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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
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654 Ratings
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Ratings: 654
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 267
Gots: 211 | 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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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-12-2013 19:09:23 | More by tom10101
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ste5venla

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-12-2013 00:21:53 | More by ste5venla
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-20-2014 18:33:05 | More by BMart
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Floydster

California

4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2009 19:35:07 | More by Floydster
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-02-2013 14:15:10 | More by oldp0rt
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koopa

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-12-2013 04:18:38 | More by koopa
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petermethot

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-08-2014 04:41:14 | More by petermethot
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birchstick

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-04-2012 03:35:05 | More by birchstick
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

01-28-2013 00:47:53 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Overlord

California

2.83/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks chewy! Now, fly casual!

Pours a hazy, sediment-y burnished amber/orange. Big off-white head.

Smells ... off. Strangely medicinal and herbally. Ugh. There is some muted funk/horse blanket to it, and there is a vinous quality to the smell.

If I focus real hard on the flavor, I get a fantastic, really great vinous, grape-y, acidic undertone. Actually reminds me a bit of consecration. Unfortunately, there is an awful, medicinal herbal taste that is a constant presence. It even lingers as an aftertaste. I'd think I had an off bottle, but other people have noted it as well.

Quite disappointing. There's a base of a really good beer, but something has definitely gone off kilter.

Nice mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 08:14:36 | More by Overlord
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-06-2013 23:52:42 | More by ADTaber
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nickd717

California

3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from City Beer in SF.

A - Pours hazy golden in color with a fluffy white head.

S - Aroma is very nice, fairly tart and lactic with white white, oak, and fruity esters.

T - Lactic tartness, white grapes, oak, sour green apple, and citrus. Alcohol noticeable but not too much for the ABV.

M - Palate nice and fairly acidic with medium body and somewhat high carbonation.

D - Above average. This beer is pretty good overall, but not the best from Cascade. A bit expensive at $20+.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 01:38:35 | More by nickd717
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-31-2013 00:17:24 | More by ncaudle
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

07-04-2012 19:06:35 | More by brez8791
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-07-2014 20:10:05 | More by DrinkSlurm
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-03-2013 15:00:21 | More by RedneckBeerz
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duff247

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

10-05-2012 04:07:24 | More by duff247
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 17:09:15 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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shelby415

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

09-23-2012 06:43:44 | More by shelby415
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Arbitrator

California

3.15/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Chilled bottle into a glass. Shared by... me. Thanks Arbi. You're a good man.

A: Pours a cloudy orange-amber body in the glass, topped off by a half-finger of off-white head. It retains for maybe 30 seconds, receding in loud snaps and fizzles into a light cap and collar on the brew. Some lacing during sips, but nothing sticky.

S: Hard to miss the grapes and oak on this one. They're backed by lactic sourness and a bit of brett funk. What's unusual about this is that there's a strong spice component, like nutmeg and cinnamon, that reminds me of pumpkin pie minus the pumpkin. Craig pointed out that there's a general aroma of sweet yams. I'm inclined to agree.

T: Begins with some white grape sweetness, green apples, and caramel. It's lightly funky and strongly sour throughout. The biggest flavors are near the finish, which is drying and astringent through tannins and spice. Nothing super-complicated here, and it's a bit lacking in bacterial development / complexity (even attenuation -- lots of sugars here).

M: Light-bodied, with spritzy (is that a word? Mozilla doesn't like it) carbonation. Well-disguised ABV at 9%. Impressive.

D: I enjoyed it, but in the spectrum of sours I've had, it's near the average point. The spices are interesting, but they don't quite work with the grapes. From the description of what went into this beer, it seems like I should pick up more flavors than I do. At $20 a pop I'd go with one of the other Cascade beers or just a Russian River sour.

Note: it really astounds me that I pick up brett in this beer, as Curtis seemed very insistent on not using that in his beers. Is this accidental?

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 08:16:15 | More by Arbitrator
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-03-2012 22:13:21 | More by Rutager
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jheezee

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

09-19-2013 20:20:35 | More by jheezee
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Bobby8405 for the share.

A - It pours a lightly hazed golden-caramel hue, and is capped by a fizzy, crackling, and short-lived head.

S - The nose is surprisingly sweet and juice-like. Notes of white grape juice, apples, pears, peaches and buttery Chardonnay come to mind; acetic, lactic, and funky notes are surprisingly subdued.

T - The flavor is much akin to the nose, proffering golden orchard fruit, buttery oak and very light funk. I am surprised at the tameness here, in terms of acidity; I was expecting something more akin to their Kriek or Apricot in terms of tartness and funk.

M - The feel is silky and softly effervescent; I like.

O - Not the best Cascade, but no slouch either.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 17:51:27 | More by ktrillionaire
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-29-2014 20:25:59 | More by threedaggers
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-19-2012 23:02:21 | More by kaelingirl
Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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