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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This NW style sour ale is a strong blond ale aged in chardonnay barrels for up to 12 months, then aged with dried white figs and lemon peel or up to 12 more months. Aromas of sweet figs, golden raisins, and citrus zest are the first to be noticed. Hints of white wine grapes, lemon peel, and sweet figs roll across the palate, leading to a crisp lemon tartness in the finish that leaves a lingering sweetness on the tongue.

2013 project = 10.7% abv

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1983) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Poured from a 750 ml bottle, 2011 Project vintage. Aroma is fruity with some light fig notes as well as some moderate green grape and lemon notes. Hints of tropical fruit with medium light oak notes. Faint malt notes present. Hints of the alcohol. Pours a slightly cloudy, bright, copper-orange with a medium small, somewhat thin, white head that recedes quickly to the edges where a small film lingers for a bit. No lacing or legs. Flavor has a moderately strong acidity with a medium light sweetness. The acidity is a bit sharp, but well balanced by the sugars. Nice medium light fig notes with moderate notes of golden raisins, green grapes, and lemon. The lemon is definitely lighter than in the aroma though. Some medium light oak and white wine notes. Light alcohol notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, this was a better beer than I was expecting. I forget that while the acidity in Cascade beers can be somewhat simple, the acidity isnt very sharp. Fairly easy to drink with some nice white wine notes. The figs arent super prevalent, but I really like that the lemon notes that are super strong in the aroma are not nearly as dominant in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (8412) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 12, 2017
Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a round white head. The aroma is acid citrus. The flavour is moderate to strong sour with a crisp light bubbly fruit light biscuit dough palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (5472) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2017
On tap @ BBF16. The aroma has wine, red berries, hints of barnyard. Bit hazy, orange coloured beer with a thin, white head. The taste is light sour, tart, has berries, wine. Medium-full bodied. Slightly dry finish for ABV. Refreshing, good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (3045) - CROATIA - DEC 26, 2016
On tap at Boreft Bier Festival, 2016. Pours hazy orange golden with small off-white head, Fruity, caramel, dried fruit, some figs, wood, some citrus notes, white wine. Sour. Medium bodied.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (8185) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2016
2 year old keg. Slightly hazy deep gold with a thin white cap. Huge plum and lightly tart blonde Belgian nose with a light bit of oak and white wine nuances. Crisp dry body with medium strong sourness with dried plum and Chardonnay wine and oak with a dry tart finish. Amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1155) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2016
A bottle on Black Christmas 2016 at 12 Kings. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is fermented berries and fruits. Taste is pretty the same, very smooth. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (1539) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 23, 2016
mbar limpio, espuma blanca. Aromas de fruta blanca, uva, ctrico, azcar. Cuerpo medio, acidez de fruta blanca intenso, casi ctrico y largo que se une a un final seco. Muy jugosa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2016
Tasted at Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Oak, varnish, fruits, sour. Lovely brew.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Renobob (1881) - Besanon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2016
Bue la pression au Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Javais dautres choses faire que de prendre des notes ;)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2810) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - NOV 11, 2016
Draft at Borefts De Molen Beer Festival 2016 Bodegraven, The Netherlands. 23.09.2016. Pour it clear golden color with medium white head. Aroma figs, some strawberry, tart. Taste sweet, pinch of white wine feel, fizzy carbonation, tart sourness, really long after taste of sourness as well, some leaves and pinch of lemon, interesting, medium body, slick feel, long finish.


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