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Cascade Strawberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade StrawberryCascade Strawberry

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BA SCORE
89
very good

308 Ratings
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 85
Gots: 54 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 05-29-2012)
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev 0%

03-17-2014 00:15:50 | More by GABrew
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rrski198

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-16-2014 15:48:14 | More by rrski198
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

03-16-2014 04:50:16 | More by Marco_Gtz
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CreativeJeenyus

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-11-2014 05:51:06 | More by CreativeJeenyus
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SteeleWright

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-10-2014 02:58:47 | More by SteeleWright
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Tschnab

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-09-2014 01:01:10 | More by Tschnab
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-07-2014 15:47:16 | More by millerbuffoon
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Eighty

Washington

4/5  rDev 0%

02-24-2014 22:02:19 | More by Eighty
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Paccamacca

California

4/5  rDev 0%

02-24-2014 22:00:17 | More by Paccamacca
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jklinck

Washington

2.69/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Aroma: very strong plastic phenol that dominates other aromas, I thought it would dissipate after a few minutes but was still very strong after having been open 15 minutes, after that there is a candy like strawberry aroma along with a some butyric acid (vomit)

Apperance: light amber in color, quite hazy, one inch thick head that was mostly small bubbles but dissipated after a few minutes

Flavor: flavor is very tangy upfront with the strawberry being very subdued but being becoming more prominent in the aftertaste, very low bitterness, both plastic and vomit from aroma aren't nearly as strong (very subdued), finishes very dry

Mouthfeel: medium light body, medium low level of astringency, medium high to high level of carbonation lending some carbonic bite

Overall: the plastic phenol in the aroma tanks this beers and I only drank half of a glass, very disappointing compared to other cascade offerings

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 09:37:38 | More by jklinck
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510a

Washington

4/5  rDev 0%

02-16-2014 08:13:50 | More by 510a
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anteater

Oregon

4/5  rDev 0%

02-16-2014 05:58:42 | More by anteater
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-16-2014 05:15:38 | More by TXhomebrewer
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kp29

Arizona

5/5  rDev +25%

02-14-2014 01:19:17 | More by kp29
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magictacosinus

California

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured as part of the Cascade flight at Provisions. Poured out of a 750ml bottle into a 9oz tulip glass. I had never tried a strawberry infused beer before, and it was exciting to see this available.

Pours a pinkish color with some golden pale streaks at the edge of the glass. Cloudy, with a good deal of a fluffy white head that sticks around longer than the other Cascade beers I tried. Shows a good deal of effervescence as well - the yeast they're using for these beers really work their magic overall to resemble high quality Lambics. Pours exactly as I'd expect a beer of this kind to look - my only complaint is the high amount of cloudiness that slightly interrupts the jewelry-like beauty set from the color.

Smells terrific - an explosion of ripe strawberries and lactic sweetness right at the front, followed with a bit of funk and tartness. Strawberries are everywhere on this, alongside a variety of other red fruit - cranberries and light cherries immediately come to mind. Slightly floral as well, no doubt due to the oak barrels used (this is a blend of un-malted (?) wheat ales that are up to 12 months old), with notes of white orchids. Toffee, along with vanilla and cream sugar, make up the finish, but keep in mind that has a highly mineral, acidic backdrop.

Tastes delicious, and while's it's quite acidic, the strawberries and oak are really working their magic and taking this to its full potential. This tastes, to summarize, like a soured strawberry shortcake of sorts. Along with the vivid notes of sugar coated, under-ripe strawberries, there's also cherries, pomegranate, and rhubarb to add a degree of multi-layered fruitiness. Reminds me a lot of tutti-frutti, if it weren't for the soured notes. Slight white vinegar, green apple skin tartness, white pepper, and some honeyed notes at the finish. Other than lactic creaminess, this finishes with some vanilla and toffee notes that round things up nicely. Carbonation, as well as the yeasty fullness, is just right. It's definitely a bit on the sweet side, but if this were to be a dessert beer, it's one of the most intriguing dessert beers I've had to date.

Tasty stuff, and totally surpassed my expectations. The barrel spices and seemingly fresh tasting fruit make this wholly enjoyable. Strawberries seem to be one of the sweeter fruit one could use in a beer, but if you're a fan (as I am) it's definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 00:06:10 | More by magictacosinus
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topdown

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-06-2014 22:43:14 | More by topdown
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wolf_switzer

California

4/5  rDev 0%

02-05-2014 05:50:51 | More by wolf_switzer
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-03-2014 12:30:10 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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PZBREW

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-27-2014 16:44:09 | More by PZBREW
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

01-21-2014 21:13:32 | More by vinny21bal
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OC_Beer_Fan

California

4/5  rDev 0%

01-17-2014 19:09:12 | More by OC_Beer_Fan
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dsimmons

California

5/5  rDev +25%

01-14-2014 17:02:16 | More by dsimmons
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SeatsTaken

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour: Poured into a snifter. Hazy, straw color appearance with 1 inch of head.

Aroma: Lots of strawberry, spice rack and sour oak. The oak mixed with strawberry gives off a musty smell. It reminds me of my grandparents’ basement.

Taste: Deliciously sour and tangy strawberry. There’s a hint of lemon zest in the finish. Sour sour sour from start to finish with a slight pucker that disappears quickly.

Mouthfeel: Medium to high carbonation. The same sensation as club soda.

Overall: I thought this beer looked beautiful and tasted great, but the aroma was too off-putting to really enjoy it. I found myself trying to hold my breath before each sip. The musty smell ruins what should have been a great beer. Not sure if I would try this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 05:30:47 | More by SeatsTaken
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-05-2014 05:59:56 | More by zestar
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 bottle pulled from the basement for NYE... Pours a hazy orange with a definite twinge of pink... 3 finger head rises up quickly and drops back just as fast.

Nose is fresh berries and strong lactic presence... light oak... smells tannic.

Flavor is plenty tannic... berry is present, but lighter than I had hoped, should have opened this much sooner... lactic almost bile like flavor.

Light and very bubbly... heartburn in a bottle likely... but very tasty.

3.75/4.25/4.25/4/4

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 04:03:29 | More by JohnGalt1
Cascade Strawberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.