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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.85%
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This Northwest Style Sour Ale is a blend of soured Triple, Blonde Quad and Golden ales that have been refermented with the fresh pressed juice of white wine grapes. The beer spent more than six months of lactic fermentation and aging in small oak barrels. 9.2% ABV

2009 Project: 8.33% ABV
2011 Project: 9.73% ABV
2012 Project: 8.85% ABV
2013 Project: 9.30% ABV

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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3385) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2009 Re-rate, bottle via trade with Ron, Cascades head brewer. Shared at J&J Tasting. Pours orange with a tan ring. Nose is sweet funky, and rich with a sour grapey vinious quality. Taste is very grapey, tart, and funky, this is a damn excellent brew, really outstanding. Bottle at the Brewery during an exclusive pre HotD Dock Sale release. After discussing what we drank that day with some of the other ratebeerians who were there they seem to think this is what we had that day. It was really very interesting, a beer that had a lot of funk but also a great grapey wine like quality. The only beer that comes close as Travlr says is vigneronne, but this seemed different too me. Cascade is really excelling at making sour brews and this came out excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2009
From the bottle at the brewery. Medium sourness with a slightly stronger acidity then the other fruit sour offerings. The acidity was probably amplified a bit by the grapes, making it feel like it had a wine-like dryness. I dont think this has any bretts, since the brewer said he doesnt use brett in the brewery, but this felt dryer then most of the other sours they produced. Another excellent creation from Cascade Brewing.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (23328) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2009
750 ml bottle courtesy of Ken at ber in Seattle. Reportedly only two cases made. Concord grape juice added prior to fermentation, with brettomyces, in the style of Cantillon Vigneronne. Dark and cloudy maroon with medium white head. Aroma of raisins. Full bodied. Sour throughout, with fruit in the background. A winner.


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