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Bottleworks XIV - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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95
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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 133
Gots: 41 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  11.95% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Adamostella on 02-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This NW style sour ale is a blend of Blond Quad and Blond ales that were aged in Bourbon, wine and rum barrels with orange zest for up to 24 months.

Blended to celebrate the 14th anniversary of Bottleworks.
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Ratings: 130 | Reviews: 21
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A bit of nail polish. Incredibly drinkable for the ABV. A bit slick feeling. Solid ... but maybe past its prime?

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4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.35/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottle shared by James. Thanks man.

The beer is a hazy, murky, orange yellow hue with a soft white head. Incredibly profound aroma. Oranges, oak, vanilla, booze. The various barrels meld wonderfully, offering a sweet and sour blend I associate with Cascade. Delicious flavor. So much going on. Luscious and rich, coating the palate. Alcohol presence is there, but I wouldn't have guessed nearly 12%. Yikes. Another unique and tasty wild ale from Cascade.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into my Selkirk Abbey tulip.

Appearance: rich, dark, deep golden hue with just a touch of haze and a light effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy white foam. Not too bad.

Smell: lots of tartness right up front with a bit of malty sweetness and a light fruity complexity. Rather nice.

Taste: very nice fruitiness with cherry and apricot and perhaps some raisin. Tartness is quite bright and the overall effect is very tasty indeed. Love it.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a nice, fizzy carbonation appropriate to a sour. Not creamy, but refreshing.

Overall: this is a very tasty beer. I'm going to enjoy sipping this one quite a great deal.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Bottleworks XIV from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.