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Cascade Elderberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
89
very good

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 47
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
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:
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(Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 07-25-2012)
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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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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.

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Cascade Elderberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.