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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.85%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2011
(750ml courtesy of tai4ji2x!). Pours cloudy orange with white head. Aroma of sour apples. Taste is sour, but there is so much body to this. I get concord grapes and it has some of the texture to it. A very delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle at Super Sour Sunday at Triple Rock. Pours a clear copper with a small white head that leaves pretty much no lacing on the glass. Aroma is a light funk and some chardonnay with some light yeast. Initial taste is tart lemon followed by white grapes and oak. A dry, tart finish with medium astringency. Light body. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aquilo (627) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Cloudy golden color with a small foamy head. Aromas of yeast, pears, peaches and lemon. Flor is nicely tart, with lots of lemon coming through. Velvety mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2011
750 ml. Poured a murky orangish color with a nice white head. Very refreshing sour beer. Not over the top but very nice. I will seek out again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Appearance: pours with a minimal musty head then immediately disappears. Can hear the crackling of acidity as the head dies. Orange and amber sap hues. Slow stream of bubbles from bottom of glass to top.
Nose: sour and funk. Raw fresh polished leather. Dandelion pollen and flower pollen in general. White flower petals. Plum and pear skins. Raw apple pulp with stems for sweet and tannic. Grape dregs pressed, pulped, and steeping in their own residual juices; grappa. Honeycomb and cereal gains. Kiwi and starfruit.
Palate: ohmygawd! Sweet than chewy, a little meaty, then a long tart tannic finish, leaving my body tingling from the tip of my tongue on into my chest. Plums, white grapes, pears, kiwi, starfruit, all green and tart. Coconut shavings. Love the chewiness of pulped fruit flesh in the back which mingles with honeyed breads. Sticky lips. Must, leather, and old houses follow the finish and taint my breath. Amazing.
Final Thoughts: wow and wow. Put a Belgian label on it and no one would know the difference. I personally count myself super lucky to live in this fantastically evolving and growing world of real beer with real taste. Diversity is the spice of life.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Poured into a tulip. Big thanks to DaveJanssen for a chance to try this. 3.0 A: Pours a slightly hazed radiant yellow brown. Two fingers of fizzy white head die off quickly like a can of Coke. 4.0 S: Woody vanilla and Chardonnay strike first. There’s also a cinnamon-like spiciness along with a touch of pepper. Green apple, lemon, and of course white grape fruitiness. Acids on minimal. 4.5 T: Wood and vanilla again are most easily identifiable again. Sour apple, lemon, hay, sour white grapes come next. Lactic acid makes a moderately strong appearance. Spiciness is a touch of pepper and perhaps a smaller touch of clove. Very nice with a reasonable amount of sourness and low astrigency. 4.0 M: Light body. Good amount of carbonation that tickles the tongue. Smooth, but could be a bit creamier. 4.5 D: Complementarily complex and tasty. Good beer. Not overly sour, but just well made with a good recipe. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-10-2010 19:28:40

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fred82 (2143) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2011
750ml bottle thanks to suzygreenberg. Unlabeled bottle. Probably over 1 year old.
Appearance : Clear golden pale amber with a small head. Light lacing.
Aroma : Awesome white grapes with light peppery notes. Woody with light fruity pinneaple brett.
Taste : Great white grapes with light pinneaple. A bit lactic right after the pour but it fades away. Great citrusy tartness. Finish tart with light pinneaple. Carbonation is quite fizzy maybe a little bit too much.
Overall : AWESOME stuff. Wow. Awesome nose and tasteé Awesome tartness. Awesome bretty pinneaple. I think this is quite similar to RR Sanctification. Exactly my kind of sour ale. I need more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours a hazy, deep gold with a moderate, off-white head. Nose holds tart fruits, spices and light yeast. Medium sweet flavor with some grapes, decent funk, berries, acid and white wine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Clean, sour finish, lightly warming with modest, fruity sweetness. Very nice.(4.1)

Had bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Big sour nose, tangy fruits. Sour, sweet flavor, white grapes. Medium bodied with average, tingly carbonation. Sweet and sour finish, more grapes. Nice. (4.2)

Bottle at The Fruit Sour Tasting, London. Pours lightly hazy gold with a fine, white cream head. Bright nose, some citrus, tart grapes, melon. Light to medium sweet with more melon, moderate tang, light alcohol, more citrus. Medium to full in body with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with further tangy orange. Nice balance, nice fruits. (4.0)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (3204) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle shared by levifunk...thanks Levi! - Pours hazy apple juice with next to no head. Smell is of red and white grape, more sweet than tart. Notes of concord grape jelly. Taste is light, sweet grape juice and funky yeast. Not overly tart, and with the perfect amount of sweetness. Terribly drinkable and refreshing, and one that I could drink a lot of. Well-carbonated and medium-bodied. My first Cascade sour, and I’d like more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Clear orange blonde body, light head. Fruity sour aroma; white grapes. Very nice of course. A little sweetness, like a Prosecco. Clean lactic sourness, lots of white grape, light oak in the background.

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