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Shrieking Violet Blueberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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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: 2
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:
"...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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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Kopfschuss, Dec 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

GradyS1, Nov 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

topdown, Feb 06, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +8.8%

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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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

SocalKicks, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

brotherliam, Dec 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

moonknight31, Jun 25, 2013
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Phobicsquirrel, Dec 07, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%

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
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

distantmantra, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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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DrBier, Jul 01, 2014
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radlleb, Mar 05, 2014
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jrohrbacher, Aug 09, 2013
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strongaf, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

kscaldef, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

dmorgan310, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

CoolEthan, Jun 24, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev 0%

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
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

TysonA, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

HuskyinPDX, May 17, 2013
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Shrieking Violet Blueberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.