Cascade Elderberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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3.19/5 rDev -19.8%
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
07-18-2013 02:15:49 | More by jeonseh
3.21/5 rDev -19.3%
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.
07-08-2013 22:14:36 | More by dirtylou
3.29/5 rDev -17.3%
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.
09-30-2013 03:40:43 | More by DefenCorps
3.5/5 rDev -12.1%
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.
09-24-2013 01:42:23 | More by Alieniloquium
3.53/5 rDev -11.3%
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.
08-08-2012 06:38:37 | More by Mebuzzard
3.58/5 rDev -10.1%
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.
08-04-2012 20:35:10 | More by womencantsail
3.63/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
07-26-2012 21:13:34 | More by brystmar
Cascade Elderberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.