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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 304   ABV: 10.12%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
floppydu (7) - USA - MAR 27, 2012 does not count
Had the 2010 blended with Bing and Sour Pie cherries . What a great tart, sour, acidic beer. Reddish brown in color with a light off white head. This is a beer you need to try, lots of cherries and funk, my pallet is not refined enough to pick out what is going on, but it sure is tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle brought to BenCís huge BCS tasting by beerwolf77...thanks Todd! Beers like this are why sours are dominating my ratings. All I can say is that everything about this beer was great. Thanks again Todd!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle brought to BenCís huge BCS tasting by beerwolf77...thanks Todd! - Pours murky brownish-read with a thin tan head. Nose is grape skins, red wine, a bit of malt, lemon rind, and Sweet Tarts. Real tart and vinegary taste, with sour black cherries and red wine--but not dry and parching red wine--and a long, tart finish with lots of dark fruit. Big carbonation on this one, with a fluffy body. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (11410) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Such a complex beer with a huge amount of acidity and sourness which I loved. Just an easy drinking mouth-puckering "NW style sour" lol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle shared @ 5 Seasons North. Pours a murky reddish brown with off white head. The aroma is medium strong in the sour vinegar and cherry with nice oak notes. The flavor is loaded with cherries, earthiness and the oak really shines to smooth out the finish. Very drinkable and a very nice sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: March 04, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Wrecking Bar
Appearance: muddy dark amber, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: tart and fruity aroma, sweet fruityness balanced by fruity tartness, light chocolate, tart cherry
Flavor: huge sour flavor, brings tears to your eyes, balancing sweet fruityness, touch of caramel and chocolate adds depth

Date: July 01, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting 1st Sunday
picking up a but of undesired funk,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2012
1,900th rating! tasting on 3/15/12. deep red / light brown pour with ruby highlights and a small off white head. big lactic nose with oak, vanilla, grapes and red wine notes. med body with tart fruit, lacto, oak, red grapes and a big vinous character. big tart / acidic finish with more lacto and wine barrels - excellent sour!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle shared at RBWG 2012. Pours a cloudy brown with small tan head. The aroma is sour fruit and tart. Thin mouthfeel with a sour fruit flavor and Oak with crisp finish. A very good sour ale from Cascade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2/25/12. Bottle shared at RBWG 2012. Hazy brown pour with a small ring of head. Big tart aroma, sour and acidic with some wood and vanilla. Really nice tartness again with a touch of wood. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2012
The aroma is vinegar, tart cherry. The appearance is brown/red, off-white head. The flavor is vinegar sour, tart cherry. The finish is the same. Quite good, but the vinegar overwhelms the cherry here.

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