Beer Review: CASCADE BLUEBERRY

Beer Review: CASCADE BLUEBERRY

The pour unveils a striking bright magenta hue, crowned with a foamy head that hastily recedes to a thin film.

Aroma:

The aromatic profile is dominated by potent notes of blueberry, blush wine, oak, and cork, accompanied by an abundance of lactic funk.

Taste:

On the palate, a symphony of flavors unfolds—funk, phenols, a subtle touch of band-aid, and a tang of sour blueberry, all mingling with a slightly grainy wheat character. Low tannins contribute to an alcohol presence that is well-contained.

Mouthfeel:

With a medium-bodied feel and restrained carbonation, the beer strikes a balance that complements its overall character.

Overall:

In the realm of NW style sour ales, Cascade Blueberry holds its ground with a distinctive and flavorful profile. The richness of earthy dark fruit notes leading to a tart finish, culminating in a base note of blueberry skins, sets it apart. Comparatively funkier than its Cascade counterparts, this 7.33% ABV concoction proves to be a delightful choice. The only lament? The wish for an extended supply to savor over time.