Shrieking Violet Blueberry | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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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
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0
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0
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4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
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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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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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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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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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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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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