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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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


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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
I obtained this bottle in a trade with a great trader @thebeerprophet. Brought this to a bottle share at Proof. Pours a hazy very dark peach color. Good amount of head on the first pour that dissipated fairly quickly. Second pour got more head than the first. Nice medium white collar. Aroma is very earthy/woody and sweet-tart cherry blend. Taste is amazing. Very similar to the aroma, with some of the caramel/wood coming out. Mouthfeel is viscous for a sour; like chewing an overripe marischino cherry. Nice carbonation despite the low head. Pretty thick body. So glad I traded for this to share with good people.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1483) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Pours a thin head on a hazy medium straw body. The aroma is fruity. The taste is lots of sour fruit... cranberry. The texture is crisp. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/25/15] Draught at Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Portland. Nice red color. Aroma of lacto, bourbon, vanilla, fruits. Sour flavor with vanilla, wood, fruits. Medium-bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (872) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Sample draft at Hunahpu day 2015. Maraschino cherries with bourbon and lactic sour notes. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
connor0415 (37) - - MAR 13, 2015
Pours a redish copper color with lots of sediment and small bubbles floating around. No head retention at all, resembles a Manhattan very well. Smells like oak, vanilla, sour cherries, vinegar and a bit of char. Maraschino cherries are the first thing on the tongue, followed by a good bit of vinegar sourness and bourbon vanilla sweetness. The finish is a mix of dry tart cherries and a very mild bourbon barrel heat. It is very dry, little champagne like bubbles to it, that leaves a bit of sweetness lingering on the palate. This beer was amazing, a great mix of sweet and sour, fruit and whiskey. The abv was hidden well and the beer was executed to perfection

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1173) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Ruddy orange, nice white head. Aroma of bourbon and tart berries, flavor of citrus, berries, honey and pear.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (992) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2015
750 mL bottle poured and shared. Much thanks to Erika. Pours A dark, thick, cloudy amber color with a quick fading head. Huge cherry pie aroma. Very nice. Flavor is very intense sour cherry flavor. Liquid cherry pie. Huge pucker on this one. Another incredible beer from these guys. Loved it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Tap at Cascade Brewing, Portland. Colour is deep dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries, wood, some sweetness, some bourbon and tartness. Could be softer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (5306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2015
Sample at Sour Sunday 2015. Reddish/brown with a small head. Aroma of sour cherries, oak, apricot and some very light notes of bourbon. Similar taste. Vinous and with a sour finish. Well hidden alcohol in this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
bottle shared at a tasting by tom10101, thanks bro! pours unclear dark golden orange with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. carribean rum and fragrant vanilla, tart if not sour cherries and/or miscellaneous fruits - red grapes perhaps; grapefruit puckering citric acidity - medium to high in fact. average carbonation, medium body, puckering sour citric and very astringent herbal-spicy finish. average american fruit sour, i.e. over the hill. o-k.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1731) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
Pours a clear salmon pink with a small white rim for a head that doesn’t stay up for too long and leaves zero lacing. Nose is of cherries and just fruity overall. Taste is quite acid and alcohol shows a little (I would never have guess it was 11+%, though). A boozy fruity vinegar. Body is light to medium and carbonation moderate. Overall an OK concoction but I’m growing tired of the bracingly acid Cascade sours.


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