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Vintage Red - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Vintage Red
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 3.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: bsuedekum on 08-28-2011)
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Photo of bsuedekum
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm having this at the Cascade Barrel House in Portland OR. Poured out of what they refer to as a "live barrel". Here's the brewer's description:

This "live" barrel of NW sour from the Blenders Reserve is a 20-month-old red ale that was blended with a few highlight barrels to bring nuance flavors to the front. Sharp wine and dark cherry notes greet you in the nose. A dark cherry tartness and dark malts on the palate finish with a pronounced dark fruit richness and hints of spice on the tongue.

My review:

A - Murky Red-Brown Earth color with decent carbonation and a head that fades rather quick.

S - For lack of a better way to describe it, I'm going to say the nose is a gritty red wine. Definitely get the dark wine characteristics with a bit of cherry funk background that is inticing.

T - Red wine, cabernet, and port are the flavors I'm getting. A gorgeous, robust beer with a lot going on and a great balance. A slight oak background and a malty punch blended in there too.

M - Heavier than a typical sour and not quite as bright or crisp of a finish as some, but it has a great finish and a quality that makes this one an enjoyable sipper. That said, after each drink I'm anxious to have my next sip.

O - I'm finding myself and a fan of this one. It gets better with each drink and I'm very glad I had it. I'm not not sure if they'll make this a more common offering as opposed to a brewery only live barrel offering, but it's quite good.

bsuedekum, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of FalconA
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

FalconA, Nov 26, 2012
Vintage Red from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.