overall
98
93
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4461) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Draft at the Barrel House. Bright, clear golden body, substantial foamy head. Big, tart aroma follows through to taste, puckering. And dry, bone dry, drink some water soon dry. A it musty, tart and sweet, lots going on here.Worth seeking out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1789) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy orange , almost no head. Aroma: sour, hay, weak cow shit, fruity, apricot, white vine vinegar, weak yeastiness, maple, apple peals. Taste: sour, some acidity, yellow fruits, weak vinegar, vanilla flavoured cigarillo came out for a while, pear. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarmok (1342) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2017
Light amber liquid with small white head. Aroma is sour. Taste is heavy sour. Medium body, lively, long fin

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (3400) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2017
Pours hazy rosehip with a very low off white head. Aromas of rhubarb, figs, green apples, funk. Taste is fruity with umami notes and earthy tones. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (3084) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2017
Pours hazy rose hip with low white head Aromas of oak, sour cherries, figs, burned caramel Taste has tart notes of figs, cherries, oak, honey, burned caramel, over ripe apples

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (2044) - 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 (8535) - 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 (5505) - 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 (3298) - 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 (8450) - 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.


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