Brewery: Cascade Brewing
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Northwest sour ale. Ale aged in oak barrels with grapes. 2015 project
Brewer Description: (from bottle) House of Sour. The Vine is a blend of sour wheat and blond ales aged in white wine barrels for up to 16 months with Gewürztraminer grapes.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.28
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2
Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, 2015 project. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour, with a thin white head that dissipated quickly, while leaving only some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, oak, funk, vinous, white wine, grape, grape skin, with light citrusy lemon and mixed berry notes.
Taste: Sour, tart, vinous, white wine, lightly sweet, grape skin, oak, wood, lemon.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Complex and balanced with good sweet and sour notes and strong vinous and oak presence.