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Cascade The Vine - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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94
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669 Ratings
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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 268
Gots: 214 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.73% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"This Northwest Style Sour Ale is a blend of soured Triple, Blonde Quad and Golden ales that have been refermented with the fresh pressed juice of white wine grapes. The beer spent more than six months of lactic fermentation and aging in small oak barrels. 9.2% ABV" - Raccoon Lodge website

ABV seems to vary, between 8.33-9.73%

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 02-07-2009)
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jampics2

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle from a generous trader. Thanks to you, kind sir! Split with friends at Arp's tasting! Into the glass you go, rare sour beer!! This bottle was 1 and 1/2 years old when tasted. Served at around 45 degrees.

Cloudy golden orange in color. Very little head when poured and no head retention. Not the best appearance, but the beer itself looks good.

Smell is amazing. Great white grapes, honey, ginger, allspice, maybe a hint of mint. Mild lactic in the nose if any, this is really unique, unexpected, and quite good!

OK, now for tonight's feature presentation, the taste. The Vine starts off with an herbal touch and tons of dry grapes. Much like a white wine. Touch of wood, and some more sweetness from the grapes. Like a mixture between a chardonnay's oakiness and a sauvignon's sweetness. Lacto makes a it's presence known.

Mouthfeel was sparkly and just a bit light in the body. Strong beer gets a 4 for drinkability. But I loved this, a really unique and lovely beer. We all agreed it was a standout in a fine tasting, and I'd love to get a shot at this again, perhaps with a nice food pairing (seafood). Wonderful American Wild from Cascade, I'm bringing Sang Royal to the next tasting!

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2010 23:30:55 | More by jampics2
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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL pours a hazed gold color with a bright white head that snap-crackle-pops its way down to a small collar.

Nose is very much white wine - like a pinot gris. Maybe some grape kool-aid powder too. Crazy good.

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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-golden color with a nice white head and a little lacing

S-lemon, sour grapes, funk, tart apples, oak

T-grains, tart apples, sour grapes, little lemon, oak, little pineapple, funk, slight vinous character

F-medium body with lively carbonation, crisp and tart, alcohol well-integrated

O-really enjoyed this sour ale, good flavors and barrel notes

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Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 669 ratings.