Cascade The Vine - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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Reviews by 7ways:
3.15/5 rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Light pumpkin orange. Never seen a head disappear so fast on a beer that wasn't really old, I believe it was stark white. Swirling doesn't help; but it sure is loud, and throws up fizz like soda.
This smells more like white wine than beer, and reinforces my belief that grapes are one of the fruits that just do not belong in beer. Musty, wheaty, vinous and alcoholic. It smells more like old grapes as the beer warms.
Tastes much better than it smells, the grapes blend well, and there is another familiar fruit I can't place. It's well integrated and just the right amount of sour, but I can't help but think the sourness just covers up undesirable flavors. Once the beer warms and loses carbonation, this becomes very apparent.
Starts out very prickly, again like soda, which is great... but it dissipates quickly and by the end of the glass, after about 15-20 minutes, it was dead flat. This allowed those undesirable, unpleasantly musty flavors to really come through. Basically, drink it quick and it's a refreshingly dry winner.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2011 22:57:09 | More by 7ways
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3.7/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
2012 Project; Hazy golden pour. Medicinal welch's grape, tart and earthy aroma. Nice oaky flavor and lactic acidity on the front end. The grape is present and overly sweet up front with a strong white wine like alcohol backbone. The flavor dies out with a mild earthiness. Carbonated with large bubbles which didn't help the mouthfeel. I ended up drinking a glass and switching to the white wine my wife had opened. Not a bad beer by any means just disappointing given the price and my expectations. I wasn't expecting Vigneronne but this beer really needs some funk to balance out the sweetness and add some complexity.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 22:51:22 | More by brianmandell
Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.