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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Wood aged Pale Quadruppel. Imagine a blend of Scaldis and Cantillon Pure Kriek. Forget it, there is nothing like it (yet). Vlad is shocking to your sour beer senses and taste buds, which do not understand that such a balanced delicate sour beer can be so drinkable and appeal to so many people while being extreme. But don’t forget, it will still open a can of 10.6% whoop-ass on your ass after all the pomp & circumstance of what an amazing beer it is subsides.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mep3222 (395) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Vinous aroma with oak and some vanilla. Some fruity esters that I can't nail down, maybe from the wood aging or wine barrels. Definitely can smell the bourbon barrel in the aroma, but it is faint and pleasant. Taste is awesome. Vinous of maybe 6 or 7. Not overpowering. Very balanced. Get the oak flavors and vanilla of the bourbon and some slight sweet that tastes a bit of grape. Possibly from the wine barrels? Slight bitter in the middle and then finishes slight sweet. So much going on with this beer and not one flavor dominates. Great balance. Slightly low carbonation, but very minor. Awesome beer!!! On the verge of a 5. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Had it in bottle twice at Pine Box in Seattle. Hands down one of the bets beers I ever tasted, certainly the best sour. Great flavors of subtle oak, tartness and funk. Nice aromas of funk and balsamic vinegar. No alcohol burn, remarkably smooth for such a big beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2009
On tap at Uber. Pours cloudy, bubbly orange/copper with a nice frothy off-white head. Amazing aroma of sour fruits (apple, cherry, lemon), whiskey, honey, slightly cheesy. Tastes like it smells. Nice tart apple finish with a touch of malt.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Cloudy golden orange. Deep layered aromatics of barrel, yeast, and fruit. Medium bodied with tropical, citrus and pit fruits. Hints of bourbon and vinuous texture. Pillow soft in the mouth and a long finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2141) - Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2010
UPDATED: APR 19, 2011 Bottle shared by Diego. Can you say Yellowbus?? The nose was almost spot on. Fantastic taste that again was eerily similar to YB. However instead of that world renown peach flavor, Vlad has wonderful white nectarine, orange, and grape notes.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
A: Orangish/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing S: Fruity, Vanilla, Bourbon, Candied Orange Peels T: Cherries, Apple, Bourbon, Red Wine Barrel M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Drying Overall, a really special blend between the bourbon barrel and the red wine barrel, but neither taste blend into each other, then there is the fruit flavors...outstanding.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebsmitty (135) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Pours a dark orange with hints of amber and a slight coppery redness. Fluffy white head, sticky legs and very good lacing. Aroma is burnt orange peel, a clove/pine note and cardimum? Taste is tart orange peel, clove and a touch of cinnamon. Great medium body and highly carbonated. Another amazing beer from Cascade!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1711) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Pours a deep purply amber. Nose is insane! Dark fruits, raisin, tart fruits, unripe grapes, sweet sugar, fruity esthers, mild grains, lactic sourness, wood, candy sugar, some hints of spice. Flavor is super full bodied candy, sour apple, tart grapes, vinous, red wine characters, wood, soft fig, dates, lactic sourness. This beer is absolutely amazing! I need more.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1315) - Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2011 A good sour beer with a lot of sweeter fruity and sugary flavors that sets it apart from the pack. Lactic tartness is nice and light acetic acid adds a good amount of burn without being too much. Really freaking awesome beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Intense fruity sourness that is immediately checked by rich chewy malt sweetness. Delicious.


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