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Bottleworks XIV - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

116 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 131
Gots: 42 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Adamostella on 02-25-2013)
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Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

thanks Michael

the beer pours a cloudy amber-orange with an inch of white head that settles to a thin blanketing. the nose is a strange mix of barrels, slightly spicy, and funky sour. it drinks a bit more refined with a bit of spice/zest, funky, a bit boozy, and sour. it has a bit more sweetness than a bone dry sour, medium-ish body, good carb, good aftertaste and interesting interplay between barrels. this beer was worth treading for, very delicious and complex.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 00:40:14 | More by ThePorterSorter
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flagmantho

Washington

4.1/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 03:04:58 | More by flagmantho
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-28-2014 13:30:41 | More by BMart
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-28-2014 04:26:37 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-27-2014 20:49:51 | More by PA-Michigander
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sharpski

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-26-2014 01:23:06 | More by sharpski
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -36%

06-03-2014 21:44:07 | More by Hugonaut13
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-29-2014 18:12:00 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2014 21:47:42 | More by PhatAtUT
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EliotRosewater

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-30-2014 19:49:09 | More by EliotRosewater
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rab53

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-18-2014 06:19:15 | More by rab53
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ford0626

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-05-2014 16:38:17 | More by ford0626
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HopsintheSack

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

03-02-2014 14:55:24 | More by HopsintheSack
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Gobzilla

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-01-2014 13:48:02 | More by Gobzilla
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John_M

Oregon

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 18:40:06 | More by John_M
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TaborTime

Oregon

4/5  rDev -7%

02-24-2014 19:36:52 | More by TaborTime
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anteater

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-24-2014 05:14:45 | More by anteater
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Washington

4/5  rDev -7%

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nharres

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-31-2013 14:55:38 | More by nharres
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Shmeal

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-14-2013 14:44:30 | More by JAHMUR
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California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-12-2013 19:22:10 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

11-04-2013 16:22:50 | More by dkw0063
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California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Bottleworks XIV from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.