Cascade The Vine | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Cascade The VineCascade The Vine
BA SCORE
4.21/5
883 Ratings
Cascade The VineCascade The Vine
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
Ranking:
#1,096
Reviews:
207
Ratings:
883
pDev:
9.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
270
Gots:
221
Trade:
14
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 883 |  Reviews: 207
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

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

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

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

Photo of DCgolfpro
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 Edition -- Draft, Oct 2015

A: Strong white wine grape aroma accompanied by a light funkiness.

A: Straw colored, clear with massive head that dissipates quickly with no retention.

T: Grape flavor, a bit reminiscent of a white wine. Some esters present. Funky, but not overly sour.

M: Light bodied with light carbonation.

O: Enjoyable, but not mind-blowing. The white wine grapes are quite evident, but aren’t quite as showcased as I would have liked. The triple and quad styles are pretty powerful and provide a great backbone for the beer, but almost overshadow the grapes. For whatever reason, the funk flavors feel ever so slightly off.

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Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ohiovania
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoostaBia
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.43/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RebornStussy
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chickenm
3.54/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dustoff21
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 Project. Pours with great color, but zero head. Almost wondered if this project started to skunk.

Appearance- Great, deep orange colors. Almost goldenrod in nature.

Smell- Slight hints of grape. Verging on the border of old wine

Taste- Crisp, clean, still wants to be vibrant but obviously losing its character.

Feel- Lack of carbonation, bottle may not have been stored properly

Overall- A solid sour, far from the amazement of say Jester King or Destihl, but none the less a good drinker. Nice sour to start off a new sour drinker.

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Photo of BostonBrewRu
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So I let this one age a year. I was planning on longer but a funky mold was growing around the cork. Beer was great, still fresh, no off flavors just slightly more mellow. This is still one of my favorite beers from them, now if only they distributed this instead of those stupid fruity sours! I would pay the $50 for this.

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Photo of brentk56
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2011 Project

Appearance: Pours golden verging on amber, fairly clear; initially, the head looks impressive but it fritters away rather quickly; no lacing, but a steady stream of bubbles rises from the center

Smell: Sweet white wine grape, apricot, tart apple and oak

Taste: Sweet white wine grape flavors, verging on fortified wine, with apricot and vanilla sugar developing; in the middle, the tart side appears, as does the oak; not much funk here and the sweeter flavors tend to overpower the sour ones

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low carbonation

Overall: I wasn't expecting this profile from a Cascade sour, frankly; it was somewhat like a French white wine drinker encountering German whites for the first time; it is interesting but not really what I am looking for in a sour

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Photo of Mantooth
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured on draft at Cascade:

Pours a rich golden hue with a fluffy white head and light lacing. The nose is rich with lemon zest and tart fruit, apples and grapes. There's a definite oak presence as well and the taste follows suit. Quite funky and delicious with a hint of pineapple as well. They nailed the carbonation here and the brew is very well balanced. Wonderful beer I look forward to trying again.

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Photo of Bp123
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 883 ratings
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