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RATINGS: 272   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (37673) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
Deep ruby tinted, deep brown pour. The nose is loaded with sweet cherry and a bit of rich tartness. Fairly fruity nose with a lot of cherry character over a bit of sweet toasted maltiness. Fresh and chewy with a nice balance of malt and sweet/tart fruit. It remind me some New Glarus fruit beers, although it doesnít quite rise to those heights.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (4317) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Bottle @ Paulís big thanks to Reuben for the share. Ruby brown pour with some tan head. Cherry, citrus, brett, and flavors and aroma. Very nice, cascade sours are awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3794) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Dark red pour with a reddish brown head. Aroma of blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, all kinds of berries and yeast. Flavors are the same with added notes of blood orange and grape skin balanced by a touch of funk and horseblanket. Pretty complex stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Purchased and received a 750 ml bottle via internet sales at Cascade Brewing. Pours a semi-hazy reddish brown colored brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a film top. Aroma of tart cherries, vanilla, yeast and a hint of plums. Taste is medium bodied, plenty of carbonation with flavors of tart cherries, vanilla, some light horse blanket and yeast. Finish remains tart with a cherry and Pinot Noir wine aftertaste that slowly disappears.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle at Paulís place for Kanís visit. Missed this at Where the Wild Beers Are, so I was glad to see it. Pours a hazy and murky crimson hued brown. Funk, soft stone fruit, sweetness. Light sourness, old fruit. Delicious sourness and tannins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Aroma is sour cherries, a swirl of vanilla and spices with a cherry pit/woody finish.The flavor doesnít seem as complex as the aroma, itís a bit two dimensional with sour cherries and light vanilla notes, still quite tasty, though (looking back on this, I am totally nitpicking here, for the style, this is shown up only by very, few beers). Higher abv gives it some weight on the palate which is counterbalanced deftly with the champagne-like carbonation. Nice balance of tartness and light cherry sweetness. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2009
750ml bottle. A very well done sour ale. Reminiscent of Consecration. Kickass dark malt/cherry/soaked wine barrel aroma. Little acetone, and plenty of tart acetic and very tart cherry skin. Tons of sharp barrel notes as well. Pours dark brown/red with a lasting dark, off-white head. My notes are pretty shoddy for this one, but read as follows: kickass flavor! awesome barrel/tart fruit/dark malt. Fruit, barrel and malt in excellent unison. Plenty, but not overbearing acetic notes as well. Lively carbonation with a very pleasant, balsamic finish. Excellent stuff. Thanks Todd!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2009
GABF í09. This is the best of the Cascade offerings that I was able to try. Lovely deep red color with a medium, loose, light pink head. Aroma is sweet and earthy with ripe cherries, dark sourness, and a hint of sweet red wine. Flavor is sweet-tart with a lot of freshness in addition to some barrel-aged oxidative characteristics. Cherry pit flavors (a combination of fresh cherries and port barrels) are predominant and contributes a slight tannic quality to the body as well. Everything is smooth and balanced, deftly hiding the alcohol contents, and making for a very refreshing drinking experience.

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