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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Cascade Blackberry Ale spends over 6 months of lactic fermentaion and aging in small oak barrels. This "Belgian Flanders Style Red Ale" is refermented with fresh whole Northwest Blackberries and then hand bottled. Cascade Blackberry Ale is bottle fermented and should be refrigerated or stored at cellar temp and served at 45-50 degrees.

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thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
(750ml bottle thanks to Exiled) murky deep brown-ruby pour with long lasting tan head. Nose of blackberry, olives, and salt. Taste of tart blackberry, real fruit, very drinkable, creamy, well carbonated and some yeast is present as well. Ripe raspberries are here as well. Had all the Cascade sours in the same day. This was the best one, had an absolutely perfect mouthfeel and a superb sour and fruit balance. Excellent!

4
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. It was part of a great tasting that included seven bottled Cascade sours. Purple wax capped 750 ml bottle with no bottling date, but it is believed that the bottle was at least two years old. The beer pours a cloudy dark purple color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the blackberries. The flavor is blackberries with some tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a whole lot to say about the beer but it was awesome to drink due to the amount of raspberry flavor that is packed into the beer. I think I liked the lower ABV on this beer because it seemed to let the blackberry flavor come through more than in some of the higher alcohol Cascade fruit sours.

3.4
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
Bottle at PP Belgian Ale Fest 2010. Pours a purple/brown, small head. Blackberries, malt, oak, tartness, and a hint of chocolate. Tastes good, but is to light and not very complex.

3.7
MeadMe (1652) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
A: Pours a dark amberish purple kind of reminds me of grape juice. Small head with little retention and no lace. S: Aromas of dark berries, oak, and chocolate. T: The berries are there in a big way. Mild tartness with the oak standing out as well. A bit lactic with hints of tart cherries as well. M: Medium in body, lite on the carbonation. D: Pretty good. Not my favorite Cascade sour but still tasty.

3.3
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2010
2009 Bottle - Pours a dk purple amber with a large beige head...aroma is light berry and lactic wood, vanilla...flavour is fairly thin and watery, light berry and light cocoa somehow, plenty of lactic sourness, but there is fairly little going on taste-wise, meh....

4
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle. Berry aroma, dark red/purple body with thin reddish head. A subtle oak barrel flavor balanced with blackberries. Sweet and not overly acidic

3.7
emacgee (4674) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Pours a murky brown with a light tan head. Nose is fruity and mildly acidic, tart, yeasty, some esters and a yogurty character. Flavor is tart and mildly acetic, sweet/fruity character, some funk. Palate is mildly tart and lively.

3.7
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Hazy gold pour with purple hues. Fizzy purple/white head. Aroma of blackberry and lactic notes. Flavor is dusty, fruity, lactic and oaky tannins. Decent but not my go to cascade sour.

3.6
TaktikMTL (7733) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2010
Bouteille verte de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez MartinT. Arôme: Odeur de mûres avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est rouge. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de mûres légèrement sûrettes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sûrette. (Rating #2854)

3.9
OldMrCrow (2435) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Year-old bottle sampled Jan 30 ’10.

Pours deep wine red. Nice tart flavors, dry rather than sour, relatively subdued overall taste profile (quite mellow for a sour) with a dry blackberry essence emerging and dominating as the palate adjusts. Appropriate carbonation level, entirely enjoyable. As always, the price point is the problem. At $20, does it compete with the comparably priced Belgian entries? Maybe it’s close to some of them. But it’s certainly no slam dunk.


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