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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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This NW style sour is a crisp, refreshing wheat beer that was barrel-aged for seven months then additionaly aged with strawberries for another eight months. Bright, sweet strawberries and light candy notes greet you in the nose. A light tartness and berry sweetness intermingle on the palate, giving way to a light, sparkling fresh berry tartness in the finish. It is better as a breakfast beer or a dessert? You decide.

UDBeernut's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle at the BA Buffalo bottle share. Golden amber hue with small white head. Nose of Brett. Taste is puckering with sweet strawberries showing on the finish. This is very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2100) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2014
From notes. Tasted on 6/26/13 on draft at the brewpub with Chris after Oregon Pinot Camp. Pours hazy pink-hued orange with a thick white head that leaves thick, sticky lace. The nose is fresh, tart wild strawberry, a touch candied, with lively tartness. The flavor is aggressively sour with the candied strawberry up front, moving to more tart wild strawberry on the back. The body is medium, very tannic, with average carbonation and a long tart strawberry finish. The flavors are simple but delicious, but the look and texture of this beer are top notch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle @ 10 East - Aroma - strawberries and some funk wafting from the glass. Nothing overly impressive, but nice for sure. Appearance - cloudy medium copper body, foamy white head with medium retention. Flavor - jammy strawberry flavor, medium sourness, light funk present and some zesty lemon notes. Palate - spritzy/high-carbonation..light/medium bodied. Overall - it manages to deliver a full fruit profile along with some zingy pucker power with some funk. The high price tag brings the party down a few spots, but the beer in the bottle is quite solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2481) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
11/30/2014. From bottle. Reddish amber with a white head. Cheesy yeast aromas with hints of strawberries. Tart and sour, strawberry flavors, Brett, oak. Long bitter finish. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (551) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin light tan head. Aroma is a magnificent tart, oak, light berry notes. Flavor has a huge sourness, Brett, hidden strawberry character in the background. Solid lingering tartness, but with a strange funk at the finish. Overall another solid sour from Cascade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (811) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
750ml bottle - pours pale yellow with pink hue . Lots a sour aromas . Taste is very tart with fresh strawberry . Nice lingering sour note . Tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (4614) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Hazy brilliant copper with a little rosey hue. Strong strawberry nose with a big sour fruity twang. Big sour flavor with large fruity sourness--like, quite sour and a little puckering but with a sweet and juicy strawberry tone. Balances nicely with a funky lacto backbone that’s tart and drying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro. pours hazy/cloudy bright golden with avery nice off-whtie head, good retention and lacing. wild strawberries - obvious, clean and deliciously fragrant, soft tannins and oakiness, light supporting acidity - lactic and citric mostly, leafy and grassiness, pale clean maltiness with a wheat whisper. no rubber or wax perceived. lively carbonation, light body, dry, gently tart and grassy-woodsy-leafy finish. not the most complex strawberry wild concotion, but surely effective with its clean and fresh strawberry flavours. very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2302) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
La fraise est tellement exubérante que je dois lui donner le mérite d’avoir vaicu l’effort du caoutchouc. Elle a perdu un peu de son désagréable enrobage en respirant mais j’aurais facilement pu donner 4.4 sans ce léger éteignoir.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Strawberry jam turns into moderate tartness, as wax-y moments and mineral bursts mar what could have been a very nice sour ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the pinkish red.
-Shoe sole wafts aren’t too pleasant.
-Acidity level is not too intense.
-Strawberries are actually easily perceived and pleasant; it’s just that they turn to rubber and wax at times...

Bottle; gros merci Martin et Michèle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2022) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Pours hazy golden with medium off-white head. Aroma is of fruits, berries, strawberry jam. Taste is of strawberry jam, sugar, berries, water, acid. Palate: Light body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Very nice stuff. Not overdone at all on acid.

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