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Bottleworks XIV - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 135
Gots: 43 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Port_Seat, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

akang, Aug 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

SocalKicks, Aug 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

dfhhead25, Aug 02, 2014
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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.

flagmantho, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

BMart, Jul 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

MicroBeerMan1980, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

PA-Michigander, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

sharpski, Jun 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -36%

Hugonaut13, Jun 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

CHILLINDYLAN, Apr 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

PhatAtUT, Apr 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

EliotRosewater, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

rab53, Mar 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

ford0626, Mar 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

HopsintheSack, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Gobzilla, Mar 01, 2014
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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.

John_M, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

TaborTime, Feb 24, 2014
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anteater, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

ArchEnemyBrew, Feb 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

nharres, Dec 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Shmeal, Dec 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

hopswap1, Nov 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2013
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Bottleworks XIV from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.