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Cascade The Vine - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 279
Gots: 227 | 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:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 02-07-2009

"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%
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Photo of ms11781
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of gford217
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage - 750ml bottle.

Pours bright golden yellow, slightly hazy, with a big fizzy white head that recedes very quickly to a thin collar and a small collection of bubbles.

Aroma is lightly lactic but with a sweet grape character. There is lots of oaky tannins and light funkiness, though it's not nearly as tart or acidic as most Cascade sours.

The taste is more of the same with a subdued lactic backbone with some spicy Belgian yeast and lots of oak, especially in the finish. There is also more lactic acidity in the finish than in the aroma.

Mouthfeel is smooth with soft carbonation and an overwhelmingly vinous, grape-heavy feel.

Another really solid sour from Cascade, though it's not nearly as in-your-face as some of the others I've had. That's not necessarily a bad thing and the grapes really make it unique.

Photo of KDawg
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from tap. Pours a rather clear color with a nice small head.

Very tart and sour aromas of spices, tart berries, and sour cherries. Well balanced with really good depth.

excellent medium bodied feel that is very smooth, but with the right amount of tartness to it as well. Good depth with flavors of sour cherries, spices and some tart berries.

This was a real damn good wild ale. Didn't taste the alcohol at all and had the right amount of sourness to it. While not as complex as some other cascade brews, this showed more depth and did everything just right.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from the brewery for $17.00.

A loud pop when I removed the cork, it pours a clear and very bubbly light gold with a 1 finger head of foam with lots of lacing.

It smells funky, tart, yeasty and has some notes of grapes.

The taste has some rather big sour grape flavour to it followed by mild notes of funk, a wee bit of fruity sweetness, more grape sourness, and woody notes from the oak aging. The alcohol gives me a lot of warming after the swallow but I can't say it shows up much in the taste.

Medium body, lively carbonation, good mouthfeel overall. This is good and for lovers of grape in their American Wilds..it's probably better than just good. Me? I'm not a huge fan of grapes but I'm not sorry I gave this a go. Being a Cascade beer..

Photo of roblund
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.82/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep gold with a fizzy white head that fades immediately. No lacing.

Aroma has strong vinous character along with lactic acid and oak.

Similar flavors although there is a stronger presence of white grape juice. Tastes a little musty along with strong oak character.

Lighter bodied with medium carbonation.

Tastes a lot like a white wine although it's not terribly complex.

Photo of stxSS07
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of gueuzegossage
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of fo1ksguitar
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Public87strain
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of AbeFroman
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of gregmoscetti
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of wichiee
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of DovaliHops
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage. Pours a very hazy golden color with a medium white head that disappears quickly. Scent is quite vinous...nice white wine aroma. Tons of grapes. Nice and funky with a lovely oak presence. Taste is initially Belgian tripel with a lot of white wine and oak. Some pears with a bit of melon. A nice sour apple presence as well. Probably the least sour beer I've had from Cascade...nice and tart. Mouthfeel is nice and dry. Drinkability is very high. Overall, a fantastic beer that I know lovers of white wine could easily get into.

Photo of dirtylou
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle; split

appearance: served in my ale asylum chalice, a dark golden body with a thick creamy 1.5" white head

smell: extremely vinous - unique in that white grapes are utilized, oak, belgian triple yeast

taste: Cascade's lineup seems pretty heavy on the darker sours, so this is a little bit of a curveball for them. Vinous white whine notes - oak, white grape, light acidity, earthy. Pear, green apple, belgian spice

mouthfeel: lighter, tart

overall: solid as always from cascade - perhaps a little less spectacular than some of the other bottled offerings

Photo of BrewtifulMind
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of RuckusDu
3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2011 project into Funkwerks tulip.

A - maybe a finger of off white head which quickly falls to nothing. No lacing. Body is slightly cloudy, and peach in color.

S - Good candied sugar with sweet and sour fruits. Grapefruit, strawberries, and raspberry. Also a lot of red apple.

T - More apple and a lot of grape. Tastes a little winey (white wine). There is good acidity/sourness but the grape/wine flavor is a little too dominant.

M - Good carbonation holds up a weaker body. Not to drying but leaves the mouth a little puckered and does not linger in the mouth.

O - A good beer, but could be better. If you are looking for a mix of wine and beer, this would be good for you. Still, I wouldn't turn down a bottle/glass.

Photo of mocktm
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of KBennall
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of korguy123
4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into tulip, courtesy of Rutager for the 2012 CANBIF.
The Cascade beers have always been a huge want of mine.

A- Slightly hazy gold pour with a never ending, finger width, tight bubbled, snow white head. The streams of carbonation coming from the bottom of this glass are mesmerizing. The head just moves with the beer, leaving little lacing.

S- Right off the bat you get a sweet juicy grape juice, followed by a nice tart grape and lemon aroma. Almost zero funk to this beer. The grapes are making my mouth water. There is a nice grass aroma and the oak really shines through. I'm getting a touch of vanilla as well.

T- Wonderful tartness to it, just full on white wine tart, than lemon followed by a nice sweet grape juice and finishing with a quick super dry finish. The funk is at a 3 right now.

M- Light and super bubbly. The carbonation is borderline champagne.

O- This is high rated and rightfully so, this really is a remarkable beer.

Photo of Adamostella
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of captainwerd
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.