Cascade Elderberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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4.55/5 rDev +14.3%
Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Label says 2011.
A- Pours a purplish dark brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head, also purplish, that retains a bit before falling to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.
S- Very musty, funky aroma that almost has that baby poop fume to it. Also slightly sweet as the elderberry comes in. Certainly wild with a distinct amount of Brett.
T- Holy hell. Beautifully delicate balance of fruit sweetness, tartness and funk. First you get the the elderberry followed immediately by a perfectly restrained amount of sourness and then a sublimely Bretty aftertaste. So drinkable. Only after multiple sips does the lactic acid fully come in and throw things a bit off-tilt but this is obviously meant to be sipped slowly. The Brett also starts to fade as the drink progresses.
M- A subtle but lasting helping of pucker with medium carbonation and a body that's deceivingly light given the color.
O- So this is what people are talking about when they speak of sours knocking their socks off. Only took me like twenty purchases to find one that truly struck a chord in me. This being only the first Cascade offering I've had, I'm going to make it a point to try everything I come across by them. Outstanding indeed.
07-10-2013 03:48:56 | More by Immortale25
British Columbia (Canada)
4.38/5 rDev +10.1%
On tap at Chuck's hop shop.
Appearance. Pours a hazy deep amber brown with a thin white head.
Smell. Dark sour berries, lightly floral, lightly funky.
Taste. Intensley fruity and quite sour, lightly funky. Mostly dark berries and light fruit flavours.
Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ carbonation.
Overall. Another awesome Cascade sour. Loved it.
11-24-2012 20:33:37 | More by Rutager
4.38/5 rDev +10.1%
Nice pretty dark rose colored beer with little/no foam and a high degree of clarity. Nose is just as expected, I dig the elderberry - herbal, floral and fruity like a blend of blueberries, soil, spices, some lavender like tones atop a leathery prune skin. Hints of peppercorn. The flavor comes through with reserved tart for the brewery and a good dose of aromatic and infectious flavors which are rich and robust with delicacy at the same time. Of fruit flavored sours, this may be my favorite choice of fruit and flower. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a slick finish. I like this beer, I like this beer a lot.
08-07-2012 06:09:27 | More by harrymel
Cascade Elderberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.