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RATINGS: 370   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


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MacBoost (1276) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Chugged the 750ml 2012 vintage in the shower. Too sweet for my tastes. Like carbonated grape juice. High boost but not good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1887) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle share thanks to dyslexicCat. Nose full of sour. Taste is not as sour as I would expect from cascade. Kinda grapey as is warms.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Drew face catniss. Pours cloudy orange. Aroma is tart. Taste is yummy, refreshing, not very sour, but really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pours a fairly clear, golden color. Aroma of sweet tarts, citrus, fruitiness. More big sweet, tart flavor. Not overly intense sourness, well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
2012 Bottle. Pour is hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma and flavor both include notes of tartness, tropical fruit, lactic acid, wood, oak, and white grapes. Good, but simple, not much going on here besides some sour fruit and oak from the aging.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3 ounce sample from The Davis Beer Shoppe. 2012 vintage. The aroma has some solvent notes along with horse shit. Anise and black licorice is also present. Very scantly hazy yellow body with small, weak white head present. Starts with tart, acidic funkiness. Some wet hay flavors come through in the midddle. Some funky olive flavors late. Nice acidity.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smitty4657 (10) - - JAN 13, 2014
Little disappointed by this one - 2012 vintage - feel like it needs some age. There is a decent grape nose but the taste was overwhelmingly like Dimetapp and fruit juice. Might have been a bad bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Dug this one....light bodied tart with a distinctive light grape flavor. Good oakiness as well. Lactic fermentation is quite noticable and beer retains overall good balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, no foam! NOSE: oak, sour, fruity, little hoppy, little citrus. TASTE: oak, sour, brett, fruity, some grapes.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6375) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by a local rater. Hazy golden pale color. Thin white head, couple loose splotches of lace. Awesome bright floral citrusy nose, very oaky. Some white wine oak. Nice bigger tart taste, light sweet. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Lightly spicy tingly oaky tannic taste. Awesome, very refreshing, enjoyable sour. Alcohol very well hidden, very easy to sip.


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