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RATINGS: 352   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


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
Murky and pale gold. Kick ass funk aromas. Very drinkable for being nearly 10%. Light refreshing tart with slight funk and a hint of white grapes.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1148) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Cork and caged bottle from Tipples. 2013 Project. Pours clear golden colored with some spritzy white head that goes away quickly. Aroma of slight sour vinegar, oak, grapes, citrus peel, and maybe even some Brett. Flavor is lightly tart, dry with some oakiness, and an interesting bit of grape sort of like grape soda rather than grape juice. Hmmm. Some vinous notes as expected. Medium bodied from the sweetness, but rather spritzy with the carbonation. Cascade managed to make a $31 beer taste like Dave Chappelle’s Grape Drink. Not drain pouring this since its not completely offensive and cost that much, but what the eff? Seriously what a rip.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 April 11, 2014 - bottle from somewhere in Seattle. Clear golden pour with limited head. Aroma was oak, grapes, malt and slight sour. Taste was consistent with aroma. Very smooth and easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bomber shared by Folty - thanks! Very slightly hazy gold pour with no head. Grape and mild wood. Tart / sour but extremely smooth. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (289) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2014
Shared 750 ml bottle from a trade. 2012 project. Pours a clear golden liquid with a small head that dissipates fast. Aroma is sweet grapejuice. Taste is like a sweet white wine. Really light tartness. All in all a enjoyable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Crazy beer that tastes like wine, on tap at the brewery, fresh, really enjoyed this

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (2990) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours a hazy, barely translucent apricot. Sour fruity notes dominate the aroma. Flavor is strongly fruity and rather sour but not so you’ll be making faces. Firm, fizzy, sour finish rounds out a fine blended wild ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Project 2012 8,85% une autre belle offrande de Patrick, Merci. Une bière jaune trouble avec une mousse blanche. Un nez qui me rappelle plus l’hydromel que la bière, des odeurs de marguerite jaune, de miel, de marde, de trèfle. C’est complexe et un peu sucré. La bouche est tout aussi en miel liquide, nectar mais pas celui de Denis, complexe et facile à la fois. Pas trop acide pour une bière sûre. Une drôle de produit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (2815) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
2012 project. Une bière blonde qui est fortement embrouillée. Un nez de fruits en poudre et de biscuits au miel avec un petit parfum aigre qui ne révèle qu’un potentiel très limité. Au goût, des notes finement aigres qui sont largement et trop enrobées par des notes mielleuses. En bouche, un corps de bonne densité. Une texture assez huileuse. Une finale presque douce. J’ai réussi à boire mon verre. Ceci dit, une sûre qui finit par tomber sur le cœur.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (269) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear light golden yellow with a thin fizzy white head. Aroma is a pungent acetic acid with some sparkling grape juice notes. Flavor is moderately sour with a hint of grape sweetness. very active fizzy palate, grape sour lingering into the finish. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1005) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle from capitol beer and taproom. Pours light orange with white head. Aroma is funk. Taste is mild tart with some grapes and oak. Just right.


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