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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.87%
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This NW style sour ale was made with various red ales that were aged in oak with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, then blended with red ales that were aged in Port and Pinot Noir barrels.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Sample from 2009 bottle at Kurtkeller 006: Cascade-tastic 01 on 02/21/2014. Pours a cloudy dark reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily to a film. Oaky aroma with notes of red wine and cherries. Medium-bodied with a vinous character and notes of red cherries, vanilla and oak. The finish is moderately tart with a cherry wine aftertaste. Good all around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (1672) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2014
pours a hazy dark brown with no head, aroma of vinegar, sour cherries, oak and red wine. taste is sour, cherries, redwine, oak and alcohol. very sour, almost hard to drink, gets better as it warms. a lot more complex as it warms. not bad

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1346) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. What better way to celebrate a fun winter mountain bike ride with a Cascade sour. Pours a nice reddish brown color with a light tan head. Nice tart cherry aroma, I know it’s aged with grape but I get a much more cherry note. Medium/light mouthfeel. Complex; fruity, tart, and a touch bit earthy, all culiminate to be pretty well balanced. Not overly sour but sour enough. Really enjoyed this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with brown head. Nose and taste of cherry vinegar, wine barrel, grapes, oak, port, cocoa, caramel and sour funk. Medium body. Acidic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (1754) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Aroma: Cabarenet, Red Grapes, Red Plums Appearance: Dark Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Red Grapes, Red Plums, Cabarenet Mouthfeel; Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Dry

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2411) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours out a nice reddish hued brown color with a moderate off white head. Aroma is of sweet/sour cherries, oak, funk, dried fruits and light vinegar. Taste is complex, tart/lightly sweet cherries, oak, vinegar, light funky basement must, rich leathery earthy notes, some lingering funky/tart/acidic notes that hang around with some sweetness that creeps in also. What a sour should taste like.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
This one poured a semi murky Ruby red color with a beige head. Aroma was of red wine, dark fruits, caramel, and brown sugar. Flavor was a great blend of grape tannins and mild funk, followed but deep cherry and plum notes. Definitely my favorite cascade sour.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (999) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Not too much notes on this one... Medium bodied, vinous. Nice winey/grapey nose. Sour (lactic) with not much acetic acid to be felt (a good thing). A really good Cascade sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (3807) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
cascade + upright tasting sessions - thanks to all. pours murky brown with a nice beige head, some retention and lacing. phenolic grapes, spicy, boozy, acetic, red grape skin, hint of sweetness - some concord grape juice along with cherries. tad sweet and boozy. medium body, moderate carbonation. nice but not outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
750 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours an opaque reddish brown with a thin, nice beige head. Aroma is oak, cherries, grapes, vanilla. Flavor is very, very fruity. Especially cherry. Go figure? Hints of chocolate, other red berries. Finish is caramel, wood, tartness, sour grapes. A bit like a good red wine, basically. Medium body, average carbonation. Very flavorful, very good.


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