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RATINGS: 292   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle thanks to hannont!
Opaque red mahogany, small beige head. Nose lemon and a greenish tart cherry note, sour but not entirely ripe. The barrel wood is strong with this one, also some nice marriage between the cherry and port nose. Flavor is a bit more sour, heavily carbonated which drowns out the lighter malt hints. Still heavy cherry and lemon, some sugar lingers through the decent, coating finish. Too fizzy for the relatively simple profile, but the port-cherry marriage, particularly the nose, is a nice element to find here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Draft from the brewery gave a brown hue with a modest off white head. Deep rich fruit of cherry, raspberry, and plum. Good sour quality and not over powering. Smooth on your palate with medium body. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
GABF ’09.
Holy crap this is good stuff. Pours like muddy water with an aroma of sour cherry wood. Flavor is tart cedar and cherry. Lingering and seductive on the tongue. I would drink this everyday.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5442) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Deep amber pour with watery bubbly head and lace. Cherries, oak, and sour aroma. Deep cherry, sour flavor with a nice dry finish. A foamy medium bodied beer. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6040) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle shared by Eric, thanks
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a off-white head
Aroma: Sour fruits, cherries
Taste: Tart fruits, oak, wine
Very nice sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7247) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2010
750 ml bottle thanks to Toby. Pours a dark brown color with a medium brown head. The aroma is great; huge woody sour notes come through, yeasty, fruity. The flavor was great; tart, slightly acidic, lots of complex barrel, fruity but not distinctly cherries, fizzy and almost mellow in some senses. Near to a Flemish sour. Very damn good. Cascade has this complex type of brewing down to a art. I wonder how much the port barrel added to it, there was a strong vinous dimension.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Suttree’s Nothing else to do in Mid-February Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to Suttree. The star of the show, I have started to move away from sours a little lately, or at least given a preference I go for the lighter gueze end of things instead of these fruitier examples. Still this was good. Hazy red, off white cover. Aroma is sour cherries, woody, funk and tartness are apparent. Taste is fruity, cherry, woody, tart, lots of carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle at LS X. Pours a hazed brown and has a moderate beige head on it. Aroma is tart cherry fruitiness. Has a big, slightly wine-like sour cherry flavor with some dry oak woodiness on the finish. This also has a bit of an herbal flavor somewhere along the line. A delicious fruity sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Man does Ron ever brew a spectacular beer. It’s hard to describe, and I don’t think I really have the proper vocabulary, because these beers are different from other wilds. Cascade doesn’t use brett and so their beers are more funky than sour, but just superbly blended and ridiculously smooth.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoeTheYounger (1166) - 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.


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