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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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (646) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2012 On draught at cascade / pours cloudy amber with small head. Nose of drinking vinegar, malt, fruit. Taste is of tart plum, caramel, malt, and definite Cabernet Sauvignon notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1896) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014. Dark amber brown with off-white head. Aromas of vinegar, funk, cheese. Tastes of vinegar, dark fruit, tart notes, oak. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Another nice sour from Cascade.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle @ Presidential Suite. Thanks, Sean. Garnet/ruby pour with a tall khaki head. Super acidic aroma. Lots of dark fruit such as currants and black cherry. Slight solvent, fair amount of vinegar, green apple, and lemons. Flavor is intensely sour. Tons of red wine vinegar and lemon juice. Slightly vinous. Lots of currant and black cherry. Big time green apple, too.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2288) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle shared at RBSG. Pours a reddish brown color with white head. Cherry, oak, fruity aromas. Cherry juice, jam, juicy juice flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2348) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Ed. 2009 Project. Mahogany, muddled body with a red/copper tint to it; khaki head fades instantly to a ring. Aroma of sharp cherry skins, some vinous grapes, a hint of booze & plenty of sourness. Oak, vine, & mild notes of port mix with a borderline acidic tartness in the back-end. Taste is crazy sour, think Black Cherry Warhead. Off the charts pucker with subtle red grape sweetness to pull the tide back. Vinous wood, light booze, & some fading lemon & yogurty lacto notes leading to a sharp, dry, post-puckering finish. A little bit of spicy oak left on the palate. Yet another deliciously sour beer from Cascade... This one is upper echelon.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2152) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Had this toward the end of a long day at RBSG, so my notes are messy and my palate was likely wrecked. Orange with ginger and a hint of nail polish. Very acetic and chest burning. Very harsh without much balance.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (3046) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
This is one of numerous sours made by numerous breweries that seems to have some sort of endlessly complicated aging and blending process that leads to something that is not ultimately very special tasting in the long run. It is brown red in color with a little ring of head. It has a quality that I just generally dislike which is that it is both very sour and rather sweet which combined w/ woody notes from the barrel aging process always reminds me quite a lot of drinking barbecue sauce. I really just canít get into this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7001) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Taster from a bottle at RBSG hotel room. Hazy dark red color. Thin off-white ring of head. Smooth, kind of soft crisp, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Bigger sour taste. Light sweet, light spicy wood tannin. Dark fruit, cherry. Light wine character. Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (724) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
2009 bottle. Dark ruby red pour, sour aroma, oak, tart cherries, and leather. Taste, sour ketchup, leather, funk, dry finish. Solid sour.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (5097) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Courtesy of OHLRangers

Bottle (2009): The aroma consists of cherries, lemon, faint apple, and faint cola. It pours a dark orangish-brown with some transparency when held to the light. It has a minimal beige head that quickly fades to a few stray bubbles. The flavor starts with a quick dose of cherries with a hint of cola. The finish has moderate-heavy sour lemon and sweet tarts. Overall, super sour without any acetone, so Iím loving this.


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