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Cascade Strawberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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89
very good

391 Ratings
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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 86
Gots: 69 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.39% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beertunes on 05-29-2012

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt and strawberry aromas. Taste is much the same with sour strawberry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice strawberry presence but not one of the better Cascade sours in my opinion.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

very clever wild ale here, the addition of vanilla to the strawberry balances tartness and adds a cool wrinkle to it, makes it almost candy-like. i would say this one is a step or so below the level of the other fruit sours ive had from cascade. it doesnt come through as clean or as forward, the sourness is a little disjointed from the berry, and the overall beer has a little more residual sugar than i care for, at least in high doses. still, this pinkish red cloudy brew is a rare treat, and the layer of vanilla running through it is a nice touch, i think it brings out the creamy side of the strawberry, like a parfait or something. the sourness clashes just a little with that richness, with its astringent lactic tartness, trying to quicken the finish, but not quite getting there. age may fix that. strawberry is a fruit thats tough to execute well in beer, so its impressive to even get it as forward as it is, unmistakable for sure, but with a jammy sweetness that is one level too far for me. sits a little odd in the stomach as a result, but the vibrant carbonation and medium body are both soothing. i will have to revisit this one when i am not in a session of other incredible wild ales, it was lost in the shuffle a little bit, but a really tasty and unique use of strawberry overall.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage, thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Light fizzy head disappears pretty quickly, typical sour fashion, hazy reddish orange color.

Nose is nice, lots of strawberry, light tannic earthy seed, a bit of a creamy wheat and nice acetic acid, a fermented strawberry like sour aroma, nice generic tart sour fruit aroma.

Taste is quite sour, tart fruit, little generic sour berry, but lots of nice strawberry, juicy fermented strawberry juice like a concentrate version, with more earthy flavours and tannic seed. Into acetic acid, little creamy wheat soured, light flemmy with nice overall tartness, bit of a frozen strawberry. Finish is flemmy and little sticky but dry, nice long sour and tart fruit, again frozen strawberry and tannic seed.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, too much carb, light acidic bite.

Overall good, nice strawberry and sour fruit, good acid and tartness, strawberry is a bit more like frozen fruit.

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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 12/01/12 notes. Big thanks to whoever shared this one at Zwanze Day; was a big Want of mine. 750ml bottle into a mini snifter.

a - Pours a somewhat hazy golden color with a reddish tint, with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks pretty good.

s - Smells of sweet strawberries, lightly sour strawberries, sour dark fruits, light oak, and some barnyadr funk. Not overly sour or funky, but nice none the less.

t - Tastes of sweet strawberries, sour strawberries, oak, funk, yeast, spice, bready malts, and fruity malts. Taste has a ton more strawberries than the nose, and is not overly sour or funky once again.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.

o - Overall a very nice fruity wild ale. Not the funkiest or most sour beer in the world, but lots of strawberries as promised, and very enjoyable. Would have it again.

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Cascade Strawberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.