Cascade Strawberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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4.16/5 rDev +4%
2013 vintage. Tasted 8 June 2014.
Pours a super-cloudy murky medium amber with light orange tints. About 1/2 finger of head, pretty good retention and lacing for a sour.
In the smell, I don't get much strawberry. I get vanilla and sour - an interesting combination. The vanilla is warm and expansive, the sour is tart and a fine complement to that richness. I am still looking for the fruit.
Taste is a little wacky. Very, very sour. About 80% sour, 20% ripe strawberry and vanilla warmth. Has that very acidic sour that many of Cascade's beers have - fortunately I like that, as it dominates the beer much more than I think it should.
Feel is medium-bodied, with prickly, singing carbonation. Lasting, tilts acidic/lacto even more in the finish.
Pretty darn tasty, but it tastes a lot like many of Cascade's other beers - the strawberry doesn't come through as clearly as I'd like it to. Very much a sour with a little bit of fruit. Not what I was expecting; it's still quite good, but in my opinion it's a stretch to call the beer "Strawberry".
07-19-2014 05:55:25 | More by zeledonia
4.45/5 rDev +11.3%
Pours reddish orange, small head with large bubbles. The head quickly dissipates.
The smell is strawberry heavy, with the sour funk evident as well. I get lemon, oak, wheat.
Taste is quite sour, with the oak and strawberry flavors surprisingly evident.
The mouthfeel has medium carbonation, and medium body. A surpringly creamy body, likely from the barrel aging.
Overall, a tasty beer. A good level of strawberry sweetness without it being cloying. I was pleasantly surprised by this as a strawberry sour beer. My first Cascade beer, and I will readily seek them out in the future.
07-15-2014 00:13:00 | More by snowmageddon
Cascade Strawberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.