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
Ranking:
#1,127
Reviews:
210
Ratings:
891
pDev:
9.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
271
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221
Trade:
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to kbutler1 for sharing this one.

Poured into Lost Abbey Stemware

Pours 1/2 finger of white head with good retention. Color is a hazy peach gold. Active carbonation in the glass.

Aroma: Oak, vinegar grapes, sour notes with light funk. Pears. Light nail polish remover.

Taste: More funk here with brett showing. Light medicinal flavors. The greats are really god. Oak and tart notes. Green apples.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly, crisp, and tart. Light bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. Ends with medicinal notes. A bit dry.

Overall, a pretty nice offering from cascade. Pretty nice all around, actually. A good drinkability as well.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jlindros
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost no head, clear honey orange colored.

Nose starts with honeysuckle, light muscat musty white grape, light tart fruit, little malt, and musty grape skin.

Taste starts with tons of honey! Then again light white muscat grape, light mustiness with a hint of tartness, some acidity, hint of yeast funk, light bready malts, acidity really hits hard as it goes. Finish is dry and bready, quite tart, more dry honey flavor, and light fruity musty grape.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall quite nice, but not as funky or sour as I expected. Nice musty white muscat grape flavors, some bitter skin like, lots of honey as well, good but not great.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

Slightly hazy orange color with almost no head. Aroma has unripe stonefruits, lemon but also a vanilla sweetness from the barrel aging. Taste is sour and acidic with unripe fruit notes. Quite refreshing yet intense on the flavors and easy to drink.

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3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle split with Azurelimits and Jared. Poured into a tulip.

Pours a moderate golden color with a thin white head. The nose brings forward some lactic and acetic sourness as well as a pretty fresh grape nose. A bit of funk. The taste loses the grapey character and has more of a mild fruit flavor to go along with a pinch of oak as well as both lactic and acetic characteristics. Mouthfeel is dry but not overly so with good sourness. All around, a pretty good sour but doesn't live up to their Apricot.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

First had: bottle trade with msubulldog...thanks!

I figured I sat on this one long enough. Last night of a 12-day vacation, I cooked up some chicken stir-fry and popped this sucker open. Decanted into a Cascade goblet, The Vine was a slightly hazy liquid, golden amber, lively bubbling carbonation, capped off with a small white head; minimal retention and no real lacing to speak of. Aroma is tart with grapes and stone fruit, lactic and woody. Very tasty, sour fruits--grape, apricot, lemon, orange--but not bracingly lip-puckering, which was nice, lactic and well-tamed acetic notes, Chardonnay, grass, subtle oak in just the right quantity, sweet biscuity malts in the background. Medium-bodied, a bit sticky, nearly no alcohol taste or burn. Yep, this was one drinkable wild ale, and it paired brilliantly with my dinner. I have another bottle that I'll let sit for a while longer. Cheers!

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

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

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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

Review from notes.

A: Pours a dark yellow/brownish color with a small off-white head, slightly fizzy. The head leaves behind a thin layer on top. Nice lacing on the sides.

S: Nice sourness on the aroma with plenty of white/green grapes. There is a bit of must/barnyard/brett with some faint oak as well. The sourness comes out a bit more as it warms along with a bit of green apple.

T: Very tasty, nice blend of grapes, green apples, and a little pear with a nice tart/sourness. Not as funky as the aroma, very faint bretty component in the flavor profile. The oak shines through a bit more as it warms.

M: Light to medium bodied, nice tart/sourness. A nice level of carbonation, made it very easy to drink.

O: Another solid wild from Cascade. This along with Sang Noir were fantastic. Look forward to trying their other beers.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 891 ratings
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