dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(750ml bottle courtesy of Mike). Pours cloudy orange with white head. Aroma of fruit and sour, Taste is sour with depth from the bourbon. Smooth. Excellent beer
madvike (3172) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from levifunk...thanks Levi! - Pours light hazy amber with a small bubbly white head. Pretty sharp on the nose, with alcohol and oak, nail polish, and a little citrus. Taste is real citrusy, sour orange rind and a bit of tartness, but the quad dark fruit sweetness balances it out a bit. Finishes with a tannic dryness. Lots of frothy carbonation. Interesting, but too boozy and just not integrated well enough.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. poured a hazey yellow with a medium nice white head. funky but not crazy sour. very enjoyable. i really liked this one.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Utah Holiday Tasting: Full, complex and tart. Very big and malty, tons of oak, tart fruit, big seat inducing tartness. Wow, bourbony too.OK, big and oaky with tons of wine.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml brown bottle. Cork and cage. An almost glowing orange beer with a nice fizzy head. The aroma is very sour-lactic in particular. Citrus(lemons, orange, grapefruit). This is a great aroma. The taste is obviuosly sour with a lot of wood which I think contributes to some dryness. Taste of lemons even some limes and I really like how you can taste the rind of grapefruit and limes which adds to the complexity of this beer especially as it warms. It does have some cidery and gueze like qualities though only a little. This is one of the better sours I have tried.
deyholla (9717) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Ann Arbor Cascade tasting. Poured a hazy light orangish yellow with a white head that started and remained at the edges. Aroma was full of tart fruits and red wine with a hint of backing bourbon. Flavor began with nice tart dry fruits and wine with a strong bourbon finish that seemed a bit out of place. Minimal funk.
douglas88 (8012) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared by Jordan at the Holiday tasting. Pours a cloudy copper color with a medium white head. A woody sour fruit aroma, some yeast. A nice flavor; rich yeasty and hot BSA aspects, sour, woody, quite dry. Very nice.
Sledutah (6750) - Utah, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the SLC holiday tasting
Appearance: Hazy golden with a medium white head and some lacing
Aroma: Tart fruits and woody
Taste: Malty and tart fruits
BBB63 (6509) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Shawn and used to mark his latest milestone to 1700 ratings, congrats buddy! Poured to an absolute beautiful multi-hued appearance going from golden at the bottom to amber in the middle to orange bronze at the top which lead to a long lasting frothy head that provided very good lacework upon my tulip glass.
The nose did not disappoint either with light horsey and hay vapours, Pils and Munich malts, white riesling grapes and cherry pits, slightly minty and oaky, with a slight rustic earthy and minerally background. The flavor profile was twangy and acidic but not as sour as I assumed it would be. Pitty, earthy, woody and very minerally undertones supported by grape and cherry overtones. It is actually quite amazing that a "quad" could be this well attenuated, okay there is still some sugary notes left behind but nothing that some more aging should not be able to cure. The mouth feel is lively and quite refreshing with just a hint of tannins but it is a tad too boozy and brash at it’s young age. As this ages it will really take off but for now still a very solid sour ale and my favorite so far from Cascade. (Yes, I have a couple backlogged ratings to summit)
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
rating 1700!!!!!!! bottle. pours a bright golden orange with a light fluffy white head. bright white wine grapes, bright lemony yogurt sourness. a light fruity earthy note with the lemony milky sourness reminds me of the NG gueuze. but liked this a lot better, actually. much brighter. sharp. clean. taste is toasty, sweet flory lemon, herbal, earthy milk sourness. leaves a toasted coconut, bready booze and lemon note on the tongue. decent balance for a big sour beer. mostly great, but didn’t particularly care for a light toasted melon note that lingered after each sip. another winner from cascade.