Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #558
Ranked #9,918
4.02 | pDev: 8.21%
Aug 19, 2022
Dec 12, 2011
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.
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Ratings by jethrodium:
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Reviewed by jethrodium from California

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at City Beer Store. Pours a clear light amber with a small white head that settles to ring and leaves little lacing on the glass. The aroma is tart cranberry, light funk, a bit of cherry, some raspberry, and some light medicinal notes, but not overwhelming. The taste is tart cranberry, cherry, and raspberry. There is a decent amount of lactic acid, but it is not burningly acidic like some of the Cascades. It's not particularly sweet, but not dry either. The finish has a bit of cinnamon. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Quite a nice beer.
Feb 15, 2012
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
April 2017: 750 ml corked & caged bottle, as Cascade Cranberry Oak Aged Northwest Sour Ale, ale aged in oak barrels with cranberries and spices, 2016 Project. ABV is 6.6%. At Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Peach coloured beer, huge off-white head with a peachy hue. Strong sourish aroma of cranberries and spices. The flavour is moderately sour, far from extreme. Again notes of cranberries, hints of mild spices.
Aug 19, 2022
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Rated by retry4z from California

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2015 project.
Jun 20, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jun 13, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Look - slight reddish brown thick nice white head and lacing
Smell - spiced and woody
Taste - tart cranberry and spices with slight oak
Feel - medium full body with a light carb
Overall - not a fan but impressive with the 2014 age
Apr 26, 2021
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Rated by BMBCLT from South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Two Thousand Fifteen Vintage
Aug 27, 2020
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A 750ml corked and caged bottle, 2016 project. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A slightly hazy copper orange colour with a big more than three finger off white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.

Aroma: Funky, oak, vanilla, cranberries, orange, cinnamon, leather and spices.

Taste: Sour, tart, berries, orange, cinnamon, oak, herbal and spices.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Nice complexity, good funk, and one of the better Cascade beers I’ve tried.
Oct 06, 2019
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Aug 09, 2019
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

Aug 09, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Vylo from New Jersey

Jan 09, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Nov 25, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by BarrelAgedG from California

Sep 23, 2018
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Reviewed by jpkand from Virginia

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
Aug 06, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Nunya from Ohio

May 13, 2018
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

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.
May 10, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by delgotit99 from Indiana

Jan 20, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by CJNAPS from California

Nov 19, 2017
Rated: 3.86 by tylerstravis from Colorado

Nov 10, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Aug 14, 2017
Rated: 4 by erickc from Washington

Aug 09, 2017
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 221 ratings