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RATINGS: 366   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (691) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Thanks to tectactoe. Big sour white grape smell. Taste matches the smell. Huge on the white grape/ white wine flavors. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3850) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 11, 2013
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden/amber with a small, off-white head. Aroma of grapes, sourness/funkiness, some pale malts, and light fruits/spiciness. Flavor the same but Not as sour as I would like. Average texture. Not the best grape sour ale, but not bad either.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mep3222 (471) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 Nice white grape aroma with some vinous smell as well. Not as vinous smell or taste as the cascade strawberry. Taste is white grape but not too sweet and vinous sour with a bit of bitter finish. Sour is prob 6 out of 10 on the vinous sour level. Very good. Carbonation disappears fast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2035) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Decent Lacing S: Grapes, Sour Mash, Hay T: Grapes, Hay, Sour Mash M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour, Mildly Sweet Overall, nice balanced between sweet and sour, great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2604) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2013
On tap at the brewery. murky yellow pour. Aroma is Misty grape and tart. Tastes are grape centered. Light sweet tart. 7.6

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (949) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle pours yellow with a fast fading head. Aroma is sour grapes, taste is light sour with a sweet grape and oak finish. decent

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (764) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Sampled at the Barrel House. Hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma is laden with juicy white grapes and floral citrus peel. The taste profile was possible the most complex of any Cascade I tried, with interweaving grape, apricot and citrus fruit plus oak and wild notes adding to the mix. Tart finish. Lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boisebeerguy (76) - boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2013
The nose of this beer is of the grapes, and bubbles like champagne. It’s nice and sour almost makes your lips pucker.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (1723) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear golden with minimal head. Smell is white wine/grapes, green apple, oak barrel, light tart, smooth honey sweetness. Now if your looking for a palate ripper, this is not it. The tartness is mild, but nicely done. Taste is white grapes, apples, mixed fruit (pineapple, tropical hints), oak, light lactic tartness. Palate is lightly carbonation with a fuller mouthfeel than expected. I really, really liked this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1658) - Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2013
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Bottle: Semi-translucent golden amber color with a white head that fizzles to a collar quickly. Aroma is sweet grapes, lovely grape juice and white grape skins, and a slight touch of oak. Sweetness and mild tartness. Taste is tart white grapes and some sweetness along with it; grape juice, white and red grapes, mild oak, and just a very light touch of musty funk. Light oak and finishing grape dryness. Like a sour, slightly funky and oaky Welch’s grape juice. One of my favorite Cascades... Awesome!


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