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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 304   ABV: 10.12%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle opened by WeeHeavySD at paytoplay’s tasting. Deep red color. Lots of acidity: lactic and acetic and probably some malic or citric from the fruit. Combine the acidity with gushing carbonation and high ABV, you have an all-out assault of flavor on your palate. Nice Bretty phenoics as well.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle I got via trade with hannont, shared today with the crew...Pours deep reddish brown with a tan head. Nose is sweet, big and tart...psuedo la folieish. Taste is big tart, very sweet, very rich, and pretty damn unbelievable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2010 750ml bottle. Pours a pulpy, dark ruby red color; yellowed off-white head with mild retention and patchy lacing. Lots of fruit leather, red pitty fruits and good amounts of acetic sour character in the aroma; reasonably tart and pitty, but a touch dusty, hints of charred barrel. Medium to full mouthfeel: lots of acetic character, fruit leather, pitty cherries and raspberries; nicely dense tartness, leathery and nicely acidic; still, beyond that pitty fruit character, mostly a core strawberry / cherry presence; light barrel. Lasting, tart finish with lots of red fruits and toastiness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6772) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle from Monks Kettle S.F Pours with a massive beige head and an aroma of sour cherries and oak. This is truly a sour ale. There is a hearty sour cherry flavor atop a substantial and tasty malt base. There is hint of port that remains on the palate along with the cherry. A very nice brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Cascade is so impressive. This beer has the complex sourness that the best beers from Belgium have. It’s amazing. The tart cherry flavor is very nice. Fairly dry and not much sweetness. Yum! Thanks Humulone Red!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottle: Poured a hazy reddish color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of oak and slightly sweet cherry with a tart finish is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by oak with some nice cherry notes and some clear tart notes and some balanced acidity with a lingering sweetness which may or may not originate form the port barrel used. Body is quite full with great carbonation. I must admit to being totally shock by the quality of beers form this brewery which I will have to keep seeking again in the future.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
750ml bottle @Pauls Gathering courtesy Vferg-pours a dissipating light tan head and cloudy orange/brown color. Aroma is tart fruit/vinegar, medium malt. Taste is tart fruit/vinegar, medium malt, some spice hops. Medium body. Good effervescence.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Another incredible blend from Cascade. Cherry comes through up front followed with subtle notes of vanilla, port, and oak. Lactic sourness throughout, with a prickly finish. Right up there with Russian River Consecration, the only edge for RR is the brett character.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Unlabeled 750 courtesy of bvc. Pours a muddy (in a good way) brown. Lots of lacing on this one. Nose is musty cherries, light woodiness and a yeasty tartness. Flavor is the musty, woody cherries upfront, some bready malts and a really well-balancing sourness in the middle. FInish is back to the fruit with some woody vanilla notes. Great beer. Cascade makes another winner here. Thanks, Brandon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2009
Bottle 75cl. [ As my rating # 11000 on ratebeer ].
Unclear medium amber brown color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, berry sour, cherry, wine, wood - oak. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, moderate acidic and moderate to heavy bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090913]


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