Cascade The Vine | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Vine is a blend of sour wheat and blond ales aged in white wine barrels for up to 18 months with Gewurztraminer grapes.

ABV seems to vary, between 8.33-10.1%

Added by msubulldog25 on 02-07-2009

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#2,249
Reviews:
211
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898
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
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Photo of Budinetz
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 750 ml bottle. 2015 Project.

Initially foams out of the bottle rather quickly so have this over a glass immediately as it has wild yeast. Pours a golden straw color with a thin, white head the dissipates instantly. Carbonation is that of champagne and a very fine ring of head clings to the sides of the glass. Lacing is present as I sip, however it does not still to the sides of he glass, it falls back into the beer level.

Smells of lactobacillous, funky white wine, white balsamic.

Tastes initially sweet like moscato but quickly changes direction into tart deliciousness. Very acidic, but quite flavorful.

Feels very prickly from the high carbonation level, and the acidity stings the tongue a bit. Does not drink like a 10.1% beer.

Overall a very well done American Wild Ale from Cascade. One of the best sour blondes I've had in a long time. I really enjoy what they do up there in Oregon and will continue to try their offerings whenever I can.

Cheers!

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2015 vintage bottling, 10.1%. Violent gusher upon opening, lost a couple ounces. Pours lightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, peach, pear, green apple, white grape, white wine, oak, hay, straw, funk, light pepper, wheat, cracker, light honey, light leather/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, grapes, wine barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, peach, pear, green apple, white grape, white wine, oak, hay, straw, funk, light pepper, wheat, cracker, light honey, light leather/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic tartness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, peach, pear, green apple, white grape, white wine, oak, hay, straw, funk, light pepper, wheat, cracker, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, grapes, wine barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness balance; and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from tartness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/grainy/acidic, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Minimal warming alcohol for 10.1%. Overall this is an outstanding fruited sour ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, grapes, wine barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and pretty refreshing to drink for the big abv, thanks to the modest acidity. Great brett complexity with balanced fruit, wine barrel, and malt flavors; with minimal lingering sweetness. Not overly funky or lactic, but solid amounts of both. A highly enjoyable offering all around.

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Photo of Brew33
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hermit990
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bump8628
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Lovely beer, the grape character somehow manages to hold its own among the fermentation character - no hint of the almost 10% ABV and the oak stays out of the way to really let the complexities shine. Wheaty malt base, relatively mild funk and acid, bright white wine notes, juicy and almost tropical on the nose. Clean and bright for a barrel aged sour.

Glad I splurged on the $20 bottle. However, quite disappointed I lost almost half of it to a gusher.

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Photo of herman77
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SheaDawg
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2pux
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaxon53
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2015 project. Wow delicious beer, beautiful hazy strawish color. Nice tart flavor filled with tons of grape skin and funk.A touch of barrel buried deep in the back. A little short in the nose but still good. Nice light mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Only issue: huge gusher! Like Mentos in cola, hose down the kitchen gusher! Was able to salvage about 6 ounces.

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Photo of Jvandever
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OKbrew89
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PprBurke
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dabeerbuddha
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft. Served chilled.
2015 The Vine
Transparent light straw colour. Very little head that hung like lace on the sides of the glass. White wine aroma. Fairly tart with very present wine tastes. Great mouth feel. Very wine like overall. Quite impressed.

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Photo of Nat1975
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of coz
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Acuity
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016-10-07
2015 project. Served in a wineglass, probably close to room temperature. It's been sitting in the glass for about an hour.

Pours a crystal clear yellow with a surprisingly good head retention. Nice solid white head still holding strong. Smell is tart, grapey, lemony. smells good.

Taste is fluffy lemony/grapey tartness. This is super good. Something about this makes me think of grape must.

Mouthfeel is very rich, velvety, smooth, the word fluffy again comes to mind. This is an excellent beer.

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Photo of VABA
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 898 ratings