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Cascade Elderberry - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
89
very good

162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 47
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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Photo of dirtylou
3.21/5  rDev -19.3%
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
Photo of KevinDiana
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

KevinDiana, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Zbeetleman, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +0.5%

warnerry, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark, rich looking, hazy, black/brown with 1/2 an inch of off white head that fades quickly into a thin halo. The nose is unexpectedly sweet and fruity with a touch of sour. The taste is heavily fruity with a big juicy, tart blackberry/raspberry fruitiness upfront and great grain, nearly chocolatey richness. The mouthfeel is quite tart with berry skin tannins, slightly sour, vinous, ascetic, dry, effervescent, and drinkable. This isn't an intense sour like I was expecting, very similar to the cascade blackberry, but still highlights the elderberry very well and is quite drinkable. I'd like to see how this ages.

ThePorterSorter, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

mdaschaf, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of seeswo
4/5  rDev +0.5%

seeswo, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Adamostella, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +0.5%

dmorgan310, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of MikeRMII
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

MikeRMII, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Piddmeista
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Piddmeista, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +0.5%

SocalKicks, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of CoolEthan
4/5  rDev +0.5%

CoolEthan, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

HuskyinPDX, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of moonknight31
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

moonknight31, May 16, 2013
Photo of jaylib
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

jaylib, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of carteravebrew
4/5  rDev +0.5%

carteravebrew, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of emilylee
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

emilylee, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Gobzilla
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Gobzilla, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of iKrystin
4/5  rDev +0.5%

iKrystin, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

t0rin0, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of CoryR
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

CoryR, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev +0.5%

strongaf, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of Rutager
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Chuck's hop shop.

Appearance. Pours a hazy deep amber brown with a thin white head.

Smell. Dark sour berries, lightly floral, lightly funky.

Taste. Intensley fruity and quite sour, lightly funky. Mostly dark berries and light fruit flavours.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ carbonation.

Overall. Another awesome Cascade sour. Loved it.

Rutager, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +0.5%

shelby415, Sep 23, 2012
Cascade Elderberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.