Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #303
Ranked #3,261
4.19 | pDev: 8.11%
Mar 04, 2023
Jun 24, 2011
Strong blond beers were aged in fresh Chardonnay barrels for three months and then additionally aged with dried Adriatic white figs and Spanish lemon peel. Aromas of sweet malts, figs, raisins and citrus zest greet you in the nose. Hints of Chardonnay grapes, lemon peel and sweet figs roll across the palate, leading to crisp lemon sharpness in the finish that will leave a lingering sweetness on the tongue.
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Ratings by Gonzoillini:
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Rated by Gonzoillini from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Jul 09, 2013
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Mar 04, 2023
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look- thick brownish orange e nice rim.
Smell - woody citrus.
Taste - orange lemon woody.
Feel - thicker syrup slight carb
Overall - for having a 2013 and it was 2021, incredible
Nov 06, 2021
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A 750ml corked and caged bottle, 2014 project. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy golden copper colour with a two finger off white head that dissipated quickly, but settled to a thin replenishing cap, while leaving some decent lacing.

Aroma: Moderately tart, fig, raisin, apple peel, vinous, white wine, with citrus zest notes.

Taste: Sour, tart, plum, grapes, vinous, white wine, fig, oak, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: The flavour of figs were a bit week, and overwhelmed by the dark fruits and especially the lemon. But it was still quite enjoyable, and a surprise at 9.1% abv, since it doesn’t seem anywhere close to being that high.
Jan 02, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Oct 17, 2020
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. 2014 edition, 9.1%. Had 7/17/19.

Pours a lightly hazy golden amber, with a two inch foamy head with very good retention and some foamy lacing. Aromas of figs, white wine, white grapes, some malt, lemon, peaches, raisins, apples, light yeast, some funk. Smells lightly tart and sour. The flavor shows a good amount of tartness and sourness, and it’s fairly acidic. Tastes of figs, white grapes, lemon, white wine, peaches, apples, malt, some raisins and spices, some oak, some funk. Smooth for what it is, a very good light to medium body, well carbonated. The acid burn is substantial.

The Chardonnay barrels set a nice tone and the figs and lemon peel stand out. Lots of aromas and flavors, especially fruit. Heavy on the sour for sure, and more as it warms. Very enjoyable and different.
Mar 26, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by hopkrid from Florida

Oct 13, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 15, 2019
Rated: 4.73 by BEERdedCharmer from New York

Aug 01, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 4.58 by myonlylemonade from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2019
Rated: 3.71 by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

Apr 26, 2019
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Rated by oldmankoch from Tennessee

4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Thoroughly Enjoyed. On Tap at Hoppy Monk in San Antonio.
Feb 15, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by brother_rebus from Maine

Nov 22, 2018
Rated: 4.39 by Eychung from New York

Nov 02, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Sep 22, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by meatyard from Florida

Sep 08, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by BarrelAgedG from California

Jul 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Roustabout from District of Columbia

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Best American fig beer I've had, and really elegant and clear for a sour. Of all the Cascade Barrel beers I tried maybe the one I'd most like to drink a big pour of.
May 25, 2018
Rated: 4.3 by Nunya from Ohio

May 13, 2018
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