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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268
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222
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15
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Photo of mothman
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
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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Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
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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Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jlindros
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
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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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Rifugium
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
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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Photo of nathanmiller
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of billab914
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of atrocity
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
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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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 drewone
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of duceswild
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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

Cloudy and hazy with a ridiculously nice looking head on top of it. About three fingers of tan came up over the top and settled down still to about a fingers worth after a few moments. Rich side glass lacing just stuck and clung to the glass with every swirl, really just pushing the envelope on this one. No visible sedimentation that I could see.

Rich notes of tart grape skins, cherries and loads of funk, some light spiciness and a decent touch of oak. lots of dark fruit, tart funkiness and a nice earthy, woodsy like smell blending together very nicely on this one. Silk like smoothness, and the finest carbonation bubbles, really well done in that regard. ;ots of sour in here right up front with frapes and light lemon like citrus taking over. Rolling through some nice notes of cherry then came over me. Decent funkiness in through the middle and the finish, but it was actually almost blended out by a cherry like sweetness and more hints at a sugary touch. A nice sipper none the less and I tried to cherish every last drop of this one.

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

Photo of Slatetank
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to foofaa for sharing this at my birthday tasting, enjoyed chilled from the 750 in a mug.

The color is a golden hued hazed looking liquid with snowy white cap that provides spotty lace. The smell is sour and vinous with some white grape sweetness and slight honey like odor with gentle compliment of subtle citrus notes. The feel is very good with big sour note up front with almost acetic acid but more citric with lemony sour tinge and juicy sweet vinous aspect with nice amount of carbonation giving a little impression for such a big beer.

The flavor is great with mild sweet grape and light lemon tinges with gentle mix of both sour and sweet and mild tropical perhaps juicy pineapple and oak in the middle with some slight pepper and tea-like astringent flavor with a nice reminder of the wine barrel mixed with the sour elements and light malt flavor. I loved this, it is a very drinkable and unique beer. I would love to try it again. Thanks again Foofaa for this treat!

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Photo of ZEB89
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

On-tap at Stone Sour Fest

A: The pour is a clear dark golden-amber color with a big white head on it.

S: Quite a bit of sweet grape juice to the nose, but plenty of lactic tartness comes through as well. The oak is not all the prominent, I must say.

T: A good amount of lactic acidity, but not quite as biting as some of the other Cascade beers (especially Apricot or Sang Rouge, for example). The grapes are really up front and slightly sweet with a mild buttery chardonnay quality (in a good way).

M: The body is a bit heavier than I was expecting, and the carbonation is plentiful as well.

D: Not the best of Cascades beers, but quite good none-the-less. I still had no problem enjoying my sample.

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