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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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
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!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (891) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (7896) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1202) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
pour is dark murky brown with creamy light brown head. Nose is sour, light red grape and malt olive. More bright dark berry behind. Taste is similar, very sour with a malty olive quality, loads or sour red grapes and light oak. Hint of lactic acid and vanilla underneath. Feel is ok, a hint grainy and extremely carbonated. Fairly dry finish and a touch oily.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Deep amber/brown. Minimal, tan head. Aroma indicates a sharp sourness that has elements of lactic, acetic, and unknown complex components. Body is light and dry with fruitiness. I didn’t pick out anything in particular, but I loved it, and the complexity was consistent with the caring combination of different barrels which this beer was aged in. Actually, the grapes were somewhat apparent. More tart than other sours I’ve had lately, a great sipper paired with a good summer dinner.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2012
sweet grape candy aroma. The body is quite heavy & thick, mouth-coating. A lot more grape in this than I was expecting-it works. The underlying sweetness and heavy feel balances well with the acidity. I can’t get over how this coats my teeth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by Jason- thanks again! 2009 Project. Pours a cloudy, deep amber color with no head. Aroma of tart berries, lemon, vanilla, caramel, and acetic acid. Flavor of Sweet Tarts, berries, grapes, caramel, and vanilla. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a very sour mouthfeel. But there’s plenty of sweetness that underlies it, too. Nice sour.


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