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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (22297) - London, Greater London, - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Thanks to Bruce for this Pacific NW rarity. Pours Lilly hazy gold with a slight, white foam head. Some tangy citrus in the nose, hints of herbs, light funk. Light to medium sweet flavor, some funk, apricots, orange and tangerine, moderate tang. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Decent sweetness to finish, further citrus, apricot, some peach, pleasant sourness. Very fresh and refreshing. Wonderful.


3.6
Tide (4320) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2017 Draught at Pongdang Sour Seoul. Amber color, white head. Sour taste with citrus, figs, tart, sour apples, grass and a bit of wood. Sour finish with citrus, figs, wood, sour apple, vinegar, tart and grass. Excellent sour ale.

3.8
Meilby (11689) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2017
Draught @ Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017 - Red Session
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, tart, funk and apricot. Taste is light sweet and heavy sour with a long tart, dry, funky and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
melush (4689) - SPAIN - OCT 6, 2017
75cl Bottle @ Cervezalandia, Vall d'Uixo, Spain Hazy amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is yeast, citrus, malt, fruits. Taste is yeast, malt, tart, dried fruits, oak. Medium body, average to low carbonation.

3.8
Erasmus_ro (3174) - Alabama, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 2014 vintage, ABV 9%, 14/09/17. Aroma is very sour, lemony, mineraly. Taste is somewhat sour,surprisingly mild considering the aroma. Bile, wood, chardonnay, slight oak, some balsamico.

3.8
mansquito (6885) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2017
At the source: pours orange with white head. Aroma is hefty sugar, funk and dark fruits. Sour but in a mellow and subdued way. Not a very sour finish, so the aftertaste is not really what you would expect. Nice.

4.1
NikkTwist (3336) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2017 Draft at Bru Craft. Very hazy amber pour. Bracing tartness. Oak aged sour fruit. Fig is always a subtle flavor and, though present, is overcome by the process. Still, no other particular fruit note dominates. Chardonnay grape floral notes. A huge complex sour. Feels like the mustier oak notes are brightened by lemon zest. An impressive concoction, that prevails without a key flavor.

3.7
Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2017
Amber, touch of haze. Barrelly nose, tart. Bracing tartness, very good, all kind of wood character. Gentle fruitiness and no overt fig.

4.2
DocLock (11020) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2017
2015 draft at Whole Foods PM. Hazy brown with nose of tart fig, oak, earthy grapes. Tart flavor, heavy fig notes, earthy malts, oak, grapes. Complex finish.

3.7
Borup (15318) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2017
Sample form a bottle. A hazy orange coloured beer with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, fruit, spice, funk, peach oak and sourness.

3.5
fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2017

Draught @ 8th. BBF 2016 [ 8th Borefts Beer Festival 2016 ] @ Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

[ As Cascade Figaro ].
Unclear matt medium orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate yeasty, baking yeast, funky, sour funky figs - dates - dried fruit, medicine notes, spicy notes, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, fruity malt, funky, baking yeast, figs - dates - dried fruit finky. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160923]
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