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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 340   ABV: 11.32%
Manhattan NW, a NW style sour ale that was, until recently, a secret. Its 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 isnt a secret? At 11.32% ABV, youre going to need a designated driver

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarpinosBoss (11) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Amazing, but oh so sour. Might be the beer with the most sour punch I have ever had. Sour notes hit the whole tongue at once and dont let up as you drink more. My only complaint is that I wanted more cherry or fruit flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (3580) - CROATIA - DEC 21, 2016
On tap at Borefts Bier Festival, 2016. Pours deep amber to brown with medium off-white head. Fruity, cherries, berries, oak, vinous, caramel, bourbon, quite sour, wood bitterness. Dry finish. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (1230) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Thanks Dave for sharing the bottle! Poured into a taster showing moderately filtered shades of cherry and apricot with white foam lacing. The nose shows big and tart notes of cherries. The palate is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Highly tart with flavors of very tart cherries and very light bourbon in the background. Mostly cherry forward, a pretty good sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3685) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle shared by Dave. Thanks man. Pink body with a thin collar. Aromas of oak, funk, cherry, vanilla, light spice. Funky, sour, piquant. Nearly 10% abv is masked beautifully, Terrific. My only gripe with Cascade is the retail price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (6982) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2016
750ml bottle shared by lylertarson, thanks Tyler! 2014 Project. Slightly hazy amber orange with beige head. Aromas of funk, oak, cherries, spice. Tastes of cherries, oak, spice, tart acidic notes, lemon. Medium body with a dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23576) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Sample at Baptized in the Funk. Hazy to cloudy redish amber color. Aroma of cherries and vanilla. Taste is sour cherries and berries. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1608) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 23, 2016
mbar rojizo y limpio. Aroma de frutos rojos, floral. Cuerpo ligero, acidez suave y sabor intenso de fruto rojo, madera, con final seco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2016
Tasted at Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Oak, varnish, sour, fruity and aged. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Renobob (2009) - Besanon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2016
Bue la pression au Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Javais dautres choses faire que de prendre des notes ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (9178) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2016
23/IX/16 - on tap @ Borefts Bier Festival - BB: n/a (2016-1059) Thanks to the Belgian ratebeer crew for sharing todays beers!

Clear dark orange to red beer, no head. Aroma: lovely fruity smell first, then sourish, vinegar, bit funky, a dirty touch as well. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very sourish start, lemon juice, some tannins, lots of fruit, thinking about raspberries (I didnt know what was in the beer when I drank it). Aftertaste: dirty touch, lemony, fruity. Wow, a Cascade I actually rather enjoyed. :p

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