Shrieking Violet Blueberry | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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87
very good
63 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"...started as a strong spiced quad that was barrel-aged for 21 months, then aged for another six months on blueberries."

Added by Rifugium on 12-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky crimson red with no head and no lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some nice cherry/berry aromas. Taste is much the same with lots of berry flavor. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice berry presence in both the aroma and taste.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Beer Dinner with Cascade Brewing
Stone Brewing Co.
Escondido, CA

Dark ruby and a true blueberry-colored beer, with moderate amounts of visible carbonation, and only a thing ring of small bubbles atop. Appropriate.

Plump and juicy blueberries in the aroma, along with a mild oak presence, some grass, and very minimal funk.

The flavor is much more blueberry-forward than Cascade's Blueberry, with far less funk. This is more of a straight blueberry punch, with only a moderate level of sour character. Simple, straightforward, fruit-forward, and incredibly delicious.

Medium bodied with somewhat low-moderate, creamy carbonation.

A wonderful fruit beer.

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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

barrel house draft on a balmy summer afternoon

a: served in a stubby little cascade branded chalice, deep purple-red in color with a collar of white carbonation

s: blueberry nose with a noticeable floral/herbal charactetristic, some earthy leather, not too much oak and a light tannin, gentle spice, nice prick of acid, the berry leads the way here

m: not quite still on the palate, but very gently carbonated, medium in body, velvety

t: lots of leathery dried blueberry flavor with some undertones of malt and gentle spice, steeped herbs, nice acidity, berry flavors linger with a touch of tannin to finish

o: captures the blueberry very well, not hugely complex but very enjoyable

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Shrieking Violet Blueberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
3.95 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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