b3shine (9334) - Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2018
Draft to mini-snifter at The Pint Room. Looks as advertised; a fairly transparent burnt orangish caramel with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells tart, oaky, and funky alongside notes of raspberry and plum. Tastes like it smells, but more fig than plum. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied, mildly warming, and pleasantly tart, and finishes with moderate acidity that's masked lightly from the big malt bill. An enjoyable sipper, but one's plenty. Pustelnik1 (90) - Nieuwegein, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2017
W aromacie słodko owocowe, morelowe. W smaku bardzo kwaśne, cierpkie, morelowe, trochę typowej Belgii, delikatnie octowe. Alengrin (5996) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2017
"Pale quadrupel" (aged on wood) - a contradictio in terminis and I don't like that, but this brewery has amazed me a few times so curious for this one. Anyway: intricately cobweb-lacing, off-white, medium thick head, hazy peach blonde robe - looking like a tripel and not a quadrupel, so to speak. Aroma of purple gooseberries, blackcurrant jam, dry white wine and grape peel, stewing rhubarb, pear juice, cider, biscuit, sweat, fermenting apples, glue or white vinegar, light touch of a smoking bonfire somewhere. Sweet-and-sour onset, ripe pineapple, pear and passionfruit notes but most of all a strong gooseberry impression; the initial sweetness quickly makes room for a thorough, drying, very fruity tartness, way less vinegary than expected (and than in many other Cascade sours) but instead very much reminiscent of sour berries and raw rhubarb; carbo is soft, mouthfeel quite thick and vinous, but supple. Bready malt background, some honeyish sweetness hidden in the berry-like tartness, ending crisp, drying and pleasantly warming, with a calvados-like alcohol note and a lot of lingering sour berry tartness. Your typical modern American sour ale pumped up to 10%+ ABV - so by no mean anything near quadrupel - but a very good one at that, complex, hiding its alcoholic load well and finding a perfect balance between sour and sweet which is not always the case in modern craft sours, not even those produced by Cascade themselves. They really seem to have transcended themselves here, this is among the very best of Cascade's sours I had to date. 90 (1003) - BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2017
@ BCBF 2017
Fruity nose with krieken in the distance, peach, apricot, vinous. Juicy smooth mouthfeel. This is top notch. Balance is perfect. Sour is nicely countered by the fruit. ChrisOfstad (471) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2017 On draft at Pizza Rock DTLV. Cloudy Dark Golden with medium head. Sour aroma and taste!
IndianaRed (5192) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Thick hazy light orange peach color full lasting fluffy white head. Terrific tart slightly wild slant. SOme vanilla and maybe coconut in there. Nice light tropical medley of flavors. Sweet and tart, more vanilla and light peach and coconut flavors. Very good and a bit bizarre. snoworsummer (6374) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2017
12.25% draft at BLAH. Pours hazy amber/red with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like vinegar, booze, tart fruit, and woody malt. Smells like vinegar, booze, woody malt, and tart fruit. sonnycheeba (6694) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Tap. Pours hazy amber. Aroma and flavor are oak, Belgian yeast esters, dark fruit, lactic acid, faint alcohol spice, and red berries. Medium body. Evolutionary (544) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2017
Sampler at yellow brick. Sour for real. Strong and the bitterness hides the %. Good. $12 for 5 oz here. Would do if cheaper. Really refreshing. Sammy (13105) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2017
fantastic sour. on tap at cask days last day.. orange olour and flavour, oak, mixed ferment.