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

Cascade Vlad The Imp AlerCascade Vlad The Imp Aler
706 Ratings
Cascade Vlad The Imp AlerCascade Vlad The Imp Aler

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

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 project into a snifter

Pours a clear golden orange with a finger of foam that receded pretty quickly into a right around the glass. Very mild carbonation, lacing isn't too bad. Not much not to like

Smell's of tart cherry and apricot, vinegar, oak, leather, white wine, plums, Belgian spice, and funk. Comes together pretty well

Taste is very belgian. All the fruit and spice notes you'd expect from a a quad and a triple coupled with tart fruits, cherry, tangerine, and apricot being the strongest. Notes of vinegar and leather help the sour notes. Oak, wine, notes of bourbon, and some alcohol on the finish

Feel is medium sourness, medium body with a sticky finish. Alcohol hidden well, easy to drink

Overall not a bad beer, probably my least favorite from Cascade thus far. That said, still blows most competitors out of the water

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Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 706 ratings
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