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RATINGS: 375   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5610) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 Bottle purchased from Capone’s after talking with Matt. Split with dallas and Pat. Pours a bright, cloudy & hazy yellow body with nice carbonation and head. Aroma is strong white grapes, peach, oak, and sweet tart. The Mouthfeel is ridiculous tartness that gropes the taste buds. Notes of white grape, sweet grape candy, sour tart peach, honey, slight oak maybe.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with James and Dallas. Pours a bright, hazy, bubbly champagne golden with a modest, thin, lacy white head. The aroma on this brew is insane: strong notes of sour white grapes, grape Jolly Ranchers, champagne yeast, peaches, oak, vanilla, and very subtle hints of malt. Medium bodied with an intensely refined, supportive palate that transitions the tongue seamlessly from the huge fruity swell up front to the silky-sour finish. This is quite a unique brew. Excellent sour.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2010
A hazy peach pour with a lively frothy white head that dissipates slowly. The aroma is like an ultra dry Chardonnay or Pinot- lots of light grape notes with oaky funk, and farm. The flavor is bursting nectar-fruit glory with a big oak character that finishes with highly attenuated white grapes. The palate is lively in its effervescence, making for a pillowy texture and a semi dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2680) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Sour and sweet grape notes are in the aroma. The appearance is golden hazy orange with a small, almost nonexistent white head. The flavors of Belgian ales converted to smooth sour flavors so eloquently have this ale go down so smoothly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2010
750 ml @ redlight redlight. Tart funky aromas upfront with hints of grapes and candi sugar. Pours golden blonde with a solid white head. Nice tart funk from the lactic fermentation, with a soft white grape flavor. There’s almost 2 different beers in here, they’re not conflicting but there’s a nice sour beer and then nice grape flavors. Solid!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Draft @ Hudson Public House; hazy orange with creamy white head lingering; light grapes, oranges and none of the cardamom that kind of rubbed me the wrong way the last time I drank this; chewy fruits with white wine, green grapes and lovely tart, acidic finish; thickish, prickly texture with lots of lively carbonation; creamy mouthfeel and just lovely across the board; sampled the new 2010 batch several times during SBW and I thought it was way better than the previous batch; and also crushed everything else at the Brett Brunch, including Consecration

Original Rating 9/29/09 (Score - 3.8): 750 ml bottle; thanks bruce!! hazy light gold with thin white head; lots of spruce aromas at first with earthy sourness and white grapes; quite fruity and sweet with apples, grapes and spruce again; quite an interesting blend; had this 6 months prior at the brewery and was simply blown away; this time not so much; I think Ron said that cardamom was used in this batch, which might be where I’m getting the earthy spruce notes from

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
(750ml bottle thanks to Exiled) clear orange pour with a ring of light tan bubbles. Nose of white wine, tartness, and wet barrel. Taste of yeast, muscat grapes, very tart like a white wine, acidic, and very carbonated. The finish is almost astringent. My least favorite of all the Cascade sours.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3269) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 29, 2010
tap at brouwers. pours a clear orange. notes of fruit rollups, white grapes, white wine. had a nice grassy hay lemongrass funkiness. neat beer. good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6301) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2010
On tap at Sour Fest in Brouwers. Pours a orange hue with a medium white head and lots of lacing. A great funky fruity nose. Lots of carbonation, fruity and spicy, vinous, funky. Smooth somehow as well. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Pours a hazy, light golden color with a white head. Aroma of sour ale, oak, and a hint of grape. The grapes really come through in the flavor, where they turn a typically great Cascade sour into something more unique. There is an odd, subtle taste of grape-flavored vitamin pills. Otherwise, an enjoyable sour.


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