Cascade Cuvée Du Jongleur - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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3.88/5 rDev -6.3%
no date, but I think this is probably about 2 years old. Courtesy of gregagee, a very generous trader.
A-Pours the color of Pennsylvania Dutch apple cider, hazy, with a few errant chunks of yeast. Small khaki colored head, soapy lacing.
S-Very unusual. Smells heavily of Smuckers grape jam. A subtle suggestion of tartness, not much else.
T/M-Body is more similar to a tripel than most wild or sour ales I've tried. There's a light fruit tartness up front, but it quickly fades out, revealing flavors more in line with an abbey ale. Estery fruit flavors, burnt white sugar. The cherry tartness comes out again in the finish, but not in a major way.
O-This is a mild wild.
07-18-2011 00:52:54 | More by DaveHS
4/5 rDev -3.4%
Bottle. Poured into a Lost Abbey stemmed glass a clear, dark clear copper color with a 1 finger light tan head. Sweet caramel, spice, toffee, and slight acetone. Light/medium mouthfeel. A rich caramel flavor with some notes of barrel. Vanilla as well mixed with some dark fruit notes like dark cherry. This one isn’t overly sour by any means but has a nice lactic acidity that kicks in through mid drink and lingers for a bit. The ending has a nice blunt barrel and fruit flavor that draw it to a close. The abv it only slighlty noticeable in the end. Some lace. Very glad I got to try this one as I have been searching for it for a while.
06-25-2011 22:37:40 | More by kbutler1
4.22/5 rDev +1.9%
Reviewed from notes taken on 1/4/10
A - pours a reddish chestnut brown with some nice foam that slowly dissipated
S - sweet cherries, oranges, and some oak dominate the aroma
T - oak dominates, with some cherries, wine barrel, oranges, lemon, apples and a bit of musty funk
M - good carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, slightly tart and that increases as it warms.
D - very drinkable, great flavor and i'll seek it out again.
06-23-2011 17:05:04 | More by mikereaser
3.85/5 rDev -7%
Bottle: Poured a hazy reddish color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some oak and very light acidic notes. Taste is a nice balance mix between some tart and oak notes with a very subtle acidic finish. Body is quite full for style with great carbonation and no alcohol was apparent even though I think the alcohol level is too high for the style. Not the most complex beer from this brewery but very enjoyable nonetheless.
04-23-2011 01:46:18 | More by Phyl21ca
4.65/5 rDev +12.3%
750 ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Like with every other Cascade 750 I've had, I nearly tore an elbow ligament trying to get the damned cork out. But every one has been worth the extra effort, and Cuvee Du Jongleur is no exception.
Ruddy reddish caramel body topped with 2 fingers of cream-colored head that seems a little on the fizzy side, yet recedes at a fairly slow rate. Eventually it gets down to a thick skim surrounded by a thicker collar of bubbles. Crackly lacing is scattered about.
Plenty of tartness in the nose- berry, cherry, sourwood honey, green apples- along with a fair amount of oak and hints of funk. Taste is similarly well-balanced (Cascade does an excellent job with their wild ales of bringing just the right amount of tart/sour character to stimulate without overpowering). A burst of sourness and a juicy raspberry/cherry/plum combo gradually dries out to a rather sticky finish with a fruitiness that's more pits and seeds than flesh. The malt weaves in and out, it's exact characteristics somewhat elusive. I keep picking up odd stray notes of chocolate, cake batter, Belgian yeast and other deliciousness. Lingering sharp wood and funky notes complete the package. Wildly complex.
Overall impression: Another great sour from the guys who do 'em best.
01-24-2011 19:46:09 | More by PDXHops
4.45/5 rDev +7.5%
This is a really interesting beer.
Mahogany pour with blood red highlights and a finger of white head that quickly drops to a film and leaves a few lace spots behind. Aroma has strong flanders red meets lambic notes. Fruit vinegar, sour cherry, brown sugar, musty funk and puckering lemon. Certainly not one-dimensional by any stretch of the imagination. Upfront the flanders red flavour hits you with sour cherry, balsamic and brown sugar. After that, however, its a big lactic sourness with a punch of funk. Between the two, a delicate balance is achieved, and this is a well-crafted offering. The tartness combines with the medium-light body to create a refreshing brew.
Excellently done, and a unique experiment. I think we'll see things like this happening more and more across the continent, and this can only be a good thing.
Thanks to Jeremy and Karen for sharing and their hospitality!
01-16-2011 16:33:15 | More by bobsy
District of Columbia
4.1/5 rDev -1%
Appearance: ruby-plum-amber pour, smallish off-white head and no real lacing
Smell: Tart and lactic, some unripe fruits, plums and dates with a bit of vinegar, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. Smells good but a bit muddled and nothing to rave about.
Taste: Tart, with plums, dates and figs. Perhaps some apricots as well. Very vineous, lots of red grapes and some oak. It is good but not one of my favorite Cascade beers. Weird funk in it as well.
Mouthfeel: Semi-dry; does fill the mouth
Drinkability: A good slow sipper, I enjoyed trying this one but it will not be one of the Cascade beers I make a second go at given I liked several of the other ones so much more.
01-05-2011 03:27:03 | More by craytonic
3.78/5 rDev -8.7%
750ml corked & caged bottle, no date - Poured into a tulip...
Pours a very hazy, reddish dark tan color, bright ruby colored when held up to the light. A thin cap of off-white head forms and recedes into a haze over the beer...
Very faint aroma of tart cherries is overpowered by a strong musty funk. Some lactic tartness which at first seemed pretty powerful is now just a subtle addition to the scent, which remains mostly dark, dark ripe fruit, and almost a bit of a Belgian Quad finish in the smell, spicy and malty, yeasty...
Tart, but very oaky and dry. Dark cherry flavors, toffee and slightly roasted malt flavors come out and play a large role. Finish is abrupt, watery fruit juice that kind of just disappears. Alcohol heat shows up a bit after a few sips. Like in the smell, I get strong hints of the Belgian Quad, slightly spicy, dark almost winter-like and yeasty...
Medium bodied with light carbonation. Creamy, slightly acidic and quite dry. Wood and dryness linger long past the finish...
01-01-2011 01:04:54 | More by hawks10
4.43/5 rDev +7%
A: Pours a nice brownish amber with a very small fizzy head. No retention or lace.
S: Light cherry tartness, oak, and dark fruit.
T: Wonderful red berry tartness, fresh cut oak, wonderful dark cherry pitty earthiness, light lactic tartness. Thought this one would be a bit more tart, but it is light approachable and honestly very very good.
M: Light in carbonation, light tartness builds in the center and goes through the finish.
D: Wonderful light tartness, no hint of the ABV it packs.
12-25-2010 18:19:15 | More by tpd975
Cascade Cuvée Du Jongleur from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.