Brewery: Cascade Brewing
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Northwest Sour Ale. Ale aged in oak barrels with strawberries and vanilla beans. 2015 project
Brewer Description: (from bottle) This NW sour ale is a blend of wheat and blond ales aged in oak barrels for up to 14 months with strawberries and vanilla beans.
My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.23
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.1
Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, 2015 project. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy orange pinkish colour with a big two finger white head that dissipated quickly while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, strawberry, jammy, oak, light funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, strawberry, viney herbal notes, vinegar, oak, and maybe a splash of vanilla with light funk on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with strong prickly carbonation and acidic harshness.
Overall: Strawberry aroma come through nicely, but taste was quite vinegary and acidic which made it harsh and overpowers a lot of the fruit there might have been.