Figaro - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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4.75/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
This Cascade just blew me away. One of the single best beverages I've tasted. Two years ago the Vlad and the Bourbonic "made" GABF for me. Now, Figaro may even be better.
Pours gold with short head that fades fast, but nice looking.
Nose is just all funk, tangerines, purple grapes and figs. Inviting, complex, very layered and pleasant in the extreme. Some tart apple acidic character in the nose just forces you to dive in.
Mouthfeel is tart, rich, nicely acidic and perfect carbonation, at least for me.
Flavor profile is amazing. Super complex, layered and easy. Hands down one of the nicest wild ales I've experienced and I've experienced a lot of them. Big rich and assertive oranges, tangerine, green apple and undertones of fig. There is a sweet/tart/funk front palate that just grows as the funk and tartness develop. Flavors are somewhat unique from other wild ales and sours and extremely impressive.
Finish is tart, crisp and has an orange/herb/spice character that leaves you wanting more.
I only wish I was in S.F. longer so that I could stop by City Beer again and have more. Hopefully, cans of this ( bottles??!!) will show up elsewhere. This is one not to miss.
Serving type: on-tap
10-19-2011 18:16:53 | More by GRG1313
4.6/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great beer. Wasn't too big of a fan of it on tap. From a bottle it is delightful. Light golden color on it with a great fruity nose. Taste is a well balanced sour that blends well with the ABV and fruit quality in the beer.
Overall, not my favorite Cascade beer but its a really good one.
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2012 03:41:13 | More by deathcharms
4.59/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2014 01:38:53 | More by mynie
Figaro from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.