Phillies08Champs (559) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a case I scored at Frank Smithís. Pours a thin light ly cloudy tan to light brown. nose is white wine vinegar, sherrry, oak and grapes. first sip is nice balance of dry acetoc vinegar with fruity vinous quality balancing. finish is dry with less complexity than i remember. Iwill age this.
Steve_0 (1395) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home with my wife. Poured a golden, orange color, with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Smell is light funk, white grapes, muscat, pears, and tannin. Taste really begins sweet, with champagne-like must and carbonation through the middle, ending nicely tart. Flavors in there of pear, white wine, a touch of funk, wax, and honey with a slight alcoholic burn on the finish. Light mouthfeel with champagne-like carbonation. Very white wine tasting, but champagne characteristics in there, as well. A very nicely crafted sour.
JPDurden24 (1117) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Last taster of the visit to Casacde, and Iíll say this is still good. A yellow gold pour with white wine notes and grape sour flavor. It is very good. I wish I could say more, but ill just say sweet and tasty.
dfinney23 (1046) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely had a "wineness" to it, which didnít really work for me. Probably an artificially low score just because I liked most everything else I sampled there so much more.
italianjohn (2041) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear blonde to yellow orange pour, thin ring of white head ... aroma is of sour grapes, grape flavored sweet tarts and grape juice with a slight red wine oak .... taste is sweet and tart grapes, nice bitter sour lingering grape bite and light oak ... like a grape sweet tart with a lingering bite ... Abv hidden well.... Different and tasty
joeneugs (2176) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2011 bottle. Wow. The bottle opens with a loud pop, but not gushing. It pours a nice clear golden yellow color with a fizzy, disappearing white head. The aroma is very dense and fruity with notes of peaches, tangerine, grapes and a little oak. I definitely get the blonde quad aspect of this beer in the aroma, as it gives off a sweaty over ripe fruitiness. The tartness comes in the form of tangerine/grapefruit. The flavor strikes a wonderful balance between the sweet fruity aspects of the grape and the more tart flavors of nectarine and grapefruit. Itís lively on the palate even though this is a pretty big beer. The oak is subdued but effects the finish a little bit along with a slight hint of graham cracker maltiness. Acetic acid is only felt a tiny bit in the back of the throat, and in no way affects the beer negatively. I absolutely loved the fruity sweet and sour aspect of this beer, along with itís dangerous drinkability. Without a doubt my favorite Cascade beer to date.
Ernesto987 (2442) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
perfect amount of sourness as all the cascade beers have. Great grape flavor. This one is an awesome beer
Newk (299) - - JUN 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured from tap. Pours a rather clear color with a nice small head.
Very tart and sour aromas of spices, tart berries, and sour cherries. Well balanced with really good depth.
excellent medium bodied feel that is very smooth, but with the right amount of tartness to it as well. Good depth with flavors of sour cherries, spices and some tart berries.
This was a real damn good wild ale. Didnít taste the alcohol at all and had the right amount of sourness to it. While not as complex as some other cascade brews, this showed more depth and did everything just right.
BoBoChamp (4256) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, Vintage 2010 (handwritten), at 8.33%Vol, exclusive American brew, with white wine grapes, thx to Secret Santa!, complex sour fruit brew, sour/fruity and slightly woody/vinous, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 vintage - 750ml bottle.
Pours bright golden yellow, slightly hazy, with a big fizzy white head that recedes very quickly to a thin collar and a small collection of bubbles.
Aroma is lightly lactic but with a sweet grape character. There is lots of oaky tannins and light funkiness, though itís not nearly as tart or acidic as most Cascade sours.
The taste is more of the same with a subdued lactic backbone with some spicy Belgian yeast and lots of oak, especially in the finish. There is also more lactic acidity in the finish than in the aroma.
Mouthfeel is smooth with soft carbonation and an overwhelmingly vinous, grape-heavy feel.
Another really solid sour from Cascade, though itís not nearly as in-your-face as some of the others Iíve had. Thatís not necessarily a bad thing and the grapes really make it unique.