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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

584 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 584
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 203
Gots: 164 | 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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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-05-2012 09:25:09 | More by Kopfschuss
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

06-29-2012 03:04:09 | More by Urbancaver
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sammo

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-28-2012 17:11:02 | More by sammo
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cardern

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-27-2012 16:18:34 | More by cardern
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beeruser

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-25-2012 00:23:01 | More by beeruser
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BoneyardBrewer

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-24-2012 23:52:10 | More by BoneyardBrewer
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KDawg

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from tap into a tulip. Pours a nice cherry color with a nice small head.

Very berry driven aromas with tones of fresh picked berries, blueberries, and some violet aromas. Very aromatic and delicious.

Very silky medium feel and excellent flavors of tart berries, blueberries, violets and a touch of oak as well.

Almost a kriek and very tasty. Yet another great offering from cascade.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2012 01:45:29 | More by KDawg
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out mostly a purple color. Looked like it was more of a puree of different fruits, as this one looked like it was aged on blueberries and raspberries. Aroma, nice lactic tartness, not massively sour, but nice, good, displayed the fruit aroma decently, again, not necessarily something distinctively blueberry, but definitely fruity.

Taste, one of the milder Cascade efforts in terms of sourness, but the fruit was there. Nice light wheat body. Absorbs the fruit nicely. I really took a long time out by the pool on a near 100 degree Father's Day to drink this, let it warm up, was quite nice.

Thoroughly enjoyable.

Had it again in late 2012, that batch, might be even better than the one I wrote the review for.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 20:50:09 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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CooperEllis

New York

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one hit all the right marks for me. In rating to style, I'm docking slightly for the lack of funky/sour in there but for a personal preference, I would take this over many higher rated Wild Ale's but can see where the detractors detract.

C&C 750ml into wine glass. From JohnGalt1, cheers.

Raspberry color with a whispy white head that fizzles.

Strong fruit in the nose, some tartness, almost no sweetness, delightful if a touch one-note.

Again, the taste was strong on the tart fruit, almost no sweetness and robust on the palate but there was something missing. Unsure if it's just because the flavors are subtle and so I missed what was there but the mild citrus and berry flavors complimented each other and were well balanced.

My bottle was quite carbed and that played a bit on the tongue with a good deal of fizz initially.

(182nd)

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 20:13:19 | More by CooperEllis
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Gobzilla

California

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A.: poured fucia in color with burgundy highlights that had a nice fluffy pinkish head that left good lacing sticking to the glass.

S: there definitely was tart acidic qualities upfront on the nose with a mild fruity blueberry aroma, some oakiness, and citrusy characteristics.

T: had lots of blueberry flavor alongside oaky, fruity, citrusy notes, with mild tartness and a little acidicy as well. I did not like the fact that it had a weird pill taste at the end.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a fruity, oaky, acidic, and mild tart finish.

O: it was pretty solid all around but was not as sour as some of their other offerings.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 23:37:37 | More by Gobzilla
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-17-2012 22:16:17 | More by Archemedies
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stxSS07

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-17-2012 05:19:52 | More by stxSS07
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-16-2012 22:28:19 | More by sludgegnome
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-15-2012 23:27:40 | More by carteravebrew
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bifrost17

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-05-2012 01:11:03 | More by bifrost17
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-04-2012 09:59:04 | More by klipper
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beersis81

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-01-2012 23:40:05 | More by beersis81
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PuFtonLyfe

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

05-31-2012 00:35:57 | More by PuFtonLyfe
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dirtylou

Washington

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap, reviewed from the Yard but have had numerous other servings elsewhere

appearance: served in an unbranded 12oz chalice, really a wild looking beer - a bright blueish-purple body, ruby hues, light off-white lace

smell: acidic and funky, tart blueberry, oak, floral

taste: i've also found the translation from blueberry to beer to be a little less seamless than some other fruits (cherry, raspberry, etc) - i'm not sure why this is, and maybe its just my palate. the cascade version is very acidic and packed with sour blueberry flavor. Perhaps its that the flavor seems to be derived more from the skin than the flesh of the fruit, which gives a more concentrated tartness and less true blueberry flavor. Either way, this is another winner, but is a class below the other bottled offerings

mouthfeel: lactic tartness, high acidity

overall: The blueberry is a tricky fruit - see for yourself

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2012 23:29:10 | More by dirtylou
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claytong

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-27-2012 00:29:47 | More by claytong
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ehammond1


4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011 Project)

Acquired via online purchase

Deep purple and light blue with a moderately sized, somewhat persistent light purple head that leaves streaks of lacing bubbles down the glass.

The aroma was quite funky initially and at colder temperatures: an earthy, barnyard, and body funk. But as the beer warmed and after some disturbance, the fruit shined through nicely and was complemented by the funk.

The flavor is quite exceptional, especially as it nears room temperature. The vibrant, juicy blueberry character is paired with moderate sourness and earthy, barnyard funk. Quite lovely, and incredibly drinkable.

Medium bodied with high carbonation.

Amazing.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 04:08:56 | More by ehammond1
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-25-2012 00:58:18 | More by DaveHack
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a fairly clear cranberry-red with lots of bubbles rising and a 2 finger pale pink head that lasts a while.

Smell. Blueberries and sour red berries, pears and apples.

Taste. Sour! Nice tart berries and fruit. A little bit of oak in the end. Yum!!

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ fine and lively carbonation.

Overall. Great sour beer! It has a bit of a sweet tartz candy thing going on. I'd gladly drink it again many times.

Thanks ArchEnemyBrew

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 02:29:22 | More by Rutager
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-21-2012 02:07:39 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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monitorpop

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-20-2012 15:41:54 | More by monitorpop
Cascade Blueberry Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 584 ratings.