Cascade The Vine - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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4.16/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into Russian River wine glass.
Pours a hazy light yellow with fizzy white head that bubbles out to nothing leaving behind the sight of rising bubbles immediately bursting when reaching the top.
The aroma on this stands out. Big fruity grape is the dominant character, not unlike grape bubblegum. A fruity white wine also present with subtle oak tannins. No funk apparent on the nose. Mostly lacto work, possibly pedio
On the palate you get more of the same with fruity grape, Pinot Grigio, some vanilla from the oak, and just straight oak tannins.
Mouthfeel is overall where it should be for the style but I feel like the flavors here call for a fuller body.
So while this is a great beer I think it can get a bit one note. As is the case for me with Cascade in general. This may be the last Cascade I buy. The price point on their beers just doesn't seem to back up what they deliver. Either that or they need to do 375's at half the price. Cascade, learn to work the brettanomyces,,, please. Not wanting to be over critical as it's a pleasant beer, but not top tier or close for that matter.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 23:41:55 | More by MarcWP
3.96/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Vintage 2012.
A deep apricot orange body, with some nice yellow hues along the edges. Lots of noticeable carbonation coming up in the middle, but not as frequent as some of the best lambics I've had. No head presented when pouring, and just barely the thinnest pencil head of a collar getting repopulated while sitting.
Nice fruit aroma. Soft apples, and juicy grape, lots of cidery action and senses. An interesting faint caramel sweetness and soft vanilla as well. Clean.
Palate comes a bit wet, but with playful carbonation. Very light bodied flavors of tart apple and grape. Cider and crisp juice on the palate with much of the flavor in the front of the mouth. Minimal tartness and a lacking sense of any depth though. There's a hint of mild funk on the aftertaste though that brings more enjoyment.
Overall it's a neat beer, but it's lacking a bit and may be past it's prime. It's fruit composition though is nice, but it also reminds me a bit too much like cider which I am not the biggest fan of. Still decent.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 19:18:51 | More by smakawhat
Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.