Cascade Pink Pixie Sticks

Brewed by Cascade Brewing
Portland, Oregon USA
7.25% · Sour/Wild Ale · 10 Ratings · Special Release ·
This live barrel of NW style sour ale is a one-off from the blenders, in which several beers and barrels were blended for effect. It’s very similar to a popular candy, but with a more pronounced pucker. Sweet tart fruit, candy and hints of sweet raspberries and grape notes are present in the nose. Tart flavors of raspberries, lemon peel and hints of cherries roll across the palate, leading to a dry, effervescent finish with lingering hints of sweet candy. This one is for the sour kid in all of us!

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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