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Cascade Blueberry Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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684 Ratings
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Ratings: 684
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 206
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: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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!!

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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Cascade Blueberry Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 684 ratings.