Figaro | 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): 9.50%

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
Ratings:
490
Reviews:
69
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
8.45%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
95
For Trade:
11
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Ratings: 490 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.12/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Urine yellow. Brief flurry of bubbles and then not much else.

Smell - Fruity. I'm not really able to differentiate the fig in this, but I'll go with it. Kinda citrusy.

Taste - Very sweet. Lots of stone fruit sweetness. Apple and I guess what could be fig. Not a lot of sour, but what sourness there is arrives just in time to cut the sugars.

Mouthfeel - Way too sweet for me and not enough sourness to balance it. A little boozy.

Overall - Not an impressive offering from Cascade. Too sweet, not enough sourness.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%

The beer is light golden with a mild haze and a quarter inch of white head. Aromas include wild funk, yeast, stone fruit, apricot, pear, peach, oak. Dark fruit and gig character emerge more in the flavor. Absolutely delicious. Complex and wonderful. Puckering finish. An outstanding beer from Cascade.

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Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of AlexFields
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of imperialking
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Lare453
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome chardonnay and lemons.... No figs on my end

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Photo of SadMachine
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of VeganUndead
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
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 aasher
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of IrishColonial
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ShanePB
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a orangish in color with pale yellow highlights and a nice finger of foamy white head with good retention that left a little wisps of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots going on in the aroma consisting of white grapes, acidic character, slight herbs, not so much presence from the figs, plenty of chardonnay barrel qualities, and a bit lemon citrus.

T: the figs fruit was more apparent on the palate alongside the great chardonnay barrel character, but had herbs, lemon peel citrus, vinous, hints of raisins, acidic funkiness, very nice oaky accents and a touch of vanilla as well.

M: the brew was medium in body with good amount of carbonation which had a slightly fruity, citrusy, acidic, funky, vinous, oaky, mildly sweet, and tart finish.

O: A lot of people at the tasting weren't really digging this beer but I thought it was really good. More for me Haa.

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Figaro from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.14 out of 5 based on 490 ratings.
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