Boutip (6483) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle: Poured a hazy reddish color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some oak and very light acidic notes. Taste is a nice balance mix between some tart and oak notes with a very subtle acidic finish. Body is quite full for style with great carbonation and no alcohol was apparent even though I think the alcohol level is too high for the style. Not the most complex beer from this brewery but very enjoyable nonetheless. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Thanks to bmanning for sharing this bottle.
Pours dark with a bit of a head and not too much lacing. The nose brings dark fruits, plum, green apple, light spice, lactic sourness, and a bit of oak. Really complex and nice. The taste focuses on some sourness as well as some dark fruit complexity. Some light cherry notes as well. Good base with excellent levels of sourness; the blending process went really well and all aspects of the beer really shine through.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-24-2010 sunevdj (4102) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle at Jacob’s. Sweet a light tartness. Aromas of dates, plums and some sweet liquirish. Reminds me a bit of a barley wine. Slightly oxidized. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Mellow tart finish with more dates. jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2011
2010-01-15. Crisp mahogany body with a small beige head. Pleasant mild sourness throughout, mild oaky overtones, sour fruity accents, mild malt base. 7+ Fruity very lightly must aroma, light alcohol. Average plus palate. Bit simple at times but pleasantly drinkable. Bottle from PSBW, Seattle mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2011
[3553-20110115] 750mL bottle. Belgian yeast and sweet fruit hints in the aroma. Hazy, red orange body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Sour dry Belgian yeast and fruity flavour. Medium body is quite sour. Good, repeatable. (7/4/7/4/14+) 3.4
sebletitje (10282) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2010
(w/ Bobsy, jerc)
Brumeuse/rougeâtre, mousse fine blanche qui disparaît vite.
Arôme vinaigre, aigreur est fine, note de tonneau et de chêne avec qcq fruits.
Au palais on ressent une fine note aigre restant agréable, un peu de malt chocolat au finit avec une minime présence de houblon. Le mélange de plusieurs bières en tonneaux donnent un fini surprenant laissant à chacunes sa petite place.
Encore une bière de Cascade qui en déçoit pas. Définitivement une brasserie qui mérite que l’on s’y intéresse un peu plus.
MeadMe (1680) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2010
A: Pours a nice brownish amber with a very small fizzy head. No retention or lace.
S: Light cherry tartness, oak, and dark fruit.
T: Wonderful red berry tartness, fresh cut oak, wonderful dark cherry pitty earthiness, light lactic tartness. Thought this one would be a bit more tart, but it is light approachable and honestly very very good.
M: Light in carbonation, light tartness builds in the center and goes through the finish.
D: Wonderful light tartness, no hint of the ABV it packs. alexsdad06 (10636) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Sample from bottle. Pours a cloudy orange brown cider color with a large fluffy off white head. The aroma is tart, lactic, fruits are cherry and apples, oaky, with a mild sweetness as well. The flavor was similar with a nice lactic tart burst from the beginning. Cherry was the predominant fruit, but apples were also there. Oaky and slightly dry at the finish. This is a nice drinkable sour. deyholla (12021) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle thanks to Ben! Shared at the Ann Arbor Cascade Tasting. Poured a near clear amber red with an orangish white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had a nice funk note with red fruits and a bit of underlying acid. Flavor starts with funk and was joined by a growing sour red fruit for a slightly acidic finish. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Backlogged rating, enjoyed during RBSG 2010, thanks to Mike (eyedrinkale) who brought this: Hazy copper hue with a good frothy head and okay lacing. The aroma has a funky brett and lacto sour vapour along with some biscuity and pils malts, apple, pear and cherry fruits, mineral water and a hint of mint and oak, very complex. The taste has a twangy sourness with mild sweet malt background. Oaky, earthy, mineral, rustic undertones along with just a hint of unfermented sugars which lead to a slightly muddled finish but the sourness snapped it back into shape. The mouth feel is vibrant, lively and sharp with just a kiss of tannins, utterly refreshing. This is outstanding and something I would love to try again.