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Figaro - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

267 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 71
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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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-15-2014 03:45:24 | More by cbnz
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-13-2014 03:24:26 | More by Cynic-ale
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ari32

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-11-2014 13:44:51 | More by ari32
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StJamesGate

New York

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%

on tap at the brewery, Portland

Shiny gold with snowy film.
White balsamic nose with fruity undertones.
Lemon, white grape, spiced golden sultana chutney, tart zestiness, more white vinegar bite, a chardonnay edge and grapefruit sorbet ending.
Lemon curd hard candy (!) finish and dry linger.
Crisp, dry, no heat at all.

Complex, subtle, balanced, and nuanced. Made to marry with goats’ cheese. Opens well, amazingly intricate, rewards revisits.

Probably the best American sour I’ve tasted.

03-10-2014 18:47:28 | More by StJamesGate
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-08-2014 14:25:29 | More by ThatsThatDude
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mrchrisray

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-25-2014 18:48:15 | More by mrchrisray
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Eighty

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

02-24-2014 22:02:34 | More by Eighty
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

02-24-2014 19:02:09 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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dansmcd

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-24-2014 05:07:50 | More by dansmcd
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-16-2014 15:25:09 | More by KevinGordon
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510a

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-16-2014 08:20:11 | More by 510a
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%

2012 bottle onto a tulip.

hazy orange color, good head that fades quickly. smell of lemon zest, sourness.. taste features a ton of oak. white grapes. lemon. moderate sourness. ABV undectable. Medium bodied,.medium carbonation.

overall just another winner from cascade. lovely.

02-16-2014 01:41:08 | More by Axnjxn
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DovaliHops

California

4.48/5  rDev +8%

2012 Project. Pours a hazy, golden peach color with a medium-large white head that goes down quickly. Scent is VERY inviting. A good amount of Chardonnay, along with white grape skin, sour lemons, zesty lemon peel, and barnyard funk. Quite a bit of oak as well...damn this beer smells good. Taste is sour lemons up front, the lemon sourness is spot on with this one. Followed by chardonnay and white grape flavors. More lemon and a hint of peach and other stone fruit. Lots of oak and funk with this one. Very sour, with a bit of acidity. On the back of the tongue, you get a hint of fig sweetness. Mouthfeel is bright, and highly carbonated. Medium body with puckering crispiness. Drinkability is very high...you would never be able to tell this beer is 10% ABV. Overall, another AMAZING sour ale from Cascade. These guys never disappoint. I regret not purchasing two of these bottles.

02-13-2014 06:36:35 | More by DovaliHops
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wolf_switzer

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-12-2014 16:30:23 | More by wolf_switzer
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-10-2014 15:52:38 | More by ShanePB
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topdown

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-06-2014 22:43:58 | More by topdown
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-29-2014 01:27:17 | More by HumanParaquat
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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-22-2014 23:03:59 | More by gueuzegossage
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dachp

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-20-2014 20:30:06 | More by dachp
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-18-2014 19:04:10 | More by MacQ32
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tclang

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-15-2014 23:24:20 | More by tclang
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dipso123

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-13-2014 17:09:06 | More by dipso123
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

01-12-2014 18:59:13 | More by oline73
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cornejo

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

01-10-2014 23:12:50 | More by cornejo
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-06-2014 19:35:17 | More by sclitch
Figaro from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.