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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This live barrel of NW style sour red ale was initially aged for six months in French oak wine barrels, then additionally aged on elderberries. Sharp wine, dark raisins, red grapes and cereal notes greet you on the nose. Tart dark fruit and grapes on the palate lead to a sparkling crisp dry finish with hints of fresh elderberries and grape skins.

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3.2
Sigmund (7390) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 5, 2017
750 ml corked & caged bottle, as Cascade Oak Aged Elderberry Northwest Sour Ale, ale aged in oak barrels with elderberries and spices, 2015 Project. ABV is 7.0%. At Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Fairly dark brown colour, huge beige head. Aroma of sour (black) elderberries, lemons, farmhouse kitchen, spices and malts. Sour / acidic, tart and astringent flavour, loads of lactic acid, notes of lemons and sour elderberries.

3.7
shrubber85 (11322) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2017
Bottle. Elderberry, caramel malt, and straw aroma. Amber with small head. Moderately sweet elderberry, caramel malt, moderately sour vinegar/citric acid, and mildly bitter hay flavor. Good body. Nice beer - impossible to drink without quoting Monty Python.

3.7
JorisPPattyn (9927) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2017
Towering tan head over opaque red-brown beer. Nose like blue/billberry, but also lactic acid, wood, and something strong fusely:estrery that betrays the true elderberry smell. Very sour, lactic, dark/red fruit, lemon, and a wild, spicy character. Bit of rotten fruit, too, in the background - again the elderberry, which sports this pugnancy (which drove me mad in my youth, being forced to down elderberry syrup against colds...)? The taste of (unripe, IMO) grapeskins, as suggested, is also very remarkable. Very tart, dry-out effet, acidthinning and -burn. Again a very tart USA sour. A bit of balance wouldn’t hurt, I would dare to suggest.

2.3
Jashiu (933) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle shared @Pułapka, Gdańsk

Old socks, wet rug, fart, cat pee, dirty underwear aroma. After a couple of minutes it fades and floral and fruity take over. Sour red fruit

3.8
rejtable (2622) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2017
Pours prune juice colour with an initial head that goes away quickly and no head. Nose is berries. Flavours of raisins, red grapes, vinous. Taste light/medium sweet, medium tart. Medium slick body with medium carbonation and a lasting sour finish.

1.1
Gebels (92) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 14, 2017
Horrible aroma, Rag, old sweat socks and toitoi, in the end elderberry. In taste kinda similar, rag, sourness and elderberry.

3.5
sokuzs1 (1252) - POLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Aroma: elderberry juice, toilet notes, blueberry, blackberry, wine, oak, vinegar Taste: heavy sour, elderberry juice, tannin, oak, vinegar

4.1
SuperTiti33 (888) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017
Brune opaque. Nez de fruit. Bleuet. Boisé. Chocolat noir. En bouche. Très boisé. Belle acidité. Surette. Fruité. Cassis. Groseille. Excellente. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
rami_pl (3297) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking an Elderberry by Cascade Brewing Company (USA) at BrewDog Warszawa 2015. W pierwszym niuchy toitoi. Ale po chwili fajniej, morwy, drewno, figi (!), jakis smrodek. W smaku slodkawe, tylko kwaskowate, sciaga
Rami Rami: Bardzo ciekawe jak dla mnie

3.7
tomekboniek (753) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Butelka w brewdog. Aromat owocowy ( jezyna), beczkowy. W smaku intensywna nuta owocowa. Beczka po winie. Wysycenie w kierunku wysokiego, ściągające, cierpkosc na końcu, kwasne posmaki, winne, taniczne na finiszu, ktore na poczatku nie pojawiaja sie.


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