Brewery: Cascade Brewing
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Northwest sour ale. Ale aged in oak barrels with raspberries. 2016 project
Brewer Description: (from bottle) House of Sour. This Northwest sour ale is a blend of wheat and blond ales that were aged in oak barrels with blackcap and red raspberries for up to 14 months.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.25
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1
Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, 2016 project. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy deep reddish maroon colour with a less than one finger pinkish head that faded quickly while leaving some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, jammy, raspberry, oak, grape skin, with notes of cherry and apple cider vinegar.
Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry, blackcurrant, sharp, acidic, lemon juice, a touch vinous, and woody oaky notes.
Mouthfeel: Sharp, acidic, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Like most Cascade wild ales, there is sharp acidity, but in this case, it wasn’t overwhelming, and balanced a bit by the sweet raspberry. This was enjoyable.