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Cascade The Vine - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Cascade The VineCascade The Vine

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BA SCORE
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580 Ratings
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Ratings: 580
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%


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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Reviews by oregone:
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oregone

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It seems more solid by the score. Skipping the in depth notes on this. It carries the awesome cascade sour character, but smell and taste are driven by distinct sweet smelling and tasting jolly rancher (aka confected) grape. Love the brewery. This one just didnt do it for me.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2010 05:46:12 | More by oregone
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Slightly cloudy, pale straw highlighted by gold.

S - Very, very sour white grapes.

T - Refreshingly vinous with sweet grape jam. Tart up front with an unpleasant fake grape jelly aftertaste. Referred to as 'cotton candy' in the tasting notes. 'Sweet bubblegum' would be another possible description. Chardonnay character is evident in terms of minerality and acidity.

M - Lovely carbonation with a light-medium mouthfeel.

O - For some people this might be a good beer but I did not care for the cotton-candy/fake grape sweetness at all. Alcohol was very smooth however. A miss for me. I would not be very happy if I'd payed for a bottle rather than a taster.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2014 03:09:40 | More by abeeronthebeach
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Cork and caged bottle from Tipples. 2013 Project. Pours clear golden colored with some spritzy white head that goes away quickly. Aroma of slight sour vinegar, oak, grapes, citrus peel, and maybe even some Brett. Flavor is lightly tart, dry with some oakiness, and an interesting bit of grape sort of like grape soda rather than grape juice. Hmmm. Some vinous notes as expected. Medium bodied from the sweetness, but rather spritzy with the carbonation. Cascade managed to make a $31 beer taste like Dave Chappelle's Grape Drink. Not drain pouring this since its not completely offensive and cost that much, but what the eff? Seriously what a ripoff.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 00:06:41 | More by BMMillsy
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woooobeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-18-2014 23:24:20 | More by woooobeer
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atrocity

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-18-2014 12:44:06 | More by atrocity
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T_Hass

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

04-18-2014 04:37:21 | More by T_Hass
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-16-2014 03:24:19 | More by funkyaudio
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-15-2014 22:09:47 | More by tarheels4life23
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ThePaleRider

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-14-2014 05:06:16 | More by ThePaleRider
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-14-2014 03:07:19 | More by duracell
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-13-2014 17:52:34 | More by eawolff99
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12%

04-12-2014 22:58:09 | More by Flabbyjandro
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-12-2014 14:39:54 | More by TurdFurgison
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quine

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-10-2014 18:08:35 | More by quine
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More_betterness

California

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Crystal clear golden body with a massive fizzy head that recedes rapidly. A small ring remains with a constant column of bubbles rising in the middle of the glass.

S: Big acidic white wine aromas at first, followed by sweet peach and lemon juice. A little oak and spiced cider emerge as it warms. Reminds me of a fruitier Sauvignon Blanc. Fantastic nose.

T: Tart white wine is again the major player. Granny smith apple, honeydew melon, and tannic vanilla sweetness from the oak as well. Pleasant wine-like evaporative alcohol character as well. Lacks the depth and complexity of the nose but still delicious.

M: Dry and effervescent. Spritzy carbonation leads into a tannic mouth parching finish.

O: Just a fantastic beer. While the taste didn't completely live up to the nose, this was a fantastic example of what is possible when the lines between beer and wine are blurred. Nice work Cascade.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 02:50:28 | More by More_betterness
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yeaprolly

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-08-2014 05:04:59 | More by yeaprolly
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greenspointexas

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-07-2014 23:03:35 | More by greenspointexas
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Chuck_25

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

04-07-2014 02:18:48 | More by Chuck_25
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cp45

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-06-2014 00:02:47 | More by cp45
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

03-30-2014 17:59:47 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-30-2014 14:04:03 | More by TriageStat
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-29-2014 20:25:59 | More by threedaggers
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SoCalSuds

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-29-2014 03:41:00 | More by SoCalSuds
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SHODriver

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured into a tulip to a clear and bright orange with a small white head that is quick to fade into nothingness. Active carbonation can be seen constantly rising from the bottom of the glass.
S: smells of grapes, funk, sourness and some oak
T: Taste is sour with some nice grape flavors, funky barnyard and some oak. There's a slight chalkiness but definite sourness throughout. The swallow is more lactic sourness and a little band aid flavor
M: The body of this beer is on the lighter side of medium with very active carbonation and a drying finish
O: Overall this is a great beer. It's a little pricey and for the cost I would rather a different beer from Cascade. I'm happy to have tried it though.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 04:55:11 | More by SHODriver
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apbaj

Guam

4.75/5  rDev +12%

03-26-2014 09:22:55 | More by apbaj
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Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 580 ratings.