Cerise Cassée American Sour Ale | Cambridge Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
cambridgebrewingcompany.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cerise Cassée is a complex beer in both process and palate. Multiple fermentations begin in stainless steel with our house ale yeast, then spontaneous refermentation and aging along with 300 pounds of sour cherries takes place in the infamous CBC barrel cellar.

Added by alexgash on 02-03-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
155
Reviews:
44
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
12.68%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
11
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

some of this blend is 9 years old! thats impressive. a wonderful tart cherry sour that has more depth of flavor than just about any other on the market. is this even on the market? if it is, i need more! pink tinted burgundy colored sour, with not a ton of head but some slowly rising bubbles through the hazy and patchy foam. the nose is really pucker and tart, with cherries being evident, but also a red wine like fruitiness that must come from the fermenting cherries. funky yeast as there along with the bacterial presence as well, and a real heavy oak presence brings it all together in both aroma and flavor. super smooth flavor, with the fruit all the way through but moving from sweet to sour and back again over and over. it gets more sour and acidic as it goes, but never caustic or sharp. it dried me out, but i wet up right away for more. one of the best sours I've had in awhile, and I've had some good ones. i would put this again almost any other sour cherry beer thats out there. world class all the way through, and the best I've had from cambridge, who now fully has my attention.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Pours a garnet color with some brown streaks. Off white head with a bit of lacing as it falls. The nose brings forward a bit of some really nice sour cherries along with a mild acetic character and some mild funk. Quite good. The flavor is a bit more tart without as much cherry. Mostly some intense sourness and tartness with perhaps a bit too much acetic acid, which carries over into the mouthfeel. Really dry, sour finish. Drinks pretty well and is something I'd definitely have again, if for nothing other than to get back at that nose.

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Photo of jlindros
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark murky brown color with decent head covering.

Nose of light bolotin cherry, malt vinegar, light tart fruit sour tang.

Taste has more light cherry and tart fruit. Light malt vinegar, little tang and dark choc malts. Creamy chewy malts. Breaddy malty dry funk on finish.

A medium body with decent carbonation.

Drinks pretty well, a little too much on the cherry and vinegar flavors, but otherwise pretty nice for a 7.75% wild.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of smcolw
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark garnet. No light shines through. No bubbles and no lace.

Sour cherry aroma--attractive.

I taste raisins behind the sour base, less cherry. Thick body with a very low carbonation. The aftertaste was lip puckeringly sour with a touch of sweetness.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of mdfb79
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Off notes from 3-2007. Pours a clouded garnet/ruby with a nice tan head that falls. Nose is beautiful. Strong wood influence with cherry tones. You can tell this was made with care. Flavor is a mild wood with a stronger cherry profile. Feel has a thick bubble to it that hits the back of my mouth and leaves quickly. The liquid feel seems a bit thin. This reminds me oh so much of a lambic. Overall, very drinkable. It might have to be your cup of tea, but I dig it. If you like lambics, you will like this. After two 9 ounce beers and a burger, this was my dessert. As it got closer to the end, I wished there would have been more.

I weep for you if you go in and this beer is not available.

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Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of outoffocus
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dar482
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on Memorial Day at CBC on a really unseasonably warm day. This really hit the spot and I thought it was their best ofering that day. It is also great to se more breweries tackling this tough style- which I love. Poured a murky orange/brown with a decent head and lacing. The head faded to a ring and stayed that way for the life of the beer. Really nice aromas of tart cherries, and there is a slightly acetic quality that marries with some sweet oak and even some light vanilla and cocoa notes. The taste has a nice balance between sour cherry an oak with some malt and sherry notes underneath. The mouthfeel is smooth and crisp but with a creamy finish. It would score a bit higher here, but it drops off a bit at the end. A very nice ofering. Not quite world class, but very solid.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of rudzud
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of PEIhop
5/5  rDev +19.6%

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Cerise Cassée American Sour Ale from Cambridge Brewing Company
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