Cascade Blackberry Ale | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

BA SCORE
87
very good
143 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay
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Cascade Blackberry AleCascade Blackberry Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
cascadebrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Cascade Blackberry Ale spends over 6 months of lactic fermentaion and aging in small oak barrels. This "Belgian Flanders Style Red Ale" is refermented with fresh whole Northwest Blackberries and then hand bottled. Cascade Blackberry Ale is bottle fermented and should be refrigerated or stored at cellar temp and served at 45-50 degrees."

Added by brentk56 on 06-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
143
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
30
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of StephenCollinsMarshall
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of intransitive
4.54/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tjcamm
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbaker67
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alucard
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by Mark last night, thanks man.

This one pours a dark purplish-red, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like overripe dank blackberry, musty funk, and tons of lactic acid.

This is your typical enamel stripping Cascade offering, it's unbelievably sour and puckering, with a fist full of overripe blackberry punching you in the face. There is a bit of musty underlying funk. The sourness level is about a 9/10.

This is medium bodied, with a very juicy and very tart mouthfeel.

Not the best Cascade brew that I've had, but still enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of JoeMarinello
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gcamparone
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Duvel snifter. Purchased in north providence ri.

Pours a hazy maroon body with some sediment and a light purple fizzy head that leaves little lacing or retention.

Aromas are sharp lactic, heavy berries, vinegar, tannin. On the tongue it's pretty puckering with a good deal of sourness, sour berries, red wine, lactic tartness, and a drying , almost grape skin like finish. Pretty easy going down with a light body and high carbonation.

Overall a solid beer, a little pricey but definitely a good sour fix, especially since it's much more available than other options of this style.

I'm actually confused as to why this is rated as low as it is, as its better than many other fruited sours out there that are "rarer" and more hyped up.

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Photo of smi69
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark purplish red brew. Good retention; light pink foam.

Nose: sharp and tart; berries; tannins; slightly musty funk; oak; smells a bit like a forest.

Sour up front, giving way to a more nuanced, fruity, sweet tartness. Vinegar meets berries somewhere mid-palate, while tannins and berry skin round out the profile.

Lively, bubbly feel; despite the strong sourness, it isn't very puckering.

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Photo of Matt141
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BDeibs
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D_Min
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cascade Blackberry Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
3.93 out of 5 based on 143 ratings.
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