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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle from DA. Poured a brownish red with 1/2 in. brownish white head. Aroma was very tart, fresh cherries, oak, red wine. Taste was super tart yet very tasty, sour, red wine, nice balance between sweetness and tartness. Pallet was medium smooth and frothy. Overall awesome. So glad I got to enjoy this with friends.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Suttree (5388) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Dark red, thin ring of foam. Aroma of...look, just drink this, OK? It’s fabulous, and don’t usually use the word fabulous. I save this for a tasting and instantly regretted having to share as soon as I took a sip. Thanks to grownfool for the trade!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Poured a hazed brown color with an off-white head. Very nice tart sour aroma with some nice woody notes. Sour fruit flavor with a woody finish. Semi-dry finish. Light-medium bodied.

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 (7189) - 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 (5024) - 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 (11345) - 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.


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