Figaro | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

FigaroFigaro
BA SCORE
94.2%
Liked This Beer
4.19 w/ 500 ratings
FigaroFigaro
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by largadeer on 06-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,354
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
500
Liked:
471
Avg:
4.19/5
pDev:
8.35%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
98
Trade:
12
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 500 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of Ristaccia
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a duvel tulip to a light orange topped by a finger and a half of dense white head that fades to a small pool with minimal lacing
S: Smells of figs, citrus, sourness, oak, slight funk and creamy wheat
T: The taste of this one is bright citrus sourness with some figs, creamy wheat like in a berliner, some oak and wine barrel with a bit of funk. Swallow is more pleasant sourness, oak, figs, and lemon zest with some slight funk.
M: This beer is medium in body with soft carbonation that is adequate for the style with a dry finish from the acidity.
O: Overall this one is outstanding. The flavors and complexity are fantastic which makes this one a pleasure to drink. Everything works so well together that it's unreal. Probably my second favorite beer they do after Sang Noir.

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Photo of pwoody11
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2011 VIntage

Nice carb. Super sour. Crazy acidic. Similar characteristics to a white wine. Heartburn came on quick. Pass the tums my friend, this one has pucker.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

6oz pour at Brew and Brew in Austin for $6. Pinkish light orange, no head. Distinctive peachy nutty aroma. Taste is more stone fruit with a sharp acidic finish. The dry, crisp finish contrasts and balances some of the residual sweetness. Under rated imo.

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Photo of sd123
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle aged 2 years

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Photo of Dface
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.59/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jvandever
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of psdonnelly
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dertyd
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Mark the other day, thanks man.

This one pours a mostly clear yellow-ish orange, with a small fizzy head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like white wine, puckering lemon, sweet malt, and sweet tart candies.

This is a really nice beer. I'm not sure exactly what a fig even tastes like- but there's an interesting fruity sweetness- maybe that's the figs. This has a super puckering lemon taste to it, quite sour, with a hint of lemony funk on the finish, a bit of oak, and lots of sour white grapes. This is definitely one of the best Cascade sours that I've had- it's really neat.

This is light bodied, with a very tart and vinous mouthfeel, and a good level of carbonation.

This was really fun to drink and comes highly recommended.

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Photo of Prost76
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kuges
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Massbmx
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McBAINx
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly cloudy golden body with minimal head and lace. Sour & funky aroma with hint of figs. First taste is a sour bite with strong acidity and citric notes; on the finish there is are touches of dark fruit sweetness that is more than figs. Like the balance and interplay between sour and fig/dark fruit aspects.

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Photo of Masters
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Figaro from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 94.2% out of 100 with 500 ratings
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