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Cascade The Vine - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Ratings: 773
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 281
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of srandycarter
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Murky straw, near white head, some cling lace.

S - Wild and barney. Sharp tart fruit like apple comes through center. Malt around the peripheral.

T - Musty, pulpy, like a wine left on lees. Some malt, very light overall.

M - Medium body, fair carb, fair balance.

D - Tasty. I like it.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased for $17.99 + tax

Poured into a Lindemans flute

A: Golden yellow with lots of bubbles. 2 finger head, good amount of lacing. Very pretty to look at.

S: Grapes, yeast.

T: Grapes, yeast, not as sour as some other wild ales I tried. Finishes a bit on the sweet side, I seem to be picking up a little bit of apple and more sweetness from the grapes at the end.

M: Some what dry finish, not as puckering as some, good amount of carbonation.

O: I really enjoyed this bottle. I thought this was slightly better than the Apricot version. I think this could have used a bit more sour and funk, and less sweetness.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy gold. Head is bright white and drops to a thin collar very quickly. Some notches of lacing.

Smell: Belgian yeast and grape juice. Bright clean grape juice with some small notes of clove and ripe banana. Lactic tartness with a touch of citric bite. Floral and yeasty with enough young oak to liven things up. Wood is young and fresh.

Taste: More Belgian than the nose would indicate. Big hits of ripe banana and yeast. Some bubblegum mixed in with the fresh young wood. Citric tartness hits with a big lemon flesh note. Lactic tartness builds with each sip and prevents the yeast from taking over. Floral and then some. Almost like a Chardonnay. Grape juice becomes more pronounced as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, and dry. Lingering tartness. Delight to drink.

Overall: tactfully balances between Belgian yeast influence and barrel aged tartness. Nicely balanced and wonderful to drink. Falls a little short in t long run as it lacks some of the deeper lactic notes I would expect.

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4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Consumed 4/29/12

Appearance: Bright golden orange, hazy - decent sized, fluffy, off-white head, retains a nice cap that lasts forever - wispy lacing

Smell: Lots of things going on here - sour, tart, some clean funk, and Belgian notes - white grapes, some acidity, some wood, mostly pale but some slightly toasted malts underneath

Taste: Complex, which makes sense considering all of the elements that went into this beer - slightly sour, tart, acidic, with some woody funk - white grapes, with a number of white wine-like characteristics (not necessarily a bad thing) - a touch of lemon and a light, malty sweetness

Mouthfeel: Medium body, bubbly and pleasant carbonation, smooth

Overall: Interesting the beer

When I first heard about this beer, I assumed that "Cascade The Vine" was going to be a DIPA or an IPA exclusively hopped with cascade hops. Apparently Cascade is a brewery. Good to know. In other news, this is a good sour.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2011 version.

A: 1/2" white head that dissipated quickly over copper liquid with excellent clarity.

S: Oak, sour funk, yeast and white grapes.

T: An acidic sour funk that hits you in the corners of the mouth with wood, yeast and semi-sweet white grapes, pear and green apple fruit flavours in the finish.

M: Medium viscosity and a high level of fine carbonation. Very smooth.

O: Very drinkable, so drinkable that my fiancee that hates 98% of beers liked this one. I just wish it wasn't so expensive.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 773 ratings.