Style: Sour Blonde

ABV: 8.4 IBU: 18.0

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Cascade Brewing Framblanc

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What the brewers say

“Framblanc is a blend of sour blond ales aged for up to 14 months in oak wine barrels with more than 3,500 pounds of white raspberries. Fresh flavors of raspberries, green grapes, white peaches, and pears.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Lambic-like sour and wild character is funky and leathery, teeming with tart white raspberry and slight oak. There’s an underlying nuttiness and slightly perfumy hops.”

Flavor: “Leathery and Brett-funky maltiness and aged hops flavors. Tart and slightly sour raspberry works well within the funk. Slight stone-fruit notes. Slightly acidic with neutral oak tannins. Crisp carbonation enhances the tartness of the raspberry and the Brett-derived funk. Pretty puckering on the finish, but that’s offset a bit with some tannic bitterness.”

Overall: “Great lambic-like character and some fermentation complexity with a strong, but not overpowering sourness. The fruit is balanced well and doesn’t come across particularly distinctive but rather accentuates the other characters in the beer.”

What our editors thought



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