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Figaro - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

269 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 72
Gots: 36 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Strong blond beers were aged in fresh Chardonnay barrels for three months and then additionally aged with dried Adriatic white figs and Spanish lemon peel. Aromas of sweet malts, figs, raisins and citrus zest greet you in the nose. Hints of Chardonnay grapes, lemon peel and sweet figs roll across the palate, leading to crisp lemon sharpness in the finish that will leave a lingering sweetness on the tongue.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 06-24-2011)
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Soto

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-22-2014 02:52:32 | More by Soto
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.6/5  rDev +10.8%

The beer is light golden with a mild haze and a quarter inch of white head. Aromas include wild funk, yeast, stone fruit, apricot, pear, peach, oak. Dark fruit and gig character emerge more in the flavor. Absolutely delicious. Complex and wonderful. Puckering finish. An outstanding beer from Cascade.

08-22-2014 02:08:31 | More by Huhzubendah
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

maybe the best ive had from cascade, which is really saying something because everything they do is pure gold. this is incredible, chardonnay barrels with figs and lemon peel. i will say that the lemon is quite subtle, a moderately zesty citrus thing in there, but not as sharp or biting as lemon peel can be at times. the chard barrel adds a ton of acidity to an already sour beer, but the meaty fleshy fruity raisin and branny fig flavors and textures really balance it out. there is a vein of sweetness running through it too, never too much or clinging to the teeth or anything, but enough to cut back some of the lactic intensity from the fermentation. oak character is heavy, grapes and figs marry happily, and the lemon peel seems to lighten both the alcohol sting and the body, which is more cereal forward and robust than other cascade fruit beers. i loved apricot, still do, but this may take over for it in terms of uniqueness, attention to detail, and overall impression. the mouthfeel is crushed velvet, seductive and permanent. i cant wait to drink this beauty again some day, thanks to my brother for sharing this gem!

08-20-2014 02:27:57 | More by StonedTrippin
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thedankness

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-12-2014 21:01:48 | More by thedankness
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%

A-Semi cloudy yellow orange, nice carbonation.

S-Oak, grapes, lemon, the figs are there but not as much, nice funk.

T-Starts with nice funk, the wine barrels are there in both the oak and the grapes. Good deal of lemon and the figs are there as well.

M-Medium to lighter, nice carbonation and a dry finish.

O-One of Cascades better sours, not their best but definitely an enjoyable one.

08-08-2014 18:25:27 | More by rlee1390
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

08-07-2014 06:27:58 | More by Big_Dave
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AlexBananas

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.5%

08-03-2014 00:28:59 | More by AlexBananas
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-01-2014 17:16:10 | More by ricecracker420
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geuze_gone_wild

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-31-2014 06:29:12 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-29-2014 20:25:02 | More by vonnegut21
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-27-2014 01:20:17 | More by nmann08
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-25-2014 11:34:09 | More by Gotti311
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-24-2014 03:06:47 | More by atone315
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-24-2014 00:32:39 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

07-17-2014 21:47:20 | More by nkelley77
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ezperkins2

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-15-2014 21:51:29 | More by ezperkins2
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PretzelCity

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-14-2014 21:23:37 | More by PretzelCity
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IrishColonial

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.7%

07-13-2014 00:42:20 | More by IrishColonial
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-12-2014 12:23:45 | More by mltobin
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BDeibs

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-28-2014 03:25:51 | More by BDeibs
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TBlightning

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-26-2014 02:38:22 | More by TBlightning
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-16-2014 20:38:24 | More by tectactoe
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-12-2014 12:01:58 | More by kingjohnh
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mynie

Indiana

4.59/5  rDev +10.6%

Figaro is a dude who one time got married. Many years later, they made a Bugs Bunny cartoon about his famous exploits. And now, today, he is immortalized in beer form.

Pours limp but lovely colored.

Smells excellent. Sour fruit, sour wine. Green grapes, flowers, and tinned figs.

Tastes as it smells, but bolder and deeper (if that makes sense; if, all of a sudden, it's okay to speak about flavors in terms of depth). Starts with lightly tart, effervescent fruit. The key is the lightness of the tart nodes--I'm enjoying the sour, but it's not like I'm drinking an Atomic Warhead. This moves into a juicy middle that's like a thickly alcoholic shandy made out of blonde ales, and the finish is more fruit against white wine nodes. Very nice.

06-12-2014 01:38:53 | More by mynie
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DCLAguy11

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-11-2014 20:04:11 | More by DCLAguy11
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Figaro from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.