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Cascade Manhattan NW - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Manhattan NWCascade Manhattan NW

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BA SCORE
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157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 65
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  11.32% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A blend of spiced Blond Quads, aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels on 150 pounds of sour pie cherries for five months before additionally aging on apricot noyaux for three months.

(Beer added by: John_M on 04-06-2013)
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Ratings: 157 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy amber brown with a good amount if sediment settled in the glass and topped by a thin, off white head. The nose is tart cherries, a hint of bourbon, some spice and booze. There's a similar cherry spice character in the taste which transitions into a sweet bourbony, citrusy aftertaste. The mouthfeel is definitely sweeter cherries upfront, followed by a dry, boozy citrusy finish. This beer delivers on the bourbon and cherry front, but is a bit sweeter than expected. Delightful beer with some distinct cherries and barrel characteristics, unsure how it will age.

ThePorterSorter, Mar 01, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev -6.1%

tectactoe, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of gregmoscetti
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

gregmoscetti, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of mverity
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I obtained this bottle in a trade with a great trader @thebeerprophet. Brought this to a bottle share at Proof. Pours a hazy very dark peach color. Good amount of head on the first pour that dissipated fairly quickly. Second pour got more head than the first. Nice medium white collar. Aroma is very earthy/woody and sweet-tart cherry blend. Taste is amazing. Very similar to the aroma, with some of the caramel/wood coming out. Mouthfeel is viscous for a sour; like chewing an overripe marischino cherry. Nice carbonation despite the low head. Pretty thick body. So glad I traded for this to share with good people.

mverity, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of deebo
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 project on tap at cascade. Served in an oversized snifter. 8 oz on the dot. $8.50. Appearance is dark cherry red and hazy. Small ringing of foam around the edge if the glass. Smells like maraschino cherries-lots of almond/benzaldehyde notes. Taste is sweet cherry pie filling. The bourbon is overpowered by cherries. As far as sourness, it is present as it drys the mouth out a bit, but it is nothing like the in your face power of say their Kriek. Doesn't not taste like it is 11.6% ABV at all. Well played.

deebo, Oct 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

JitsuBrew, May 26, 2013
Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

chickenm, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank this on 4th of July, prior to the awesome Weidman/Silva parlay card I won! Pours a unique color. Pink, rose etc. . . thin head on it, dissipates very quickly.

Aroma was complex, cherry, berry, apricot, bourbon. Cherry and bourbon most prominent. Lactic tartness as always, all over this one.

Taste throws in some oak, coconut, vanilla on top of the aforementioned aromas that are tasted as well. Continues to develop in complexity and intracacies throughout. The quad base is obliterated. Drinks nowhere near as powerful as it indicates on the label. A chocolate undercurrent develops, probably from the Heaven Hill barrels. It is mildly sour, nowhere near most of their beers, even their other bourbon barrel sours like Vlad and Bourbonic seem to have a little more going for them in the straight up sour department.

A very good beer. Worth $30? Once, yeah. But I won't be stocking up on this one when there are just as good (if not better) options from the same brewery for only $20.

Beerandraiderfan, Jul 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Bizoneill, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -6.1%

acurtis, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ste5venla, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on-tap @ the barrel house

A ridiculously described beer, for sure. Glowing pinkish-red body, light pink film. Not particularly sour - the barrel imparts, or rather sledgehammers, notes of coconut and vanilla that make this a particular fitting beer to consume in a sunny spring day in Portland. Tons of sweet cherry, booze, tropical punch. Interesting stuff - not too upset that the direction of the night prevented me from buying a $30 bottle to go.

dirtylou, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of blabaer
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

blabaer, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of BrandoSF
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%

BrandoSF, Aug 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

apbaj, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Gonzoillini, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Crazydaddyo, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish amber. Small off-white head with a thick collar. Not much else going on, but the color is nice

Smell - Cherry pie aroma. Acidic cherry. The noyaux comes through with the booze in the very back end. The bourbon is the best part, though. Gives it a richness that counterbalances the cherry.

Taste - Much more cherry dominant. Cherry pie, with a decent sourness. Again the noyaux is an afterthought and more of just a flavor to the alcohol, which is strong. Pale malt actually comes out. Bourbon lends a lot of vanilla and a nice liquor flavor. Not as rich as the nose.

Mouthfeel - It's boozy, but not too much. Moderate sourness. High carbonation. It could br a bit richer.

Overall - Multilayered sour. Very nice. The cherry is strong, but the bourbon is a good counterpoint.

Alieniloquium, Aug 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

gr8zehaman, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

hiphopj5, Jun 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

mozim, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

GRG1313, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

emerge077, Mar 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

LotsofLupulin, Sep 15, 2013
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Cascade Manhattan NW from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.