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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Growler courtesy of Shane (hophead84). At Strong Ale 09. Pours pinky pink with a pink head. Nose is amazing almost like blackberry bubblegum. Taste is sweet, sour and funky, with a captial F. Way to go Ron, keep the genius coming.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
after4ever (6255) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
hophead84 brought a growler of this to PP Strong Ale Fest 2009. Huge thanks Shane! Red amber color. Dry and fruity. Some Brett. Lightly sour. Insanely drinkable. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
t4h2c0 (95) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2009
pours a redish purplish color with pinkish head, aroma a red wine and some some notes. Dry, acidic, upfront sour that tingles your tongue. Aftertaste of blackberries and other fruits. Strong on the palate and is almost overwhelming on the tastebuds. There are some nice woody/oak flavors going on but goes down very easy. Drinkable for being over 8%. Start to finish a great beer, very clean, well rounded, and full of flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koshea (13) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Poured into a tulip glass. Clear pink, with a big fizzy head, it almost looks like a sparkling rose. It smells of berries, fruits and funk. This beer has a lot of fruit flavor, but a lot more tartness, this is perhaps the driest tasting berry beer I have ever had. My only Issue is the deeper I get into the glass the more I get an off brett flavor of plastic and bandaids. The beer is very fizzy almost like a champagne and it goes down well

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Growler courtesy of Shane (hophead84). Pours a beautiful mostly clear pinkish purple with a frothy pink head. Nose was slightly tart with blackberry, cran, rasp and cherry......some faint woody notes. Flavor held some tart berry fruits with an off dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2009
On tap at UBER. Rick decided to tap this keg as we brought him some bottles for Georgia. Nice red head on this thing. A lovely red color that just impresses the hell out of me. Nice sour fruity and funky blackberry flavor. That red head is just crazy. A nice sublte pink/red head. Served in a flute. The aroma is very sour with a nice funk. Also, the aroma carries a nice subtle fruit aroma.Nice almost milky/lactic backing to this. A nice smooth sour brew. The sour is not overly sour, but there is a nice blackberry tartness. I don’t get overwhelmed by the fruity/tart blackberry as well, but this beer sure as hell compliments it well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Pours a dark cherry red/ plum color with slight mahogany edges and a one finger frothy pinkish head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing are left behind. Slight funky with some earthy bArnyard notes and subtle lactic presence in the nose. Lots of dark fruit notes, especially blackberry, sour dark cherries, etc. Slightly puckering mouthfeel that’s only a bit acidic with some funky earthy character. Dark fruit notes are prominent and haven’t been taken over by the sour/funk. Lots of juicy Blackberry, sour dark cherry, raspberry and grape. Very vinous and pretty drinkable considering how tart it is. Dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9520) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Growler… This beer rocks!… Clear, beautiful ruby ale with a small, creamy, off-white/pinkish head. Smells like a blackberry SweetTart, if there were such a thing - tart and fruity (berries). Medium-bodied and caustic with lively carbonation. The flavor totally lives up to the aroma – tart and fruity (berries) with just a whisper of butter. Finishes tart, acerbic, and then Mojave-dry. Kudos to GoT for sharing his growler of this world class beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Tap @ Boulder SourFest. Bright red appearance with a small head. Moderately sour, dark berry fruity, delicious flavor. Sour fruity, dark berry finish.


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