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94
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 220   ABV: 7.33%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This NW style sour ale blends wheat & blond ales that were oak aged in barrels for 6 mths, then additionally aged 4 mths on fresh blueberries. Huge herbal notes of dense blueberries in the nose give way to hints of oak & a dusty floral note. Rich earthy notes of dark fruit on the palate lead to a tart finish that dries out to a base note of blueberry skins.

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3.9
fiulijn (21264) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2015
UPDATED: APR 12, 2016
2016-04-11, draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Hazy red color. Nice berry aroma. Lean mouthfeel, sour, lemony, with sour berries, nice astringency.
Nice but not much depth.

2015-01-01, draught at Beer Mongers, Portland, as Cascade Blueberry Oak Aged NW Sour, 8-4-7-4-16=39
Cloudy dark red color with pinkish head. Very nice aroma, it’s mild, fruity, sour, a bit yeasty, with some nut kernels that add a layer of complexity, hazelnuts. Smooth and super dry; the fruit is prominent, the acidity level is just right, with lemon qualities, it also has some tannins and mild final astringency. Very pleasant to drink, like a milder Lambic.
Excellent.

3.6
Theydon_Bois (20632) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Tap at Cascade Barrel House PDX, @ 7.66% ABV, 22/05/13. Clear cherry red with a thin white head. Nose is tarte berry fruits, wood notes, light balsams. Taste comprises sour berry fruit, light sugars, funky, oaky notes, tarte blueberry. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, sour tarte finish, lightly puckering. Decent but blueberry is never my favourite fruit in a beer, whatever the style.

3.6
mcberko (18979) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
Sampled on tap at Cascade Brewpub, pours a mostly clear red with a small beige head. Aroma of pure sour blueberries, sangria and subtle oak barrels. Flavour of sour blueberry puree, with the same notes of sangria, some oak barrels and a tart blueberry finish. Very nicely done.

4.1
Oakes (18851) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Light purple-red. Lots of barrel, touch of blueberry, touch yeasty, opening acidity, dash of fruit and almost a yoghurty lacto character.

3.4
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle at Fruit of the Foeder, 2014-05-17. Clear reddish/amber beer with a nice pinkish head. Sourish fruity blueberry aroma, grassy, hay, red currant, funky, oak, vanilla notes. Sourish blueberry flavor, grassy, tart, sour, some late bacon notes. Sourish blueberry finish. A bit harsh.

3.9
chrisv10 (18504) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle @ CBC courtesy of Jeppe. Hazy deep red with small pink head. Aroma is malt, tart, fruit, blueberries and a little acid. Flavour is malt, tart,k acetone, blueberries, medium sweet, little sour and a little acid.

4
jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours purple with quickly vanishing pink head. Nose of fresh blueberries, oak, funk, wild yeast and acidic tart blueberry. Taste is same but with a slight bandaid note in the deep background. Still awesome, but I’m glad I drank this now. Medium body. Tartness if very mild and inviting.

3.2
FatPhil (17080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2017 Tap (Alus Celle, Riga) 2014 vintage (6:4:6:4:12=3.2)
Pleasant berry aroma, tart, sourish, a bit oxidised. Harsh acidic bite. Berry skins taste. Sweetish but a bit vinegary. Grows on me - I popped the points up a couple of times.

3.8
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours a cloudy puprle/red color with a pinkish head. Nose is quite tart and lactic, but also has a nice fruity sweetness to it. Some blueberry, lemon, and oak aromas. Flavor has a bit of sweet fruit jam character. Lemon sourness is quite strong. A pretty decent fruity blueberry flavor along with a light oak and must. Not very funky, but quite dry on the finish.

3.6
Ferris (16521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle - Blueberry and some yeasty funk. Cloudy reddish pink with a decent white head. Light tartness, light funk and a berry finish. Fairly mild compared to the other sours from Cascade.


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