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Cascade Blueberry Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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683 Ratings
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Ratings: 683
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 207
Gots: 173 | FT: 19
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:
Beer added by: Smurf2055 on 01-30-2012

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.
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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a stunningly hazed vibrant purple/red color. A two finger white head forms, but recedes in a second with light lace.
S: Musty funk, and acidic berries up front. Jammy like fruits, vanilla, light wood. Simple and to the point, but also intense.
T: Like the nose simple, but intense. Sour, acidic, tart berries, and jammy fruits. The blueberries are there, but not as dominate. Vanilla and oak flavors. The lingering acidic punch leaves a dryness.
M/D: A medium body that has soft and fine carbonation. This is surprisingly delicate, at first. Until the acidity takes over, which leaves this incredibly dry, and maybe a bit tannin like. I could enjoy sipping on this all day. The sour and acidic punch becomes a little heavy handed, but not overpowering. I love it.

I have had slightly more intense sours than this. Though this is not mild at all. The simple acidic, jammy fruits, mixed with the barrel is great. All around really enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.45/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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Cascade Blueberry Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 683 ratings.