Brewery: Cascade Brewing
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Northwest sour ale. Ale aged in oak barrels with white figs and lemon peel. 2014 project
Brewer Description: (from bottle) House of Sour. Figaro is a blend of blend of sour Blond ales aged for up to 18 months in Chardonnay oak barrels with white figs and lemon peel.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.83
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7
Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, 2014 project. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden copper colour with a two finger off white head that dissipated quickly, but settled to a thin replenishing cap, while leaving some decent lacing.
Aroma: Moderately tart, fig, raisin, apple peel, vinous, white wine, with citrus zest notes.
Taste: Sour, tart, plum, grapes, vinous, white wine, fig, oak, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: The flavour of figs were a bit week, and overwhelmed by the dark fruits and especially the lemon. But it was still quite enjoyable, and a surprise at 9.1% abv, since it doesn’t seem anywhere close to being that high.