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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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a pinkish yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of cherries, caramel, apricot, and oak. Flavor of cherries, vanilla, bourbon, florals, and lacto.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10989) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle shared at The Kernel, London - many thanks to Paul U. Pours hazy grapefruit pink with a foamy, white head. The nose has dry and funky berries, some cherries. Light to medium sweet flavor, mildly acetic, some cherry pit bitterness, light sour burn, tangy berries. Medium bodied with average, spritzy carbonation. Dry and tangy to finish with more vibrant cherries now. Juicy, lightly jammy. Really good. I found it more drinkable than some of Cascade’s other beastly sours.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Pinkish-red pour with a white head. Big cherry aroma. Kind of a cherry pie and spice thing going on. Lemon, caramel, and brown sugar. Some vanilla, oak, and a touch of fruit punch sweetness. The flavor is a bit sweet as well with lots of cherry and fruit punch. Mild spice notes, caramel, sugar, and vanilla. Some lactic sourness and lemon notes, oak, and a hint of grass.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10534) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
750ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of cherry, whiskey, vanilla and oak. Palae was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of cinnamon, toffee, whiskey, oak and light cherry with a crisp dry lingering cinnamon finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9162) - 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. There’s 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Red pour, pinkish head. Cherries, sugar, oak, light tannins, hints of stone fruit, sweet up front and the middle, overripe fruit and very faint sourness that dances in between the sweet flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9090) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle @ Avery Sour Fest 2013. Pours a bit hazy red violet appearance with an off white head. Tart pie cherry, tangy herbal aroma. A bit herbal, slightly floral, very sour pie cherry/berry fruity, lightly woody flavor with some acid on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle split at the Kernel, huge thanks to Paul my favourite person from BrackBristol, 09/11/13. Murky orange amber with a moderate light beige covering, carbonation evident as bubbles dance atop the glass. Nose is smoke cherry dipped straw, light medicinals/TCP, dank straw, earthy, light dry rot notes, tarte fruit skins, barnyard, light booze waft but not 11%+ ! Taste comprises burnt straw, light smoke, tarte cherry skins, cherry sherbet, earthy. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, light oaky cherry dankness and a lick of booze as the garage door pulls shut. Very decent sour, the 11% is epxertly integrated, you’d think you were on a 7 or 8% offering. Top stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Sample at the Barrel House. Pours a clear Rosé wine color with a thin white head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries, oak and vanilla. Full-bodied with a midlly boozy character and flavors of tart cherries, caramel malt, Hawaiian Punch and yeast. The finish is lightly sour with a cherry and yeast aftertaste. Comes perilously close to becoming a mess but it works for me, enjoyable beer.


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