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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

574 Ratings
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Ratings: 574
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 202
Gots: 165 | 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:
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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cbutova

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4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Lucked out and found this one after I missed out on it a few months before. Shared at our Saison/Sour tasting on 05/04.

A- Purple pour into a tulip and the body is quite dark overall. Almost no light comes through and a nice pink, foamy head forms to about one finger. Low-end head retention but nice blankets of lace. A very nice color.

S- The sweet and tart aspects of blueberries come in big time, noticed instantly upon pouring. Some tart lemony feel as well, probably some wild bugs. Funky barnyard and acetic hints.

T- Good tart fruit feel with a massive blueberry feel, all aspects of the fruit. A nice acetic acid/vinegar feel which I love in Wilds, it goes great with the berry, lemon, grape and oak flavors present. A good balance and it reminds me of a great tart basket of fresh blueberries. Pretty sour as far as Wilds go. Generally funky.

MF- Light uber dried out body that feels like most authentic Belgian Lambics I have had. Big sour grips the palate over time. Lower end carbonation.

Massive fresh blueberry flavor in this beer with a great sour and wild ale feel. Better than some of the lambics that come from Brussels and you could trick me if you blind poured it for me. Great tart fruit flavor lingers.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 02:27:46 | More by cbutova
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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AltBock

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Corked and caged 750ml bottle with a dark blueberry blue label of a barrel sitting on a cart in front of barrel lid with 2 hop vines on side. Are they trying to say that this beer is barrel aged? Message received. Below the barrels is the vintage year. This bottle is from 2012. Off to the left is a description of the beer and the brewery's address.

When poured into a Ommegang Tulip, this Blueberry Wild Ale actually looked like crushed blueberries. It had that pink almost blue color that you get when you eat blueberries. This pinkish beer had a ruby red center. On top of this blueberry juice...I mean Ale was a 1/4 to 1/2 an inch pink almost blue head of foam. It had great retention! It receded just a touch and stayed with this beer until the last drop of beer was gone. On its way down, it left behind quite a few sticky streaks of pink/blue colored lace.

The aroma was sour and tart with a strong blueberry presence. Who would have guessed that. It was more tart than sour and lightly funky. I caught a whiff of that barnyard funk. Behind the blueberries was a touch of tart white grapes and a whiff of oak. That sums it up for the aroma. It didn't contain a wide range of aromas, but what was there was pretty good.

If you think this beer is going to taste like blueberry juice, you're going to be disappointed. Don't let the color of this beer fool you. This beer was filled with lightly sour and tart ripe blueberries. It wasn't more sour than tart and it wasn't more tart than sour. They were equal in the taste. There was a small barnyard funk presence in here as well. Behind the blueberry wall was a a few white grapes and a drop of oak. Like the aroma, don't expect a large variety of tastes.

This was a light to medium bodied Wild Ale that had good carbonation and a lightly sour, tart, and acidic aftertaste. This aftertaste only contained blueberries, white grapes, and touch of dry oak. This sour aftertaste doesn't linger. Your saliva can extinguish the sour aftertaste.

Like every other Cascade beer I've had, this beer is not on the cheap side. A beer of this quality can't be cheap to make and it shows it. Other than that, if you like blueberries and sour beers, you might want to open your wallet to this beer. It is certainly a unique beer.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Bright blue-purple - looks rad, with a light head. Dense blueberry aromas with a concentration of deeply flavored skins. Lots of acid on the nose, tart and puckering on the palate. Not pulling a ton of oak at first, but more as it warms. Deeply fruited with the familiar Cascade acidity.

Serving type: on-tap

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Virginia

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Cascade Blueberry Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.