Cascade The Vine | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Cascade The VineCascade The Vine
BA SCORE
4.21/5
884 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:
#1,098
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
884
pDev:
9.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
270
Gots:
221
Trade:
14
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 884 |  Reviews: 208
Photo of Slatetank
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
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 Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear orange body. Nice white head.

Smell - Lots of grapefruit juice. Light acidity. A bit citrusy.

Taste - Sweet grape. Immediately sour. Oak. Starts to get a little acetic in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Sweet and sour. Well carbonated.

Overall - Tasty. I've had this a number of times and I'm not sure why I never rated it.

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Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of orangesol
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev -5%
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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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks a lot to Ken for finding this on my wants and sharing.

The beer is light golden with a small white head. The aroma brings funk, stone fruits, yeast. Sour funk and apricots with a bit of a kick in the finish. Great feel with alcohol content well hidden. Light acetic finish. Pronounced apricots throughout. Very good.

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Photo of dfhhead25
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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 BMart
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

750ml corked and caged offering poured into a snifter. The brew appears a clear pale golden color with a thin white head that produces spotty lacing. A swirl revives a yellowish finger back to the surface.

The aroma opens with notes of white grape juice and funk. Some cheese, oak and wheat blend with a lemony tartness across the nose. A contrasting sweetness almost like vanilla is noted when swirled.

The flavor is tart and lemony. Some cheese, funk, oak and white grape juice blends in with a grainy wheat aspect that is dry and fresh. Overall the feel of this is like lemony sweet tart candy.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light amount of carbonation. It displays a mild tingle of alcohol character and warmth. Overall a unique wild that I thought was interesting and very easy drinking. I would get this again.

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

Photo of chippo33
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Vintage 2012.

A deep apricot orange body, with some nice yellow hues along the edges. Lots of noticeable carbonation coming up in the middle, but not as frequent as some of the best lambics I've had. No head presented when pouring, and just barely the thinnest pencil head of a collar getting repopulated while sitting.

Nice fruit aroma. Soft apples, and juicy grape, lots of cidery action and senses. An interesting faint caramel sweetness and soft vanilla as well. Clean.

Palate comes a bit wet, but with playful carbonation. Very light bodied flavors of tart apple and grape. Cider and crisp juice on the palate with much of the flavor in the front of the mouth. Minimal tartness and a lacking sense of any depth though. There's a hint of mild funk on the aftertaste though that brings more enjoyment.

Overall it's a neat beer, but it's lacking a bit and may be past it's prime. It's fruit composition though is nice, but it also reminds me a bit too much like cider which I am not the biggest fan of. Still decent.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of imperialking
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of AlexFields
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of IrishColonial
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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

Photo of Duff27
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- head doesnttake long to recede, little lacing. Light dull orange color.

S- fruity/subdued vinegar. Wooo!

T- apparent grape. Sour but not overpowering loving the grape feel

M- good carbonation and mouthfeel.

D/0- a good one for beginner sour drinkers.unique taste. thanks kevin!

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Photo of Lare453
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of liamt07
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from Rutager, 2011 vintage.

Orange with light lacing and retention. Nose has some sweaty socks, white grape, white wine, oak, fruit and lighter fleshed fruits like peaches and apricots. Taste is lightly sour sweeter malt, white grape, apricot and nectarine. Medium full feel, and a gentle effervescence. Delightful.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of aasher
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've really wanted to try anything from Cascade for awhile. Luckily one of my old college roommates, who has since relocated to Portland, was nice enough to send me this bottle as well as a bottle of Vlad the ImpAler. This beer looks beautiful. It poured a cloudy and murky bright apricot orange. The head appeared ravenous and acidic as the poofy off white head appeared to consume itself and leave only a few traces left to lace the glass. It smells of Golden Delicious apples and freshly cut pears. It begins tart before finishing with the pear like sweetness. It's one of the most appealing Wilds that I've seen and smelled yet. The flavors are tart and musty. It has barnyard without having the funk, which is very interesting. It has some light white wine aspects. It's really quite diverse and it finishes rather dry. It drinks medium bodied with excellent crispness and kind of sucks the saliva from your mouth after awhile but it does leave behind some slight tartness and sweet pear. This is a very good wild. It's really tempting me to try the Vlad sooner rather than later.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 884 ratings
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