Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Northwest style sour is a blend of spiced Quads, Triples and Blondes aged in Bourbon and wine barrels for over 18 months with orange peel and coriander. Vlad offers a fresh acidity and mild sweetness with flavors of citrus, spice and rich oak. Winner of the Silver Medal at the 2008 GABF. ABV 12.3%

First Release: 9.5% ABV
Second Release (Sept 2010): 10.6% ABV
Third Release: 2011 - 10.91%

Added by hopdog on 12-09-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
698
Reviews:
165
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Fatehunter
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%

Pours a thin head on a cloudy dirty straw colored body.
The aroma is sour and grapes, lots of grapes.
The taste is sweet and sour, grapes, honey, lemon and oak. Outstanding balanced and depth.
The texture is fizzy and crisp.
Amazing.

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3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jibbyvonjibb
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Oranges, lemon peel, biscuit, oak, canned pineapple. Medium acidity. Taste is more of the preserved tropical fruit, but also barrel influence with brown sugar and vanilla. Alcohol comes through in bitter finish. Overall, great aroma but a tad hot on the palate.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Intense and complex. Oak, vanilla, lemon, tropical fruit (pineapple and such). Very heavy body.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark golden orange color, mostly clear, with a white head. The aroma is sour, with faint toffee like traces and plenty of barrel. The taste is very complex, oaky, tart, sour, trace bourbon, tannins, ghost fruit. Finishes bittersweet and slightly dry. Overall, a world class sour.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of chinchill
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

750 ml shared bottle.
Nice hazy red-amber color.
Strong sour aroma with a very rich and complex flavor. Barrel aging is exceptionally well done, with enough added flavor to enhance but not overpower the other, mostly fruity, properties. Moderately tart.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.18 out of 5 based on 698 ratings.
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