Friday, March 13, 2015

Cascade Brewing Strawberry Northwest Sour Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Cascade Brewing Strawberry Northwest Sour Ale - Ale Aged in Oak Barrels with Strawberries.

From the Cascade Brewing website: “This NW style sour ale is a crisp, refreshing wheat beer barrel aged for 12 months, then aged on strawberries and vanilla for three more. Bright, sweet strawberries and rich jam notes are noticed up front. A bright tartness and berry sweetness intermingle on the palate, giving way to a light, sparkling fresh berry tartness with hints of vanilla cream in the finish.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy deep orange color with a thin white head and good lacing.
Aroma: Tart and fruity strawberries, a little funky, sour and sweet.
Taste: Sour upfront, funky, fruity, tart and subtly sweet strawberry flavors with hints of wheat, oak and vanilla.
Overall: Tasty and tart, Cascade Brewing Strawberry Northwest Sour Ale is a solid Sour Ale. This 8% ABV offering is worth a try for fans of the style.


Mark Harvey

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