Mep3222 (1223) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
bulldogops (1988) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating #1641 - #CBC2015 Beer 26 - Day 2 - On tap at Cascade - Pours a clear golden aroma is brett, sour cherries, oak. Full bodied, low-medium carbonation, medium-high alcohol warmth. Taste is Brett, raisins, soft fruits. Delicious.
50belair (3330) - Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
merc7186 (2904) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
thebsmitty (138) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
Countbeer (5997) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle: Thanks Pushkin: Chouffe glass:
This is a seriously dangerous close and subliminal copy of a perfect Belgian sour ale. Super funky and heavy bretty with an incredble fruity balanced beer.
Insanely rich! Smooth yet tart! Lots of fruits, specially orange... Just freaking awesome!
One of the best from Cascade! And they never let me down!
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.