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Cascade Elderberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade ElderberryCascade Elderberry

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BA SCORE
90
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189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
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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3/5  rDev -25%

antoines15, Sep 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25%

pwoody11, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of jeonseh
3.19/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Dark red / purple with a decent foam head. Carbonation trails upwards 3.25

S - LIght elderberry with lactic acid tartness 3.5

T - Lactic acid tartness, light red wine and oak, berry presence, and light funk on the backend. 3

M - Tart carbonation with a light funky and dry presence to it 3.25

O - Decent sour from cascade with only a light elderberry presence. While still a good beer this is one of my least favorite Cascades

jeonseh, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
3.21/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

on-tap at Cascade

I love Cascade. I do not subscribe to the trendy internet hate for this brewery over the past year or two. I don't mind the consistent lacto-sour fruit bomb nature of their beers, and in fact quite like it.

That said, this beer was pretty terrible. Perhaps I just don't like elderberries. Tasted of a watery Port wine (love Port, btw) - spicy, peppery, lots of leather, puckery but really offputting.

dirtylou, Jul 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Zbeetleman, Jul 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

TurdFurgison, Aug 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

akang, Oct 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

trxxpaxxs, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of DefenCorps
3.29/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the barrel room yesterday but as a live barrel version (called Wild Elderberry)

A rather pinkish pour, this smells like a very buttery pie crust with cherry brightness. Tasted like buttered cherries and raspberries, enjoyable even, in small quantities.

DefenCorps, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

emilylee, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 project.

Appearance - Deep red. Thick collar after a medium head dissipates.

Smell - I don't know what an elderberry is supposed to smell or taste like, but this has some blueberry and cherry aromas. Lots of caramel and some oak.

Taste - Deep caramel. Fruity. Again kinda like cherries. Oaky.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Sour. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Wish I knew what an elderberry tasted like. Enjoyable sour.

Alieniloquium, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

chippo33, Aug 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Nunya, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

KevinmusPrime, Dec 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

ObeMaltKinobee, Sep 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

kscaldef, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

t0rin0, Dec 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

billab914, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice intro to Cascade beers, imho. Reddish, rusty pour, purty good head and retention.

Faint grape and cherry aroma, some sourness, hints of sweet malt.

A light sour beer, some puckering. The fruit is subtle but it does define the beer. Some tannin, spice, black pepper and maybe a dash of salt.

Over all a solid beer. Nothing fancy, or at least nothing as fancy as some of their other beers.

Mebuzzard, Aug 08, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Stone Sour Fest

Reddish in color with small head to it. I don’t get all that much elderberry, but there is some grape and nondescript berry aroma to it. Lightly floral with plenty of wood and acidity. The flavor is lightly acetic, but still maintains a good lactic character as well. Plenty of fruit, some spicy wood, light tannins, and a bit of booze. Really different.

womencantsail, Aug 04, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml poured into two Sam Adams perfect pint glasses.
Large head that dissipates to 1/4 inch. Looks very dark until a bright flash light reveals a deep ruby red. Smell is subtle fruit and funk. Taste is similar. Subtle fruit and lighter funk. It then gets dry and slightly tart. Not amazing. Other Cascade sours are better and for the very expensive price of 33 dollars a bottle at a bottle shop anywhere around here (Charlotte, NC) this is way over valued for such a underwhelming beer.

coriswrasse, Nov 02, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the barrel house.

Dark colored pour with good head and lace. Darkened fruit aroma melds with some bourbon. Berries plus Cascade yeast somehow yield a boring taste. Wtf? Never been disappointed by a Cascade sour, and while this isn't bad, it certainly falls short of my expectations for this brewery.

brystmar, Jul 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Cynic-ale, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

acurtis, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

roostor07, Nov 11, 2014
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Cascade Elderberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.