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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 304   ABV: 10.12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Muddled brown pour with blond halo. Lactic sour and sour cherries in aroma; both are displayed in flavor, along with a red-raspberry Kool-aid drinkability thin and a bit too sweet for me, but an approachable sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2010
750mL bottle courtesy of WriterLJBerg poured into a tulip. Pours a deep, deep mahogany that shows faint ruby tints around the edges. There’s a huge frothy beige head with hints of pink in it and a very rocky bottom fed by bubbles throughout. The retention is fantastic with a thick cap and sheets of lacing. Aroma is fantastic with layers of smells - brown sugar, tart cherries, oak, light earthy funk. Very sweet with the sourness only a complement in the nose, not dominant. The taste is just as complex and just as good. Initial brown sugar and sweet tart cherry flavors stick around throughout with a sweet malt backbone. The finish is where the sweetness starts to lessen as the barrel character takes over with some port and spicy, dry oak. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and highly carbonated, almost effervescent, which keeps the sweetness from becoming cloying. I’m a big fan of wild ales that don’t have overpowering sour/funky components. This fits the bill perfectly and I really enjoyed the huge cherry character. Wonderful stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2010
750ml courtesy of writerljberg and shared with the local crew at Hellbilly’s Shootout in Sosco Tasting. Thanks Luke! Pours a cloudy maroon with a think off-white head. The nose is unripe cherries, wood and light vinegar. The taste is sour cherry skin, red wine vinegar, and some funk thrown in for good measure. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Very good. Thanks again for sending this my way Luke!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5817) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
(750ml bottle via trade with BA Solomon420, thanks for the awesome extra Damian!) cloudy ruby red/brown color with ring of khaki bubbles. Nose of light vinegar, melon, juicy fruits. Taste of cherry, wet barrel, tobacco, umami, with a soft carbonated tart finish. Nice sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Appearance: Murky red brown body with a nice 2 finger reddish beige crown that rapidly dissipates and leaves some lacing. Smell: Some tart cherry notes, tart apple notes, grape skin notes, a touch of vinegar, and a hint of oak. Taste: Fairly tart up front with a nice amount of sourness throughout. Loads of cherry flavor, some green apple, and a hint of vinegar. YUM! Mouthfeel: Spot on in my opinion. Medium to medium-lite body with perfect amount of carbonation. Drinkability: Very drinkable considering the style and abv. Very nicely done! Tastes like a well done Flanders Red to me... Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-08-2009

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6050) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. It was part of a great tasting that included seven bottled Cascade sours. The beer pours a murky brown color with a tan head. The aroma is dark fruit with some tart cherries. The flavor is oak, tartness and cherries. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5026) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2010 bottle thanks to thirdeye11. deep brown/red with a beige head. nose is cherries, tartness, wood, and more cherries. nice on the palate, flavor is cherry, sourness, wood, and a nice finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5116) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2010
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Reddish brown color, clear very little head. Great sour aroma with lots of cherry. This was a easy sipping sour ale. Great flavor, dry finish this was exquisite to taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Thanks to whomever brought this to elnadeau’s tasting today. This is a nicely done sour ale well complemented with cherry flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3561) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2010
25.4 oz bottle. Dark burgundy brown with diminishing tannish foam. Nose is lightly funked to start with wonderful unfolding layers of cherry preserves, toffee and port-soaked dates. Juicy medium body with a sparkle. Taste is sweet and tart cherry with hints of red berries. Finishes dry, stony, crisp and minerally. Barrel aging adds nice complexity to the deep fruitiness. Delish.


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