Cerise Cassée American Sour Ale - Cambridge Brewing Company
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Ratings: 123 | Reviews: 42 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by NoLiberty:
4.45/5 rDev +4.5%
Note: this is the batch of Cerise Cassee brewed by Will Myers and Shaun Hill at Nørrebro in Copenhagen, Denmark and bottled for luggage export to the states. Thanks Shaun!
Pours a wonderfully full deep red color, almost like that of a light Pinot Noir, with very crisp clarity. A starched white 2 finger head foams up on top and rests with tiny bubbles until after a minute or so when it settles into a solid, velvety cap with strong edging and light lacing up the glass. Nice bottle conditioning.
The aroma is amazing, like a fresh baked sour cherry pie. Very reminiscent of New Glarus Belgian Red. Really nice bretty character balanced with the sweet fruit cherry flavors and a subtle lacto and acedic that gives a quenching tartness to the whole aroma. Cherries are the dominant character here with the additional funk and tartness making up a really well-rounded smell.
The taste is also incredibly full and well-balanced. Sour cherry sweetness starts out followed by a touch of malty biscuit breadiness and then moves to a strongly sour-tart middle with some nail polish qualities. Finishes very tart and dry. The mouthfeel is crisp and dry when necessary but has a great sweetness that doesn't make the sour flavors too uncomfortable. Nice bottle carbonation that carries the beer all over the mouth.
I wish I had more bottles of this hanging around because this is an easy-drinking, exciting, and pleasing brew.
03-29-2009 22:40:27 | More by NoLiberty
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev -1.4%
On tap at NotF poured into a sampling glass. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a dark brown with a very small brown head that fades. Nose is malty and rich with a light fruitiness.
Taste is quite tart and fruity with a nice funk. Mouthfeel is very light and crisp. It's quite and drinkable, a very tasty beer!
11-07-2010 16:38:56 | More by kingcrowing
4.05/5 rDev -4.9%
flute glass, barrel fermanted sour wild ale....oh yeah!
a light brown color with little light popping through that has a brown-tinted, small and lacy head.
Sweet wild raspberries in the aroma, very tart cherries, pums and dates add more sweetness. Fruity and tangy.
Oooh, this puppy is tart! dry, wild fruits, sweet tart candies, tangy...not at all metallic! Subtle oak-wood flavors from the barrel fermenting. A dry but crisp feel, light, sparkling feel. This one is just right for late summer.
08-31-2009 18:28:26 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
4.45/5 rDev +4.5%
The colour is a nice brown, with mahogany hints and some golden tones.
Sticking this one up to my nose, I pick up on the alcohol right away. Some clove also comes out, along with stronger cherry and papaya.
Of course it's sour...cherry is early on in the flavour, and stays to the finish, as a spiciness creeps up on you.
The way it feels in the mouth is just a bit watery, with an alcohol overtone.
I find it quite drinkable, and I wouldn;t mind having more of this one.
07-13-2005 01:40:53 | More by UncleFlip
4.1/5 rDev -3.8%
Deep garnet color with a dense tan head. In appearance, this really did resemble a wine, possibly a Pinot Noir. Bright, tart, cherry aromas, offset by a citrus hop note. Sour tart cherry flavor. Accented by the hops. No character from the malt. It stays tart and bitter. Thin mouth feel. Medium drinakbility due to the tartness of the beer. Very Belgian very good.
02-26-2005 18:53:59 | More by carln26
4.08/5 rDev -4.2%
On tap at CBC served in not quite a flute...
It's still like the cherry juice you get at Whole Paycheck. Sort of a cherrywood color with slight amber/brown. I mean, it's really still...
Leathery sour cherries are abundant and mesh almost perfectly with the sour and barnyard notes in here, creating a slightly pleasant nasal sting. There's a slight barrel taste to it - maybe a touch of bourbon and perhaps faint, faint hints of vanilla. Quite enticing.
Yup, it's sour, alright. Mild essence of cherry juice and huge sour acidity. As it warms the barnyard notes diminish, leaving it to be much cleaner than expected. There's still a little bit of funk in this rhythm, though. Cherries have a decent little bite. Barrel woodiness emerges with warmth as well. Very nicely done.
Definitely hangin' high and tight on the palate. Latent carbonation on the finish gives it a little zip. Hoppiness is nil, of course...maybe a tinge of pine but that's it. There's a huge cherry pucker fron front to back. A little dry funk lines it up nicely.
This one definitely has a biting kick to it but it drinks nicely for style. I usually don't have any complaints about CBC's stuff...no exception here. Solid.
07-20-2009 19:31:48 | More by IBUnit63
Cerise Cassée American Sour Ale from Cambridge Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.