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Figaro - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

280 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 74
Gots: 38 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

leschkie, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Kmlund, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Devi0us, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from tap into a tulip. Pours a nice blonde color with a real foamy head.

Very zesty aromas of spices, lemon curds, some raisins and tart citrus tones. There is definitely a sourness to it, but it's slightly tart than it is outright sour.

Medium/full bodied with a real nice and smooth feel. Good flavor depth with notes of lemon curds, spices, and tart citrus'.

This was a really nice and well balanced beer. Had a nice tartness to it as opposed to being downright sour.

KDawg, Jun 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

mdillon86, Aug 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

n2185, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

TysonA, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

RMoeNay, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

DrinkSlurm, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Zaphog, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Adidasakh, Aug 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Anonymous1, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

FunkyMacGroovin, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Bicyclette, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Aaron! Served in a Cascade goblet, also courtesy of Aaron. Pours a moderate golden color. Nose has a good amount of Chardonnay with backing fruit and acid. Flavor has light fig and touch of lemon. Very dry and crisp with a nice acidity. Very easy to drink and the alcohol is almost completely masked. I never would have guessed that this was pushing 10%.

Thorpe429, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

WillCarrera, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

kristougher, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 10.24.12
2011 Project

A - Pours a clear, medium orange with a very fizzy light tan head that fades very quickly.

S - Citrus fruit, chardonnay, apples, oak, and fig.

T - Sweet subtle fruit, flowers, more oak and chardonnay, some slight tartness.

D - Lots of carbonation with a lighter body.

O - Smells more complex, but still tastes very nice. This one should develop nicely.

HuskyinPDX, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

berlinabb, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

bbadger, Sep 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

chippo33, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

BarrytheBear, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage served on tap into a snifter

A- Poured a pale and cloudy tangerine orange color with white head that dissipated instantly and left minimal lacing.

S- Quite sour and astringent aroma of lemon, apricot, and Belgian yeast.

T- This is a pretty sour beer with notes of lemon, orange citrus, peach, and a cinnamon-like spiciness.

M- Very dry, high carbonation, some warming, and medium body

O- I tried this one after Cascade's Apricot Ale and both were very sour, but this one had some more complexity and the spicy notes balanced some of the sweetness and sourness.

Hoptometrist, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

codynevels, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Pinche_Oso, Jun 19, 2013
Figaro from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.