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Cascade Strawberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade StrawberryCascade Strawberry

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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

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Beer added by: beertunes on 05-29-2012

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle poured into a wine glass. 2013 project. 8.0% ABV

Appearance: Pours a dark reddish orange with 1 finger of a fizzy off white/eggshell colored head that settles quickly to a very thick ring. Body is very hazy but still translucent, with quite a bit of visible carbonation.

Smell: Strawberries (surprise!), with lesser notes of oak, wheat and slight spices. Straightforward and clean for the most part, but with a hint of a bandaid/medicinal character that I get in a lot of strawberry sours.

Taste: Medium/high acidic sourness. Strawberry mostly with hints of vanilla, oak and lacto, but all of those are much less prominent. Like the aroma there's also distinctive, what I can best describe as, bandaid character that comes out more in the finish and aftertaste. It doesn't completely override everything else, but it does take a bit away from the overall enjoyment.

Mouthfeel: Fully end of medium bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation borders on high. Alcohol is hidden reasonably well, but does begin to produce a warming sensation in the chest the most it's consumed.

Overall: Good, but definitely one of Cascade's weaker offerings. I'm beginning to think strawberries are just not a fruit that's meant to be brewed with as I've yet to try a great beer that uses them. As for this specific one, go ahead and try it if you're a fan of Cascade, sours or strawberries in general, but I doubt I'll be getting this again.

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2013 project

Pours blood red orange, half a finger of foam dissipating almost immediately. Moderate carbonation, not bad lacing

Smells of strawberries, mint, oak, vinegar, leather, and alcohol. Smell is sort of off, sort of medicinal smelling

Taste follows. Tart strawberry, oak, and vinegar. Again there's a strange minty after taste, sort of metallic. Finishes with some booze

Feel is pretty sour, moderate body. It's sippable

Overall I feel the bottle is off. Still enjoyable, though

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