jredmond (5610) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Damico (2680) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
SrSilliGose (3269) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
douglas88 (6301) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.