Cascade Elderberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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90
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217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 45
Gots: 48 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 07-25-2012)
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of jeonseh
3.19/5  rDev -20.6%
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

Photo of dirtylou
3.21/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of DefenCorps
3.29/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

Photo of emilylee
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Nunya
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Photo of coriswrasse
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

Photo of brystmar
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Cascade Elderberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.