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Cascade Nightfall Blackberry
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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Nightfall Blackberry starts as a soured blonde wheat beer aged for 12 months in oak barrels, then laid on blackberries for another six. It features intense fruitiness and a concentrated color and aroma.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2009
draft @ Uber - beautiful, glowing purple that is mostly clear with a huge soft purple head; nice zing from the fresh blackberry mixed with other tart fruit; some barrel helps to round it out; light, fizzy and quite smooth; very nice

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2009
On-Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom poured into Snifter glass. Poured a bright cherry red, crystal clear, with a rocky dense pink head that never dissolves fully and leaves a heavy layer around the glass. The aroma is full of tart fruits and some yeast. The flavor is filled with even more sourness than the aroma and is accompanied by some oak and earthy hops that are hidden. Its seems light bodied and has lots of carbonation and finishes nice and dry. This is a very nice sour, I would love to try it again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured a cherry red with a pink head. Tart, sugary and fruity aroma. Super dry palate with a strong vinegar tartness which lended to a puckering, berry fruit character. The fruits tasted very fresh and authentic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Draft@ Uber Tavern. Brilliant copper/red color with a rocky pink head. Strong earthy barnyard aroma with tart citrus. Prickly mouthfeel. Tart, dry flavors of lemon blackberry, wood, with very light sweet toasted caramel. More barnyard in the aroma than other Cascade sours. Enjoyed this one.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2009
On tap at Uber’s Cascade Night (and Brouwer’s Sour Fest). Pours clear purplish fuchsia with a huge pink head, immediately answering the question of whether this was the same stuff as the "Blackberry" that they bottle. Sour funky raspberry nose. The blackberries really come through in the taste more than the aroma. Tart all the way through. Nice finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Nice purple reddish pour with an awesome pinkish red head. Fantastic aroma of fresh blackberry, tart latic notes, and some vinegar as well. Lots of fresh blackberry flavors, some vinegar, a good amount of sour barrel notes, but also tons of fresh fruit characteristics. Nice clean tart/sour finish. I really like the real fruit aspects in this one. A panty dropper perhaps...

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Draft pour @ Brouwer’s Sour Fest 2009. Burnt plum purple colored body, moderately cloudy with a visually striking purple and dark pink head - beautiful presentation. Chalky, dusty drywall strikes the nose - the blackberry character is jammy but what seems like the lacto and pedio character is minerally/chalky/dusty/powder-like, and on the tongue and palate it’s sloppily dry/chalky/rough. Could benefit from slightly more sweetness and perhaps more natural blackberry tartness, but not to the level of the previous fruit-focused Cascade Blackberry (this is in fact *nothing* like that one). Tart more than acidic, but certainly rough and unkempt. Casutic at times, with a surprisingly thin and weak texture in the finish - no chewiness/frothiness/fullness to round it out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Draft for Sourfest 2009 at Brouwer’s for SBW. Pours a dark purple with a pink head. Floral hop aroma with berry undertones. Unfortunately, this was incredibly sour, but you could still pick up some blackberry and current flavors as well as some nice hops. Ultimately, good flavor, but a bit too sour that leaves my mouth puckering.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Draft at Uber. Pours crystal clear but very dark purplish black. Tiny-bubbled gray head that sticks around. Huge tart blackberry and balsamic nose. Creamy medium body. Tons of balsamic and blackberry on the mid-palate, with a long, delectably tart finish.


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