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

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559 Ratings
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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 467
Gots: 185 | 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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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

02-02-2014 00:44:27 | More by thinwhiteduke
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Theortiz01

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-01-2014 06:32:18 | More by Theortiz01
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mcdonald422

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-17-2014 19:12:22 | More by OC_Beer_Fan
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tclang

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-15-2014 23:30:03 | More by tclang
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-12-2014 21:51:21 | More by fehrminator
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N_Schleret

Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%

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.

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

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev 0%

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.

01-12-2014 02:27:02 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-11-2014 04:57:12 | More by KAP1356
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DoubleJ

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

01-08-2014 04:10:51 | More by DoubleJ
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Chingringo

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-07-2014 16:18:46 | More by Chingringo
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ShaneTheWalrus

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-07-2014 02:19:18 | More by ShaneTheWalrus
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11%

01-06-2014 15:17:51 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-05-2014 22:06:47 | More by Hanzo
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-05-2014 06:06:02 | More by zestar
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%

A-Cloudy yellow orange, one finger head with some lacing.

S-Grapes, wine, oak, slight bourbon, mild funk, grass and dirt.

T-Starts with some grapes, good deal of wine and oak. Mild bourbon, grass with some funk.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, crisp dry finish.

O-Not one of their best, worthy they try, but for the price it is a tough buy.

01-04-2014 18:53:47 | More by rlee1390
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-03-2014 19:38:06 | More by DWolf
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nharres

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-31-2013 14:56:04 | More by nharres
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-31-2013 14:53:26 | More by KevinmusPrime
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-31-2013 02:13:54 | More by ADTaber
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

12-28-2013 23:01:48 | More by IrishColonial
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%

"2011 Project"

A-Pours a slightly hazy, orangey amber color. Head is a slightly yellow, foamy, bubbly mass. Head manages to retain some of its size. Slick, bubbly lacing.

S-Funky and vinous with bourbon character. Almost reminds me of bourbon spiked egg nog. Spicy and a bit peppery. Vinegar. Tart fruits. Some malty base. Vanilla.

T-Funky and highly influenced by both types of barrel. The spiciness and broad oakiness of the bourbon barrel really blends well with the tannic, vinous wine barrel. It remains fairly sweet, not surprising because this beer has some Quad in there. Belgian spiciness and loads of funk. Vanilla cream with underripe apricot and peach. Vinegar sourness. Sweet and sour combo with a long, lingering barrel finish.

M-Alcohol hidden well. Sweet at first but finishes dry and tannic. Pleasant carbonation. Flavor lingers forever.

O/D-A really interesting Wild brew. I love the barrel influence and find that the funkiness plays very will with the bourbon notes. It's a pricey bottle that isn't easy to come by but one time is well worth it.

12-25-2013 17:39:16 | More by VelvetExtract
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Shmeal

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-20-2013 23:05:57 | More by Shmeal
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -3%

this is one heck of a beer, and about the most complex one ive had in the blonde color. thanks to my brother for bringing this one to the table. its a sour blonde quad blended with a couple of other sour golden beers, barrel aged. hazy pale yellow in color with quite a bit of bubbles. the nose does not give its alcohol strength away at all, and it smells of sweet musty wood, souring bacteria, spiced rum, Belgian yeast, honey, and wheat malt. extremely complex layers of flavors, just like aromas, to this west coast gem. it starts quite sweet, with a honey and spice combination, and its immediately followed by a woodiness before sour kicks it into high gear. the combination of sour and sweet in the finish is a little odd, not dry at all, but its certainly enjoyable. the blonde quad is an interesting base beer for something like this, it holds up well to the other ingredients and blends, but also serves to let the barrel shine through in a unique way. some wine vibes on the finish as well. well enough carbonated and rather light in body for what it is. an extremely impressive beer from cascade, who seems to be doing so pretty special stuff. this one will be in my memory for awhile.

12-20-2013 16:38:50 | More by StonedTrippin
Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.