Cascade Strawberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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89
very good

384 Ratings
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 87
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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4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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".

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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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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Cascade Strawberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.