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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 340   ABV: 11.32%
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Manhattan NW, a NW style sour ale that was, until recently, a secret. Itís 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 isnít a secret? At 11.32% ABV, youíre going to need a designated driver


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2348) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Deep copper body, translucency near the edges. The head is like that of Sprite... Foamy white, loud, and gone in a few seconds. Aroma is lightly sweet cherry, very faint but smooth bourbon, some musty oak, grapes, and some mild grains. Lightly sour. Taste is a melody of mild cherry notes with a very small bourbon inclusion; smooth and barely noticeable. Tart up front, coming in with light sweetness and a faint vanilla and oaky burst. Sour but not quite puckering, with light acidity that tickles the mouth. Warming, dry oak and sailing tart cherry finish. Hard to detect the 11.3% ABV. Damn Casacade and their high gravity sours.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2013
750 from the brewery. Pours a murky reddish color with a medium white head. Big fruity nose with sawdust and sour lacto. I donít get tons of bourbon, but more woody sour apricot and cherry, some sweet nuttiness, toffee. Very good as usual for Cascade sours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks to Doug. Big berry, cherry, malty, toasted malts, bready. This is a solid beer.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Pours a red/orange color with a off white head. This just didnít do it for me. I just felt this didnít mix as well as it should.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2013
(750ml bottle) clear ruby red, lasting fizzy white bubbles. Nose of very tart pie cherries, lacto and pedio, nice wet barrel, smells is incredible. Taste falls in a lesser category though, acetic, Chardonnay, wet wood, biting sourness, tart cherry, more grapey and white wine like than apricots, bourbon barrel is here too, alcoholic. A bit imbalanced but very neat. Fizzy carbonation, prickly palate, linger of alcohol and finally the apricot comes out a bit in the linger.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (562) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle, shared. Pours ruddy brick red, a little hazy. Decent white head. Nose is big and boozy, cherry cordial, nuttiness, apricot, bourbon. Slick palate, vanilla-cherry compote. The souring and oak astringency help quell the almost cloying sweetness, but itís a bit of a challenge. A challenge, though, I quite enjoyed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle... Mostly clear burnt-orange ale with no head. The nose is fruity and tangy with a splash of red wine. Thereís also a grape SweetTarts component in the aroma. Full-bodied with tingly carbonation. Tangy, fruity, lightly tart flavor with a grape SweetTarts finish. Excellent brew. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5950) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2013
750 ml bottle courtesy of OregonHopMonster. Thanks again, dude! The trade that I think Iíve finally covered.. But keeps giving in the cellar. Pours a well hazed copper orange hue, some richer berry reddish hues glow well. A gentle to medium haze in the body. Small frothy tannish red head atop dies to a loose ring, laces small. Carbonation driven, a bigger layer dies down quickly. Aromas offer lots of Bing cherries, tart and tannic, some vinegar presence, red wine and oak with firm bigger lactic twang and sourness. Lemon, yogurt, vinegar, and firm sour cherries, some raspberry touches. Red wine and tannic, a bit thinner and harsher than some recent Cascade offerings. The nose grows on me though, almost a light spiciness or cinnamon feel on the nose at times as it settles. Initial is a bit different, thinner and warmer in the body, a bit fuzzy. Firm lactic presence meets cherryskin, fruit, gentle raspberry. Subtle red wine, bigger lactic acidity with yogurt, lemon, sour cherries. A touch of acidity and a bit sweet and sticky up front. Middle is cherries, vanilla, yogurt, and oak. Decent to medium sourness. A touch underdone in the end. Some bready and sticky malts hang on just a touch. That bigger ABV obviously took a firmer, larger maltbill to produce. Backend is more tart, dry, lactic. Firm to good sourness, a bit tannic and woody back there. Some gentle warmth, fuzziness. This beer does lack complexity and finesse. Some of the other Cascade beers are just quite impressive.. But this one doesnít really take off for me. Some red grape, sweet and tart. Some dry tannic qualities, ABV warmth, and decent lactic twang as we finish up. Itís not harsh, itís never really acedic, but it is messy.. And itís not really complex. It doesnít flow. Itís too big ABV wise and that seems to take away focus from the sourness and lactic elements, oak synergy that shine. Ok overall. Definitely not my favorite Cascade beer and probably not a re-do like other cherry beers they do (Sang Noir especially!). Itís solid

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2490) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle generously shared by Seth. Reddish brown pour with a white head. Cherry and barrel aromas. Delicious cherry, stone fruits, and assorted berries blend seamlessly with rich caramel malts, vanilla, and oak notes. Complex with a superb mouthfeel. The ABV is totally hidden. Another stunner from the Cascade crew......

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Chunky copper in color with a medium beige head. Aroma of cherry, malt, bourbon and oak. Malty and caramelly flavor with some sourness before a sweet cherry finish.


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