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Bottleworks XIV - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 134
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:
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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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: It has a golden orange body that is very clear after leaving the bottle in my refrigerator for 3 months and then leaving the last 1 oz in the bottle. The half finger head is an orange tinged ivory that hangs around for a while.

S: The perfect balance between funk, tart, fruit, and malt. The funk from the brett comes up first. It has that barnhouse aroma that Brett is known for. The sour is mixed in nicely with the fruit. There is a sour orange flora aroma that is very pleasant. The malt lingers subtly in the back of this beer with caramel notes. The only problem I have with it is that it is very subtle.

T: The taste mirrors the aroma perfectly. The tart and sweetness come forward in this beer more in the flavor then in the aroma. Great balance between the sour, fruit, and funk. One of the best sours out there.

M: Very rich full and creamy mouth feel. The carbonation is perfect. In terms of sours, this is the best.

O: I am a little upset that this is only a one time brew. This is the top five sours that I have ever had. Very delicious and well worth trading for.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Definitely worth the wait outside on a dreary Seattle February day.

Pours a light straw with minimal head.

You pick up the red wine with a hint of sweet rum on the nose. One thing with sours is that you sometimes get too much vinegar up front but in this case mellowing with the rum and bourbon barrels takes the edge off

Drinks way too easy compared to abv, tastes like it packs half that punch, which is incredible.

This one has some tough lineage to live up to with its ancestral line including Bruery's XII and Russian Rivers near mythic Deviation (XI) at this point. However this one joins that exclusive pantheon in my mind. Congratulations to the Matts and the Cascade team for knocking it out of the park with this one!

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A: Orange with a nice frothy head

S: smells of vanilla, orange, rum kinda like a orange popiscle

T: tastes like the smell, orange rum cocktail with vanilla trailing, nice full bodied flavor. sour lactic of cascade throughout which brings this to another level

M: nice carbonation, solid throughout

O: a great brew by cascade, one of the best by them, love the full orange flavor of this, I am not a huge rum fan but this was made very well and has the perfect level of rum notes without throwing masking the distinct notes of the beer

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Bottleworks XIV from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.