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

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544 Ratings
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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 465
Gots: 185 | 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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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-03-2013 18:51:36 | More by KiMiRaiK
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WillCarrera

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 05:12:03 | More by WillCarrera
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DJButters

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-27-2013 00:24:56 | More by DJButters
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roblund

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-25-2013 15:16:07 | More by roblund
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BrokenStones

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-23-2013 10:35:47 | More by BrokenStones
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2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

02-19-2013 05:59:08 | More by 2beerdogs
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thehbchemistry

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-11-2013 23:22:56 | More by thehbchemistry
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BillHilly

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-08-2013 02:55:37 | More by BillHilly
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-06-2013 18:14:02 | More by yourefragile
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americanpalemale

Oregon

3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Raccoon Lodge.

Nice golden orange color with small white head that didn't last long.

Aroma of sweet bourbon, vanilla and tropical fruits and spices, with slight sourness.

At first sip, big bourbon without being too boozy, followed by an almost sweet and sour fruitiness. As the beer warms the bourbon and the sweetness from the alcohol become more apparent, as well as the sourness.

The carbonation was a bit low, I thought, but it wasn't too distracting.

At 10.6% abv. this is one that needs to be enjoyed carefully.

Overall, I really enjoyed the beer, but may have enjoyed it more at 8% abv.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2013 06:36:01 | More by americanpalemale
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-02-2013 23:10:35 | More by Retail1LO
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-30-2013 05:18:01 | More by spycow
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MordorMongo


4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-29-2013 23:15:19 | More by MordorMongo
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Raccoon Lodge.

Appearance. A murky gold-amber liquid in the cascade globe with a thin white head.

Smell. Sweet and fruity with some woody bourbon and vanilla. Tons of lactic sour and some light, fruity belgian yeast.

Taste. Fruity belgian yeast and some woody bourbon with that nice Cascade lactic sourness. Not a sour as their fruited beers but that may be due to the big belgian base that lets some sweet caramel malt and a bit of booze come through.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body with medium+ lively carbonation.

Overall. A nice sour with some great belgian qualities. Enjoyed it and looking forward to the vintage bottle at home some day soon.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2013 03:57:08 | More by Rutager
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to DaveHack (the effin' man) for opening this one last night. This poured out as a clear looking copper color with a nice white head on top. The retention and lacing were minimal. The smell of the beer is obviously sour but also has this subtle sweetness in there too. I kept picking up elements of either the bourbon or honey on the nose. The taste of the beer is tart but it doesn't melt your face off. There is a nice balance of tart and sweet mixing together on this beer. Really interesting stuff! The mouthfeel was well carbonated and light bodied. Overall it's a great beer, and thats coming from someone who isn't the biggest fan of sours. Really quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 16:40:07 | More by Knapp85
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-24-2013 00:17:44 | More by DaveHack
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-24-2013 00:11:58 | More by millerbuffoon
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emilylee

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

01-23-2013 21:59:59 | More by emilylee
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-23-2013 04:39:06 | More by SocalKicks
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oregone

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-22-2013 16:55:05 | More by oregone
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n2185

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-20-2013 20:57:49 | More by n2185
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BeerBaronPDX

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-20-2013 15:28:53 | More by BeerBaronPDX
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-11-2013 22:04:28 | More by AlexFields
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Callmecoon

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-09-2013 00:24:32 | More by Callmecoon
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olympuszymurgus

California

5/5  rDev +16.8%

01-06-2013 01:30:41 | More by olympuszymurgus
Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.