Cascade Bottleworks XIV

Formerly brewed at Cascade Brewing
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Portland, Oregon USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 358   ABV: 11.95%
This NW style sour ale is a blend of Blond Quad and Blond ales that were aged in Bourbon, wine and rum barrels with orange zest for up to 24 months. Blended to celebrate the 14th anniversary of Bottleworks. This hand-packaged and bottle-conditioned sour ale should be served at 40 degrees F.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (14028) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with thick white head that lasts. The aroma is sour fruit, oak, bourbon, funk. Thin body, sour fruit, strong oak, nice bourbon, really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (7354) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2016
750ml bottle pours out a copper golden color with a fizzy head. Nose is big Cascade funk some berries lots of barrel and tartness. Taste is more of the heavy barrel funk cheese a little berries and yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1871) - Victor, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Man, the more of these ultra high boost sours I drink, the less I am starting to like them. Alcohol is hidden by the extreme acidity, which takes some enamel off your teeth. Oak and sour fruit. High carb. This will blow you away. A little over the top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (3584) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle, pretty sure Toby brought this, thank you! Pours a golden yellow color with a smaller white head. The nose is heavy yeast and sour, it even smells a bit acidic. Taste is sour vinegar earthly acidic. There are some moments where a sweet and sour dance is done, but most of this was not too my liking. Too much of the vinegar thing going on. That and some rubbing alcohol. Missed the mark with me didnt finish it. One of those beers I really wanted to try, I think this was a fluke compared to other ratings... maybe Ill get a second chance at it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2015
(750ml bottle, 2012) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of vinous, berries, oak, vanilla, and tangerine. Flavor of oak, orange, cherry, vinous, and apple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle..Pour is golden with a nice white head...Nose is classic cascade stank, some sherbert, cheese, alcohol, bourbon..Taste is spice, berries, oak, some vinegar, funk, alcohol..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange pour, with an off white head. Fruit, oak, sour, red wine, berries, honey sweetness, stone fruit, mild bourbon, lemon, and vinegar. Good, but I think I prefer "simpler" lighter sours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (3367) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2015
Pours a hazy golden Amber with a thin white head. Aroma of sour malt, berries and funk. Taste is sour malt, berries, lemon peel and that signature cascade yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (16163) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of sour lemon, tart funk, bourbon, red wine and soured oak. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (3650) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2015 750 mL bottle poured and shared. 2012 project, which might be the only one of these Ill ever find. Might be the only one out there. Happy birthday to Bottleworks by the way. First of all, how can this beer not be good. Just read the deScription. Seriously. Pours a cloudy orange color with a fading head. Woody, sour fruit aroma. Very nice orange sour flavor, and a nice, obvious barrel presence. In love with the sour fruit flavor and light spice throughout this one. Big pucker. Delicious. Absolutely wonderful beer here. Loved it. Update: Lucky for me, I get to try this again. Cloudy, dirty orange pour. Sour fruit up front, with some excellent wine notes throughout. Lingering sour orange fruit. Headlining type sour here. Such a treat.

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