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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 268   ABV: 8.94%
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This NW style sour ale features blonds and triples aged on oak for 18 to 24 months, then additionally aged for 12 months on raspberries and apricot noyaux.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2525) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy burnt orange pour with an off white head. Delicious grilled apricot aromas. Acidic and tart but not overly so with raspberry, apricot, and stone fruit highlights. Good body with perfect carbonation and balance. Bravo. The boys at Cascade never disappoint...


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2617) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma is funky, some fruit, raspberry, little almond, earthy. Taste is funky with raspberries and a biscuity eaethiness. Nicely sour. Very good

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1676) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2015
Sample from a bottle from tderoeck. Many thanks! Orange/pink colour, minimal white head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar, berries and light apricot. Sour and funky, fruity but lacks some complexity. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (752) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle. Clear pinkish colour with a nice amount of white head. Aroma is sweaty tart rasberries, citurs fruit, and loads of lactic funk. Taste is mildy sour up front, oak, vinous undertones, tart fruit, with some light acidic sweetness, medium bodied with high carbonation. Excellent sour!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (754) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. Shared at the Beermoth in Manchester. Rather pissed by this time so apologies for short rate. Apricot tart aroma. Pinot noir grapes; raspberries. Musty perfume. Superb. Taste is apricot, tart. well carbonated. Dry finish, balance is superb. Acid is off the hook good. Incredibly good. Fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (9160) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle @ Van Moll Brewpub split by four. Nice lightly unclear orange color, decent sized white head. Aroma is light to moderately sweetish, some peach, apricot and raspberry. Very fruity anyway. Taste lightly sour, very fruity again, raspberry, apricot, some peach. Soft and round, balanced and full of flavor all at once. Very nice indeed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (637) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear light orange apricot color with a fizzy off white head. Aroma is nicely tart, apricots, sour grapes. Flavor is potently sour, sour grapes, citrus. Absolutely delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2236) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2014
From notes. Tasted on 6/26/13 on draft at the brewpub with Chris after Oregon Pinot Camp. Pours beautiful clear fiery orange with a thin white head that leaves thin lace. The nose is amazingly close to a more traditional lambic with fresh raspberry, plenty of funk, a nice bread malt, and a bit more vanilla, I assume from the apricot pit in addition to oak. The flavor is a bit sweeter with more malt and oak, I assume some of that from the noyaux again, with the raspberry kicking in very fresh and lively, tons of complexity here. The body is nearly full, almost as tannic as a big red wine, with average carbonation, and a long vanilla and raspberry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
28th November 2014
Bottle share at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Scopey for this one. Hazy gold beer, no head. Palate is crisp and dry. Pretty tart! Tart generic fruits. Induces involuntary eye flicker and imparts some acid burn. Dry crisp finish. If my palate wasn’t already telling me then my involuntary reactions certainly are - too sour and acid.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheGoldenChalice (18) - The Garden of the Beer Gods, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2014
750ml bottle. Served in a Teku. Aroma -- invitingly aromatic in a multitude of ways; mystical coalescence of fresh berries emanating off of the head of this unique brew. I could not ask for much more out of this brew’s aroma. A herd of curious fruit flies were swarming around my glass in a matter of minutes, and my place is nearly immaculate. Appearance -- opaque, orangish-brown appearance w/ frothy, pearl-like head, which does not dissipate in Teku. A+ Taste -- Mouthfeel is absolutely stunning: unique blend of of sour, tart berries on the forefront w/ pronounced oak barrel on the finish. Lacto possesses an unparalleled consistency, which translates into this sour, crisp, transfixing tartness. One of the most outstanding mouthfeels I have encountered from Cascade Brewing over the years. Palate -- profusion of apricot and raspberries engulf the palate from the start and distinct oak on the after-tone. As mentioned above, the lacto is pronounced and blends especially well w/ the aforementioned essentials. Overall -- Words cannot describe the brilliance of this NW Sour Ale. Although this may improve w/ age, I am glad I am drinking this now. Truly tough to have any complaints about a single attribute of this world class brew. This NW Sour is on a scale of magnificence I have not encountered before. Thank you, Cascade Brewing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (2535) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle sample (Thanks to Colin) - hazy amber pour with white head. Aroma and taste is sour fruity citric raspberry, sour and tart and acidic on the palate, wooden nuances, not a massive sour fan, but this was very nice.


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