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

Cascade Vlad The Imp AlerCascade Vlad The Imp Aler

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BA SCORE
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world-class

496 Ratings
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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.9%


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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Elendinn

Oregon

4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at the Barrel House -- served in a snifter.

A - pours a gorgeous burnt-orange with very little head and a smattering of thick lacing down the side of the glass.

S - farmhouse funk, some vanilla, apples, oranges, cherries, an amalgam of spices, and vinous white grapes reminiscent of riesling.

T - the flavors lead off with the obligatory, funky sourness of tart fruit, complimented by a perfectly-balanced amount of bourbon. Apples, oranges, white wine grapes, a bit of Belgian yeast, pumpkin, and some faint spice (nutmeg, cinnamon) are all present, as well. The alcohol is barely perceptable.

M - medium-bodied, pretty carbonated -- nothing out of the ordinary.

D - the best and most complex sour I've ever had. Russian River should be jealous.  What more can I say?

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2010 02:17:37 | More by Elendinn
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joefuzz

New York

4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml poured into snifter sent in a trade from dyan.

Pours a brilliant golden yellow with a tiny white head. Smells amazingly of peaches and some slight oak. Taste is mind blowing , a great peach taste upfront with some green apple and wine oaky hints. Mouthfeel and carbonation are what I have come to expect from a great sour. Overall one of the best sours I have ever had the chance to try...thanks dyan.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 05:28:26 | More by joefuzz
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rye726

Colorado

4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really happy to try a bottle of this. Cascade really does some fantastic stuff. Thanks G!

Pours an orangish cedar with a nice cream head. Nose is perfect. Sour and funky yeast, wood, vanilla, bourbon, wine, tart citrus fruits, sweet candy malts and more fresh fruits. Taste reminds me of a fladers bruin. Lots of malts and fruits with a well balanced sourness along with whiskey, vanilla, oak and wine. Full body is very well carbonated and has a dynamic, lasting finish. Really a superb beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 03:48:29 | More by rye726
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Gobzilla

California

4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured a golden orange with pale pineapple yellow highlights with a thin head and left a little lacing sticking to the glass. Upfront on the aroma i was able to detect some funkiness from the brett with a little corky character slight vinegar acidic citrusy notes and barrel oak notes. the taste was sweet and sour consisting of citrus, brett, oak, slight vinegar, and pineapple accents to add some fruit dimension. It didi seem to have underlying apple and pear flavor as well. The brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a slight sweet but fruity, oaky, bretty funky, acidic, sour and slight dry finish. Drank amazing and was almost sucking the last drops from the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 06:02:03 | More by Gobzilla
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DCon

Missouri

4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Shared a 1 PT. 9.4 FL. OZ. bottle of this w/ CurtisMcArthur, Sharp, and other BA friends in Nashville, TN. Poured from the Yellow Labeled Bottle w/ a OAK AGED barrel on a wooden cart & the description below saying "SOUTHWEST STYLE SOUR ALE" into a 12oz Hefe Glass. Does not have a freshness date but is a 2009 VINTAGE.

Aroma- Sourness dominates the nose right away. Barnyard and sweet attributes come out as well. Not a young sour. Can tell this has been aged! Perfect.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has poor retention (not sure this is a problem or not). Has a dark golden colored body but clear. Leaves a few suds behind.

Flavor- Malt and a strong sweetness start this one off. Very complexed and finishes very barnyard like. Can tell there is oak involved in a fermentation process. No hop flavor due to the "gueuze" like finish.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Puckers, Mouth-filling, and has a goaty finish.

Overall Impression- For my first brew from Cascade, this one rocked my socks! Almost could be a gueuze with all of its goaty and barnyard attributes. Would HIGHLY recommend this for sour lovers and aging it. Cheers guys!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 01:39:59 | More by DCon
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

I have had this beer a number of times as of late, and it has not failed to impress me each time. Thanks to various people for the share, and let's have a round of applause for Blaine for sharing it here at the Willard's sour mini-tasting.

A - It pours a golden-apricot hue and is capped with a respectably pillowy head of white froth; some lace ensues.

S - The nose immediately suggests notes of apple skin, lemon wood, and vanilla. Though pertly tart in a lactic and citric sense, the aroma also offers vaguely sweeter impressions of tropical fruit, maybe some pineapple, to balance it out.

T - Bourbon barrel notes of oaken vanilla fuse with impressions of lime, green oranges, fresh-cut grass and an intensifying citric bitter-sour finish. Very complex and intricately nuanced.

M - The feel is a bit too straightforward-beery for me; I'd like to see a softer carbonation and a lighter mouth feel, perhaps. Still it is not bad by any stretch.

O - I may enjoy this one the most out of all the Cascades.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 19:30:19 | More by ktrillionaire
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.
Vintage: 2009

A - Pours a glorious and gorgeous strong golden color with some mild copper hues and some nice yellow edges. There is a nice thin white head that forms with some stickiness and some nice dense bubbles. Extremely attractive beer.

S - Aroma of tart fruits. Some nice lemon as well as some apple. There is some nice spice notes to the nose as well. Some honey and slight caramel sweetness hidden between the sour notes. There is some nice dry oaky wood finishes as well.

T & M - Taste starts off with some nice Granny Smith apple sourness with some pear cider notes and some slight Champagne. There is some nice white grape and white wine notes mixed in with some mild vinegar. The sourness to this beer is quite delicious and not too overwhelming at all. Very well balanced slight honey and caramel sweetness with the sourness. There is some good spice notes that are quite refreshing. Good funk character at the beginning of the beer. The finish is dry and complex but also has some nice lasting tartness. Mouthfeel is medium and with nice complex flavors and a nice crisp and refreshing carbonation. Awesome brew.

O - Very delicious beer that I would love to have around more often. Very well crafted sour that isn't pretentious but has great flavors and a nice rich body.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 22:51:03 | More by JoEBoBpr
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CooperEllis

New York

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml into wine glass. 2009 vintage. Thanks to Chris for this one.

This is routinely one of my favorite brews. Had it a bunch, always want more. Everything is good, but for me certainly better than the sum of the parts.

Dark amber pour, thin maple syrup with a narrow tracing of bubbles at the edges of my glass.

The aroma on this one is muddled a touch, fig, date, wine and citrus.

So good once it hits your lips. Robust sour, full flavored with a nice bite up front, plenty of dark fruit, lemon zest and pepper. Still, a very delicate flavor profile.

Mouthfeel is perfect. Everytime. Smooth, crisp, sour, carbed.

For me, a perfect combination. Don't know if there are other vintages, but the '09 has held up very well and carries a sour punch without any lingering off-flavors.

(187th)

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 01:44:23 | More by CooperEllis
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Trailmix242

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Nice amber color with a great aroma that hints at the joy to be had. Taste is of dark fruits and is quite sour. The wood aging is tasted in the finish though does not overpower the other flavors. A must try if you like sour beers. I also think the classification as a Belgian Strong Pale Ale is quite misleading.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2009 22:05:11 | More by Trailmix242
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to sarcastro for supplying this to the recent tasting. I initially tried to trade for this exact same bottle, so it's strangely karmic that it showed up where I could try it. Served in a tasting snifter.

A - A finger of yellow-tinged foam that dissipates to a thin ring. Dark, murky, orange color, and tons of chunkies floating about. I heard this was filled straight from the barrel, but it's still not very attractive.

T - Lactic sourness, spicy bourbon, pepper, caramel malt, wood and charred barrel, tart apples, grape skins, under-ripe raspberries, stone fruits, and amazingly well-hidden alcohol.

T - The taste is a little less complex with more tannins and spice, and less balancing sweetness. Very acetic, with notes of apple cider vinegar. Pretty delicious.

M - Dry, medium body that is big enough for 9.5%. Tannic finish with a touch of stickiness. It integrates feel elements of all the base beers quite convincingly.

D - This is shockingly drinkable for the ABV - we plowed through this faster than any of the barleywines that we had beforehand. A fantastic experiment that should be a big hit when it's bottled in larger quantities.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2010 20:12:49 | More by MasterSki
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elliot23

Montana

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Barrel House.

A small head of off yellow foam. Beer pours a strong orange color. cloudy in color. The smell is bourbon and oak intermingling with tart berries and citrus. The taste is complex with spice, citrus, and apple cider. Very nice sipping beer. The mouthfeel is very warming. Low carbonation and a medium body are very welcomed here. The ABV is ridiculously high, but well hidden. Amazingly easier to put back.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2010 16:33:49 | More by elliot23
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CaptainTripps

Oregon

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml 2009 bottle poured into a duvel tulip.

A: Pours a very golden-hazy amber. Very much looks like an IPA at pour. Poured gorgeous amount of cream colored head. Left tons of lacing up and down the glass. Very good looking beer.

S: When you dip your nose into the glass some funkyness instantly hits your nose. Also get waves of aromas such as white wine, grapes, oak (major oakyness present), floral notes, and small amounts of orange peel. Some vanilla and small bourbon notes present.

T: Hard one to put a finger on due to its complexness. Sourness really dominates up front and then finishes clean and sweet with vanilla and bourbon aftertones. Some belgian yeast and spicyness are there with a white grape twist to it all. Very rich with some alcohol bite as well. The sweetness of the slight grape aftertaste really balances out the funkyness upfront. Flavors really work in harmony produce a damn fine beer.

M: Has medium carbonation that is long lasting to the very last drop. Not a "pucker-power" sour, but just right on the mouth feel. Beer is smooth with a slight oily feel.

D: A very good beer that isn't a every day sipper, but a beer for special times. A very smooth beer that needs to be appreciated and not abused. Once you get a bottle, savior it and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 05:02:49 | More by CaptainTripps
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cosmicevan

New York

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Note's from Captain Lawrence Rosso Batch 3 release / tasting:

Vlad the Imp Aler – pours a sour colored grape murky, very murky, no head, little carbonation and bubbly. Bring it to life with a glass swirl. Smell is sweet tart, but not in your face. Pretty well balanced, not over the top, sour in the right places. Mouth is smooth. This is a really solid brew across the board. Very solid mouthfeel with even and perfect carbonation. Solid start to finish

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 04:05:00 | More by cosmicevan
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Floydster

California

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a blend of Cascade's blonde and quadrupel that is then barrel aged with wild yeast, consumed 12/5/08, reviewed from notes, color was bright medium orange with several golden highlights, 1/2 inch fizzy white head that disappears quickly, no lacing or retention to note, smell contained grapefruit, citrus, barley, funky yeast, tarty brett, wood, green apple, and sour cherries, taste was very tart at first which I was not complaining about, malts come into effect and the beer gets sweeter after the first few sips, really like the citric acid and sweet fruit combination, funky lemons and orange peel in the finish, mouthfeel is faintly sour, sweet, and dry, body is on the medium side, high level of carbonation, taste sticks around for a good amount of time, could have drank several servings of this, refreshing, not overly sour or sweet, not heavy, just a nice tarty Belgian ale, first beer I tasted from this brewery but just had the four sours arrive in the mail a few days ago, now I cannot wait to open those, certainly recommended

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2008 04:23:12 | More by Floydster
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erikm25

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Color was a thickened bright, yet hazed, amber hue. A massive glowing ruby red with subtle cherry glazed highlights. Looked like a thick red wine. Definitely a surprise when sat in front of me. There was some minimal lacing that stuck tightly around the glass with nice retention. Great and vibrant looking beer.

S: The aromas were amazingly sharp and vivid. Very difficult to describe. They swirl into the nose with a distorting fragrance. Citrus fruits, cherries, raisins with hints of vanilla. Tart apples and sugary plum-ness.

T: This had an immediate and insanely complex and intense taste. My first thoughts were tartness but that does not do justice to everything going on in the taste. Sour black cherries with blistering orange citrus bite. Lots of apples with a slightly spicy finish. Lemon tang with creamy raspberry and velvety banana-peach flavors. Great barrage of tartness, sourness, and sweetness. Ends with a biting sharpness. Had no idea what the ABV was at the time of tasting but felt it had to be 8% or above.

M: Impressive carbonation and body. Has a nice stickiness around the mouth. Had this after dinner and it was perfect for sipping and enjoying.

D: Review notes from 12/31/08. I had no idea what to expect when I ordered. In all honesty, the name sounded cool so without asking any info I just went for it. I am still new when it comes to expanding my horizons and experimenting with new types of beer. However, the first word that came to my mind when I tried this was "innovation." Definitely unique and I am very glad I gave it try. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2009 02:23:55 | More by erikm25
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DovaliHops

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2011 Project. Cork was probably one of the most difficult ones to remove...EVER. Pours a murky, golden color with a hint of amber. Small-medium, white head that takes a little time to go down. Good-looking brew. Scent is very inviting... green apples, bourbon, citrus fruit, barnyard funk, pepper, grass...damn, this beer is all over the place. Smells complex. Taste is just as complex! Initial sip is lightly tart with sour apple flavor and lemon peel. Sour lemon flavors with a balance of sweet bourbon. Lovely spiciness that I can't put my finger on...other than being delicious. A bit boozy, especially as it warms. Mouthfeel is a little cloying, but with a dry finish. Seems perfect with this offering. Drinkability is high...especially for such large ABV. Overall, like the other Cascade brews I've had, this one is very complex and delicious. The sweet booziness is definitely present, but the tart fruit, light acidity, and mellow funk make this to be a world-class beer. Have 1 more bottle, definitely going to buy more.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 07:43:39 | More by DovaliHops
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pkalix

California

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

popped the cork, got some good sour aroma from the bottle. poured into my Houblon Chouffe (flute?) glass and the sound of it pouring was comparable to champagne. a nice billowy champagne head with carbonation rising energetically from the bottom... I am mind-tripped into believing this is a Belgian because of the glassware.... very blonde
tart acidic vinegar, fruity aroma....
mouth-puckering, tongue muscle-contracting... even the sides of my tongue are clenching and shivering. white grape, sweet fruits. vanilla?
bottle says 2011 project at 10.91%. cannot taste any alcohol whatsoever. I love the sours but they just don't mix with 'regular' brews so I 'schedule' my sour evenings accordingly. mouthfeel is par for a sour, although seemingly light for such a heavy alcohol level. a thicker syrup lingers behind on the tongue like a sugary treat.
5's should be rare, but I love the 'appearance', the way it sticks to the sides of the glass with its white billow-y-ness. it doesn't 'lace', but leaves thick remaining white bubbles. the taste is a tad thin from perfect and smooth but still awesome. the smell is rather NOT as extra-ordinary as I was expecting, but overall this is class sour straight up. at almost 11%, this is an incredible accomplishment. cant wait to try the others from Cascade...

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 00:51:16 | More by pkalix
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ccrida

Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On draught at the brewpub, enjoyed while chatting with the ever generous and friendly Ron, Curtis, and Art from Raccoon. Vlad the Imp Aler is a dark golden light orange with a small white collar that leaves scattered lace.

Smell is slight caramel and whiskey, a nice spiciness, semi-sweet, with light fusels.

Taste is great, a big BSPA fruitiness countered by a nice tartness, with more of the whiskey and spice notes providing added depth. Sometime the lacto dominates so much that they base beers don't shine though, but that surely isn't the case here, at least not yet! Wow, very yummy, these guys have been killing it in the sour beer world lately.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a hint of oily slickness and not as dry as their other sours.

Drinkability is dangerously high for 10.3% beer, although mainly because it's so tasty, as you can certainly taste the heat. Factor in the reasonable price and you've got another home run from Cascade.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2009 23:13:47 | More by ccrida
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HopHead84

California

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks a ton to Ron for busting this bottle out when I visited the brewery. I'd read about this and never thought I'd get the chance to try it. My notes are a little fuzzy as this was the last beer at the end of a 3 hour tasting, but I believe this is a blend of 2 spiced quads, 2 old triples, and a spiced strong blonde. If that's completely inaccurate you have my permission to execute me.

The beer pours amber with a one inch beige head. Retention and lacing are both great.

The aroma is a complex thing. Notes of candied and brown sugar evident, as well as overripe apples, yeastiness, and sweet bready malt. I detect a faint spiciness as well as, orange peel, oak, and lactic notes. A nice tartness is present. I know that sounds like a crude conglomeration, but my description doesn't do the nose justice as the different aromas do combine nicely.

The flavor is tart, with lots of bready malt, some caramel, and sugar. There's a faint lactic sourness in the flavor, and those interesting overripe apples are back. I get less oak than the nose suggested, but it's still noticeable. The flavor strikes a nice balance between tart and sugary sweet. I notice notes of citrus and dried fruits. The finish is sweet with some acidity and a finishing, lingering tartness. Highly recommended.

2nd bottle opened by jshufelt at our Cascade tasting on 12/11/2009. Thanks Jonathan! The only thing I'd like to add to my previous review is that the beer is a good deal spicier than I remembered it being. Spices are strong in both aroma and flavor, but a bit more so in aroma.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 06:23:33 | More by HopHead84
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TulipSnifter

Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This beer has no cap but has some lacing. It looks like a light apple cider.
Smell: It has a light sour smell.
Taste: I taste a bit of faint vanilla and it is pleasantly sweet. Tastes similar to a fruity white wine... Maybe Chardonnay.
Mouth feel: clean and light which I like.
Drink ability: Easy to drink and is very pleasant.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2010 23:48:21 | More by TulipSnifter
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mrandypandy

Georgia

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml caged and corked bottle shipped from the brewery. For the record, the exorbant shipping fees have NO effect on my score.

A- Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a fizzy white head. Amber highlights. Good lacing.
S- Not as strong/sour/funky as I was expecting. Faint tart and fruity notes.
T- Wow. Lactic tartness, citrus and other fruity tones. I'm not good at describing flavors, but there is a lot going on here. Exceptional.
M- Medium body, light and crisp. Good carbonation. Acidic.
D- High. Very complex, lots of flavors going on, yet light and drinkable. ABV is well hidden.

Overall - I've tried a few beers from Cascade and have yet to be disappointed. Vlad does not disappoint. Flavorful, complex, but not over-the-top puckering

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 13:24:51 | More by mrandypandy
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Brad for cracking this one open with us at Jackie O's Saturday...

Golden orange appearance with just a bit of smooth head. Sour lacto but doesn't overpower the nose. Some Belgian fruitiness coming through. Tastes of lacto but well balances with fruits and floral flavours on a strong malt backbone. Light and sharp on the tongue making it very drinkable! Easily my favourite sour

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 16:47:00 | More by Urbancaver
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a golden orange color with good carbonation and a nice white head

S: Lemons, barnyard, fruits, oak, sourness

T:Cherris, bourbon, oak, acidic,vinegar, barnyard funk, hay

M: Light booze sting on end, mouthfeel is nice, lighter to medium body

D: Easy to drink, not overly sour

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 04:32:10 | More by barleywinefiend
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mdfb79

New York

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 12/12/10 notes. Had at a local tasting thanks to Thorpe429; thanks Mike, really wanted to try this one!

a - Pours a nice amber color with one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour apples, funk, sour cherries and fruit, oak, vinegar, and light bourbon. Smells pretty amazing.

t - Tastes of sour apples, sour fruit, barnyard funk, vinegar, oak/wood, and bourbon. Again, very enjoyable.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, very smooth body.

d - I thought this was a great beer that smelled absolutely amazing. It had a nice combination of sour fruit and oak, which I thought worked really well together. Would love to get another bottle of this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 00:10:08 | More by mdfb79
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

A: Hazy and orange in color with an eighth inch of head that leaves some good lacing on the glass.

S: Sour, funk, citrus, apples, fruit, alcohol.

T: Really tasty. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. The flavor is tannic, with a nice oak barrel presence. The beer is pleasantly sour, which thrills me, and has a nice fruit component. The bourbon aspect is there, but not overwhelming. Overall, a seriously delicious brew.

M: Very smooth feel with moderately low carbonation.

D: An overall awesome beer. I definitely want some more of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 22:12:21 | More by Huhzubendah
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Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.