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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

545 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 545
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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VAbdoyan

California

5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-02-2011 03:32:20 | More by VAbdoyan
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pdxkarl

California

5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-01-2011 22:43:08 | More by pdxkarl
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-01-2011 12:58:47 | More by djrn2
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-30-2011 18:44:33 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another BIF beer drank with the DC group.

The beer is a nice orange color, clear ish with a fizzy headthat dis to nothing at all with no lacing. The beer smells great with plenty of nice wild ale yeast and tartness, really nice tame fruit notes with some great other sweet potato casserole bourbon notes as well in the nose, also with some red wine too. also some peach or nectarine in the nose.

The taste is not nearly as tart as I hoped, but it is nicely balanced with notes of vanilla, sweeter fruity berries, some oaky (but not overly bourbon) flavors, sugary berries, and just a bit of tartness. It's overall a pretty decent showing with a complexity of sweeter fruity flavors with a touch of tart, would be amazing with more tartness. Has plenty of cherry and plenty of red wine as well. The feel is not great, just a little thinner and sweeter than I like in wild ales.

Overall good.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 20:58:31 | More by Dreadnaught33
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

shared by crushedvol.

Smells bright and sweet with some funky tartness.
(takes a sip) Wow. This is quite nice.

The sweet, somewhat citrus notes, with some lacto-tasrtness to it work wonderfully. This has all the characteristics of a beer that I think will age very well-- If I could land a bottle of this, I'd let it sit around for 2 or 3 years and then give it a try!

This is really enjoyable as it it is though-- certainly worthy of comparison with benchmark beers (at least in terms of sour blondes) by the likes of Russian River.
This isn't the most sour beer, but I could imagine it growing a bit in that category and really rocking my world then!

The finish has an acidic white-grape tannin note that works pretty well.

The beer itself is a murky hazy gold color with small head. The feel needs just a bit more in terms of carbonation to really kick it up a notch.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 04:22:06 | More by AleWatcher
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-25-2011 20:45:33 | More by GRG1313
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-24-2011 00:24:20 | More by Duff27
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jh1982

Nevada

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-23-2011 06:03:39 | More by jh1982
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-22-2011 00:24:06 | More by Khazadum
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-21-2011 01:20:47 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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cpinto6

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-19-2011 11:26:37 | More by cpinto6
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beefandbean22

Washington

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-19-2011 03:29:38 | More by beefandbean22
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Tennessee

5/5  rDev +16.8%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-18-2011 18:57:30 | More by I2uss
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Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-15-2011 19:15:56 | More by jmarsh123
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-15-2011 18:09:40 | More by kkrez
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bauermj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-15-2011 14:28:34 | More by bauermj
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-15-2011 13:46:17 | More by sideshowe
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Adamostella

Washington

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-14-2011 23:53:43 | More by Adamostella
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SourNotes

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-14-2011 21:10:32 | More by SourNotes
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monitorpop

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-14-2011 18:18:13 | More by monitorpop
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-14-2011 17:14:23 | More by writerLJBerg
Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.