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Cascade Elderberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 44
Gots: 40 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 07-25-2012)
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CEDAMA, Sep 15, 2013
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4.88/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Shout out to the Tims on this one

Pours a dark red almost purple color with an off white, fruit tinged head that lasted for a few moments. The aroma was deeply fruity, sour, some wheat, funk, damp basement must, and perfume all arose from the glass. In the flavor, nice cranberry like flavor though it was elderberry here. Funk, vinegar, wheat, cider and alcoholic flavors were all in delicate balancing letting all parties show their hands as the beer was sipped. A well integrated brew with remarkable flavors, solid, full bodied feel, and a crisp, drying finish. This beer was everything we thought it would be. A true classic.

Stinkypuss, Nov 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

MJsGhost, Dec 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jul 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

tclang, Jan 15, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Immortale25, Jul 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

apbaj, Mar 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

liquorpig, Oct 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

ShanePB, Oct 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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MikeRMII, Jun 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

CoryR, Dec 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.4/5  rDev +10%

cultclassic89, Sep 22, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Rutager, Nov 24, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed 04AUG12

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.

harrymel, Aug 07, 2012
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SadMachine, Aug 28, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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Cascade Elderberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.