Cascade Cranberry | 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): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This NW style sour wheat ale was barrel aged for up to 12 months with cranberries, orange peel and cinnamon. Soft aromas of cranberries and light floral notes start this beer off. Tart, dry notes of sweet cranberries with hints of wild strawberries on the palate give way to a pronounced dryness and a lingering finish of cranberries and spice.

Added by barleywinefiend on 12-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,517
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
212
pDev:
8.46%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
27
Trade:
5
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4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpkand
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: apple juice with a touch of redness. Clear and clean looking, some visible carbonation.
S: it's easy to tell it's a sour! A sharp fruitiness comes through. Sweet bubble gum, and a jolly rancher (watermelon flavor?). Fresh cut oak also coming through. A little cinanmon?
T: it's a home run. I appreciate very funny beers but this isn't super funky. Bright mandarin, cranberry tartness coming through. Very bright flavors.
M: it's a great body. Medium-full in the mouth with the carbonation adding some heft. A nice dose of prickly carbonation but not too much
O: overall I think this is a very successful sour ale. I am about over barrel aging everything, but then I have a beer like this that shuts me up. I'm rating this pretty highly, buds

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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2015 project. Cork and Caged 750 poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a clean, clear light brown color with about a half-inch of white (with a slight pink tinge) head that had moderate retention and light lacing.

The aroma was mostly tartness, and grain, with some oak and cranberry in the background.

Similar on the palate, with the cranberry showing through more, and the grain stepping back a bit.

The body was light and crisp, with good carbonation throughout, and had a dry finish.

Drinkability was good, all the flavors combined nicely to keep things interesting. Overall, another fine job from Cascade. Worth your time if you see it.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.36/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprised -- Looks like sherry in the glass. Expected something several shades darker.

Love this brewery. Will do backflips when I see something new from them.

Aroma is sharp. Smell the alcohol right away, plus a tease of that famous cascade lacto culture. Also bubble gum. Like opening a bag of big league chew. Which is kinda awesome.

Taste is almost medicinal. Really sharp lacto bite followed by equally tart cranberry snap. Then you get a front row seat to the battle between orange and cinnamon. Spoiler alert -- nobody wins.

Also -- at 8%. It's waaaay too boozy. Ok. It's on the bottle so it's my bad but this is winter Warmer duvell level strength. Not cool.

Interesting but not my favorite from cascade. Glad I tried it all the same.

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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
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4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Cascade Cranberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 212 ratings