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Figaro - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

271 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 74
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

dspinler, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

oriolesfan4, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

n2185, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

djrn2, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

cbnz, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Cynic-ale, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

ari32, Mar 11, 2014
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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.

StJamesGate, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

ThatsThatDude, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

mrchrisray, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Eighty, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

dansmcd, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

KevinGordon, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

510a, Feb 16, 2014
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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.

Axnjxn, Feb 16, 2014
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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.

DovaliHops, Feb 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

wolf_switzer, Feb 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

ShanePB, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

topdown, Feb 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

HumanParaquat, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

gueuzegossage, Jan 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

dachp, Jan 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

MacQ32, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

tclang, Jan 15, 2014
Figaro from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.