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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1425) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2016
Review from memory, beer shared with friends about a year ago. Very sour and refreshing, with notes of cherries, vinegar, oak and lambic funk. We had this beer between two imperial stouts, and it was an excellent decision.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Vinuous and slightly diacetyl aroma. Dark red no head. Nice oaky and tart flavor, good stuff

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2016
2012 Vintage Bottle. Aged until early 2016 and served in a snifter. Pours dense chestnut brown with red hues and a small off-white head. Short retention and minimal lace. High end wine aromatics. The nose could pass as a complex Oregon Pinot Noir. Only pinot noir should be more delicate, so the robust cabernet grapes are also there, along with bing cherries in folds. Very sour attack and flavor. Quite tannic and drying to the tongue with perpetual sour elements throughout the finish. Outstanding!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hivemind (890) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Backlog. On draft @ Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Aug 2014 with Erica and Matt. Dark brown/mahogany pour with off-white head. Acidic quality to it, but hard to determine individual flavors. Boozy notes and noticeable wood. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4466) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle shared at RBScSG in Gothenburg. Pours very hazy golden brown with a small frothy goldenish offwhite head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, fruity and heavy acetic with bread, cereal, caramel, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, grapes, hay, dry soil, balsamic vinegar and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, sour, malty and fruity. Mouthfeel is round, tart, tiny dry, throat-burning acetic, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and sour with bread, cereal, caramel, lemon juice, hay, moist soil, barnyard, balsamic vinegar and lemon zest. Way way way too acetic but I like the malt backbone, citric acidity and light funk.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (5972) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle shared at the Belgiuminabox warehouse. Pours dark chocolate brown, red glow, clear. Good white head. Smell is fleshy, oak, fruit-forward. Taste is dry, fleshy, mildly sour, very oaky. Nice

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Luckylucy667 (41) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 22, 2015
One of the most wonderful beers. Have had or is it wine? Aroma of cellar and dark fruits. Flavor of complex red wine with mod malt base. Finishes with pretty big mouthfeel without bent sweet, obviously the bacteria drys this one out to perfect balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13070) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Draft (2012). Medium beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, some cherry, wood, vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, tart cherry, light vinous, wood. Medium-full body, low carbonation, some acidity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Muddy reddish brown pour with one finger of tan head. Nose is acidic and very woody with acetic acid, dark fruit, some alcohol, and vinous notes. Woody and acidic with acetic notes, alcohol, vinous, and warming. Light bodied and dry.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (827) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2015
2012 bottle. Dark plum pour. Slight grape aroma - nothing earth shattering on the nose. Taste is very plummy mild vinegar sour, nice tang, significant maltiness too! Nice brown sour maybe my favourite of the style so far. Another Cascade golden effort.


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