Shrieking Violet Blueberry | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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87
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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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3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hunahpu Day. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance - Deep reddish purple. Small white head.

Smell - Blueberry and malt. Mildly acetic. Floral, too.

Taste - Sour dark fruits. Sweet malts. Kind of a generic berry more than a distinct blueberry. Oaky and extremely floral, maybe spicy, in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Moderate sourness.

Overall - Not sure what's causing that floral component, but I like it.

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Photo of rhong187
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: barrel pour at Cascade, Portland, OR

Poured a delightful reddish-purple color with a thin white ringlet of bubbles for a head. Aroma was very herbal, with obvious scents of natural blueberry, quite acidic, vinegar. Taste followed the aroma well, with blueberry essence, herbal qualities, funk, mucho acetic acid, more funk, and notes of red wine. Nice, but a little too acetic, even for me. Light medium body, and surely a good drink for a session of sours.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

A: Blueberries, light floral spices, moderate dried fruit, lightly acetic, coupled with a light bourbon aroma.

A: Deep plum color with a very thin fine white head that quickly spreads to the ring of the glass. There is ample lacing.

T: Moderate blueberries upfront, lightly herbal with moderate dried fruit character, lightly sweet with a light bourbon finish.

M: Full bodied with moderately light carbonation. There is tartness from the blueberries, but the beer is not acidic.

O: Solid; the beer is big a bit boozy with a blueberry herbal bourbon note. There’s a lot going on with the beer in terms of its aroma and flavor, but not all the components blend seamlessly.

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3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe this was a traditionally bunged cask, at Cascade.

No head, red-brown body.

Strong funk and blueberry pie nose. Maybe also leather.

Mellow but with a tart sting, then some dulled blueberry pie, and a drying finish.

Bright and fresh cask-feel.

Impressive. Blueberry, but not sweet.

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3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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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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