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Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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582 Ratings
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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 477
Gots: 186 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of oak barrel-aged 23- and 25-degree Plato sour blonde quadrupel with sour bourbon barrel tripel and sour strong spiced blonde. Wild yeast was added during the barrel aging.

First Release: 9.5% ABV
Second Release (Sept 2010): 10.6% ABV
Third Release: 2011 - 10.91%

(Beer added by: hopdog on 12-09-2008)
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Port_Seat, Yesterday at 08:37 PM
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

jim_carignan, Monday at 04:24 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

atpca, Sunday at 01:35 AM
Photo of Seanniek91
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a HF stemmed Tulip. Vintage 2011.

Appearance is murky amber with one finger of bubbly off-white head that left nice lacing. Smell is is baking spices. I get a bunch of apple pie and pumpkin pie, cinnamon and lemony citrus aromas. Taste is tart lemons and apples with much of the same baking spices. Mouthfeel is great. Body is medium/full with mild sourness and ample soft carbonation and no booze heat (10.9% ABV)!

Overall this is a great beer. Very unique sour beer that I liken to Ghouschip if I had to compare it to anything. I wish I saved this for thanksgiving to eat with some pie!

Seanniek91, Oct 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

TubaDan, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

MaximumYuks, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

weonfire, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

dkw0063, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

SeeingMeansMore, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

Pours a thin head on a cloudy dirty straw colored body.
The aroma is sour and grapes, lots of grapes.
The taste is sweet and sour, grapes, honey, lemon and oak. Outstanding balanced and depth.
The texture is fizzy and crisp.
Amazing.

Fatehunter, Oct 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

dheldman, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Nuggetz, Oct 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

KVNBGRY, Sep 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Oranges, lemon peel, biscuit, oak, canned pineapple. Medium acidity. Taste is more of the preserved tropical fruit, but also barrel influence with brown sugar and vanilla. Alcohol comes through in bitter finish. Overall, great aroma but a tad hot on the palate.

jibbyvonjibb, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Intense and complex. Oak, vanilla, lemon, tropical fruit (pineapple and such). Very heavy body.

shleepy, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

FreshZ, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Soto, Sep 22, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

cultclassic89, Sep 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

djtomain, Sep 21, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark golden orange color, mostly clear, with a white head. The aroma is sour, with faint toffee like traces and plenty of barrel. The taste is very complex, oaky, tart, sour, trace bourbon, tannins, ghost fruit. Finishes bittersweet and slightly dry. Overall, a world class sour.

Stinkypuss, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Durdz, Sep 08, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -4.2%

750 ml shared bottle.
Nice hazy red-amber color.
Strong sour aroma with a very rich and complex flavor. Barrel aging is exceptionally well done, with enough added flavor to enhance but not overpower the other, mostly fruity, properties. Moderately tart.

chinchill, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

jjheinrichs, Aug 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

misterrobot, Aug 27, 2014
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Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 582 ratings.