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Cascade Blueberry Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Blueberry AleCascade Blueberry Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

618 Ratings
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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 204
Gots: 168 | FT: 21
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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

danwho, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

MMBrew, Jul 14, 2013
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CarolinaKevin, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

beerinNV, Jul 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

markcp, Jul 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

mychalg9, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Crazydaddyo, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

ridglens, Jul 09, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

emerge077, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

KevinDiana, Jul 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

twenty5, Jul 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Zbeetleman, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Wade5614, Jul 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Lare453, Jul 06, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -1%

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.

thebigredone, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Dirtinabottle, Jul 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

robod, Jul 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Pecan, Jul 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

hilgart1, Jun 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

SatlyMalty, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

cacostaj, Jun 28, 2013
Cascade Blueberry Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.