1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cascade The Vine - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Not Rated.
Cascade The VineCascade The Vine

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

757 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 757
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 276
Gots: 223 | FT: 19
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 757 | Reviews: 186 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Crazydaddyo
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of HumanParaquat
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of KevinDiana
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of artoolemomo
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to crushedvol for this one…

A: Pours a dark yellow with some orange/red hues with quite a bit of pure white head. The foam settles fairly quickly, leaving a solid bubbly ring along the edges of the glass. Minimal lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is tart and sour, a bit stinging, but nothing too outrageous. I get mild vinegar, grape skin, mild spice, and mild grain. This beers smells nice.

T: The beer starts off bright and sour with grape skin, yeast, and a touch of vinegar. It’s puckering, but not overly sour. As it moves to the middle, you get that familiar Cascade flavor. The beer thins out in the finish, and get light and slightly dry.

M: Light bodied beer. It’s tart and refreshing to start, mellows out in the middle, and finishes slightly dry.

O: This is a really nice sour. It’s not super intense (like Apricot or Kriek). It’s just right. It’s something that I’d love to try again in the future. Super drinkable.

Photo of illidurit
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of drummermattie02
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of beernads
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of grachdar
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of moonknight31
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Piddmeista
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of CoolEthan
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Geuzedad
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of TGS
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of theveganbrewer
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Another great beer from Cascade Brewing, I am lucky to live a few minutes from the Raccoon Lodge and get to try just about everything they release. This is one of their finest beers. It appears pretty dark, but it's so bright, sour, and refreshing. Love it.

Photo of mixed_master7
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of GimmeGumballHead
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of AlexChillton
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of ste5venla
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of beerloverofbham
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Retail1LO
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of grittybrews
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 757 ratings.