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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 340   ABV: 11.32%
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Manhattan NW, a NW style sour ale that was, until recently, a secret. It’s a blend of Blond Quad aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels on 150 pounds of sour pie cherries for five months before additionally aging on apricot noyaux for three months. Aromas of cherries, Bourbon, sweet candy and hints of spice are noticed up front. Tart cherry skins and Maraschino cherries on the palate lead to a dance of rich cherry notes that are followed by slight Bourbon sweetness. Much like the process to make fission, the steps involved here are greater than the sum of their parts. What isn’t a secret? At 11.32% ABV, you’re going to need a designated driver


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle 75 cl at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Thanks to tkrjukoff! Marked 11.5% ABV. Also marked "Northwest style Sour Ale 2011 Project".
Hazy golden to copper color, small white head. Acidic, vinegar, almond scent. Acidic, green currants, alcohol taste. Light vinegar aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Fizzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness. Some light bourbon aftertaste as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2785) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours hazy deep orange with a rather small frothy off-white head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly sweet, sour and slightly fruity with sweet bread, vanilla fudge, buttery charred wood, cherries, almonds, alcohol, lemon juice, yuzu juice, peaches, moist hay and dry soil. Taste is slightly sweet, sour, tiny malty and fruity with sweet bread, vanilla fudge, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, charred wood, toasted coconut, cherries, caramelized almonds, hay, dried apricots and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, tart, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sour, tiny malty and fruity with bread, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, charred wood, caramelized almonds, dried apricots, hay, cherries, bourbon and lemon zest. Heavy bourbon barrel character which adds some interesting complexity...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle Pours amber with small head. Aroma is honey barrel dour funky as flavor.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Hazy orange/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Sourish vinous aroma, caramel, biscuits, toffee, bread, spicy notes. Fruity vinous flavor, caramel, biscuits, toffee, raisins, tart, citrus, some grapes. Alcohol is well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a darker orange color with off-white head. Sour cherries, tartness, bourbon, oak, and some dark fruit and spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2014
On tap @ Avery Sour Fest 2014. Pour is murky orange with a small white head and good lacing. Punchy orange, tang, caramelly, bready, tannic, peach skins, cherry pit, and spice in the aroma. Taste is cherry pie, vanilla, graham crackers, orange peel, light spice, apricots, and wood with a medium sour finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Pretty good drank.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1168) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2014
At Avery Sour Fest. Cloudy brown with reddish tinge. Nose of coconut and light oak. Full bodied, with some light pie cherry flavors, but overwhelmed by coconut, I guess from the barrel? Coconut was too much for me to love this one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (657) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Poured 2011 from bottle to glass. Hazy orange hue with fizzy white head that dissipates. Aroma is cherries, oak, sugar, lactic, spice. Mouthfeel is great with a medium light body and great carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with a tart slightly astringent following and ethanol in the finish. Overall this is a great oaky sour brew!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle (thanks to goodbyeohio for sharing)... Poured cloudy, deep pinkish-red with a thin, off-white, mildly pink head. Great tasting Cascade sour beer. When the nail and they get it so right. Nice, lush, vibrant, tart cherry, vanilla, and a candied sweetness flavor along alcohol heat. The tartness was focused and puckering without leaning too heavy in the acetone realm. Unfortunately a lot of the bourbon and barrel seemed to have dropped out, but still a boozy heat to bring around the sourness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2334) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Cascade does it again for me. Just a great huge ABV sour that i didnt realize was this strong. Tons of leather, cherry, walnuts, vanilla, cola,.. Nice tart finish with moderate sweetness and tartness.


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