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Blackcap Raspberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 154
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 14
Gots: 32 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  8.13% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jhartley on 07-22-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 154
Reviews by LittleDon:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

8 oz. pour at the Cascade Barrel House on 8/19/2014. Third of four pours (preceded by Sang Noir and Noyaux). Less complex than the previous pours. Low acidity and drier than most lambics, it lacked the complexity than my previous two pours. More interesting than most lambics, but not in the same league as Sang Noir or Noyaux. Raspberry with a bit of oak Light to very light body. (382 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%

With a strong backbone of acidity and gorgeous wafts of raspberry, Cascade's Blackcap Raspberry might be born in Oregon, but its soul is in flemish Belgium.

Garnet through the center but foggy ruby along its edge, there's something more than sour ale lurking in the glass. And that suggestion is told with its rosy pink swath of foam that erupts with tangy, tart, fruity and earthy aromas. Once the fructose of raspberry hits the tongue, the sharp sweetness of candy and berry easily shapes the early palate.

Yet the beer really opens up over the middle, drying to a sour raspberry flavor with robust dark-fruit complements of grape, plum and dried date. The dry sour taste that then takes hold is of cabernet, light balsamic, dried citrus peel with hints of musty oak and leather. While the flavor retains enough of the fruit to make it recognizable of raspberry, even cherry, crabapple and salty brine add a sense of richness and keep the middle clean and sour.

Continuing to dry in finish, the sourness disguises the strong alcohol deceptively well. Hints of cinnamon and medicinal spice decorate the bracingly acidic finish and close the session with tart raspberry, echoes of wheat bread and a tinny linger on the periphery of the tongue. (1,246 characters)

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4.34/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of SomethingClever
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 ml corked and caged poured into beer can glass

A: very lively head beautiful reddish hue with a slightly off colored head towards the body color

S: slight raspberry smell vinegary smell smells bubbly if that makes sense smells a little malty

T: sharp tastes from the carbonation it's not sweet it's a little sour some raspberry

M: Lively it's very carbonated as most Lambics I had are it shocks the tongue with it's carbonation

O: I was hoping to like this beer but other than a palate cleanser I don't see the point why not drink sparkling wine champagne or wine. I guess I don't appreciate sours to their full extent. I have no recommendation (656 characters)

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.04/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Beautiful deep red body with an ample pink head. The head doesn't last, though.

Smell - Great raspberry aroma. And that's pretty much it. Not a bright raspberry, though. A little deeper.

Taste - Very medicinal. Raspberry that turns very medicinal quickly. Low sweetness. Oaky. Weird finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Medium light body.

Overall - This really isn't very good. (444 characters)

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3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of KYGunner
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

As many fruit beers can be, this is rather simple but it tastes amazing. The nose actually hides the flavors in a full mineral earthy sort of way. It also has a tart cherry bouquet.

The flavor is a full on candied raspberry with tones of sweet, sour and tart. The flavor and feel is creamy with a dry finish. Exceptional flavor and the feel is moderate on tartness, so you could probably drink the bomber by yourself. (419 characters)

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Blackcap Raspberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
86 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.