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94
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 362   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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4.3
jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
2013-02-02. Dark pink purple body with a small pink head. 3++ Pretty interesting aroma, fruity, blueberry, very light funky undertones. 8++ Flavour is similar, modest sourness throughout, tart blueberry and dryish finish. 8+ Average bodied palate with nice carbonation. Lovely stuff! Not super complex but really lets the blueberries shine. They must have used a ton of fruit! Very nice. Bottle at Sourfest, Buffalo

3.5
gnoff (10355) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2015 First rating
Bottle 750 ml at Fruits of the Foeder, 2014-05-17. 2011 vintage.
Hazy orange color, small off-white head. Tart, funky, acidic, berry, sugary scent. Acidic, funky, berry, light smoked, bacon salt mineral taste. Acidic, bacon salt aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
7/3/6/3/12=3.1

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Sampled on June 29, 2015. At the brewpub in Portland.
2014 vintage at 8.19% ABV.
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Tart, light fruity taste. Tart aftertaste. Mediummouthfeel, no bitterness. Fruity, tart scent.
7/4/7/3/14=3.5

3.8
phaleslu (10264) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! 2011 project. Pours a cloudy ruby grapefruit juice color with a small off-white ring for a head and some big carbonation bubbles throughout. Aroma of blueberries, lemon, oak, funk, 7-Up, and grapefruit peel. Flavor of blueberry, lactic acid, lemon, Sweet Tarts, 7-Up, and yogurt. Light-medium bodied, with high, bubbly carbonation and a very tart, soda-like mouthfeel.

3.6
marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
On tap at City Beer. Pours red with an attractive pink head nad a strong blueberry aroma. There is a slightly sour delicate fruity flavor with a hint of vinegar. Nice flavor.

3.5
sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Travlr @ Post Toer de Geuze tasting. Rougeâtre, col blanc léger. Arôme st fruité avec ce bouquet myrtilles laissant un léger côté fleuri, grains sur une note aigre boisée de chêne. Palais est ici bien aigre avec le rajout d’une base fruitée légèrement acidulée. Retrouve ce profil typique américain des ’sours’ le tout couplé à une pointe boisée de chêne qui ajoute une certaine complexité et une fine aigreur. Pas mauvaise, mais pas ma préférée de Cascade.

4.1
JorisPPattyn (10002) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2014
Beatiful pinkish-red to purple colour, with a brownish haze and a small pinkish rim. Very fruity nose, red fruit, berries, raspberry, blueberry, bilberry. Sourish, faintly woody, faintly lactic. Surplus of fruitacids, and a perfumey finish, very tart. Finish becomes bilberry to me. Hints of lemon and wild yeasts. Light dry-out effect. Long-lasting berry flavours, getting drier and drier. Another little marvel. I can quite dig these sours. Many thanks to M & L V.!

3.8
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
750mL shared at CBC thanks to CBX crew! Pours a fully hazy purple with acid cut foam. Saltwater, cotton candy, kiwi, and phenolic nose. Loads of cotton candy. Taste is lactic, acetic blend with blueberry PIE dessert. Yummy yum yum.

3.5
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 My Bottom Line:
Silken blueberry juice and mineral angles delve into intelligent acidity in this soft and bubbly creation.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the purplish gown.
-Blueberry flavors are well integrated.
-Drinkability is quite high; this is an elegant drink.
-Bacterial complexity roams within, giving depth to the fruitiness.
-A more recent batch (2014) had an atrocious nose of Antiphlogistine, green peppers atop the lactic fruitiness. Hard to understand why they put this batch out...Rating dropped from 4.1 to 3.5 to average things out.

Bottles.

4.3
77ships (9827) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2013
Courtesey of Travlr. 2012 Vintage. 75 cl. bottle sampled. Pours a dark fox raspberry colour, quickly fading pinkish head. Tart, lightly lactic blueberries, lightly lactic, tart, fruity, strong spices, almost Christmas wine touch,… Lightly lactic tart blueberries, spices, funky, light sour, finish is bitter, blueberry top, light wine, tart, sour tartness, light yeast,… Fluffy carbonation. Tartness states in the back of your mouth. Not bad at all.

2.5
tderoeck (9710) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2013
22/IV/13 - 750ml bottle @ Rampkrot (Deurne) - BB: n/a (2013-351) Thanks to Travlr for sharing the bottle!

Cloudy nice ruby red to pinkish purple beer, big aery pink head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of fruit, very funky, actually not so pleasant. Lemony, orange flavoured vitamin effervescent tablets, pretty bad. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Tasty: same orange flavoured vitamin tablets, lemony, orange peel, very sour. Aftertaste: bitter as well, sour, dry, tannins, lemony. Not a big fan of this.


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