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
Ranking:
#792
Reviews:
166
Ratings:
727
pDev:
9.13%
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Photo of jroof1
3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of taospowder
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.24/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Cinder

2013 vintage.

Bronze color, no head.

AROMA: Wine,bourbon, brandy, fun dip.

TASTE: more fun dip, brandy, Apple.
FEEL: mostly flat

Good flavor....more beer than most sours. Still very tart, and this is listed as a quad/tripel. The is some complexity to be admired.




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Photo of srw
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of redfox405
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of South2NW
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DCgolfpro
2.75/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBasedElliot
4.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cuddlesthecactus
4.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this at Cascade Brewing in Portland. I tasted strong bourbon and vanilla notes, but this beer was surprisingly bright at the same time. More effervescent than expected. Would bathe in this.

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Photo of puck1225
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(From notes.) In a snifter poured at the Cascade Barrel House. A beautiful golden amber color with a bright comforting smell of vanilla And spice. A great feel on the tongue and a strong Sour but smooth taste. Very enjoyable!

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Photo of devilmakesthree
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BallsDeep
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of chossboss
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rolltide8425
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2011 Project-Aroma and flavor very wine like with light hints of bourbon and oak. Very nice tartness, and a very smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of tjcamm
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mistamakkus
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 727 ratings