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Cascade The Vine - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
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695 Ratings
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Ratings: 695
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 271
Gots: 221 | FT: 18
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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

AlexFields, Jan 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Exiled, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of scottfrie
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage. 750ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a slight hazy golden with a finger of bubbly white head that slowly faded into a fuzzy film and collar leaving wispy lace down the glass.
S: Lightly tart, lightly dry notes of white grapes and woody dry oak, vinous white wine, slight golden fruit, and slight peach.
T: Follows the nose with flavors of white grape, vinous oak barrel, and golden fruits in the finish. More fruit develops as it warms, and I get a hint of mint and bubblegum yeast.
M: Clean but not as dry or crisp as I was expecting. Medium-fuller body, fizzy active bubbly carbonation. The foamy carb adds some lightness to the mouthfeel.
O: Really solid wine barrel sour, smooth but not as dry as I like nor as crisp. Really enjoyable flavor though.

scottfrie, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

thegerm87, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of harrymel
2.5/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

04AUG12 at barrel house. This vintage made with Muscat grapes.

Light yellow nearly still in appearance. Smells vinous, green apples, oak, some vinho verde, lime mist and a bit of leaves muddled into vodka soda. Flavor is too much like the grape - like a shitty wine intensly soured. Like a moscato that failed to make sure sanitation was meticulous when stunting a fermentation to retain residual sugars. A disappointment for me. Medium bodied with low carb and wet finish. I did not care for this one.

harrymel, Aug 07, 2012
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.

srandycarter, May 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

williamjbauer, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of ngeunit1
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Tart grapes, funky Brett and other yeasts, oak, vanilla, lactic acid, lemon and other citrus zests, barnyard funk.

T - Sweet grainy malts, tart grapes and other stone fruits, oak, vanilla, funky Brett and other sour yeasts, lactic acid, lemon and other citrus zests, barnyard funk.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, funky, and dry finish.

D - Great sour beer. Great smoothness and overall balance.

ngeunit1, Apr 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ste5venla, Jun 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

koopa, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

birchstick, May 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jbaker67, May 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

DarthKostrizer, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

threedaggers, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

thanks to kawilliams81 for sharing this tonite! Thanks kent!

reviewed from notes taken on 7/4/12.

2011 vintage poured into duvel tulip.

Appearance: This beer looks like white grape juice with a nice big 2 fingers plus white head.

Smell: Big white grapes and a sweet fruitiness that is hard to describe. Nice oak barrell notes too.

Taste: White grape BOMB, pear juice, oak, and even a hint of grassiness. Mild to moderate sourness in this beer. Its also vinous and nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Carbonation is fantastic and drinks at half its 10% ABV! Its insane! Wow! Of the 4 cascade sours tasted last night this has the best mouthfeel of them all when it comes to drinkablity. It feels a little bit syrupy because of the white grape/ fruity sweetness, but remains light bodied. It almost reminds me of a lighter version of the syrup from a can of pears.

Overall: This one is like a white wine with a hint of sour. Its appropriately named "The Vine" for this wine like beer.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jul 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

smithj4, Aug 11, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the brewery with Ron and Curtis, thanks again for the awesome hospitality guys, reviewed from notes, color is a medium orange with some amber tones, one inch very bubbly white head that does not last long, not much lacing, aroma has white grapes, sour green apples, oak, grassy accents, white pepper, lactobacillus, herbal accents, apricots, and lemon juice, flavor starts off with a dry grape flavor, sour and sweet fruits in the middle, finishes wine-like with a big oak finish, a little minty as it warms actually, dry, slightly sweet, and tart mouthfeel, thin to medium bodied, heavily carbonated, taste lingers with dryness, could drink the bottle for sure, no booze in the flavor which seems hard to believe for a beer over nine percent, smooth and full of unique fruit flavor, look forward to having again, grab a bottle when you can

Floydster, Jul 03, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

muskiesman, May 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ncstateplaya, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ADTaber, Jul 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

oldp0rt, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

DrinkSlurm, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ncaudle, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

IrishColonial, Nov 18, 2013
Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 695 ratings.