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RATINGS: 366   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vlan1 (191) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a hazy gold color with moderate head but persistant carbonation. Aroma is predominately grape with some mild funk. Taste is reminiscent of grape drink with some tartness and light funk.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (735) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Cloudy gold pour. Aroma of muscat grapes, brine. Tastes the same with puckering mid sourness. Also some super saccharine sweetness in there. Very approachable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dieseljaxx (9) - Roseville, California, USA - APR 27, 2014 does not count
Nice example of a sour...comes on very tart with tastes of cherry and citrus with oak and a hint of vinegar hovering in the background. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (270) - Napa, California, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle (750ml): Project 2012. Cloudy, honey gold with little head that dissipates and no lace. Clean aroma. Candy grapes. Lactic and slightly bretty but not animal. Dry to off dry, sour and not bitter. Fresh citrus and loads of synthetic grape flavor. Bright, rich and long. Clean sour and loads of flavor. Lovely sour beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1325) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Cork and caged bottle from Tipples. 2013 Project. Pours clear golden colored with some spritzy white head that goes away quickly. Aroma of slight sour vinegar, oak, grapes, citrus peel, and maybe even some Brett. Flavor is lightly tart, dry with some oakiness, and an interesting bit of grape sort of like grape soda rather than grape juice. Hmmm. Some vinous notes as expected. Medium bodied from the sweetness, but rather spritzy with the carbonation. Cascade managed to make a $31 beer taste like Dave Chappelle’s Grape Drink. Not drain pouring this since its not completely offensive and cost that much, but what the eff? Seriously what a rip.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (1838) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 April 11, 2014 - bottle from somewhere in Seattle. Clear golden pour with limited head. Aroma was oak, grapes, malt and slight sour. Taste was consistent with aroma. Very smooth and easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (6090) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bomber shared by Folty - thanks! Very slightly hazy gold pour with no head. Grape and mild wood. Tart / sour but extremely smooth. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (481) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2014
Shared 750 ml bottle from a trade. 2012 project. Pours a clear golden liquid with a small head that dissipates fast. Aroma is sweet grapejuice. Taste is like a sweet white wine. Really light tartness. All in all a enjoyable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Crazy beer that tastes like wine, on tap at the brewery, fresh, really enjoyed this

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3275) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours a hazy, barely translucent apricot. Sour fruity notes dominate the aroma. Flavor is strongly fruity and rather sour but not so you’ll be making faces. Firm, fizzy, sour finish rounds out a fine blended wild ale.


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