riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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...
Newk (299) - - JUN 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured from tap. Pours a clear red color with a nice foamy head.
Very floral aromatics with some roses, violets, cherries, currants and a touch of fresh picked berries.
This has an excellent medium feel along with nice tart flavors of cherries, violets, roses and some currants.
A very tasty sour. Nice and tart without being overtly sour and more of the berry kick.
Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I cant get enough of these cascade sours. Really tart acidic blackberry with great vanilla oakyness balance so nicely. Not too sour and the straight lacto souring is really nice.
trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cascade in Portland. 2011 vintage. Beautiful ruby pour, with an orange tinge and a small head. Mild aroma, vinous with some berry punch and sangria. Very vinous currants and blackberries -- almost herbal -- in the flavor. Tasty, but not my favorite of the Cascade brews.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the barrel house. Pours dark red with almost no head and a slightly sour berry aroma. There is a tart balckberry flavor that sticks to the palate. Refreshing and tasty
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ the barrel house.
Deep red pour with some white head. Lots of blackberry and currant aromas - flavor is vinous with dark fruit and wood. Earthy finish.
sherm1016 (995) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
8oz pour at the Cascade Barrel House. Pours a deep reddish pink color with a light pink head. Aroma is fruity, berries, not sure if I smell blackberries. Light on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is tart, fruity, blackberry, With a tart, fruity finish. Tasty.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Really nice garnet/ruby color with little to no head. Aroma is tart, fruity, vinous, some berry notes for sure. Flavor is very tart on the front and kind of melts into some sweet berry notes. Slightly musty and vinous. Good beer.
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice red color with little head but decent carbonation. Smell is crisp berry flavor, maybe a bit of raspberry too. Taste is very tart, the blackberry shows up in the middle of the taste. Drinkable and refreshing. Pretty good.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Barrel House. 2011 vintage. Pours to a crisp winey colored translucent red. Aroma of blackberries and black currants. Has a leafy character. The flavor is black currants and juicy blackberries with green leafy characteristics. Tart but sweet palate. Medium bodied and clean.
notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the Barrel House - lightly hazy bright purplish red - zero head - nose of blackberry, plum, moderate acidity, light funkiness - a bit watery up front, but strong carbonation firms things up through the middle - flavor lacks complexity - mostly acidic, with notes of plastic/band-aid phenols, fruit is completely washed out by these - prickly, acidic finish - very light funkiness - meh.