BillKismet (3167) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Woody amber-maroon color with an airy head. Aroma full of woody sourness with a piquant, prickly, and minty quality. Smooth, almost flat mouthfeel. Sourness dominates with some woodiness and interesting spiciness. Not my thing, but perhaps worth another tasting.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2009 Crisp sour with a little tart to it, but not so much as to destroy the palate. One of the few such that I could have repeatedly in a night. Big fan. Re-rated. Dark orange amber color with light lacing a medium head. Port like aroma and highly sweet with interesting wine like characteristics.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright gold, creamy head, lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet and tart with peach and apricot showing each side. Great wood character, dry and chewy, bitingly so. Finishes with very under ripe stonefruit.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz draft pour at Brouwerís in Seattle. Pour is mostly clear orange ruby with a smallish off white head. Aroma of sour wine grapes, resin, interesting and big nose. Very present. Taste is sour cherry, wine, grape skin, tannin and grape juice. Big, sour, fruity, oaky - really interesting. Palate is drying, medium and more of the woodiness from the taste. I am such a fan of this brewery.
after4ever (5739) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Brouwerís. Ooooooh, yeah, this is one of the good ones. Pours crystal clear bright rubied garnet with a dense but shallow creamy tan head. Enormous sharp wood and red wine notes on the nose, plenty of tannins there as well. Bracing. Creamy medium body with a nicely positioned undercurrent of carb. Wine, oak, sour cherries, bits of lemon on the mid-palate. Just a very big and sharp beer that stands up and grabs your attention. Truly delicious and exceptional. We donít get many beers like this, if any, produced locally up here in the PNW. This is amazing.
luttonm (1762) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Brouwer’s in Seattle. Darker pour for a sour ale. Interesting description by brewery, but more straightforward i think. Oaky (scotch) and sweet with sharp nose and sour acidity. quite tasty but a bit out there
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Raccoon Lodge. Pours lightly hazed orange/gold with a soft fizzy white head. Dry and acidic with a citrus note to the sourness. When I first had this at the Holiday Ale Fest the sourness and acidity seemed much more mild, but I prefer the acidity and sourness that came with this glass. Very dry and sour finish, excellent brew, one of the best sours I’ve had from the NW.
Caskalefan (137) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly sour nose, and flavor, but somewhat lacking in complexity, and with a strange, almost metallic hitch in mid-taste. Still, the puckerliciousness of it reminds me of Deviation, if it were blended with North Coast Old Stock, and I have to give Cascade major points for coming up with such a unique hybrid.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 Deep amber with medium white head. Sour taste with bitter acidic finish. Mixed feeling among five tasters. Might need to try this one again.
trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Brouwers. Pours a golden orange with a large, fizzy head. Beautiful color. Aroma is tart, with a bunch of dusty barnyard funk - gotta love the Brett. Also citrus, mostly mandarin, some grapefruit and a bit of apple cider. Taste isnt quite as tart. It has more malts, and is quite a bit sweeter than the aroma lets on. Weird to taste figs in a sour ale, but theyre there. Wood, and - much as I hate to say it, I couldnt stop thinking it - palmolive soap. Not enough to ruin it, but enough to annoy. It really needs to be tarter - it could be a Deviation, but it doesnt offer enough pucker. The base is there, and its close, though...