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RATINGS: 351   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


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Reddish orange pour. aroma-vitamin C, fresh, tangy sourness, white grapes. Taste- this is an awesome sour. 100% in my opinion, this rivals any sour beer Iíve had. Intense sourness with a great fruity, not sweet, backbone, oak barrel, white grape juice. Complex and well-balanced. Taste is incredible.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2010
750 cc from Caponeís, and CAH. Pours turbid canary toward orange with minimal white head and heavy champagny carbonation. Pours yeasty spicy, very fruity, with grapey notes, hops, citrus, and a great complexity. Tastes champagney, oaky, earthy, with heavy charonnay influences, and a finishing tartness, A lot of fruit here, chardonnay, tartness, and oaky notes, all integrated extremely well. This one is a true highlight of 2010 so far, and is absolutely incredible.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigwesticle (37) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2011 project. AWESOME beer right here. Opaque light goldish orange color. Lots of grapey white wine of the nose with lacto underlying... smells like sparkling grape juice. Tastes of fresh grape juice, apples, a little lemon, and lacto, not overly sour, nice and balanced. Iíve only had 3 Cascade sours but this is my favorite so far.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Appearance: pours with a minimal musty head then immediately disappears. Can hear the crackling of acidity as the head dies. Orange and amber sap hues. Slow stream of bubbles from bottom of glass to top.
Nose: sour and funk. Raw fresh polished leather. Dandelion pollen and flower pollen in general. White flower petals. Plum and pear skins. Raw apple pulp with stems for sweet and tannic. Grape dregs pressed, pulped, and steeping in their own residual juices; grappa. Honeycomb and cereal gains. Kiwi and starfruit.
Palate: ohmygawd! Sweet than chewy, a little meaty, then a long tart tannic finish, leaving my body tingling from the tip of my tongue on into my chest. Plums, white grapes, pears, kiwi, starfruit, all green and tart. Coconut shavings. Love the chewiness of pulped fruit flesh in the back which mingles with honeyed breads. Sticky lips. Must, leather, and old houses follow the finish and taint my breath. Amazing.
Final Thoughts: wow and wow. Put a Belgian label on it and no one would know the difference. I personally count myself super lucky to live in this fantastically evolving and growing world of real beer with real taste. Diversity is the spice of life.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
On tap cascade barrel house flight glass one it was yellow straw haze Lemon, a little leather it was very sweet to my but a great blonde sour I think I was a little intimidated by my next 3 beer in the flight sang rouge 09í just tapped lemon honey quad from the barrel and apple pie it was great i want it in bottle

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1230) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with James and Dallas. Pours a bright, hazy, bubbly champagne golden with a modest, thin, lacy white head. The aroma on this brew is insane: strong notes of sour white grapes, grape Jolly Ranchers, champagne yeast, peaches, oak, vanilla, and very subtle hints of malt. Medium bodied with an intensely refined, supportive palate that transitions the tongue seamlessly from the huge fruity swell up front to the silky-sour finish. This is quite a unique brew. Excellent sour.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to our Ken.
Hazy yellow brown with a very effervescent and short lived white head. Not the best looking beer in all honesty but where I was let down on first impressions, the rest has EASILY made up for it. Superb snout. Full of tarty fruit and barrelly madness. A slight sweetness underpins it beautifully well. The flavour is even better. My god, this is a special one. The white wine comes through really well and gives a stunning base for all the tarty stuff to chomp into. Plenty of zing round the palate. A really juicy start develops the sourness as it goes. There is an almost tangerine type note too. Itís an absolute beauty. The tart and sour character swiftly diminishes in the finish and the grapes and other sweet juicy stuff comes bursting through. Epic length. Masses of character. Oh, where the bloody hell is the alcohol? I could down this with no trouble. Actually I could do the whole bottle. It drinks like a five percenter at most. Gloriously refreshing, full of interest and about the most finesse I have experienced in an American beer. Absolutely spectacular.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours a copper blond color, topped with a thin layer of off white bubbles. Aroma of white grape, sweettarts, lactic acid, peach, apricot, spice, and yeast. Fruit hits the palate first; with apricot, peach and grape in nice unison. Honey, oak, orange, kiwi, and lactic acid are in harmony in the background. Really beautiful balance between sour and sweet, like a wild ale with some mead characteristics. I really enjoyed this.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poisoneddwarf (1616) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 18, 2012
750 ml bottle, 2011 Project. Pours clear golden with a large off-white head that crackles down to a finger-width fairly quick; leaves some lace. Aroma is oaky, vanilla, white wine, cotton candy, vinegar, lemon peel--not as aromatic (by this I mean funky) as the best examples of the style. Taste is nice, sour, vinous and acidic with some sugary sweetness lurking in the background. Really good and different.

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.


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