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Cascade The Vine - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Ratings: 781
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 281
Gots: 229 | 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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Ratings: 781 | Reviews: 189
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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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.

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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

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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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.

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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%

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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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4.23/5  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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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