Figaro - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
4.23/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
The one and only bottle purchased at my last trip to Churchills Pub. $40, I didn't think it was a bad price all things considered. Poured out a substantial blonde looking ale with a thin whispy white head on the top of it, no more than 1/2". An aroma that owes more to white wine than anything resembling your average beer (not that Cascade puts anything in a 750 that could be called average. . . their ipa's well, that does fit the bill). Lemon peel, and what I suspect is the white adriatic fig make out a sour, white wine grape kind of feel to it. I didn't pick up on any spiciness, I dunno if people thought it would have a bite like a fig newton or what.
Taste, nobody does clean, lactic sourness better, and this beer from Cascade is no exception. There's almost no funk in it, but tons of sourness and depth. The chardonnay aspect seems to produce lots of acidity, but said acidity also helps cover up what is almost 10% alcohol so very well. I think you'll taste lots more lemon in this one than fig, but the fig contribution is above nil, it comes off like a hodgepodge of different spice accoutrements. The toasted oak notes go very well with something with such a light body but impressive tart and sourness. Very acidic, very sour, but hides alcohol very well. Would drink again.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2012 18:35:14 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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4.21/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottle poured into snifter
A- orangish golden haze color with a 2 inch head that reduces to a lacing around the rim quickly.
S- Tart fermenting grape smell, with acidic lemon. Slight hints of oak and vanilla. Chardonnay
T- Immediately Sour, classic Cascade style of sour.Figs? maybe Not sure. Oak, vanilla, Sweet , sour, lemon zest, white grapes, fermenting grapes.
M- Highly carbonated. medium body, nice overall mouth feel.
O- Very great Sour. Not sure the figs come through.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 02:32:20 | More by MetalMountainMastiff
Figaro from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.