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Cascade Blueberry Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Cascade Blueberry AleCascade Blueberry Ale

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502 Ratings
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Ratings: 502
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.67%


Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.33% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This NW style sour ale blends wheat and blond ales that were oak aged in barrels for six months, then additionally aged four months on fresh blueberries. Huge herbal notes of dense blueberries in the nose give way to hints of oak and a dusty floral note. Rich earthy notes of dark fruit on the palate lead to a tart finish that dries out to a base note of blueberry skins.

(Beer added by: Smurf2055 on 01-30-2012)
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i havent had a ton of beer from cascade, but one takeaway from the ones i have had, is that these guys may well be the king of fruit. their apricot is just divine, and this blueberry is just as well done. deep dark purple in color, all from the fruit, i can see a probable blonde beer base underneath, but the stain from the berries is deep. a nose thats more sour than it is fruity, with lots of mellowing oak and then the fruit punch complex of the blueberries, which are as tart as they are sweet. the flavor follows a similar format, sourness first mostly on the front end, before the fruit ramps up. the berries do add some sugar that isnt all the way fermented out, which i like, because its a nice balance to the sourness. i think the true flavor of the blueberry here is as authentic and prominent as the apricot, although i think the apricot it a better beer, the use of fruit and brewing expertise on display is the same. jammy middle before the wood softens the finish. its earthy and summery and reminds me of a place i would like to be, out in a blueberry patch in august gorging myself until my face and hands are stained purple. a special beer, the best blueberry beer ive ever had by leaps and bounds.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 15:37:04 | More by StonedTrippin
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a teku glass. 2012 project

pours a dark purple with a nice finger inch white fizzy head that dissipates quickly. smell is a tad sour with some fruit...blueberries for sure. taste starts out fairly tart but does dissipate quick. the fruit takes over and there is a good blueberry flavor to this one though it doesnt linger on the palate. slight sourness at the back end. pretty good! medium carbonation, medium bodied. pretty tasty...recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 00:14:28 | More by Axnjxn
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml of the 2012 Blueberry project. Thanks to ChefBergo for extra'ing me this one. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 2/6/2014.

App- Pinkish-dark red body, one finger white head, good retention, good lacing. The pinkish-red hue on this beer is interesting; it's almost like a red wine.

Smell- Tons and tons of blueberry accompanied by oak and vinegar. Smells decently sour, 5/10 perhaps.

Flavour- Disappointing. Mostly a mustiness, funkiness accompanied by oak and vinegar. Don't get a ton of blueberries here like in the nose. Kind of watery.

Mouthfeel- Medium-thin bodied, good carbonation, but otherwise a bit watery and thin. Aftertaste is mostly this musty funkiness, not so much blueberry.

Overall- Certainly not the best that Cascade has made. I do not recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 04:42:23 | More by Stevedore
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a cork & caged brown 750 mL bottle with "2012 Project" marked on the label. Poured into a standard 16 oz tumbler glass.

Appearance - Pours a deep magenta purple with a fair amount of haze to the body. Enough particulate to make for an uneven distribution of color. Dark, bruise-like purple in some places, and lighter notes in others. Atop the body sits an fizzy head about a half-finger thick, the color of white with just a slightly violet hue to it. The head dissipates fairly quickly, leaving a rim of foam around the edge of the glass and a bit of bubbly film across the top.

Smell - Nice tart notes of blueberry, pinot noir must and red grapes, as well as some more pungent characteristics of oak barrel tannins and funk, providing a nice balance of acetic sharpness and more luscious fruit tones, like fresh-made preserves.

Taste - More of the same in the taste, with the jam presence becoming more aggressive and giving undertones of blackberry to compliment the tart presence of the blueberry. Musty barrel wood and a slight hint of vinegar work to provide some punch to the fruitiness. I'm rarely disappointed with sour-tasting beers that make use of blueberry's natural tartness and this one is no different.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and high carbonation that provide for an effervescent, prickly feel to the beer. Enables the beer to avoid being taken over by the sweetness of the fruit used.

Overall, another fantastic one from Cascade. In my limited experience, they are really good at knocking out the "single fruit" sour beers like this one and the kriek (cherry) and apricot. Blueberry is especially great because of the unique look it imparts on the beer from the coloring as well as the natural tartness of blueberries. I'm only a tad curious to know how this one might've tasted closer to the bottling date, but based on how good it is a year old, I'd gladly take a bottle of any vintage that was offered.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 05:31:23 | More by LambicPentameter
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours out the color of smashed blueberries, with a very nice head that leaves plenty of lacing

Smell: Tart and citric with undertones of blueberry

Taste: Citrusy and lactic, with blueberry tones developing in the middle and lingering in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Cascade has a way with sour fruit beers; always enjoyable to try them

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 01:31:20 | More by brentk56
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy reddish purple color with a small off white head. The aroma has a nice blueberry fruit character, mildly tart, woody, mild acidity, some earthy notes and light funk. The flavor is moderate blueberry fruit, wood, lightly acidic, mildly tart with some earthy qualities. This is not overly sour and doesn’t have the massive fruit punch of a Belgian Red, but this is still tasty and definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 13:07:13 | More by jbaker67
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scottfrie

California

4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage poured into snifter.

A: Pours a clear cranberry juice color with a fizzy, very short lived, slightly pink head that faded to a fuzzy collar.
S: Fruity notes of blueberries, blackberries, and citrusy lemon juice. Slight earthy must in there as well.
T: Citric acid mixed with fresh blueberry flavor. Very delicious. Earthy damp basement in the finish, lingering lactic acid aftertaste with a touch of berry sweetness.
M: Drying, full mouthfeel, clean and tart with a light acid bite. Tons of light carbonation.
O: Probably the best blueberry I've had with the best example of blueberry flavor imparted in a beer. More flavor came through than expected, well done.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 03:25:33 | More by scottfrie
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 project.

Appearance - Deep purplish red. Small off white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Blueberry isn't all that distinct, but I get it. Green and vegetal blueberry. Oak. Acidic.

Taste - Blueberry is more pronounced. Still green. Tons more oak. Malty with some stone fruit flavors. Sour.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium low carbonation. Not too sour.

Overall - I've had this beer multiple times, but somehow never reviewed it. Quality sour as always.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 00:14:48 | More by Alieniloquium
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dar482

New York

4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours in a purple reddish color. Never quite seen a beer with this coolor.

The flavor has a blueberry juiciness along with musty notes and some oak. It smells a bit tart.

The flavor follows with lots of tartness of lemons and a strong citric note and it moves onto a berries, a bit of blueberry. There's a woody drying on the end along with a funky mustiness.

A nice drinking sour.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 03:34:07 | More by dar482
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(2012) 750 ml bottle poured into a 3 Fonteinen wine glass.

A- one finger bubbly white head, very thin, dissipates quickly, decent carbonation, pours a reddish purple color, very attractive looking beer.
S- The aroma, is funky but nothing too crazy, slight notes of blueberry, but i think i only pick that out because i know its made with blueberries. Hints of oak as well.
T- The taste is kind of disappointing. I feel like its missing something. The funkiness is mellow, get more oak in the taste, slight blueberry, but not very fruit forward, medicinal taste to it, some sour lemon. Interesting.
M- Medium mouthfeel, coats the palate, dry finish, decent amount of carbonation.
O- Im not too impressed with this beer. Its not bad, definitely can appreciate it, but i was hoping for something more. Hopefully the other variants i have are more enjoyable.

I had to come back and add this to the review. As it warms up, and the more i drink it the more the blueberry comes out. Still not as sour as i would of hoped for, but it still is young. I like it more the more i drink it.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 05:19:01 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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MighHighBrewer

Colorado

3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage. Served via tulip glass on 8/24/2013

A: Pours a deep purple color with a slight ruby red hue. To my eye, it looks almost exactly like concord grape juice. Very dark - you cannot see through the glass at all. The beer pours with a 1/4-inch head that stays with you throughout your session - very nice. Lacing is excellent.

S: Underwhelming. Fruity notes dominate - mostly green apple and blueberry. In the background, oak and horse blanket funkiness are there. Honestly though, the nose is not very strong on this beer...which has been my experience with Cascades.

T & M: Sour citrus notes hit you right on the tongue - lemon and sour apple mostly - along with a hint of balsamic. The blueberry comes in mid-sip...kind of lingering in the background. The finish brings on the oak and a bit of mild funkiness. The finish is exceptional on this beer - very dry but with the appropriate amount of fruit that makes you want to go back for more. Carbonation on my bottle was a bit high for my taste. I'd reduce it about 5%.

O: This is a great sour, but not my favorite from Cascade (Apricot). The blueberries add an incredible visual flair to this beer, but not much else. I was underwhelmed with their presence in the aroma and taste of the beer. I wish I could taste the blueberries more, but the acid kinda blows them out. In a blind taste test, I'd have a hard time believing anybody would identify this as a blueberry beer. One other minor complaint I have is the carbonation level. It was a bit too high on this beer for my taste, which is odd considering I didn't find that with the Apricot. Overall, a highly recommended sour but not the best Cascade does.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 03:55:11 | More by MighHighBrewer
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2012 vintage. Pours lightly hazy ruby red color with a 1-2 finger foamy light pink head with decent retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing on the glass, with tons of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big tart blueberry, green apple, cherry, pear, raspberry, pepper, hay, funk, oak, clove, leather, red wine, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of blueberry notes with fruity/spicy yeast and barrel presence; and big strength. Taste of tart blueberry, blueberry skin, green apple, pear, raspberry, pepper, hay, grass, oak, clove, funk, leather, red wine, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of blueberry, apple, pear, raspberry, pepper, oak, clove, hay, funk, red wine, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of blueberries with fruity/spicy yeast and barrel notes; with a fantastic balance of malt/acidity and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very crisp, prickly, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Blueberry sour ale! All around great complexity and balance of blueberry with fruity/funky yeast and oak character; and very smooth and crisp to drink with the moderate acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 04:36:16 | More by superspak
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cascade Blueberry pours with a somewhat indistinguishable color; some hybrid between ruby and indigo and orange that I can't really come up with a name for. The body is completely translucent, and the puzzled, white head wastes no time in dissipating to a small ring, outlining the beer at the edge of the glass.

The aroma is a fantastic display of fruity sweetness, sharp acidic notes, a ton of musk, and maxed out levels of funk. Blueberry and blackberry and a hint of black cherry skins, more preservative and jam-like as opposed to the syrupy, concentrate kind of fruitiness. Pure and juicy, rather than fake and muddled; always a good sign.

Musky to the core, Cascade Blueberry exhibits levels of funk that might fool you into thinking this bottle actually came from Belgium. Some wet wood and oak, musk, and damp cellar qualities mesh perfectly with the acidic tartness and faint, underlying sweetness of the fruits in this brew. The 7.33% ABV goes completely unnoticed - completely buried by the fruity onslaught.

It doesn't disappoint in flavor department, either. The first sip brings forth quite a bit of tart blueberry, alongside some softer notes of apple skins, cherries, and blackberries. Just a berry orgy taking place on your tongue, splashing in pools of citric acid and sweetness. Tart, sweet, acidic, and quenching, all at once.

Woody, musky, yeasty-funk is more apparent in the latter half of the sip, making for a pleasantly dry finish that tones down the acidic sharpness, tartness, and mild sweetness of the blueberries excellently. This beer is pretty thin and carbonated heavily, making for a dry, sharp, and crisp mouth feel.

Yet another damn good sour from Cascade. I'm somewhat partially to blueberry stuff, as blueberries are higher up on the list of fruits and fruit flavors I really enjoy. Blueberries tend to get lost in some sour ales, but not here. Wonderfully fruity, heavily tart, and painfully acidic, this beer will make any sour fan go nuts.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 11:50:39 | More by tectactoe
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle (2012) poured into an Idle Hands tulip.

A - Pours a deep purple-y blueberry hue. A finger of fizzy head quick builds and fades equally as fast. Leaves behind a fizzy, bubbly, loose collar and no lacing. If you told me I was looking at a Welch's grape soda I would believe it.

S - Lots of musty aromas here. Richly funky with lots of woody aspects as well. Blueberries come thru with more force than I expected giving a thick blueberry and some spicy, fruity notes maybe giving some cinnamon and light apple-y touches. Overall has a sweet and somewhat sugary impression.

T - Given the aroma especially, this is surprisingly tart and sour. Lactic acidity up front and thru to the finish. Sweet tarts, lemons, citric acid. Blueberry flavor comes thru but is subdued compared to the aroma which isn't very surprising given the difficulty in bringing out their subtle flavors. Marginal sweetness to cut thru the acid just a bit. I'm also getting a bit of a spiciness which I am perhaps transforming in my mind subconsciously into cinnamon and maybe a graham cracker crust for a bit of a blueberry pie effect. Woody flavors blend in nicely to round things out and provide a bit of an offset to the fruity acidity. Mildly funky...noticeable and nice, but a bit more would be desirable.

M - Somewhat thin body, highly tart and acidic giving a dry overall impression. There is just a hint of sweetness that just gets overpowered towards the finish. Very mildly funky and not as fruity as the aroma might have indicated on first smell. Carbonation is lively, medium level that effervesces high above the surface of the glass on each pour...very tingly on the tongue.

O - Very good sour beer. I was especially interested in trying this being a blueberry lover and already a fan of Cascade sours. Would have liked a bit more flavor character from the fruit...the sour overpowered the fruit and lost some of the dimension the fruit could have yielded. Definitely wouldn't mind having this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 23:34:13 | More by portia99
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emerge077

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Aaron for sharing this one! Quick review from written notes.

Served in a small tulip glass, it has a sanguine wine-like appearance, with no foam on the surface. Purplish red coloration.

Berries and Bretty bandaid aroma, with a light fruit sweetness in the periphery.

Super acidic and sour, puckering with light acetic sharpness, and a very dry finish. Salivary glands work into overdrive. Medium bodied with light carbonation, almost like sparkling juice. It's drinkable and satisfies the sour fix, though it's a little one-dimensional overall.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 14:56:20 | More by emerge077
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a vibrant dark pinkish-red with a nice finger of head that quickly dissipates. Love how this beer appears.

Nose is dominated by sour oak, with a touch of funk and a minimal whiff of blueberry.

Taste is quite nice, changing each sip. In some different order, I'm always getting some oak, a hit of tartness, a touch of funk, and then a mild blueberry. Not as heavy on the sweet blueberry as I was expecting, more of a tart, unripe blueberry.

Mouthfeel is pleasant, the acidity does not scorch the tongue, and the carbonation is right on.

Overall, I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. I continue to be a fan of American sours with their cleaner, sharper sour notes than their Belgian counterparts (at least in my experience). Not as heavy on the blueberry as I would have preferred, but I would certainly be happy to drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 16:57:45 | More by thebigredone
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

2012 vintage. Tasted 8 June 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a slightly murky deep reddish amber with shades of purple. Half-finger of pinkish head, okay retention and lacing, but that's what I expect from a sour. Plenty of visible carbonation.

Smell is a lovely light blend of blueberry skins and delicate acidic sour. The two elements work together so well; sour and sweet, big surprise that that's a winning combination.

Taste is much more powerfully blueberry, but the sour is still there. It tilts toward heavy sweetness, maybe a bit too much like blueberry juice. The sour starts out clean and clear, but becomes a bit muddy in the finish. Those criticisms, though, are only chips from a very solid whole. The base provides a stage, essentially disappearing to let the stars shine.

Feel is just as it should be for a fruit sour. Medium-light body, fizzy carbonation, lasting maybe a hair longer than I want it to.

This is a fantastic fruit sour. Well-balanced, and showcasing both the blueberries and sour in complementary ways. Something about Cascade's sours really resonates with me, and this is another big hit.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 18:54:50 | More by zeledonia
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RoninTK3

New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Seanniek91 for sharing this one! Poured from a 750ml into a snifter.

A - Dark blue/purple with some fine lacing.

S - LOTS of blueberry. Smells like a blueberry tart or jam. A bit tart and funky.

T - Tart, but not overwhelmingly so. Lots of blueberry and a bit of funk, especially in the aftertaste. Very easy drinking.

M - Light with medium carbonation. Doesn't linger.

This is my first experience with Cascade and I'm certainly excited to try more. I've had a lot of sours that really make you pucker lately, and I love them, but this is nice and balanced. More in the realm of Raspberry Tart than My Blueberry Nightmare.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 01:26:33 | More by RoninTK3
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 750 ml C&C bottle into a Hill Farmstead stemmed tulip.

Appearance- Very nice purpleish/red with bubbly off-white head that has left great lacing.

Smell- Smells like blueberry jam! Wheaty yeast, tart blueberries. super fruity and beautiful.

Taste- Funky yeast and sweet blueberries. Light sour, with a light malt backbone. Finish is blueberry lemonade.

Mouthfeel- Nice medium carbonation with tons of little bubbles. Easy drinking and medium tartness.

Overall- A nice sour from Cascade. Would be great for beginners and veteran sour fans alike.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 01:13:22 | More by Seanniek91
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Jfriz25

Wisconsin

4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Beautiful reddish purple color with a bubbly pink tinted head. It changes color depending on how the light hits it; really pretty beer.

Smell- Huge woody oak note dominates with a touch of vanilla. Tart blueberry with a little alcohol and a bit of that Cascade smell that runs through a lot of their beers.

Taste- The wood comes through but I don't get any of the vanilla, just a dry oaky thing. Tart blueberry, like the small ones that really are mouth puckering. Good amount of sour.

Mouthfeel- Big pop when I opened the cork and a little foam came out. Lots of carbonation coupled with a medium body coats the tounge with delicious blueberry.

Overall- I really liked it but not quite as much as I was hoping I would. I love blueberry and wanted a touch more fruit flavor but overall it was a very solid brew. Love that a couple more are a click away if I want them.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 20:45:48 | More by Jfriz25
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theveganbrewer

Oregon

4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer. It's one of the best from Cascade and it's usually pretty easy to find. I really like that I can actually taste the blueberry and know that it's not some fake flavoring, that they're real blueberries in there, and a ton of them! Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 19:48:44 | More by theveganbrewer
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morimech

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2012 Project
A bit of a gusher after popping the cork. Guess I did not have the bottle chilled enough. It settled down quickly however. Pours a reddish purple color with one finger of head that held on for a few minutes before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Has a fruity funky aroma. Cannot say it is distinctly blueberry, but mixed berries. One of the more funky smelling Cascade fruit beers that smells like very ripe cheese.

Tastes of berries but surprisingly not strong blueberry. Moderately acidic but the funk of the aroma did not carry over to the flavor. Also quite dry with some oak notes.

Rather thin body. The carbonation is also low which might have been lost during the initial gushing.

Smelled very good but it did not carry over to where it really counts. Also surprised by the lack of actual blueberry flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 18:46:54 | More by morimech
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked and caged 2012 bottle poured into tulip 12/6/13 big cheers towards Rutager for sending me the bottle

A hazy bright ruby maroon liquid with plenty of bubbles feeding a huge 3 finger pink foam that leaves a thick partial ring of lace, love the color of this one

S cheesy funk and a little oak, lots of blueberries and some tart raspberry and strawberry jam, the funky notes come out as it warms and maybe just a little lemon

T toned down version of the nose with less fruity notes and more oak, I'm liking the flavor but the nose was amazing

M lighter side of medium, lots of bubbles almost prickly, quite sour with slight tannins and a little slick at the same time, finishes quit dry with a funky oak finish

O not sure how this one lasted over a month just sitting in my fridge, strange how I get lots of fruit the didn't brew with, no booze at any point and its going down fast

very nice sour, funky and earthy but I think it could use just a little more fruit but its a very minor complaint. This one's working well with this warm June afternoon, maybe a little to easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 21:52:25 | More by wordemupg
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light fizzy head fades almost instantly, purple and chestnut reddish brown rosy color.

Nose great blueberry, fresh big plump blueberries, light wild funk, mild sweetness with touch of blueberry pie, tart blueberries as well,

Taste more fresh plump blueberries, thick juicy blueberries, blueberry pie filling again, nice sour flavor and tart berry, light stem like green flavor, just a hint of funk. Nice overall sourness and not too sour, some acidic flavor. Finish is drier and long sour flavor, nice blueberry and tart fruit lingering, light vanilla toasty oak finally coming through on the finish, little flemmy, nice acid.

Mouth is med bodied, little carb, little acidic bite.

Overall quite nice, great fresh and tart blueberries, great sour flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 12:45:00 | More by jlindros
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Rathakem

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Purple - looks just like my blueberry syrup in color. Head fades to a small layer on top

S- Blueberry, wow! Some funky barnyard smell, combines for a pleasing aroma. Tasting partner referred to it as smelling like a sour patch kid.

T- Great balance between fruit and funk. Big blueberry flavor, a little oak on the side.

M- Light, dry not overly carbonated feel, sour gives it a little pucker.

My first Cascade, and I think I picked a good one to start with. Great overall beer, and looking forward to grabbing another.

Serving type: bottle

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Cascade Blueberry Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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