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Cascade Elderberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 47
Gots: 53 | FT: 7
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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Ratings: 255 | Reviews: 36
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for Beachwood Sour Fest at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart with malt, red wine, wood, and berry aromas. Taste is much the same with sour berry, red wine, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a fairly prominent red wine and wood presence alongside the elderberries.

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3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very dark red in color. It poured with a short off white head that died down, leaving only a collar around the edge of the glass and some patches of bubbles on the surface.
S: Light aromas of elderberries are present in the nose—these smell mainly like sour blueberries.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of elderberries along with a light amount of sourness. It's like drinking sour blueberries with notes of sour vinegar.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't nearly as sour as compared to other American Wild Ales but is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

elderberries are a neat fruit, in that they are incredible for you but really intensely flavored, astringent, even harsh at times in the wild, but in a sour beer as bold as this one, they seem a lovely compliment. the beer is deep purple, beautiful color, not as heady as others but welling up a little pinkish white head. the nose is the tartness of the berries behind the sour cultures cascade has perfected over time here. its mouthwatering and fruity without being sweet. what i like in the flavor is that this is spiced too. its fills in some of the gaps between the lighter malt and the high tone fruit. wintery too, which makes it nice for this time of year, but not so loaded with allspice and anise or whatever is in here that it distracts from the sourness or from the elderberries, it actually accentuates both in a new way, which is probably the greatest success of this brew. not as dry as some of the others, the berry tartness lingers just a little on the tails of the spice, and this is one sour beer overall, sharp just a little in its acidity, but as good in total enjoyment as any of the cascade beers ive had thus far. fortunate to share this one with family and friends, its a wonderfully elegant and unique brew, and the best use of elderberries i have seen in an ale, hands down.

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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.

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Cascade Elderberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.