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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

607 Ratings
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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 203
Gots: 167 | 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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03-07-2013 07:00:27 | More by dhbiker0889
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lnashsig

Texas

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%

My new love affair with Cascade begins. This is the third of theirs I have tried, including Noyeaux, and Apricot. Poured from bottle into Jester King farmhouse glass. Pours a violet/red hazy color, a thin line of head circles the rim of the glass. Aroma- vinegar funk mixed with rose petal and a blueberry wafty ending. Reminds me of smelling smashed fresh blueberry, no artificial flavors detected. Aroma is amazing. Taste- some tart flavors, but not puckeringly sour. The fruit is very present, I get more of that raw blueberry flavor without the sweetness. Very dry finish with some barnyard funky aftertaste. I was expecting this to be much more sour but this is really a celebration of the blueberry flavor that stays true to it without becoming cloying, sweet, or artificial. As it warms, more of the funk comes out. I get a little bit of band aid on the end- it's not distracting but you can tell that Brett worked a little in here. Nice mouthfeel- I swear I might have had some blueberry pulp in there, maybe some seeds. Good carbonation. I really like this beer- I think its an excellent example of a fruit beer but it has a ways to go before it obtains fruit lambic like sourness and acidity.

03-06-2013 02:25:52 | More by lnashsig
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-04-2013 19:40:51 | More by millelacsmark
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Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-03-2013 22:34:43 | More by buffs9
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HomeBrewed

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%

I don't do many reviews, but this is my first Blueberry Sour and felt it necessary. Simply amazing brew!

A: Pours a beautiful dark red, light purple color. Slight head that fades quickly. My mouth is watering.

S: Amazing! Fresh blueberries and funk! Smells very sour and acidic.

T: Wow! Funky, sour and fruity...everything I expect from Cascade. Bubbly and delicious. I usually sip beers like this over an hour or so, but I might have a hard time with this one.

M: Efervescent and bubbly. Brilliant tingly sensation on the tongue. Very standard for the style.

D: Perfect as Cascade's always are. Alcohol is pretty much undetectable.

O: Another wonderful Wild from America's best Wild Ale brewery. Simply amazing!!

03-02-2013 03:07:40 | More by HomeBrewed
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-01-2013 15:16:30 | More by SadMachine
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-27-2013 00:42:59 | More by laxer8811
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Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-24-2013 20:08:59 | More by RuckusDu
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-24-2013 19:14:07 | More by Zaphog
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California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-19-2013 08:05:19 | More by vissai
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-18-2013 19:52:13 | More by Danielr26
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +3.6%

Bottle to flute

A: blue and purple in color with lots of cloudiness and semi transparent with a white to purple fluffy head looks like blueberries

S:well you can definitely smell the oak in there and there is definitely done funk but not a lot however no blueberries

T:it is sweet and tart with plenty of blueberry flavor that really comes out but not in to much of a fruit juice way. There is a little bit of sourness but mostly tart flavor here the funk doesn't come out much but it's in the background a little

M: smooth with a little but of oil to it goes down very easily. To complement this the carbonation is very light like champagne.

O: this is my first cascade and I have to say wow this is one of the best beers I've ever had. I love the sweet tart flavor without being over the top and it is crazy drinkable very impressed highly recommend

02-18-2013 16:07:03 | More by Pinknuggets
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-18-2013 14:17:29 | More by JAHMUR
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-13-2013 07:09:16 | More by pixieskid
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vonnegut21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-09-2013 01:55:33 | More by vonnegut21
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RandyKemka

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-07-2013 20:02:23 | More by RandyKemka
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jonbeer89

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-07-2013 04:36:23 | More by jonbeer89
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aasher

Indiana

4.26/5  rDev +2.9%

2012 batch courtesy of BrewerB in a recent box. Thanks Brian!

This beer pours a light bodied, very bright red grape reddish purple with a highly active, one finger slightly pink head. The nose is bright and tart. It instantly hits you with fresh blueberry juice, a healthy dose of dry Brett, and a nice level of acidity. The slightly sweet blueberry character works well with opposing, bretty funk. It smells much more authentic than the 2011, which I found to be too sweet and artificial. The flavors are instantly dry and tart with a lot of Brett to pair with the blueberry, which has a great blueberry muffin aspect. The acidity is perfect and provides a nice level of sourness. It drinks light with a healthy amount of carbonation. It leaves both ends of the flavor spectrum in the after taste, which is unique and fun to experience. Overall this beer was very enjoyable and I really, really enjoyed it. I'm glad that this beer changed significantly from 2011. I would definitely snag this one again if possible.

02-07-2013 04:28:31 | More by aasher
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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stakem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

750ml corked and caged offering. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a hazed ruby color with a faint white bubbly cap resting atop. A swirl revives a nice finger or so that displays fair retaining powers.

The aromatics include a noteable amount of blueberry, it is impressive considering how fainty blueberry can be in beer after it ferments mostly away. It displays a familiar cheesy aspect though found in other blueberry wilds. It has a bit of a pitted earthy character about it that I enjoy because of how natural it seems.

The taste is tart with a lemony lactic aspect that is pretty sold in the profile. It displays almost a meaty funk and mild fruity quality thats very nice but not really immediately identifiable as blueberry.

This is a medium bodied brew with a pleasant amount of tartness and natural flavoring that is mildly tannic. The blueberry inclusion was felt more in the nose than anything which is understandable. Id have this again if the opportunity presented itself.

02-04-2013 16:01:37 | More by stakem
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Pennsylvania

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Cascade Blueberry Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.