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Cascade Blueberry Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Cascade Blueberry AleCascade Blueberry Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

501 Ratings
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Ratings: 501
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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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Cascade directly. Split with my brother-in-law.

Appearance – Pours a blue, purple color with about a finger of quickly dissipating off white head that leaves very little lacing.

Smell – Slight blueberry, hints of sourness, lactic, oak, tannic, must.

Taste – Kind of an off flavor up front. Not as much blueberry as hoping, slightly sour and tart though again not as much as I expected. A nice oak and wood flavor, mixed with grassy musty notes.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, finishes a bit dry.

Overall – Not as good as I was hoping to put it plainly. Less actual flavor than other Cascade sours. I hope some age will help this beer out.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 01:42:59 | More by SpdKilz
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Cascade Blueberry Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.