Bottleworks XIV - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
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.
07-31-2014 03:04:58 | More by flagmantho
4.24/5 rDev -1.4%
Graciouly brought to a recent bottle share in PDX (alas, I cannot recall who brought it).
The beer pours a gold amber orange color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is interesting and attractive. There's some noticeable fruit and vanilla, but you also pick up a light wine and rum component that is intriguing as well. On the palate, the sour component dominates, but there's enough wine and sweet citrus to counter and balance that sweetness. It really gives the beer a delightful "sweet tart" flavor that is very nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a long sweet tart and vanilla finish. The beer is very light on it's feet, and drinkability is exceptional (but that's typical in most Cascade made beers). Am not a big sour fan, but I could drink this all day (well, except for the 12% abv). Delicious stuff.
02-26-2014 18:40:06 | More by John_M
Bottleworks XIV from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.