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Cascade Blueberry Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Ratings: 700
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 202
Gots: 182 | 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:
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL (2012 project) into a tulip. Cork comes off w/ an explosive pop. Pours a cranberry/ruby red w/ a 1-inch fizzy head, lively carb.

Aroma is tart, fruity, a little vinous. Light and crisp on the nose.

Taste is sour and fruity, vaguely reminiscent of a Flanders red ale. Plenty of dry oak too. There's a general sense of berry, but not just blueberry. This could have strawberry and raspberry too.

Mouthfeel is crisp, light, dry, refreshing. Vigorous carbonation tickles the palate.

Overall another interesting, well-executed fruit sour from Cascade.

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of rlee1390
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Cloudy pink, two finger head with a pinkish hue.

S-Blueberry, funk, some oak, and lots of blueberries.

T-Great balance of oak. blueberry and funk. Grass. More tart than sour.

M-Light and highly carbonated.

O-Better than the strawberry. A good sour, they seem to be making good ones.

Photo of angrybabboon
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 1/19/13

Appearance: Deep purple - seriously, this is purple - big, light 'urple head - very impressive head retention and cap - brilliantly carbonated, leaves nice globs of lacing - seriously, it doesn't get much prettier than this

Smell: Tart blueberries and a ton of funk - damp, musty barynard - blueberries, heavy on the berry skin - a light touch of vinegar - nicely sour and tart, with a lot of lactic weirdness - some pale malts serve as a base

Taste: Tart blueberry skins and funk - heavy on the blueberry, as it should be, with some sourness - some hints of blueberry yogurt past its expiration date (yup, I would know) - tart, with some woody notes - wet, damp musty - lightly sweet, nicely balanced by the tartness - personally, I would prefer some crispness

Mouthfeel: Medium body, gloriously carbonated, smooth, wet and damp, could be a lot cleaner in the finish

Overall: Blueberries, you win

I think I am beginning to understand to understand a pattern with Cascade sours. They are damp. Like a dirty, wet, water-damaged basement. This is good, but the level of musty is a bit too much. Regardless, this a lovely beer.

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4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Hazed purple/reddish. Head is light purple, bubbly, and slightly creamy. Drops to.a small wispy cap with a decent collar. Moderate carbonation. Blueberry juice.

Smell: Obliterated, macerated blueberry. Flesh, skin, and tart juice. Underlying citric tartness. Floral and earthy. Some nice touches of oak. Woody and so very fruity. Crazy amounts of blueberry flesh. Powdery and light.

Taste: Powdery flowers. Blueberry flesh and juice. Some powdery, mildly yeasty funk. Citric acid and fresh tart blueberry. Lacerated fruit flesh. Sweet fruitiness. Some nice layers of oak. Woody and light. Lightly earthy. Blueberry skin in the back. Legit tart blueberry magic wrapped in a solid oak blanket. Some hay.

Mouthfeel: Body runs on the lighter side of medium. Moderate carbonation and a touch of dryness.

Overall: Colors that rhyme with urple? Light urple?

Macerated blueberry magic. Tart and light and fruity. Could use a bit more tart funkiness, but it's solid.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -57.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of joefuzz
4.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2012 bottle
Pours dark pink/purple with a slightly pink head.
Smells of huge barnyard funk upfront with some pleasant blueberry pie notes.
Taste is tart upfront that leads to a smooth sweet blueberry aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with a fairly high amount of carbonation.
Trying to look for something wrong with this beer and just can't find it...absolute perfection

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought from the brewery online. My bottle says this is 7.66 abv.

The pour reveals a cloudy amber red liquid with a pinkish head of foam. A persistent head with some great lacing.

The nose is dominated by 2 things..aromas of Oak, number 1, and blueberries, number 2. Sour blueberries.

The sour blueberry taste is not overwhelming, actually on the mild side. The oakiness compliments the blueberries nicely with some light notes of a vinegar like sourness. Not an over complicated American Wild, I can appreciate its simplicity though I do wish the blueberries were more assertive.

On the low side of medium bodied with a lightish zap of carbonation, it has a good mouthfeel.

Overall, I like. I did expect to like it more than I did.

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Cascade Blueberry Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 700 ratings.