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

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547 Ratings
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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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4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-21-2014 20:40:14 | More by Quackus
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-16-2014 20:36:18 | More by goalie33
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-16-2014 08:16:28 | More by 510a
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Washington

4.75/5  rDev +11%

02-15-2014 22:37:50 | More by Don_Bushnell
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California

4.75/5  rDev +11%

02-15-2014 22:10:48 | More by brotherliam
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California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-12-2014 08:33:05 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-10-2014 22:57:42 | More by BryanK
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-07-2014 19:43:50 | More by Canesfan22
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DovaliHops

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
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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New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-03-2014 03:40:10 | More by metalgdog
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California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-02-2014 09:26:32 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Illinois

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Texas

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California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-23-2014 06:12:57 | More by mcdonald422
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-20-2014 01:19:33 | More by FeelinSurley
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California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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N_Schleret

Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a half finger white head. Orange/amber color.
S: Funk up front. Sour apples with a light oak hint. Very similar to a wine with funk.
T: Sweet fruity flavors up front; apples and berries. Funk with a light oak taste in the back end. Bourbon flavor that is hidden in the end.
M: Medium on the palate. Very puckering. Medium carbonation.
O: A very complex beer. I can't wait to try more from Cascade Brewery. A beer worth sharing. Thank you from Chriscrundwell12 for bringing this to try.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 02:35:21 | More by N_Schleret
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle corked and caged shared with friends

A- Dark brown color with golden orange hues coming off of the bottom of the glass. 1/2 fingers worth of white head dissipates to thin layer around the glass, nice white lacing that sticks to the glass. Cloudy, hard to see through it.
S- Really nice aroma, wild yeast upfront, nice funky aroma, fruity notes, pear, sour lemon, vinegar. Slight oak characteristics as well.
T- Complex tasting beer, allot going on. The funk is the first thing you come across. Sour lemon, sour green apple, vinegar, i get wine characteristics in this, the oak is prevalent as well.
M- Medium mouthfeel, dry finish, well carbonated.
O- Really enjoyed this one. One of the better offerings from cascade IMO. Complex, tasty, great to share with friends.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 02:27:02 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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Florida

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Oregon

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Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.