Cascade Blueberry Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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3.98/5 rDev -3.9%
Notes from a tasting on 8/15. thanks to dtmets84 for bringing this one out.
a - really attractive deep maroon with a thin head.
s - deep blueberry with some sour notes.
t - really tasty, some hay and funk intermingled with some blueberry.
m - nice body. great feel. fairly tart.
o - overall nice good blueberry notes with just a bit of funkiness.
08-21-2012 02:06:28 | More by cosmicevan
3.6/5 rDev -13%
Served into a snifter
A: Bright pinkish with a light purple hue cast through the body. Fairly clear with a short lived white head that settled into an extremely thin ring. No lacing.
S: Very brett forward (more than expected), hay, lemongrass, and touches of blueberry flesh intertwined. A lot less focused on the actual fruit, and more on the barnyard funk qualities.
T: Like the nose, funky brett is up-front and carries through to the back of the palate where it's finally met with notes of blueberry. Faint blueberry flesh, oak and more hay finish it out.
M: Nicely carbonated, a bit fizzy but no feel of thinness. The brett and fruit keep things lively. Stylistically appropriate.
This was a disappointment. I didn't expect as much brett funk, but did expect more blueberry. The proportions of these two seemed reverse of what they should have been. OK, but certainly far behind other Cascade sours I've tasted.
08-10-2012 13:42:30 | More by ShanePB
3.68/5 rDev -11.1%
Barrel house, 04AUG12, from notes
Nice pretty blueberry juice color with some pink tinted white rimming of foam. Nose is blueberry, sour vinous grains, surprisingly grassy and back country with hints of hay and soil. Flavor pulls out a good sharp, astringent sourness with strong blueberry flavors and a good full bodied feeling with low carb and an off dry finish. A good beer. I would buy a few bottles if available. I think I prefer the Apricot over this one.
08-07-2012 06:05:23 | More by harrymel
3.95/5 rDev -4.6%
On-tap at Cascade's Barrel Room in Portland, OR.
Pours a candy-like red-blue hue with some slight haze and a solid weight behind it. Head is firm, slightly filmy ring of white. Looks solid enough all up, although there are detracting things about it.
Aroma: well, blueberry... Blueberry, blueberry, blueberry. Very pronounced and strong, and not all that complex. No, I lie: there are characters of rosé, and a clean, fresh brightness to it beyond the pips and pith of blueberry skin, along with an apparent tartness. Pretty light and clear overall, and not overwhelming.
Light, clear entry as well, with some sharp acid developing into a cleanness mid-palate that swoops into earthier territory later, giving blueberry skin and a clean, light finish. It's a bit less complex than I expected, even though the nose didn't suggest huge complexity. The feel, which is very light, doesn't help.
Overall, though, it's a drinkable and pleasant brew. The crisp acidity is not overwhelming, and it's smooth enough and bright enough to keep it interesting. I think it was one of the low-lights of the visit, however.
07-25-2012 02:46:21 | More by lacqueredmouse
4.23/5 rDev +2.2%
This one was a part of cmrillo’s 40 Beers* @ 40 Birthday Bash! Shared by cmrillo at his own party! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a ruby red pink with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wood, blueberry, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, blueberry, wood, tart, and sour. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. It was stated at the tasting that since Steve Kim wasn’t here, which meant no one brought the Blåbær, that this one would have to do. While it was definitely not on the same level it was definitely a very nice brew that was on par with it and Upland’s version. This one was a lot easier to get as well which makes me wonder why I didn’t buy a case of these when I had a chance. An absolute must try if you have not done so already and if you have, you already understand.
07-10-2012 10:48:26 | More by thagr81us
4.48/5 rDev +8.2%
On tap at the barrel room back in June.
The beer pours a lovely red rose color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is just gorgeous in this beer, as I pick up considerable blueberry, wine, vanialla and rose petals. On the palate, this beer is every bit as impressive, with the blueberry really dominating the flavor profile, but with undertones of light wine, light vanilla and light sour. The beer is at most medium bodied, but with a long finish of sour and blueberry. Alcohol is pretty much unnoticeable.
Just an all around excellent beer... one of the better wild ales I can recall ever tasting.
Was fortunate enough to try the experimental precursor to this beer (the van der jon berry), but IMHO, this is clearly superior to that beer.
07-09-2012 17:01:28 | More by John_M
4.23/5 rDev +2.2%
A - Brownish ruby, pink head, little to no lace.
S - Sharp, fruity, funky.
T - Wonderful. Huge sharp fruit, married with malt, carb and nice tangy finishi.
M - Medium body, good carb, pretty good balance.
D - Not as cool as it's scarcity, but still a pretty good beer!
07-06-2012 03:06:37 | More by srandycarter
Cascade Blueberry Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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