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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 340   ABV: 11.32%
Manhattan NW, a NW style sour ale that was, until recently, a secret. It’s a blend of Blond Quad aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels on 150 pounds of sour pie cherries for five months before additionally aging on apricot noyaux for three months. Aromas of cherries, Bourbon, sweet candy and hints of spice are noticed up front. Tart cherry skins and Maraschino cherries on the palate lead to a dance of rich cherry notes that are followed by slight Bourbon sweetness. Much like the process to make fission, the steps involved here are greater than the sum of their parts. What isn’t a secret? At 11.32% ABV, you’re going to need a designated driver

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Tide (4220) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2017 Draught Sour Pongdang Seoul. Hazy amber color, white head. Sour taste with oak, bourbon, tart, ripe fruits, vinegar, earthy notes and dried fruits. Sour finish with oak, bourbon, ripe fruits, tart, vinegar, dried fruits and earthy notes. Exquisite sour ale.

DiarmaidBHK (5671) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Sampler at Beer meets wood. Pours brown with a white head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Big cherries and tart notes on the nose and tongue. Hides it's booze very well.

Erasmus_ro (3133) - Alabama, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam, vintage 2013, ABV 10%, 14/09/17. Pours reddish with a small head. Aroma is milder sour than Figaro, some oak, some berries. Taste is somewhat sour, sour cherries, quite strong sour cherry in the flavor.Vanilla in aftertaste with sour cherry. Very nice.

tiong (7515) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Draught @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours dark reddish with a bubbly head. Aroma of sour berries, tartness, vinegary yeastiness, funky notes, bourbon, cherries and oak. Taste is sour, funky and vinegary with loads of cherries, some oak, bourbon, wood and toffee. Finish is funky yeasty, vinegary and oaky with loads of sourish cherries, tartness and bourbon. Quite heavy and aggressive.

jredmond (8517) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2017
Draft at Rattle N Hum East with Linh and Ken. Pours a deep red body with light carbonation. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with sour effervescence on the palate and notes of sour cherry, pool toy, tart raspberries and tons of acidity.

melush (4414) - SPAIN - AUG 1, 2017
75cl Bottle @ Cervezalandia, Vall d’Uixo, Spain Amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malt, cherries, fruits, citrus, spices. Taste is malt, sweet, cherries, sour, spices. Medium body, soft carbonation.

jake65 (3983) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle at RBSG, 2011 vintage. Dark and woody aroma with sweet cherries and some tartness. The sour is mostly prevalent... I think at this age the cherries have faded quite a bit. Still some fruity sweetness, but mostly a sour vibe. Light touches from the bourbon barrel. I?d like to try this again with a more recent vintage.

Oakes (18543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2017
Amber, bright. Thin head, this has a woody, slightly phenolic accent. Tart. But with some balsamic character, complex and nuanced.

fonefan (50690) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2017

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

[ As Cascade Manhattan NW ].
Hazy matt medium orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, tart, cardamom - cinnamon - candy, tart fruit, medicine. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic with a average to long duration, tart, cardamom - cinnamon - candy, funky, tart fruit - berry ala cherry - apricot - raspberry ! Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160923]

GuideDogSaint (1718) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 11, 2017
Sample from a 750ml bottle, 2014 9.6%, at True Bearing Alehouse, Xiamen. Pours pinkish gold with a minimal head. Sour aroma with cherry. Can’t really detect any bourbon but after about 14 samples maybe that’s not surprising. Refreshing.

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