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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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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 64
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
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:
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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UCLABrewN84

California

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

2011 vintage.

Pours a murky reddish-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with cherry, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with sour cherry flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some tasty flavors.

05-08-2013 01:23:38 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-20-2013 05:04:07 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-20-2013 16:32:03 | More by acurtis
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-21-2013 09:15:28 | More by GRG1313
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-02-2013 07:53:20 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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emerge077

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12%

03-10-2014 16:00:09 | More by emerge077
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-08-2013 02:36:24 | More by largadeer
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

Another goodie thanks to Francois.

Light small creamy head, semi clear cherry red color.

Nose is pure cherry, balotin cherry, light sour, sweet malt, light tannic skin, light tart fruit

Taste sweet candy cherries, brown sugar like, a bit acidic and a bite, balotin cherries, candy flavours, caramel, light toasty, slight flemmy. The candy sweetness brings a warming booze that cuts through the tart cherries, almost pie like.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, tart acidic bite, little flemmy, light fizzy carb.

07-22-2013 16:20:36 | More by jlindros
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-13-2013 06:41:18 | More by XmnwildX12
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-25-2013 03:02:19 | More by MarkyMOD
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beernads

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-15-2013 01:22:00 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

02-17-2014 21:14:13 | More by imperialking
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-30-2014 12:59:50 | More by InspectorBob
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-27-2013 12:05:47 | More by dbrauneis
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DoubleJ

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-08-2014 04:09:33 | More by DoubleJ
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-23-2013 20:19:49 | More by Gonzoillini
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John_M

California

4.49/5  rDev +5.4%

On tap at the barrel room the other day.

The beer pours an attractive rose amber color with fairly good head retention and light lacing. The nose is really pretty nice with this one, as I pick up considerable fruit cocktail, with some light sour, light vinegar, and a hint of vanilla. The beer smells pretty nice, but on the palate, this beer is amazing. The flavor profile consists of a lovely sweet tart flavor, with tropical fruit, light banana, chocolate and light honey. Damn but this is delicious stuff. Mouthfeel is fairly full in this low carbonation beer, and the finish is long, with a chocoalate and sweet tart finish. Drinkability is scary good in this one. It's really hard to believe the abv. is over 11%, as it drinks like a beer with half that level of alcohol.

For me, I thought this beer was fantastic. The sour component was not overdone, which allowed the chocolate and tropical fruit flavors to come out to play. I'm not sure how happy die hard sour fans will be, but regardless, this is a beer I would order anytime I saw it at the barrel room.

04-06-2013 15:31:42 | More by John_M
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

07-24-2013 23:31:04 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-23-2013 02:49:11 | More by billab914
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-20-2013 06:26:39 | More by HuskyinPDX
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dirtylou

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

04-23-2013 00:27:47 | More by dirtylou
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-21-2013 15:28:02 | More by drummermattie02
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-05-2013 13:08:38 | More by ShanePB
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-02-2013 22:51:02 | More by xnicknj
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

08-18-2013 21:06:25 | More by Alieniloquium
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Cascade Manhattan NW from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.