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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.87%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
writerljberg (505) - Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2013
750ml bottle from the brewery. A: Deep purple bordering on a shade of midnight. Very thin berry colored foam. Slides off glass. N: Red and green grape. Lactic acid as expected. Currants and plums. Fair amount of acetone and glue. More sharp lactic acid and some leather from the pinot barrels. T: Tons of sharp lactic acid. Leather and currants. Sweet tarts, lemon,and sour clementine. Plums and vinous grapes. Some tannins. M: Oily and slick, as is the Cascade norm. Alcohol is light. O: Don’t know how much this has benefited from extended aging in the barrel. Puckeringly sour and lacking dimension. Meh. It doesn’t taste bad, but it no beauty, either.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Have had this a few times, all at festivals and tastings. Pours a darker brownish red with a thin, minimally carbonated off white head. Nose is big with the various booze barrels and funky lacto notes and they clash a little bit. Also lots of tannins. Flavor is big and and a bit messy at times, as evidenced by the nose. An interesting/cool idea but in the end I think there are just too many different components to come together for this beer to harmonize like some other barrel aged sours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13425) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
23rd November 2012
THE Fruit Sour tasting. Thanks Paul for this 2009 bottle. Cloudy dark purple beer, small tan head. Palate is light and dry. Sourish Duchesse Du Bourgogne type vinegary fruits. Very sour Dr Pepper type fruits. Finishes dry with a fruity aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (945) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Ruby coloured with minimal head. Aroma is sour cherry, funk, fig, dates. Slightly slick mouthfeel, great balance of sweet and sour. Taste is sour cherry, dates, red wine. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (4551) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma is tart/sour fruits, cherries, vinous, vinegar, wood and acidic. The flavor has a big tart character, caramel, cherry, red grapes, acidic, vinegar and wood. I have enjoyed most of the Cascade beers and this is no different.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9878) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle at The Fruit Sour Tasting, London - big thanks to Paul for this guy. Pours muddy, ruby-brown with a fine, tan foam head. Rich, sweet, ripe berry aroma, with vinegar and wet wood. Light to medium sweet flavor with bracing sourness and sturdy, bitter grape skins, wood, mild jammy fruits. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Big tart finish, light sugars, pectin, berries, vinegar, light warmth. Good overall sourness. Quite acetic. Solid beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2266) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2012
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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1013) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
’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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2012
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey (5557) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
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....


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