Figaro - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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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
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
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
Figaro from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.