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Cerise Cassée American Sour Ale - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Cerise Cassée American Sour Ale
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

130 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 36
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: alexgash on 02-03-2005)
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

coreyfmcdonald, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

markeyri, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Auror, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of rowingbrewer
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark reddish color with a barely there head. the smell is sour cherries and funk. the taste is bitingly sour with hints of cherry, and a light funk that is hard to pick up over the sour. the mouthfeel is light and puckering. overall this is a great beer to sit and sip on

rowingbrewer, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

jgknittel, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

CypherEnigma, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Gatch
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Brownish, deep red. Like raspberry juice. No head or lacing at all.

S - Sour fruit, sweet vinegar.

T - Wow. Tingly sour fruit and vinegar. Very nice. So funky that you can't resist another sip.

M - Nice carbonation. Awesome sour feel and flavor. I don't get much complexity from this beer because I'm inexperienced with sours but I know it's damn good.

Gatch, Dec 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Yabev15, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of jslot38
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been truly lucky to have had Cerise Cassee a few times, including various vintages of the solera project at beer festivals. It ranks, in my mind, right up with some of the top sours being produced in the US.

On draft at the brewpub, served in a flute glass for $6 - a steal. Color is a dusty mahagony, with no transparency. Minimal head, just a white ring around the edges.

The aroma is nice dark fruits, raisins, oak, red wine with a hint of grape musk.

Lip puckering sour - the acid is almost over bearing but draws you back for more. Plenty of fruit, red wine undertones, a hint of oak, plums, dates, raisins. And yeah, did I mention the sourness?

Mouthfeel is a bit tricky, the acidity makes it a bit abbrasive, but the carbonation is light and on point.

Great beer from a great brewery.

jslot38, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

CP20, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of amphion1065
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a flute at CBC. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a very dark shade of plum, almost eggplant purple. A healthy pour, with only a minimal brown head that left barely any lacing.

Huge brett notes in the aroma. This is terrifically funky, with a really vinous tartness. Very nice wine-like grape notes work perfectly with the wild yeast, and there's a fairly strong element of sour cherries as well. Really nice.

Man, this is delicious. There is an almost bracing sourness, a buggy mouth-puckering flavor that reminds me of some of the best AWAs. But the fruit is really allowed to shine in this beer. A tannic grape flavor, in conjunction with those cherries, really pulls this beer together.

The mouthfeel is a little undercarbonated, but it's not terribly detrimental. I could not possibly guess that this beer was 9%, it's criminally easy to drink.

This might be the best New England-made wild ale I've had. Phenomenal, the praise this beer has garnered is totally warranted. One glass was really not enough, and this is almost certainly the best CBC beer I've had.

amphion1065, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of elNopalero
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is their barrel fermented wild ale. Reminiscent of the sort of things I’ve had from Russian River. Good stuff!

Appears a ruddy amber with a super sour nose on it. There’s a lot of tartness puckering the mouth. Some black cherry plays tart and sour on the palate. Distinct, dry finish. One of the favorites of the night.

elNopalero, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

leschkie, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

3leggeddub, Nov 23, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

xnicknj, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

PEIhop, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

waiting4lunch, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Kranders
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I'll just get it out to start, I loved this beer. Super deep red in appearance that just begs to be sipped. Nice cherry aroma. The first sip kind of just takes you straight into a pucker it's so sour. Super complex and and just fantastic. The only downside is that more or less it kind of messes with your taste buds a bit. Still, perfect beer to end the night with.

Kranders, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

paulmcm, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

jlb502, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Pahn, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of mdfb79
3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 09/09/11 notes. Got to try the 09 and 10 vintages of this between NotF and BBF up in Boston, MA.

a - Pours a dark murky brown-red color with one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour cherries, oak, vinegar, furity malts. Tart cherries and definirely there.

t - Tastes of cherries and dark fruits, light oak, and vinegar, but not as tart or acedic as the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation.

o - Overall a pretty good wild ale. I enjoyed the sour nose, and wished it had come through a bit more in the taste, but I still enjoyed it. Would like to have it again.

mdfb79, Sep 30, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the BBF. Got to sample both 09 and 10. Notes are pretty much identicle.

A - Both poured a murky garnet hue that was quite cloudy and had a slight white head that faded at a slow pace.

S - Both had very nice barrel notes as well as big cherries and sourness and light funk. The 09 had a bit more oaky nose than the 10.

T - Both again, quite similiar with great funk, cherries, oak, and vinegar. The 10 had a bit more vinegar on the tongue than the 09.

M - Both great mouthfeels, crisp, super dry, puckering on the mouth. Very tart, but inviting.

O - Loved both of these wild ales. Hell, loved everything at the CBC. Would love to have a few bottles of this.

rudzud, Sep 14, 2011
Cerise Cassée American Sour Ale from Cambridge Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.