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Shrieking Violet Blueberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Shrieking Violet Blueberry
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BA SCORE
88
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"...started as a strong spiced quad that was barrel-aged for 21 months, then aged for another six months on blueberries."

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 12-28-2011)
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Photo of ehammond1
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Beer Dinner with Cascade Brewing
Stone Brewing Co.
Escondido, CA

Dark ruby and a true blueberry-colored beer, with moderate amounts of visible carbonation, and only a thing ring of small bubbles atop. Appropriate.

Plump and juicy blueberries in the aroma, along with a mild oak presence, some grass, and very minimal funk.

The flavor is much more blueberry-forward than Cascade's Blueberry, with far less funk. This is more of a straight blueberry punch, with only a moderate level of sour character. Simple, straightforward, fruit-forward, and incredibly delicious.

Medium bodied with somewhat low-moderate, creamy carbonation.

A wonderful fruit beer.

ehammond1, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +0.5%

mdaschaf, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of distantmantra
4/5  rDev +0.5%

distantmantra, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of zaphodchak
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe this was a traditionally bunged cask, at Cascade.

No head, red-brown body.

Strong funk and blueberry pie nose. Maybe also leather.

Mellow but with a tart sting, then some dulled blueberry pie, and a drying finish.

Bright and fresh cask-feel.

Impressive. Blueberry, but not sweet.

zaphodchak, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of TysonA
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

TysonA, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

barrel house draft on a balmy summer afternoon

a: served in a stubby little cascade branded chalice, deep purple-red in color with a collar of white carbonation

s: blueberry nose with a noticeable floral/herbal charactetristic, some earthy leather, not too much oak and a light tannin, gentle spice, nice prick of acid, the berry leads the way here

m: not quite still on the palate, but very gently carbonated, medium in body, velvety

t: lots of leathery dried blueberry flavor with some undertones of malt and gentle spice, steeped herbs, nice acidity, berry flavors linger with a touch of tannin to finish

o: captures the blueberry very well, not hugely complex but very enjoyable

blackie, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

DrBier, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Piddmeista, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: barrel pour at Cascade, Portland, OR

Poured a delightful reddish-purple color with a thin white ringlet of bubbles for a head. Aroma was very herbal, with obvious scents of natural blueberry, quite acidic, vinegar. Taste followed the aroma well, with blueberry essence, herbal qualities, funk, mucho acetic acid, more funk, and notes of red wine. Nice, but a little too acetic, even for me. Light medium body, and surely a good drink for a session of sours.

Rifugium, Dec 28, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

SocalKicks, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

HuskyinPDX, May 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

brotherliam, Dec 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Kopfschuss, Dec 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

TaborTime, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

beerhorn12, Dec 30, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Adamostella, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

radlleb, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jrohrbacher, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky crimson red with no head and no lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some nice cherry/berry aromas. Taste is much the same with lots of berry flavor. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice berry presence in both the aroma and taste.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

loren01, Aug 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

leftoverburrito, Apr 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

GradyS1, Nov 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

zestar, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

moonknight31, Jun 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Phobicsquirrel, Dec 07, 2013
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Shrieking Violet Blueberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.