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

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564 Ratings
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Ratings: 564
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 472
Gots: 186 | FT: 16
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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4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011 Project)

Thanks for sharing this with me, VaTechHopHead!

Clear orange with a small ring of white foam. Leaves dots of stick down the glass.

Citrus and fruity aroma, with some grapefruit and white fruit notes, along with lactic sour character, and a touch of funk. Some wine and earth notes as well.

Moderate sourness, white fruits, along with some lemon and grapefruit complete the flavor. Fairly complex, though incredibly drinkable.

Medium bodied with moderate to near high carbonation. Very drinkable.

I like this a lot, but remember liking it even more.

ehammond1, Mar 09, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, 2011 Project, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy orange / amber color, topped with a thin white head that leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Very complex aroma, notes of bourbon, vanilla, caramel malt and spice, but also lactic sourness, dry grape skin, apple and peach fruitiness.

T- Nice lactic sourness up front, hints of vinegar, towards the finish spice, dry tannins and especially a caramel and vanilla sweetness takes over. The barrel and dry grape flavors are great and work well with the sourness, it's just a touch sweeter than I would have liked.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel with a very dry, tannic finish. The alcohol is invisible in the flavor but leaves some nice warmth in your stomach.

O- A really interesting beer, it's very complex and balances a lot of very different flavors very well.

WillCarrera, Mar 03, 2013
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Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.