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RATINGS: 381   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14211) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle. Thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy orange with a small creamy white head. Apricot, orange, vanilla, oak, herbal, dry, vinous, blackurrant. Smooth with a nice tart bite in the end. Easy drinkable and very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (14210) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2009
750 ml bottle courtesy of Ken at Über in Seattle. Reportedly only two cases made. Concord grape juice added prior to fermentation, with brettomyces, in the style of Cantillon Vigneronne. Dark and cloudy maroon with medium white head. Aroma of raisins. Full bodied. Sour throughout, with fruit in the background. A winner.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13986) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
Bottle at Papsø 23-Apr-2010 - Thanks. Cloudy golden - white head. Grapes, fruity, high fruity, sportsvand, oakey, barnyard, lacto, high dryness. Fantastic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13284) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2011
Draught@Cascade Barrel House, Portland (ABV 7.75%, vintage 2010)
Clear golden color, small white head. Fruity, white wine aroma. Tart, white grapes flavor with hints of leather. Like drinking dry vinho verde. Interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (13068) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Blonde with a touch of haze. Aroma is vinous, touch of ice wine , vinous, with a touch of acidity but a fair bit of sugar, pears, apricot...really nice, that ice wine sweetness is really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (12671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours a hazy, deep gold with a moderate, off-white head. Nose holds tart fruits, spices and light yeast. Medium sweet flavor with some grapes, decent funk, berries, acid and white wine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Clean, sour finish, lightly warming with modest, fruity sweetness. Very nice.(4.1)

Had bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Big sour nose, tangy fruits. Sour, sweet flavor, white grapes. Medium bodied with average, tingly carbonation. Sweet and sour finish, more grapes. Nice. (4.2)

Bottle at The Fruit Sour Tasting, London. Pours lightly hazy gold with a fine, white cream head. Bright nose, some citrus, tart grapes, melon. Light to medium sweet with more melon, moderate tang, light alcohol, more citrus. Medium to full in body with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with further tangy orange. Nice balance, nice fruits. (4.0)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12040) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a spare ring of white bubbles. Aroma of apricot, some sweaty socks, eucalyptus, white grapes, apple, and perfume. Flavor of lychee, kiwi, apple, grass, white grapes, and some rough (peppery) herbs. Unique.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12022) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
A: The pour is a clear dark golden-amber color with a big white head on it. S: Quite a bit of sweet grape juice to the nose, but plenty of lactic tartness comes through as well. The oak is not all the prominent, I must say. T: A good amount of lactic acidity, but not quite as biting as some of the other Cascade beers (especially Apricot or Sang Rouge, for example). The grapes are really up front and slightly sweet with a mild buttery chardonnay quality (in a good way). M: The body is a bit heavier than I was expecting, and the carbonation is plentiful as well. D: Not the best of Cascades beers, but quite good none-the-less. I still had no problem enjoying my sample.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11809) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy woody amber with 3-fingers of fluffy off-white head. Strong vinous aroma. Aspects of sour. Medium body and frothy carbonation. Flavor is grapey, whiteish grapey, sour. Very nice, subtle sour. Goes very well with Mt Tam cheese. Finishes deliciously and smoothly sour. It’s very nice stuff.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (11537) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 30, 2011
Der Geruch sowie Teile des Antrunks erinnern stark an Ahoi-Brause, eine seichte Säuerlichkeit ist dabei stets parat. Im Mittelteil kommen leichte Holznoten im positiven Sinne hinzu, das Bier wird sehr vollmundig, ohne dabei extreme Noten zu erzeugen. Das heißt, das Bier ist angenehm säuerlich, dabei süffig und nur wenig trocken, wobei die Holzigkeit schmeckbar ist. Dezente Fruchtnoten, genial harmonisch. Sommerlich süffig, der Alkohol ist niemals auch nur im Ansatz erkennbar. Sehr gutes Sour Ale!! Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock! 9/13/12/12/13/13


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