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Cascade Elderberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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89
very good

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 46
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 07-25-2012)
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pwoody11

Delaware

3/5  rDev -24.6%

01-14-2014 01:47:35 | More by pwoody11
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jeonseh

Indiana

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
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dirtylou

Washington

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
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

07-07-2013 04:25:08 | More by Zbeetleman
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

08-17-2013 20:34:23 | More by TurdFurgison
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

12-13-2013 21:13:04 | More by trxxpaxxs
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DefenCorps

Oregon

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
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emilylee

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-23-2013 21:59:19 | More by emilylee
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

08-08-2013 20:22:58 | More by chippo33
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Nunya

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

09-08-2013 13:03:27 | More by Nunya
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-31-2013 14:48:53 | More by KevinmusPrime
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

09-17-2012 11:07:19 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

09-13-2013 18:05:35 | More by kscaldef
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-16-2012 21:23:16 | More by t0rin0
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billab914

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-18-2013 22:14:45 | More by billab914
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

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
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womencantsail

California

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
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brystmar

Texas

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
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-07-2013 22:46:55 | More by Cynic-ale
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-24-2013 21:34:26 | More by acurtis
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-02-2013 21:45:00 | More by mdaschaf
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-29-2014 03:26:44 | More by Gonzoillini
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jegross2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-27-2013 20:46:47 | More by jegross2
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Beeranator

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-03-2013 16:55:03 | More by Beeranator
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Cascade Elderberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.