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Cascade The Vine - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade The VineCascade The Vine

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

668 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 668
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 268
Gots: 214 | 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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dogfishandi

New York

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to jpmclaug for this bottle!

pulled this from the cellar poured into a bulb style glass. no date listed.

pours out a hazy golden light orange color with a fizzy white head that quickly faded to just a very thin ring and then eventually nothing. the beer has a very nice color, but the head was just a bit of a letdown.

powerhouse lactic, acidic, barnyard funk in the aroma with a nice wine like white grape behind that. some alcohol and hints of pear, apple, and lemon citrus. enticing to smell and quite a bit of complexity shows.

that big lactic, acidic, sour, barnyard funk balances the white wine grape flavors very nicely. alcohol is definatly apparent but by no means overpowering. bits of lemony citrus and tiny hints of apple and pear. light nuances of the belgian blonds, and tripel base beers are noticable under the funk and fruity grapes. very nice complexity. one of the more complex beers ive ever tasted, but this doesnt necessarily mean the most delicious, although very good (if that makes sense to you)

big sour acidic mouthfeel, body is fairly medium to heavy, fizzy sparkly champagne like carbonation that settles out with much swirling and sniffing.

i wouldnt really go after another bottle of this again, but still highly recommended IMHO and definatly worth a try. if offered this however, i would absolutly never refuse, this is a very nice beer and it makes me even more intrigued to get a hold of some more offerings from cascade. i love what this brewery is doing and the time and skill that goes into this beer is astounding. drinkability wise, one bottle to the head is no problem, i could even go for second; a sessionable sour almost. gave a my GF a small pour and she enjoyed this as well. this was drank while watching DFH's brewmasters and i couldnt help but think "DFH aint got nothin on cascade as far as EXTREME beers go!" hahaha.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 02:43:11 | More by dogfishandi
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this one up at the local for a try. It pours clear and golden with a small foamy head that quickly vanishes leaving no lacing. The smell kicks off with some funky barnyard that gives way into grapes, fruit and oak. The taste is very tart up front (nice vinous/grape flavor) with the funk in the nose not as pronounced as I would have expected. It is really smooth. Great citrus fruit flavors surface mid palate and it finishes oaky and dirty. Definitely a dry finish. The mouthfeel is pleasant but I really thought this beer might have a bit more of a bubbly character. It comes off a little flat. Even with the lack of head and carbonation this beer is fantastic. The flavors are well crafted and I will easily finish off the rest of this bottle myself. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 01:56:23 | More by Neffbeer
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Gobzilla

California

4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a murky pale golden orange in color with pineapple yellow highlights that had almost no head and left almost no lacing sticking to the glass. The aroma was very vinous consisting of a variety of grapes from what I can smell with acidic, citrus, fruity, oaky, and tart notes. The flavor was also filled with fruit like grapes, apricots, and apples but had oaky citrus accents alongside acidic funky notes to round out this delicious beer. The brew was light to medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a slight sweet, acidic, fruity, funky, oaky, tart, and slight dry finish. It drank really good and was craving more after every sip. I will definitely seek out some more of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 08:43:14 | More by Gobzilla
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle into a Duvel tulip. Poured a hazy yellow orange with a minimal white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt and a sour note only. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, and subtle apple. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was an excellent example of the style in my opinion. It had a very nice flavor and good aroma going on here. I really enjoyed the fact that there wasn't really a funk to this one and just sour notes. Hope to try more offerings from Cascade in the future as this one set the bar pretty high. This was the favorite of my buddy and I of the nine sours/wild ales we tasted and reviewed this weekend.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2010 12:28:04 | More by thagr81us
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750mL bottle, corked and caged, to stemless wine glass. $15 per bottle at case price.

A: Very short lived head of two fingers, bright white and fizzy/foamy. Thin film and collar remain. The body is completely hazy with 85% opacity and is sun-struck, light creamy orange in color. Spare lacing loosely attaches after each tilt of the glass, but it slides back down promptly.

S & T: A combination of lactobacillus and white wine grapes hit the nose first. Both parties bring big, wafting aromas of equal prominence. The Vine takes some oakiness from the barrels during the year plus that it spent in lactic fermentation yet it is only moderately funky. Sweet on the palate, and even on the nose. Light to medium malts of bread and hay with a healthy amount of a floral/perfumey hop character. PEZ candy flavor.

M: I expected a bigger mouthfeel from a beer that spent over a year in lactic fermentation. This isn't to say that the mouthfeel isn't good...IT IS WONDERFUL, it just would have been better if it were livelier, fizzier and more sour.

D: Perhaps the easy going mouthfeel was the right decision by the brewers at Cascade since the drinkability is exceptional probably because of the restraint. There hasn't been a Cascade beer that I've had and not thoroughly enjoyed. Lots of successful brews coming out of one of my favorite breweries...

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 12:44:37 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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oregone

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It seems more solid by the score. Skipping the in depth notes on this. It carries the awesome cascade sour character, but smell and taste are driven by distinct sweet smelling and tasting jolly rancher (aka confected) grape. Love the brewery. This one just didnt do it for me.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2010 05:46:12 | More by oregone
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle split with Azurelimits and Jared. Poured into a tulip.

Pours a moderate golden color with a thin white head. The nose brings forward some lactic and acetic sourness as well as a pretty fresh grape nose. A bit of funk. The taste loses the grapey character and has more of a mild fruit flavor to go along with a pinch of oak as well as both lactic and acetic characteristics. Mouthfeel is dry but not overly so with good sourness. All around, a pretty good sour but doesn't live up to their Apricot.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 21:38:49 | More by Thorpe429
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craytonic

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice dirty orange-copper pour, good head with some decent lacing. (a second bottle I later purchased was a pale clear copper)

Smell: Lighter than the agerage american wild ale, lightly sour with some floral, grape, melon and honey aromas. Doesn't look like the BA picture.

Taste: Not overtly sour, but very enjoyable. I am not sure that I could have pinpointed the grapes without the text on the bottle, although there does seem to be a slight white wine (Sauvignon Blanc or Viognier) element to the brew, with a few tanins present. Also some oakiness, apricot, light brett, peach tart green apple, melon and honey, little to no funk.

Mouthfeel: Very dry, well carbonated but a bit thin

Drinkability: Very enjoyable, this one goes down easy. Could be a bit more complex, but it could have been a wild ale disaster like some american brewers produce.

I was less impressed with this offering on a second tasting and have lowered the scores slightly (was 4/4/4.5/4/5)

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 03:31:42 | More by craytonic
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Lazerlobe

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Nebulous bleached white head is the coronet on this crisp and strongly golden ale.

S: Grapes, cotton candy, and a faint acetic note and funk.

T: A wave of puckering sour, strong and commanding sweetness, white grape juice and peel, mild acetic flavor and a murmur of funkiness.

M: The sweet quality provides a heavier body than some other wilds, appropriate carbonation.

D: While I like the sweetness, it's hampering the long term drinkability. Could be a little more sour to balance this out. I will finish the bottle but this would be something nice to split.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 01:05:15 | More by Lazerlobe
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had to get pliers to get out the cork. My God was that baby super glued on, or what?

Pours with a wispy white head that vanishes immediately. The beer is a very bright brass color with perfect clarity. There are strings of carbonation that rise to the surface.

The aroma is quite funky. Lots of earthiness and I think I'll pull out the horse blanket comment. Green Apple and some oak is present as well.

Really quite nice, Green apple and more green grapes in the flavor. The oak is very present as well. Quite fruity and refreshing. Certainly some sour notes, but not nearly as funky as the aroma led you to believe. As it warms I get some of my favorite toasted nut flavor. Some nice vinous notes. I simply can not believe the abv is 8+%. Totally hidden.

Really light and refreshing. Carbonation is prickly on the tongue.

Nice beer

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 21:26:43 | More by Reagan1984
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krisandajt

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured from the bottle into my Shorts glass, this brew is completely clear and bright bronze in color. Looks like there's plenty of fizz, there's quite a few bubbles creeping up from the bottom of the glass. Not much head though, there was only about a half inch worth immediately after the pour, but that faded away very quickly leaving behind only a thin ring around the beer.

Smell: A delightfully pungent vinegary sour. I can smell the oak aging, but the grape is escaping me (at least for the moment). Still, definitely smells like a tasty brew.

Taste: The grape comes out a bit more, but the vinegar and a nice bit o' funk is what really steals the show. Going back to the grape, it's not a typical Juicy Juice kind of grape, but more like a grape flavor you would get in a dry wine. I don't know a thing about wine so I can't really say what variety it tastes like, but the wine characteristics are there. Overall, it's a pretty tasty brew.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean with an unexpectedly light body. Carbonation is good and it drinks easy, but I was expecting more oomph here.

Drinkability: A fine tasting brew that I'm really enjoying. It's not the most sour, or the most funky, and it doesn't really pack a huge flavor wallop, but it is tasty nonetheless. If you are into the style, or would like to get into it like I am, it's one I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 00:57:43 | More by krisandajt
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle. Bottle was a bit hard to open and gushed mildly all over my back door which prompted mothman to run up frantically waving a glass in my face yelling "I have a glass!" No need though as the initial carbonation out of the bottle subsided. Poured a murky golden amber color with a tight white head. Very sharp tart aroma with vinegar and acetone notes along with some tart fruit aromas. Light mouthfeel and a bit more carbonated than I would have liked. Fairly nice sourness with a nice sweet fruit finish. Lots of white wine like characteristics. Oaky finish as well. Pretty good but would like to see this a little more sour.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 14:33:16 | More by kbutler1
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Elendinn

Oregon

4.9/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at The Bier Stein; served in a snifter.

A - pours a cloudy, honey-like amber with thick, entrancing plumes of carbonation that well up like an undersea sulfur vent, and a half-finger of dense, white head that retains well.

S - tart apple, cherry, orange, dry champagne or pinot gris (suggesting white grapes), and the requisite funk expected from the style.

T - brett funk, tart apples, green grapes, and champagne. Finishes with a hint of concord grapes; apple cider; faint wood; and bitter, Belgian yeast.

M - medium-bodied, with lots of carbonation at first, which suits the style well -- seems to dwindle significantly as the glass progresses, the beer beginnning to resemble a white wine.

D - stupidly drinkable. This is the kind of beer that just beckons you to chug it, which would, of course, be a travesty, as it deserves far more reverance than that. A "porch-sippin'" beer, to say the least, but, ultimately, much more than that; a thoroughly-complex and delicious masterwork. Incredible.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2010 00:44:38 | More by Elendinn
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to kbutler1 for sharing this one.

Poured into Lost Abbey Stemware

Pours 1/2 finger of white head with good retention. Color is a hazy peach gold. Active carbonation in the glass.

Aroma: Oak, vinegar grapes, sour notes with light funk. Pears. Light nail polish remover.

Taste: More funk here with brett showing. Light medicinal flavors. The greats are really god. Oak and tart notes. Green apples.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly, crisp, and tart. Light bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. Ends with medicinal notes. A bit dry.

Overall, a pretty nice offering from cascade. Pretty nice all around, actually. A good drinkability as well.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 23:59:30 | More by mothman
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

batch 2 I believe. Cork comes off with an explosion, really satisfying. Pours a very clear honey gold with a loud, fizzy head that fades to a collar. Nose is large wine barrel, white grapes, some other light fruits. Quite a lot of wet wood. Major white grape in the flavor. Some musty, sweaty brett and of course oak. The idea is similar to Cuvee de Castleton, but it's not as tight, and a bit muddled. Sour and puckering on the finish. As it breathes it really tightens up and expresses the grape and sour flavors in a much more cohesive way. Still pretty similar to Castleton, but not as sour and a little less spritzy.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 20:11:00 | More by JAXSON
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tpd975

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy orange yellow. Small fizz but no real head or retention. No lace.

S: Aromas of brett, cherry, oak, and loads of funk.

T: great beer. Cherries and green apple. Oak, brett, and white wine. Peach, apricot, and sour tarts, and a dash of aspirin.

M: Light zippy carbonation,

D: Great, love it. Thanks Zack, SeaBass, and everyone else who have shared this one with me over the past couple months.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 21:05:58 | More by tpd975
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nas5755

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is a clear orange-gold beer with a nice head and fantastic lacing

The nose is lactic sour, with a little bit of funk hanging out, grapes, tannins, yeasty sweet Belgian esters are right there. A really fantastic nose that shows the base tripel, the bugs and the fruit.

I am really digging the taste of this beer. A tart brisk opening follows a really clean smooth flow of grapes and oak tannins that lead into some sour tang and spice that clear out very smoothly with a clean long dry finish.

I really enjoy sours and I could drink them all day long just about everyday, this is no expectation.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2010 00:26:40 | More by nas5755
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ptykozoon

California

4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a glowing light orange, strong white head with excellent retention and lacing.

Smell is fruity and funky. Picking up a citrus, lemon/grape characteristic. Picking up a small amount of oak.

Taste is the aforementioned smells, with the oak adding a nice dimension along with a fruity sweetness that offsets the sour. Very tasty, if a bit on the mellow side compared to the Russian Rivers I usually drink, but this beer has it's own place and holds its own nicely.

Mouthfeel is good, pungent carbonation and pang from the contrasting flavors make this fun to drink.

Drinkability is excellent. I love this beer, will buy again definitely.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 04:18:06 | More by ptykozoon
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Pahn

New York

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Bottle gushes slowly a few seconds after opening. Careful pour yields a 3/4 inch white head that dissipates immediately into a froth ring around the surface of the beer. Pours an opaque orange. Occasionally leaves a few thin streaks of lacing.

Smell: A little sourness and some various fruit notes (strawberry, apple, raspberry--all very faint, maybe even imagined), dominated by a grape and white wine smell. Effervescent feel on the nose. As the beer warms, it smells less like white wine, and alternatingly like bad sugary grape juice and good natural grape juice. I'm not too drawn in, but it's not bad.

Taste: Much deeper and more balanced than the smell. The first sip provides a big, mouth puckering sour hit as well as some really nice grape flavors and some creamy, musty funk just before the dry finish. At first it's just a bit too sweet for my liking, but as it warms, the funkiness develops a lot, the taste stays very sour and tart, and lots of other fruit notes (like those suggested in the nose) pop up. Great balance. Near the end of the glass, I start to notice a fair amount of peppery spice. Very nice flavor overall.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied, dry finish, rather puckering, with a large amount of almost stinging carbonation, balanced by some really mellow, smooth creaminess.

Drinkability: Great sipper. I drank my one glass (about 350ml) over the course of about an hour, and enjoyed it thoroughly. Would buy again.

I've wanted to try some Cascade beers for awhile now. The Vine was a good one to start off with. Lots of sourness, fair amount of funk, with a great mouthfeel and no off flavors. I'm actually not a huge fan of white wine (a statement as absurdly general as "I don't like fruit," I know) or grape, but the balance of flavor here worked very well for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 04:37:40 | More by Pahn
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml capped bottle served in a tulip. Pours a hazy orange with a white band around the edges. Nose reveals tart citrus and cork, with some sweetness coming out towards the back. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of stone fruit (apricots?) and grapes. Mouthfeel is light-medium, with an effervescent carbonation and a semi-dry, puckering finish. My first Cascade sour, and it was nothing short of incredible. Can't wait to try more from this brewer, even in spite of the hefty price tag.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2010 23:18:24 | More by Jwale73
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this at Dvelcich's tasting on 07.31.10 - reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice golden color- very little head and very little carbonation. It looks almost like a white wine. Smells sour, mostly citrus-- lemons, even some oranges. A slight vinegary note blends into the white grape notes.

Taste is sweet before hitting any sour notes-- very tasty. Lemony and citrus notes with a white grape sourness.

It is lacking carbonation, but the body is light enough that it is manageable. It would be nice to have some more carbonation. Overall, the flavor is great and the aftertaste is nice. The feel is solid enough that I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2010 04:18:25 | More by AleWatcher
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one's been sitting in the fridge for entirely too long. Corked and caged 750ml bottle from the most recent release shared with schen9303. Poured into a crystal snifter.

A: Cascade's corks probably rival Bullfrog's in terms of frustration level experienced when trying to open them. 10 minutes of struggling creates a nice loud POP but no gushing beer! Pour creates a nice 1.5 finger foamy white head with poor retention that dissipates quickly into a thin ring around the top of the glass. Beer is a semi-clear golden orange. Lacing is non-existant.

S: Oakiness and white grape tartness invades the nostrils. Incredibly aromatic and refreshing. A bit of yeastiness in the background as well as earth and quite a bit of funkiness. Very appropriate though a bit one-dimensional.

T: Moderately tart opening with an oaky and funky background. Grapes are apparent in the sweetness as my palate gets used to the sour. Light, refreshing, and inviting. Just the tiniest bit of yeasty bitterness at the end signals that this one still has a bit of time to mature. Finish is more grape and earth. Aftertaste is not really present.

M: Medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. Lively yet gentle on the palate. Appropriately bone dry with a finish that seems to suck all the saliva right out of my mouth. Aftertaste is clean and tart.

D: I feel like this is the perfect example of the Cascade wilds that I've had up to this point. Very one dimension but so tasty, with a perfect mouthfeel and incredible drinkability. The Vine almost seems like a better, sweeter champagne and I could go at this one all day. I can't wait to break out another bottle and pick up some more. Definitely worth the price of purchase!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2010 01:16:06 | More by SpeedwayJim
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glid02

Georgia

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by a generous soul - thanks to whoever you are!

Pours a hazy purplish-brown color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of dark malts with good amounts of lightly tart raisin, fig, and plum aromas. Also present are solid amounts of Concorde grapes.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Dark malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by good amounts of tart plum and sweet Concorde grape flavors. Midway through the sip the sweetness subsides a bit and the fruit flavors skew more toward raisins and prunes. The fruit flavors carry through to a mildly sweet ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I had no problems finishing my glass and could easily have another.

Overall I was a very big fan of this beer - I love the flavors of American grapes (Concorde, muscadines, and scuppernongs) and I find that it's difficult to accurately get that flavor in a beer. This beer succeeds completely and has additional complexity from other dark fruits and the malt bill. Well worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 01:11:20 | More by glid02
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psiweaver

Washington

4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very tasty sour, its not super funky though thats probably because its so fresh, you could definitely taste the earthiness of the grapes. It pours a golden light brown color that is beautiful with a somewhat off white creamy head. Its not super complicated but in terms of being a very solid sour that has the potential to really grow into itself I certainly think that it can get there. Would love to try one with some age on it.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 19:39:12 | More by psiweaver
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Phelps

Arizona

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with tlay10 during a tasting on the fourth of July. Thanks Tyler!

Looks: mostly hazy light brown-orange. A light khaki head recedes to a ring that leaves great gobs of lace.

Smells: very nice. White wine, oak, sour lemon, limes.

Tastes: like the nose. A light lemon tartness is followed by a bit of grape sweetness and finished with a bright burst of tart brett. The oak backbone provides a nice, woody finish.

Feels: overpowering. Medium-bodied, with a low-ish carbonation and a tanginess that completely takes over the mouth.

Drinks: uncontrolled. The Vine has pleasing flavors, but the sourness gets just a bit out of hand.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 01:31:08 | More by Phelps
Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.