krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Smells like a chocolate covered cherries. Deep cherry red. Smooth rich cherry that the sour grows out of, along your jaw. Left over tartness sticks around.
TheGoldenChalice (25) - The Garden of the Beer Gods, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2015
750ml bottle. Served in a Teku. 2014 Project, recently bottled.
Aroma -- distinct, astringent, sour, cherry, mouth puckering aromatic qualities that leaves me salivating for more. Arguably, the best aroma I’ve encountered w/ a Cascade sour.
Appearance -- dark burgundy appearance w/ fizzy head emblematic of a blackberry/cherry-like sour. Head is similar to De Garde’s Blackberry Bu w/ some burgundy color that dissipates quickly. Almost looks like cranberry juice after it has sat out for an hour.
Taste -- effervescent, tart cherry mouthfeel that is more sour and tart than sweet, which I appreciate considering I was quaffing NG Belgian Red this weekend. Subtle oak on finish, but not prevalent throughout initial sip. Extremely enjoyable and sessionable.
Palate -- Semi-spritzy, elegant, across entire palate. My, god -- the cherries blend remarkably well w/ the Red ales which were coalesced in this brew.
Overall -- one of my favorite cherry beers. Fruit flies hovering over my cup within ten minutes, and my place is immaculate. I am truly saddened this is a limited seasonal release; I could drink this year round. Thank you, Cascade Brewing for your continued efforts and craftsmanship. TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de cerise avec une pointe de chêne. Apparence: La couleur est rouge voilée. Saveur: Goût de cerise sûrette avec une pointe de canneberge et de chêne. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de cerise sûrette en arrière goût. (Rating #4958) andrewje41 (4519) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Draft pour at the raccoon brew pub. Pours the darkest possible red with a fresh sweet cherry aroma. What an awesome beer this is. Black cherry flavor with near maximum tartness. Finishes with a sweet and sour berry combination along with a red wine touch. This stuff is awesome. 77ships (11479) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
Personal contribution to the “pre-club 54 tasting”. Obtained in a trade with AdamJackson. 2012 Vintage. Very dark red fruit appearance, little in the way of head. Nose is thick dark fruits, lactic, quite puckering, lots of skins, some age,… Taste is dark fruits, puckering wine, very sour, lots of sour cherry skins, some dusty age,… Puckering vinegary body. Pretty good even if I had some higher hopes.