Huhzubendah (2155) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer is ruby / garnet hued with a finger or more of lacing after a careful pour.
The aroma offers barnyard funk, oak, and sour cherries, vinegar, booze. Complex and intriguing...
Bold flavor and highly enjoyable. A lot of cherry flavor really shines through. Misc. dark fruits, oak, wine, wild yeast. Yeah baby. Acetic without being harsh. Again, complexities abound. A delightful sipper. One of the better brews by Cascade.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-22-2012
wchesser (885) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
’09 bottle drank 12/7/12. Dark cloudy wine color. Huge red wine and oak nose as well as brett and some volatile acid. One of the more sour beers of the night in a sours tasting. Grape tannin, tart dark forest fruits. Just excellent, tart acetic balanced finish.
jackl (3441) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle @ THE fruit sour tasting. Cheers to Scopey for hunting this down. The pour’s a deep ruddy red with a tiny off-white head. The nose is big strawberry jam, red berry, lactic funk and mild woodiness. The taste is more strong wood and natural bugginess. Sweet red berry and concord grape. Nice, simple flavors. Bracingly bitter finish. Quite acidic indeed. Overall, a tasty if very sour beer. Not subtle, but interesting stuff.
Scopey (4570) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 bottle at THE fruit sour tasting, acquired via trade. It pours very dark ruby/purple with a medium off-white head. The nose is jam, wood, light vanilla, tangy berry, toasted coconut and blackcurrant. The taste is red grape, tart raspberry, jam, sourness which creeps up on you, blackcurrant, vinous aspect, light vinegar, coconut and wood/earth notes in the background with deliciously tangy finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Sweet-sour balance is brilliant. Utterly drinkable. Just edged out the top spot by the Southampton Black Raspberry....
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle .. . always enjoy Cascade beers, and this one’s the same .. . ruby red .. mild foam, good lacing .. . tart and slick, deep cherry skin and barrel .. . really enjoyable
.. .. get those balloons outta here, he hates balloons!!
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours dark brown/black with beige head. Aroma is very berry acidic with very subtle hints of aged oak. Flavor is very much the same with a grape/berry quality, very acidic and sour with various complexities. Mouthfeel I’d medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, extremly enjoyable!
thome50 (748) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Brendo at his going away party. Clear straw yellow with minimal head and a viscous like consistency on the glass. Aroma is grape vinegar with some sharp sour notes in there. Taste is more wine forward with more slight vinegar at the finish. Pepper to some degree as well. Overall, I’m not super into Cascade at the moment. Interesting but nothing to see out for the price.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big sweet grape juice nose with lots of dark fruit and toffee, light cola and vinegar. Sweet and sour taste with lots of acetic acid, some dark fruit and cherry, some caramel and light chocolate and molasses.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL thanks to brainlair. Pours a very deep maroon. Small, yellowish head. Wispy lace. Nose is pretty intense crystalline grape soda, pretty sugary. Small white vinegar. Taste is quite acetic/vinegar, very sharp grape skins with a lot of grape soda all over. Palate is very salty and acetic. Some paper and grape tannin. Not the best from Cascade. Mouth watering and salty.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of grapes, almost seems a bit like Concord grapes rather than wine grapes. A touch of chocolate and raisins. Sweet grape flavor with some raisin and chocolate. Mostly like a sour grape candy or soda. A bit acetic with a dry finish. Not bad.