sweet cherries, brown sugar, and oakiness. M<urky brown with a big beige head. Flavor is cherries, sugar, and very light tart notes.
DocLock (8989) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid reddish brown with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is tart cherry, earthy, with oaky and slight cinnamony hints. Tastes earthy, tart, with fresh cherry, some oaky, and smooth throughout.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 25.4 oz. (Vintage 2009) Split with James and Dallas. Pours an electric, turbid mahagony amber with a thin, lacy white head. Aroma of fresh ripe, juicy cherries, Luden’s cough drops, and a hint of funk and lemon zest. Medium boided with a full, heavy, sticky-sweet palate. Something very unsual and pleasant about the mouthfeel of this sour; a robustness balances out the extreme tart. Finishes with an expectedly sour bite. Fantastic sour.
jredmond (6939) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2010 Bottle split with Dallas, reads 7.3% abv 2009 Bottling. Pours a dark, dark hazy red body with no head and minimal lacing. Aroma is fresh, ripened cherries and tart. Mouthfeel is EXTREME tart with delicious notes of sour cherry.
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown. Aroma has a ton a of mildly tart fresh cherries, sweet citrus, and a bit of oak. Taste has lots of cherry peel, tart cherry fruit, and very strong acidity. Disappointing absence of funk. Finish has a lot of cherry peel with some lemon peel bitterness.