Cascade The Vine | 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): 9.73%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"This Northwest Style Sour Ale is a blend of soured Triple, Blonde Quad and Golden ales that have been refermented with the fresh pressed juice of white wine grapes. The beer spent more than six months of lactic fermentation and aging in small oak barrels. 9.2% ABV" - Raccoon Lodge website

ABV seems to vary, between 8.33-9.73%

Added by msubulldog25 on 02-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
882
Reviews:
206
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
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269
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Photo of Nat1975
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of coz
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Acuity
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
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 -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage.
Beer comes in a light to medium amber.
The flavor hits of sweet grape, with gentle tart and acidity of the fruit skin. This is complimented by a sweeter white wine, some oak. And dry white wine finish.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice white and foamy head that dissipates rather quickly. The beer itself is a very nice looking clear medium gold that looks absolutely stunning. The overall appearance strongly resembles a chardonnay or a nice tripel.

The smell is good. There is a strong white grape mustiness and a slight sweet honey smell to it. The oak note comes out but it gets lost a little bit in the funkiness. However, they work very well together when it becomes noticeable.

The taste is good. It has a strong grape note and funkiness with a very light hop bitterness to it. The taste is a nice mixture of white grape mustiness and a nice green apple tartness to it. There is also a light honey sweetness that is barely there but comes out nicely. The oak also comes out a little bit

The feel is very good. It has a body that hovers between medium and light due to the moderate carbonation. The beer has a nice smooth feel to it that strongly resembles something you might find in a wine.

Overall, this is a very good beer from Cascade. The overall notes make this beer more of a carbonated viognier with the grape notes and funk. It isn't a difficult beer to drink but it's a bit basic for people looking for something more interesting and too funky for those who aren't into sours. Otherwise, go for it but be careful, this thing likes to explode if you're not careful.

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Photo of TboneRN
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spark3148857
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bsbouman
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Resuin
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
3.76/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2013 bottle, drank Feb 7, 2016.

A - Pours with 2 fingers of frothy white head but with virtually no retention and lace. Sediment laden bright gold body (even after months of vertical storage)

S - Bright, sour nose with tart peach, grape skins, cilantro, and fresh olives.

T - A firm, classic American Wild level of sourness opens the profile with grape skins, muscat grape, oak, and honey blondies.

M - Smooth, medium body.

O - A nice take on the style.

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Photo of ronricorossi
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ford0626
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.14 out of 5 based on 882 ratings.
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