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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Golden orange color. Aroma is sour and fruity with some grapes and a hint of wood. Flavor is sour, nice and smooth sour though. Very fruity and vibrant flavors. A bit acidic and sweet tart finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2010
Corekd bottle from Hoppymeal, thanks! Orange color. Oak, vanilla and muscat grapes in the aroma. Sourish flavor with lots of oak, vanilla, ginger and grapes. Some rest sweetness from the grapes, not much. Hints of tangerine peels. Quite interesting and complex beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Pours a yellow color with a small head to it. Has a funky lemon smell to it. Taste is sort of similar but there is some tartness to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2723) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Thanks to Ryan for a sample of this one. Pours out a golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is sour and funky with a lot of tart notes on the aroma. Taste is similar to the aroma, funky tartness with a few light fruity notes hiding in there.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2010
750 cc from Capone’s, and CAH. Pours turbid canary toward orange with minimal white head and heavy champagny carbonation. Pours yeasty spicy, very fruity, with grapey notes, hops, citrus, and a great complexity. Tastes champagney, oaky, earthy, with heavy charonnay influences, and a finishing tartness, A lot of fruit here, chardonnay, tartness, and oaky notes, all integrated extremely well. This one is a true highlight of 2010 so far, and is absolutely incredible.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4716) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Draught at Baileys. Sour, grape - the grape really lingers for awhile for you. A very nice beer and one of the best of my trip to Portland.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2010
The pour reveals a cloudy dark gold color with a thin white head. Very appealing aroma of grapes, wood, yeast and sourness. Solid flavor of wood, grapes, sourness and yeast. The body is light to medium with an oily texture and gentle carbonation. Yet another impressive sour ale from Cascade.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2010
750 ml bottle. A gift from a friend (Joel) for my 25th bday. 07.17.10. The pour was a light, golden yellow color with a thick head. A very well carbonated beer without being overly done. The nose here is white grape, Chardonnay tannins, sharp aged cheese, lemon zest, and oak. Taste was lightly tannic, light vinegar (compared to their Kriek or Cuvee), white grape, Chardonnay, oak (for sure), light sour apple, and lemon zest that finishes with another round of white grape. A truly delicious American styled sour. P.S. The people that rated this beer so low should rate it against other sours they’ve tried and not against what they like. How do you think beer judges rate beer? They rate it against the way a style is supposed to be presented. P.P.S. This is truly a great and refreshing sour and Cascade has quickly become my favorite sour ale brewer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (3065) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2010
aroma is highly tart with a mild touch of grape jelly. this beer has a very smooth taste but the grapes come through at the end bringing a great circle of flavors all around. very tart yet different enough.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
nick76 (4312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2010
The aroma is sour fruit with malt and wild yeast. The appearance is cloudy gold with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a medicinal quality. The palate is smooth. Overall this is yet another sour beer that fails to impress me.


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