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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.85%
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This Northwest Style Sour Ale is a blend of soured Triple, Blonde Quad and Golden ales that have been refermented with the fresh pressed juice of white wine grapes. The beer spent more than six months of lactic fermentation and aging in small oak barrels. 9.2% ABV

2009 Project: 8.33% ABV
2011 Project: 9.73% ABV
2012 Project: 8.85% ABV
2013 Project: 9.30% ABV


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3211) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Serving: 750 ml. bottle. Bright amber pour with a thin white head that quickly fades. The nose quickly caught me off guard. Grape Hubba Bubba bubblegum? Super tart up front, but the tartness fades to reveal a fresh, concord grape sweetness. I didn’t get much direct flavor from the wood per se, but there is a slightly astringent finish. Nice mix of flavors.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (655) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
2009 poured from bottle to glass. Honey hue with off white head. Aroma is lactic, straw, grapes, oak. Mouthfeel is great with a medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a sour tartness following and a tannic dryness in the finish. Overall this is a very enjoyable brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1555) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2011 project. Clear golden pour with a slight white head. Nose is oak, wine and a hint of citrus. Taste is really nice. Complex, sour and fruity. Grape skin tannin finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (444) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle pour split. Pours a light yellow with a super white graphics juice sour aroma. Mild sour grape flavors. A little berry to it as well. Nice tart finish with grape flavors lingering forever. Great beer here. Loved it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (780) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 18, 2014
750ml bottle shared thanks to Lukeduke! Pours cloudy toasted orange with medium head. Nose is tart fruity citrus, grains, grape, boozy wine, dusty funk. Taste has a mix of bready belgian yeast spice and funky tart stonefruit, wine, and citrus, finishes with some boozy bready yeast, wine, grape juice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2193) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a medium golden color with a finger of fizzy white foam. Nose a nice mixture of tart grape, honey malt and oak nuances. Palate follows with nice rustic grain, wet wood and honey kissed tart vinous notes. Mouthfeel is round upfront and lightens nicely with the tart acidity level on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Blonde with a touch of haze. Aroma is vinous, touch of ice wine , vinous, with a touch of acidity but a fair bit of sugar, pears, apricot...really nice, that ice wine sweetness is really nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1420) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2014
750 mL bottle from Bruisin’ Ales, Asheville, NC (2013 bottle at 9.3% ABV). Yellowish-orange pour with a fizzy, quickly diminishing white head. White wine grapes are easily detected in the aroma with oak and sour notes making their way through. Taste is extremely sour with green apple, lemon, and sour grape most notable. The finish does not have a lingering sour effect. This is another great sour from Cascade.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
At cascade brewpub with Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours light orange with almost no head. Aroma is straight grape juice. Taste is straight wenches grape juice. You could literally give this to a 10 year old with their pbj for lunch and they would no know the difference except for color. Sparking well he’s cider. Alcohol is completely hidden, I would think this is non alcoholic if I didn’t know better.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (870) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
2013 tap at brewery. Clear light golden pour. Grape, wheat, honey, candy. medium body and sourness with grape throughout. Nice


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