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Shrieking Violet Blueberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Shrieking Violet Blueberry
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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 |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 12-28-2011

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

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3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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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

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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.

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Shrieking Violet Blueberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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