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Cascade The Vine - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Ratings: 654
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 268
Gots: 211 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-06-2013 04:56:44 | More by polishkaz
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cascade Brewing The Vine
2011 Project

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice bright golden color with some nice pale straw colors. There is a nice half-inch white head that forms that recedes fairly quickly. (4.5)

Aroma is delicious fruity tartness with some slight woody funk and some barnyard notes mixed in with earthy grain. There is some nice slightly sweet apple and pear aroma as well as some nice vinous notes. There are some slight yeasty phenols to the nose as well. (4.5)

Wow. Nose doesn’t indicate the complexity of the flavor or how delicious it is. The brew starts of quite vinous with some nice sweetness and grape skin tartness. There is some nice fruit juice notes and sweetness that starts things off. Malty grain notes are present with some grain. Then some nice sharp grape tartness comes up quick and blends well with the sweetness. There are some mild woody notes present but these are more apparent in the nose. The flavor is quite dynamic and lively and balances nicely between the sweetness and the tartness. There are some slight spicy clove notes and some peppery notes similar to a Saison or a Tripel mixed in with the brew. The sweetness becomes slightly sugary as the brew warms up and the spice notes and grape tartness balance this amazingly. Body is light and refreshing. Great crisp and bubbly carbonation. Clean dry finish. (4.5)(4.5)

Amazing brew. Cascade to me can do very little wrong. The blend of grape sweetness and tartness with the wild yeast notes (funk, spice, slight phenols) is amazing and perfectly complimentary to each other. (4.5)

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 02:13:04 | More by JoEBoBpr
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4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip. This is the 2011 project, at 9.73% ABV.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a tiny touch of haze and a strong effervescence. Head poured two fingers of frothy ivory foam which dissipated somewhat quickly. Attractive!

Smell: sweet malt with a light tartness and a definite white wine character. Subtle but not under-done; the overall effect is quite pleasing.

Taste: sweet, malty flavor with a light hint of grain and a nice tartness. Toward the end the white wine character comes out a little bit more effectively; this then morphs back to a maltier aftertaste. I like the dynamic character here; this beer is quietly confident. I like it a lot.

Mouthfeel: this beer is quite attenuated and has a pretty light body, but carbonation is high giving it a big, if ephemeral, creaminess; not unlike champagne, really.

Overall: this beer is tasty and super drinkable. This beer shares a lot in common with a sparkling white wine, and a good one at that. I am really enjoying this.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 20:29:01 | More by flagmantho
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-26-2012 18:33:19 | More by infi
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-25-2012 18:00:51 | More by Patrickbrusil
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-18-2012 18:51:46 | More by APreacher
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-17-2012 03:41:43 | More by Holland
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-16-2012 22:37:30 | More by t0rin0
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-16-2012 04:21:54 | More by teddyarrowhead
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-15-2012 20:09:49 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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3.58/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The beginning of many samples at Cascade's barrel house in Portland. 2 oz. served in a taster tulip on November 29th, 2012.

A - Pilsner appearance. Light and clear golden with a frothy white head. Good lacing.

S - White grapeskins, honey or light brown sugar, grass, and very light lemon.

T - Lime juice, white wine vinegar, and trace amounts of dry, pitted fruit. The oak doesn't peak through quite like other sour blondes I've had.

M - Light body, high (appropriate) carbonation, lightly dry but surprisingly savory finish.

D - This never quite develops through the palate, yet the finish is plenty rich and inviting. Fair example overall.

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2012 22:54:10 | More by Auracom
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-04-2012 18:47:58 | More by benjaminahudson
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-03-2012 00:31:53 | More by JasonSiedman
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-02-2012 02:56:17 | More by Hugonaut13
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-26-2012 04:53:44 | More by strongaf
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-17-2012 05:52:17 | More by marct
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

11-13-2012 17:39:07 | More by vissai
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

11-10-2012 04:35:55 | More by tbeq00
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-09-2012 14:54:25 | More by GradyS1
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

11-05-2012 06:50:16 | More by klipper
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

10-29-2012 14:42:06 | More by dunix
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

10-26-2012 05:13:00 | More by Jules11788
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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle of this at Russell's in Amherst. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a crystal clear golden straw hue with a nice two finger head that faded quickly and condensed into a creamy quarter inch white blanket. Quite the transformation.

S - Aromas are very light. Light horse barn/funk with good vinous qualities.

T - Very nice barrel notes, toasted oak/vanilla with strong vinous notes along with faint barnyard funk. Nice grapeskin sour/tartness. Very light alcohol heat.

M - Mouthfeel is very, very good for a wild ale of this ABV. Alcohol heat is slightly noticeable. Strong prickly carbonation. Very nice and fits it well.

O - Overall this was a tasty beer. I think I like what sang noir brings to the table though. Still, as pricey as this is its a damn good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 20:47:21 | More by rudzud
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3.6/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Really attractive golden clarity with a decent head, but the white bubbles crackle away quickly and leave nothing behind.

Aroma is gentler than I was expecting. Crabapples, vinous, toasted oak, yeast and a mild horseblanket funk in the aroma. Pleasant and slightly complex.

Mild flavors of grape skins, oak, sweet malt, and a light alcoholic heat. Tartness is up front, but really mellows in the middle. I get some great flavors from the grape additions which work very well with the sourness and the oak qualities.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, with some nice effervescence. Mouth puckering tartness, minimal heat, slightly creamy finish.

Not terrible at all! I am just not that impressed by this beer. Pretty drinkable, but I am going to call this a "safe" sour beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 19:21:21 | More by MusicaleMike
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

10-20-2012 16:12:49 | More by Ungertaker
Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.