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98
94
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.85%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
fiulijn (20515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2010
Tasting at Papsø
Cloudy deep blond color; medium sized head. Herbal aroma, heather and rosemary, mild; light sourness. Sour fruity flavor, lemon, unripe plums, sour white wine. Correct bitterness, the final is quite citrusy, but somehow balanced. Well drinkable. Quite good.

3.7
Beerhunter111 (20476) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2016
Sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Leicht trübes goldgelbes Bier mit geringen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich fruchtig, helle Früchte, sehr malzig. Geschmack säuerlich, helle Früchte, leicht holzig, Kraut, stark malzig.

4
Koelschtrinker (20399) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 30, 2011
Der Geruch sowie Teile des Antrunks erinnern stark an Ahoi-Brause, eine seichte Säuerlichkeit ist dabei stets parat. Im Mittelteil kommen leichte Holznoten im positiven Sinne hinzu, das Bier wird sehr vollmundig, ohne dabei extreme Noten zu erzeugen. Das heißt, das Bier ist angenehm säuerlich, dabei süffig und nur wenig trocken, wobei die Holzigkeit schmeckbar ist. Dezente Fruchtnoten, genial harmonisch. Sommerlich süffig, der Alkohol ist niemals auch nur im Ansatz erkennbar. Sehr gutes Sour Ale!! Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock! 9/13/12/12/13/13

3.6
Theydon_Bois (19513) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
2012 Vintage - 8.85% ABV at Cascade Barrel House, PDX, 22/05/13. Very lightly hazed blonde with a thin white head. Nose is sour grapes, musty, MkI rad piss, woody tones, lactose. Taste comprises tarte citrus notes, light vinegar, lemon rind, soured apple skin, musty damp bark, soured pears, subtle burnt notes. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation. Decent enough sour but not a show stopper for me.

3.8
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle at Phil Lowry’s house. Cheers Phil. It definitely had some white wine grape character. It had decent sourness as well. Maybe a bit boozy, but the white wine grape character was very good and it did have some decent sourness to it as well. A beer that definitely stood out during a beer drinking day.

3.4
mcberko (17845) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Cascade Tasting Room, split with Matts_Property, pours a clear blonde with a white head. Aroma of white wine, grapes and some tartness. Flavour of white wine, lots of grapes and medium tartness that lingers. Nice depth and I like the grapes being most pronounced.

4.1
Oakes (17680) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Blonde with a touch of haze. Aroma is vinous, touch of ice wine , vinous, with a touch of acidity but a fair bit of sugar, pears, apricot...really nice, that ice wine sweetness is really nice.

3.4
TBone (17542) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2011
[email protected] Barrel House, Portland (ABV 7.75%, vintage 2010)
Clear golden color, small white head. Fruity, white wine aroma. Tart, white grapes flavor with hints of leather. Like drinking dry vinho verde. Interesting.

4.3
jtclockwork (16597) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours cloudy apricot. White head. Nose of basement muskiness, tart passion fruits, white grapes and yeast. Taste is tart passion fruits, woody oak, white grapes and musk. Some yeast. A light buttery taste in the finish, (not diacetyl).

3.7
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
A: The pour is a clear dark golden-amber color with a big white head on it. S: Quite a bit of sweet grape juice to the nose, but plenty of lactic tartness comes through as well. The oak is not all the prominent, I must say. T: A good amount of lactic acidity, but not quite as biting as some of the other Cascade beers (especially Apricot or Sang Rouge, for example). The grapes are really up front and slightly sweet with a mild buttery chardonnay quality (in a good way). M: The body is a bit heavier than I was expecting, and the carbonation is plentiful as well. D: Not the best of Cascades beers, but quite good none-the-less. I still had no problem enjoying my sample.


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