Blackcap Raspberry
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #494
Ranked #4,781
4.14 | pDev: 8.94%
Jun 27, 2021
Jul 22, 2014
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Notes: This NW style sour blond ale was barrel-aged for 28 months before spending an additional two months on 300+ pounds of Black Cap raspberries: think Nouveau Beaujolais with raspberries. Vinous then sweet aromas of tart raspberries are the first to be noticed. Sharp, acidic notes of tart berries and leather on the palate lead to a sharp, dark berry presence and a finish with a prolonged dry fruit note.
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mushroomcloud from Texas

750ml corked and caged from the 2016 Project. Opened 6-26-21.
Good pop and hiss upon opening.
1/2 finger head falls quickly to a ring and island. Slippery lacing. Head revives to a full cap when roused.
Purple/dark red with good clarity when held to the light.
Red wine like aroma with the red fruit and wood barrel, brambly berry fruit is bright and gives it a little extra pizzazz. Grape juice. Tart raspberry, with a big punch of acid.
Light body, medium and prickly carbonation. Mouth puckering/bracing acidity.
Very Good.

Jun 27, 2021
4.25 by aasher from Indiana on Jun 03, 2021
4.2 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Jan 10, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 750ml corked and caged bottle, 2016 project. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A slightly hazy deep reddish maroon colour with a less than one finger pinkish head that faded quickly while leaving some sparse spotty lacing.

Aroma: Lightly tart, jammy, raspberry, oak, grape skin, with notes of cherry and apple cider vinegar.

Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry, blackcurrant, sharp, acidic, lemon juice, a touch vinous, and woody oaky notes.

Mouthfeel: Sharp, acidic, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Like most Cascade wild ales, there is sharp acidity, but in this case, it wasn’t overwhelming, and balanced a bit by the sweet raspberry. This was enjoyable.

Dec 18, 2020
5 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 19, 2020
4.23 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Aug 15, 2019
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Aug 09, 2019
4 by heysuz from Indiana on Aug 09, 2019
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2.52/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
by q33jeff from New Jersey


LK: Bright Plum color, medium pinkish head. fades.
AROMA: ALL raspberry
TASTE: SOUR RASPBERRY, lemon, lime, aftertaste reminds me of aspartame.
feel: bubbly, puckering, light body


Apr 15, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by IKR from California

Bottle purchased from Hop City, Birmingham, Al

Appearance: Dark violet color with a thin white head that dissipated quickly.

Smell: Tart raspberries with a hint of funk. The raspberries feature prominently.

Taste: Tart raspberries feature prominently, with a touch of hay notes. the barrel provides a touch of oak notes. the taste profile is dry and clean. No sweetness here which is nice.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation.

Overall: A very well done AWA.

Oct 21, 2018
4.32 by rcjennings from Ohio on Sep 08, 2018
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gatornation from Minnesota

Pours a dark red /purple,with a very thin head. Smell is raspberry,citrus and berries. Taste follows nose with the addition of tartness. A dry mouth feel with sweet and tart raspberries.

Aug 17, 2018
4.23 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on May 17, 2018
4.66 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on May 15, 2018
4.28 by MickeyHops from California on Apr 15, 2018
4 by fosters9 from New York on Mar 27, 2018
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3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by stevoj from Idaho

Bottle share. Ruby pour, head disappears. Berry aroma, mostly fruit, tart. Taste is also straight up berry, mildly tart, tangy and tingly finish. Cascade has the style down pat.

Mar 05, 2018
4.5 by kvgomps from New Jersey on Feb 14, 2018
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4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a dark reddish purple with hardly any foam.

Smell is pretty acidic with heps of raspberries and blackberries.

Taste is powerfully sour, toeing the line of mouthpuckering, making my mouth water wildly. Ripe raspberries and blackberries dominate, and the acidity clings to your mouth for ages.

Mouthfeel is medium and stringent, well carbonated.

Overall, this is not for the fainthearted. Massively sour, and so tasty.

Feb 04, 2018
4.07 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Jan 28, 2018
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

2015 Vintage

Jan 15, 2018
4.1 by dcmchew from Romania on Dec 28, 2017
4.24 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Dec 26, 2017
4.09 by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania on Dec 02, 2017
4.28 by WickedBeer from Alabama on Nov 05, 2017
4.34 by Casey_L from Texas on Jul 23, 2017
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Bottle: Poured a dark reddish color ale with a large pink foamy head with light retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of tart raspberry notes with light oak notes is quite pleasant. Taste is a refreshing mix of dominant raspberry notes with plenty of tart notes and light vinous/oak notes also noticeable. Very minimal amount of residual sugar is noticeable. Body is full with good carbonation. Well brewed with good level of complexity.

Jul 05, 2017
4.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Jul 03, 2017
4.12 by Mantooth from North Carolina on Jun 20, 2017
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4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a crisp semi-dark purple hue with a thin white cap softly dissipating to leave barely any lace. The aroma had the tart to sweet blackberries up front, light lemon pulp and rind sweet and bitter tones, and some easy going sour acidity levels coming around to lighten the overall nose. The flavor brought the tart to the sour to the sweet melding with the acidity and bringing in a little bit of woody sweet displacement. Acidic sour to tart blackberry sort of aftertaste flowing into the finish. The palate was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it as the acidity did start to get fairly heavy. Wasn’t too bothersome as the carbonation came to displace some of the tartness. ABV felt as projected. Overall, pretty nice blackberry sour ale that I lucked out on to get to try. Not a cheap brewery.

Jun 11, 2017
4.18 by kell50 from North Carolina on May 19, 2017
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4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by FriedSlug from North Carolina

This is a tart, sour, mouth puckering beast. Full of oak and fresh raspberries with a ton of funk in the nose. The taste is super sour and sweet with fresh berries and wood. This is a great beer but probably a bit to sour for me to come back to.

May 04, 2017
4.04 by Jamison85 from Indiana on Apr 18, 2017
4.14 by smi69 from New York on Apr 17, 2017
4.21 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Apr 06, 2017
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4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by KensWorld from Florida

2015 vintage

Mar 18, 2017
4.28 by Tim725 from New Jersey on Mar 16, 2017
4.18 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Feb 24, 2017
4.21 by Can_has_beer from Texas on Feb 24, 2017
4.56 by durlta from Iowa on Feb 23, 2017
Blackcap Raspberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 322 ratings