Cascade Gold Yeller | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
11 IBU
"A sour blend of triples, quads and golden ales brewed in a limited quantity."

Added by msubulldog25 on 03-07-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of nickd717
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at City Beer in SF.

Pours a mostly clear gold-yeller color with just a little bit of white foam that fades to nothing before long.

Great tart aroma with lemon peel, sour apple, pale malt, oak, and a little bit of funk.

Flavor is very fruity with notes of green apple, peach, apricot, and lemon. Some slight malty sweetness balances the tartness. Also oak and white wine from the -bal aging. Not terribly sour.

Somewhat acidic on the palate with medium body and medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability is high. Another winner from Cascade, really enjoyable.

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Photo of Diomede
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Ryan011235
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of mantissa
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of ccrida
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz snifter on draught at Bailey's, Gold Yeller is a spritzy, glowing orange with near white head that leaves pretty heavy, foamy lace.

Smell is very fruity, with some lactic acidity (it's hard to call that a smell, but if you drink enough Cascade sours you'll recognize it distinctly!). There's a little bit of a chardonnay character to it as well.

Taste is pretty good, but surprisingly not that sour, at least compared to the rest of their line up. The fruity, apricot notes are pretty strong, and there's still a fair amount of residual sweetness. Compared to the rest, it's more tart then extreme pucker. There's a little bit of fusels creeping through, that a higher acidity would hide.

Mouthfeel is pretty slick, medium bodied.

Drinkability is ok, but honestly it' not one of my favorite Cascade sours. On one hand, it certainly is more unique then the others, at least the non-fruit sours, which tend to taste the same with age. On the other hand, I'd like more pucker or less booziness. Rather then the base of the Apricot Ale, it tastes more like a very young or dumbed down version.

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Photo of msubulldog25
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bailey's Taproom put this on tap this week - 12 oz snifters pouring for $6. Another of those curious blended/wild curiosities Cascade keeps churning out. And Portland beer drinkers rejoice...

This is said to be a 'base' for another Cascade beer, their Apricot Ale.

A: Beautiful copper-orange, deep and slightly foggy. Slim head and minimal carbonation, but a nice snow white coating of blanketing lace.

S: Bold aroma, full of apricots and the rural/funky stank.

T: Citrus rind and juicy tartness; candy sugariness follows. Has a 'lemon tea' flavor that hits me right away. Full of apricot and tart cherry/raspberry...tasty blending

M: Has the tart cheek draw/tongue curl/saliva burst. Subtle carbonation, medium body. Tartness is refreshing, not overbearing. Acidity burns a little, but isn't too bracing.

D: Likable effort from the guys at Cascade. Couldn't gather much info on this one, but was happy to have found it. If you like the sour ale, definitely give this a try if you find it.

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Photo of Floydster
4.97/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sampled at the brewery with Ron and Curtis, thanks again for the awesome hospitality guys, reviewed from notes, color is a light golden yellow color with some orange tint, ½ inch very bubbly white head, aroma has lemons, horse blanket, granny smith apples, oak, grassy accents, cornmeal, peaches, vinegar, lactobacillus, and barnyard funkiness, flavor starts off with some nice peach and lemon flavors, sour accents throughout the middle that are awesome, finishes with a lot of oak and white wine characteristics, love the sourness in this beer and blew away everything else I had while in Oregon in that category, dry and tart mouthfeel, medium bodied, pretty well carbonated, taste lingers with great wine and fruit flavors, could drink tons of this stuff and I actually did, probably a little too much, will be drinking this stuff again even if I have to go out of my way to trade for some, highly recommended

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Photo of bthomas
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Cascade Gold Yeller from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 9 ratings