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

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Ratings: 635
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 482
Gots: 190 | FT: 17
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:
Beer added by: hopdog on 12-09-2008

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: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 635 | Reviews: 159
Photo of julian
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The cork was a BITCH to get off. Some channel lock pliers and a cork screw later and it was finally off.

A: Hazy straw orange in color. Lots of bubbles escaping to the top. Some off white head from an aggressive pour that sticks and provides a nice layer on the surface. Sticky lacing all around the sides. 4.5

S: Some brett like tarntess, vinous woody aromas (likely from the wine barrels), some residual honey like sweetness in the background. 4

T&M: Mouthfeel is exception. Smooth, creamy and rolls off your tongue. Almost like liquid carbonated toffee. The taste is dominated by the flavors imparted from the wine barrels. Vinous yet tart, but with every taste, it feels sweeter and sweeter. There is a definite honey sweetness to this. 4/4.5

O: An exceptional beer, and kind of a confusing, odd blend. One on hand it’s tart, and vinous and yet in the same sip it’s very sweet, and caramely. Lots going on here, super complex. 4

Photo of unitmonster
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a 750 ml bottle into a couple tulips.

A - Yellow, almost geuze like color. Some yeast at the bottle of the bottle in clumps.

S - Especially funky. Lots of brett / barnyard funk.

T - Super tart, lots of sour apple taste. Bourbon finish rounds things off nicely.

M - Dry and carbonated. This is a great beer.

O - I liked this beer and I am going to try to get more. ABV is a little big for being a sour, but its delicious regardless.

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks canjeeps, for this bottle and the easy trade. Cascade has quickly climbs the ladder of favorite breweries of mine, so I'm really excited for this one.

Appearance
Poured into a Lost Abbey tulip. I didn't quite know what to expect from the appearance here. The description suggested that this was going to be a golden sour, and that's partially correct. It ended up being a little darker than I had expected, probably a product of the barrel aging. Its a fully clouded orange-tan. The head is large, but not as large and fluffy as heads found on many other Cascade beers. A few solid rings of lace are left, fueled by lots of visible effervescence.

Aroma
Again, I don't know what I expected from this beer, but I don't think I expected this. I'm getting much more of a wine barrel character than bourbon barrel notes. Plenty of musty, damp wood. Swirling can bring out minor, hidden notes that I associate with bourbon barreling; soft vanilla and toffee. The whole thing is a little vinegary and spiced. Notions of coriander, cinnamon and perhaps some rosemary. There is a LOT going on here; every once in a while I swirl up something delicious, but then it recedes back into the dense complexities of this beer.

Taste
The tastes works in many of the same ways the aroma does. Ever changing nuances and insane juxtapositions of flavors. Wine barrels and their vinegary tartness kick things off. The beer quickly mellows out as the vanilla, fig and baked apple notes of bourbon barrels comes out. Frankly, though, the two sides of this beer nearly clash with each other. There is a lot of under ripe fruit at the front with over ripe fruits trailing behind. Alcohol makes no attempt to hide. The finish is bourbony hot with a spiced alcohol flavor.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, this is a big wild ale. Carbonation is gritty, but gives up fairly quickly. The finish is heavy, warming and coating.

Overall
What a strange brew. The alcohol is too much here, and the beer stands divided between the funk and tartness of wine barrels and the heat and smoothness of bourbon barrels. A nice, create try though.

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour was decent enough with a clear, dark grape juice looking liquid with only the slightest bit of carbonation sticking to the inside of the glass. The aroma is sour, tart notes, hints of a woody or oak like touch with a vanilla touch to it. Small notes of cherry or some light fruit notes. As I take a taste the feel really throuws me off. Nice tart flavors and a really nice well blended profile. much different then anything i have run into before. The bite of tart apples is lightly offset with a touch of vanilla and oak in the finish, nothing too bad at all, Just a nice one to put down, the tartness was not strong enough and the subtle hints of oak, too light to make a difference.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Note's from Captain Lawrence Rosso Batch 3 release / tasting:

Vlad the Imp Aler – pours a sour colored grape murky, very murky, no head, little carbonation and bubbly. Bring it to life with a glass swirl. Smell is sweet tart, but not in your face. Pretty well balanced, not over the top, sour in the right places. Mouth is smooth. This is a really solid brew across the board. Very solid mouthfeel with even and perfect carbonation. Solid start to finish

Photo of jwinship83
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml corked and caged bottle traded to me by hawks10 in person. thanks steve! drank from my russian river "tion" glass.

A- this one pours out a color that can best be described as slightly darker than apple juice with a small and quickly vanishing bright white head on top. little spots of lacing are left behind on the sides of my glass.

S- the nose starts out with sweet caramel malts before quickly moving onto green apple skin, dates, tart cherries, and raisins. decently lactic/acetic smelling. balsamic vinegar. bourbon and hints of oaken barrel. alcohol sneaks through at some points.

T- the taste starts out with some caramel malt sweetness with a little bit of toffee. the comes a variety of fruits, including green apple skin, tart cherries, raisins, figs, dates, and maybe a little plum. not as sour/puckering as the nose indicated. bourbon and wood. the alcohol comes through stronger in the taste that the nose.

M- the body is a solid medium. the carbonation was pretty low for the style. not as dry as i would have expected.

O- i dont think i liked this as much as other members of the wild ale family. something about it seemed to lack for me. glad i tried it. this is one i didnt think id have the chance to. maybe its the classic barnyard smells and flavors that are missing from this that make it something i dont love?

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

I have had this beer a number of times as of late, and it has not failed to impress me each time. Thanks to various people for the share, and let's have a round of applause for Blaine for sharing it here at the Willard's sour mini-tasting.

A - It pours a golden-apricot hue and is capped with a respectably pillowy head of white froth; some lace ensues.

S - The nose immediately suggests notes of apple skin, lemon wood, and vanilla. Though pertly tart in a lactic and citric sense, the aroma also offers vaguely sweeter impressions of tropical fruit, maybe some pineapple, to balance it out.

T - Bourbon barrel notes of oaken vanilla fuse with impressions of lime, green oranges, fresh-cut grass and an intensifying citric bitter-sour finish. Very complex and intricately nuanced.

M - The feel is a bit too straightforward-beery for me; I'd like to see a softer carbonation and a lighter mouth feel, perhaps. Still it is not bad by any stretch.

O - I may enjoy this one the most out of all the Cascades.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.
Vintage: 2009

A - Pours a glorious and gorgeous strong golden color with some mild copper hues and some nice yellow edges. There is a nice thin white head that forms with some stickiness and some nice dense bubbles. Extremely attractive beer.

S - Aroma of tart fruits. Some nice lemon as well as some apple. There is some nice spice notes to the nose as well. Some honey and slight caramel sweetness hidden between the sour notes. There is some nice dry oaky wood finishes as well.

T & M - Taste starts off with some nice Granny Smith apple sourness with some pear cider notes and some slight Champagne. There is some nice white grape and white wine notes mixed in with some mild vinegar. The sourness to this beer is quite delicious and not too overwhelming at all. Very well balanced slight honey and caramel sweetness with the sourness. There is some good spice notes that are quite refreshing. Good funk character at the beginning of the beer. The finish is dry and complex but also has some nice lasting tartness. Mouthfeel is medium and with nice complex flavors and a nice crisp and refreshing carbonation. Awesome brew.

O - Very delicious beer that I would love to have around more often. Very well crafted sour that isn't pretentious but has great flavors and a nice rich body.

Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Corey – much obliged!

Pours a hazy orange color with a half-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of medium malts with large amounts of moderately tart light citrus – lemon and orange rinds. Also present are slight hints of oak and lighter hints of vinegar.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not quite as complex. Medium malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by light citrus flavors that are equally tart and sweet. Midway through the sip hints of funk come into play and dissipate the slight sweetness. Very light hints of vinegar make an appearance near the end of the sip before fading out into a crisp and mildly tart ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I wasn’t blown away by this beer, but it’s another solid beer from Cascade. Well worth a shot.

Photo of KeefD
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another beer graciously sent by my East Coast connection, Knifestyles. Thanks Chris! Enjoying this with a plate of Dutch Gouda and crackers. Pours a dull orange color with a large eggshell white head that fell slowly to a nice cap and left some surprisingly nice lacing considering the style. Aroma has a nice citric/acidic punch, followed by some musty basement, bandaid, a bit of hay/herbs, and as touch of sweetness. Taste starts off slightly acidic, tart, with flavors of cherry, grain, lots of apple cider vinegar, some of that bandaid/medicinal-like flavor that I got into the nose, light leather, maybe just a small hint of apricot/peach, mild sweetness, and totally dries out on the semi-sour finish. Not a lot of bourbon from the barrels, but it might be there in light amounts... I have had this one other time, and thought there was more of the lemon/leather/basement flavor associated with Brett, but this go 'round seems to be more on the balanced side with lemon only making a fleeting appearance, and the blonde quad characteristics are coming out much more, which probably gives it that underlying cherry and apple cider flavor. Body is nice, carbonation is good, not too spritzy. Overall, a nice brew. I could definitely go for more citrus/lemon characters from the sourness/Brett, but it's good overall, and and definitely pairs well the Gouda.

Photo of GrandCruDrew
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in my NB Goblet, 750mL bottle.

A- Pours a solid 2 inches of white pillowing head. A orange hazy body with little head retention and some lacing.

S- Amazing nose of soured oranges, other citrus fruits, slightly sour and funkiness, brett, some oak.

T- Sour, but candied apticots, tropical fruits such as guava, brett, oak, funkiness, some of that fun stripes bubble gum from my childhood and very well-balanced!

M- Slightly tart with a bit of sweetness. Very soft and well balanced with the acidity and fruit.

Overall- Loving this beer! Very pleasantly suprised. I love the acidity and fruitiness mixed with the oak. The drinkability for me on this is very great!

Photo of AgentZero
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Orangish yellow beer with a small head that left some random spots on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells very tart, funky, and acetic. Lots of sweet fruits in there, oranges, apricots, pineapples. Aroma is quite inviting, and smells like a solid American sour.

T - Bit of oak and vanilla, tart fruits, and a little bit of bourbon. I find it all to be a very good meld of flavors, and easy to get down.

M - Lively carbonation, medium bodied, dry finish.

O - Very good beer, liked it enough to go acquire some more bottles. Not at the top of the line as far as American Wilds go, but an easy drinker that's worth trying.

Photo of harrymel
3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Vintage '09

A: Pours a dark apricot ale with excellent clarity. Single finger of loosely packed off-white head falls quickly to a thin, broken sheet of the same. Little lacing.

S: Crisp apples, berries. The bourbon is quite evident on this one. Much more so than I had anticipate. Sour vinegar on the nose. Really nice.

T: Like sour cola, bourbon. Woody. The beer is very complex.

M: Medium to light body with low carbonation.

O: Very good beer. I enjoyed this very much and plan to open another soon.

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this in a trade I think with drez77, thanks man. I was a little worried after the bourbonic plague was so bad but this turned out to be solid. Orange color with a decent head but then it disappears. Nice smell of light citrus, sourness and a hint of barrel. The flavor had a very subtle barrel influence and was sour with hints of bourbon. I liked this but I should have split it with someone.

Photo of FosterJM
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

394th review on BA
Bottle to plastic cup
C/C 750

Shared at Marron Acidifie release

App- This was a mix of orange and yellow with a one finger head to it. A little cling was present but not much.

Smell- Big soured notes of orange and pineapple. Smelled like a Dole Orange/Pineapple drink with sour added. It was a bit sweet and aciditic.

Taste- I picked up the playful notes between the sour and tart. Escaping me was the oak and the bourbon. The sour notes are really all that I am getting from this, tasty beer but wanted more.

Mouth- Lighter medium bodies with a matched and well done carbonation. Left me with sour and tart residual flavors.

Drink- For me the hype was more than the beer. Still SOLID, but with just having Marron on tap I can say I wasnt blown away as I wanted to be, of course I will have this one again.

Photo of stakem
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to jconrick1 for the trade on this one! Shared with CaptinRedBeard on 3/24/11.

Poured into a snifter, this brew appears a clear orange color with yellow hints around the edges. A white frothy head appears more than a finger strong and leaves a webbing of lace work all over the glass. A light swirl revives the back to a finger of creamy head.

The aroma is mineral filled with funk and souring notes. A light touch of vinegar mixed with a sweet smelling fruitiness like orange peel and other tropical fruits. The backend reveals some sulfur and a scent that is a little poopy. Quite a wild mix of enjoyable aromas going on, it would have been more enjoyable without the sulfur and minerals though.

The taste is sharp and acidic, cheesy, funky, fruity with bitter rinds like orange and some pear. There is a fruity warming finish to this brew. Oak flavors mingle with the fruitiness as it warms and evolves into something only minorly reminiscent of Belgian phenols underneath the funky sourness of this offering.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is lightly acidic and souring. Quite easy drinking with a nice warming quality to it as expected for 10+% abv. A nice salivation factor about this brew makes me want to continue drinking it with ease but it just seemed like it was missing something. Perhaps this one would have developed more in the bottle. As is, it's amazing how wild yeast can alter the blend of base brew's.

Photo of brewandbbq
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle courtesy BA SMason..Thanks!

Pours hazy gold with a copper hue and a quarter inch head of white. A partial skim coat with tattered lacing througout the glass.

Aromatics lead off with apricot pits, oak, bourbon, pineapple skins, and a tannic sour note. Hints of honey, vanilla, citric acid, and dusty boards follow through.

Medium bodied with a crisp, sharp mouthfeel. A bit creamy and lush with a bracing edge.

Soured stone fruit, boozy bourbon, tannic oak, and some juicy residuals start the palate. There is an interplay of sweet and sour, though neither is extreme. The bourbon is subtle and adds a nice complexity. More than tart but not even close to jowel-watering. Fairly dry with plenty of tropical fruit pits and clovey phenols.

Finishes with lingering oak-soaked apricots, bourbon, and citric acid.

At first taste I was disapointed with the lower-level of sourness, but the fruit character is outstanding and the bourbon is nicely supportive.
This beer really grows on you.

Nice blend.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.68/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

4.0 A: Lightly hazed medium orange color. Two fingers of off-white creamy/frothy head with average retention and good amount of lacing.

3.5 S: The aroma is much more reserved than the Plague, but the barrel aging works much better. The bourbon is very light and barely noticeable. However, the wine contributes much more strength, lending a pleasant vinous character to the beer. Musky funkiness with a moderate lactic component. Not as fruity as I'd expect given the blend, but there is some peach and apple aroma. Just a touch of spiciness with clove and black pepper.

3.5 T: Just like the Plague, the bourbon and wine components don't mesh well. Take note: leathery and vinous flavors cannot coexist in harmony. Moderately sour with a healthy tangy lactic acid component. Lots more fruitiness than in the nose. Foremost, cherries are detected, followed by lemon, green apple, red apple, and peach. Leathery bourbon contributes a touch of melon. Moderate tannic astringency, oak, and vanilla. Super complex and fairly tasty, but would be much better without the bourbon barrel contributions.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation, which is nice considering the Plague gushed on me. Could be creamier, but it feels appropriate for what it is. Lightly astringent aftertaste.

4.0 D: Pretty good, though trying to do too much worked against this beer. I don't think bourbon barrels should have anything to do with sours (though sour Abyss wasn't too bad). Anyway, decent taste that gets better as you progress through the bottle.

Photo of pwoods
3.57/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged brown bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours an orangish light copper with good clarity. Decent head on the pour with a thin skim of retention. Some lacing.

S: Tart and sour notes of tangerines and apricots. Some if the spices pole through as well as some of the alcohol and very light bourbon. Not much funk.

T/M: More tart and sour fruits. Spices are still there. Not very dry and crisp with a bit fuller mouthfeel and only mild to medium carbonation. There's also something slightly off... Maybe burnt plastic? It's almost undetectable.

D: Not a bad American wild but not cascade's best, either. I wouldn't mind trying this vintage again in a couple years but I don't think I want to trade what it takes to land one of these.

Photo of Gtreid
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml. bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pale orangish color. A good 2 finger head appears then fades to a thin rim.

A: Sour and tart. Hefty amount of wood, small bourbon, lemons, with a minimal hop scent.

T: Nicely sour and tart. Oak is strong, bourbon is minimal. The sourness is pretty much spot on for my tastes, it's not overpowering. Finishes dry and of course tart.

M: Light to medium body, good carbonation. Good for the style.

O: I thought this was a soild sour, just not in the upper eshelon of the style. I thought the bourbon worked better with the darker bourbonic plague. But soild nonetheless. Skal.

Photo of rye726
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really happy to try a bottle of this. Cascade really does some fantastic stuff. Thanks G!

Pours an orangish cedar with a nice cream head. Nose is perfect. Sour and funky yeast, wood, vanilla, bourbon, wine, tart citrus fruits, sweet candy malts and more fresh fruits. Taste reminds me of a fladers bruin. Lots of malts and fruits with a well balanced sourness along with whiskey, vanilla, oak and wine. Full body is very well carbonated and has a dynamic, lasting finish. Really a superb beer.

Photo of UA8
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quite an impressive beer

Pours a orange/ caramel color with light tan head that leaves heavy chunks of lacing down the side of the glass.

Big floral notes along with, tart apricots and pears.

Sour apricots and green pears, a hints of vanilla oak, and a touch of tart green grapes.

Mouthfeel is actually a touch syrupy and juicy very nice with a carbonation that carries the flavors across the palate well.

The complexity of this beer is fantastic. It's truly takes the sour genre in a unique direction. Very nicely done cascade.

Photo of fear025
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma:Huge overpowering sour aroma. Some grapes in there.

Appearance:Cloudy and golden in color.

Taste:Great clean sour flavor. Some wine notes. Not as sour as the smell might suggest though.

Mouthfeel:There is some harsh astringency that I've grown to expect from sours.

Drinkability:A very drinkable sour beer.

Photo of beerwolf77
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes to sweemzander for busting out another big sour from his endless stash. Poured into a tulip.

A: Dark rusty orange, small amount of off white head, tiny lace ring.

S: Fairly tart lactic sour starts things off. Solid amount of funk. Mild bourbon along with some musty wet wood. Pretty stock.

T: Very nice balance of sweet and sour in the flavor. Neither overpowers the other. Mild lactic punch with more bourbon than the nose for sure. However it's not too strong. Hardly any heat.

M: Medium body. Mild carbonation. Lightly dry.

D: Easy to drink yet forgettable. Nothing really wows me. Pretty much falls into the middle with many other wilds.

Photo of DefenCorps
3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle from the late 2010 release, this is the 2009 vintage and clocks in at 10.6%. Thanks for picking up my bottles from the brewery, John!

A mostly clear orange amber with a dense, off-white head with good retention and lacing, this is an impressive wild ale. The nose has a nice, lip-smacking lactic sourness along with a rather noticeable vinous character. I can't say I get much bourbon, at least up front, though there is some leather and tannins present. A little vanilla is present as well. In terms of malt, there's some honey, some candy and a little sugar. Now, I know Cascade swear they don't use Brett, but as it warms up, there are so many reasons to believe otherwise. First, the leather, one that's not really malt-derived. Next, there's the mild plastic and clove character. And finally, there's just a whisper of funk. Solid stuff.

The palate opens with a rather pronounced sourness, definitely acetic and lactic in nature, and surprisingly huge in strength. It's immediately followed by a prominent, fruity sweetness with honey, citrus, stone fruit (particularly ripe yellow clingstone peaches), white grapes and a little sugar. All of this is probably from the base tripel. I can't really say I taste much of the quad in here, this mostly tastes like a blend of blondes and tripels. In some way, the sweetness does also have a mild Splenda-like component. Very vinous, this does really make me think of a sweeter white wine. The bourbon character isn't particularly noticeable here, all I do get is a little vanilla. Tart with a clean,lactic sourness and moderate tannins on the finish, there's also some sweetness, rather sugary, that lingers. Still, this is ultimately a very fruity and surprisingly sour beer. Medium-light in body with medium-high carbonation,this does feel quite good on the palate, apart from the sweet fruitiness that's present. Alcohol is reasonably well-hidden, though it does make its presence known by the effect it is having on my sobriety. A very good beer, though I have to say the asking price is a little bit too high.

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Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 635 ratings.