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

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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 467
Gots: 186 | FT: 14
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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zimmerbloke

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle split three ways into a New Belgium globe glass. Thanks to hopsbreath for the chance to try this one!

A: Mildly frothy white head that fades pretty quickly. Bright copper in the glass with subdued visible carbonation.

S: Oaky sourness is dominant with hints of vanilla and some lactic notes balancing the nose. Very faint belgian spice notes, as well. Smoother and less abrasive than many other American Wild Ales.

T: Quite nice, though sweet. Oak, spice and vanilla dominate, paired with a pretty faint sourness. I like the flavor profile created from the combination of the belgian styles with the wild barrel aging, but it ends up a bit sweet (almost fruity in nature) for my liking. Still creates a very unique, easy drinking sour.

M: Very muted carbonation, but a thicker, smooth mouthfeel. A little bit of alcohol burn as well. I think I'd like more carbonation... I feel like it would bring out the oak a bit more aggressively.

D: Very high. Sourness is more refreshing than overpowering. The high level of sweetness is my only complaint.

Really an enjoyable beer. I've got bottles of Bourbonic Plague and The Vine that I'm really excited about after drinking this offering from Cascade

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 02:15:37 | More by zimmerbloke
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Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.