Cascade The Vine | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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4.21/5
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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): 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,027
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
899
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
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273
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221
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Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dar482
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
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 -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 -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spark3148857
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bsbouman
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Resuin
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
3.76/5  rDev -10.7%
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 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ford0626
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of IBUQT
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark golden color, looks excited. White grape jumps out around lactic woodness.

White grape continues to dominate, the quad aspect of this beer thankfully doesn't come through, the lighter parts of it allow the white grape to keep it going.. Plenty of white wine like notes. Dry finish. Deceptively powerful and acidic.

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

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kingmaker
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 899 ratings