Blueberry Ale
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Blueberry AleBlueberry Ale
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From:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #506
ABV:
7.33%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,962
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 8.72%
Ratings:
929
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 05, 2021
Added:
Jan 30, 2012
Wants:
  201
Gots:
  223
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Blueberry AleBlueberry Ale
Notes: This NW style sour ale blends wheat and blond ales that were oak aged in barrels for six months, then additionally aged four months on fresh blueberries. Huge herbal notes of dense blueberries in the nose give way to hints of oak and a dusty floral note. Rich earthy notes of dark fruit on the palate lead to a tart finish that dries out to a base note of blueberry skins.
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4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on May 05, 2021
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3.16/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by MesaDan from Minnesota

2015 Project: Consumed 1/24/21: Slight musty blueberry nose; amber-orange hue with white clinging lace; light mouthfeel with a zippy / soda pop fine carbonation, taste is of musty oak & tart, but not sour, non-sweet blueberry skins; finishes very dry with a fruit flatness. Beer may pair well with a piece of fruit pie to bring some sweetness forward.

Jan 22, 2021
 
3.73 by WCKDVBZ from South Carolina on Nov 11, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by stortore from Illinois

750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. 2015 edition, had 9/20/20.

Pours a fairly clear pinkish red, with a one and a half inch foamy head and some foamy lacing. Active carbonation. Smells somewhat sour and lightly tart. Aromas of blueberries- strong, some malt, some oak, light cherries and cranberries, a light funk. The taste has a decent amount of sourness and a light tartness, with the flavors of blueberries- as strong as the aroma, malt, oak, light cherries and lemon, light funk, light raspberries as it warms. Smooth for what it is, a very good medium body, well carbonated.

Excellent blueberries that dominate the aroma and flavor, but there’s more depth and variety than that. Time may have worn down the sour and tart aspects a little, as well as the acidity. Very enjoyable.

Sep 29, 2020
 
3.85 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania on Jul 02, 2020
 
3.78 by WynnO from Florida on Jan 24, 2020
 
 
4.02 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Aug 15, 2019
 
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Aug 09, 2019
 
4 by heysuz from Indiana on Aug 09, 2019
 
4.23 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on May 04, 2019
 
4.2 by Wontonst from California on Mar 06, 2019
 
4.12 by drstalker from Illinois on Oct 25, 2018
 
4.05 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Sep 30, 2018
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gatornation from Minnesota

Pours an blue color with some red highlights. Smell had blueberry,with some citrus. Taste had a sour blueberry hit in a good way mixed with some citric tartness Medium carbonation with a dry finish..

Aug 17, 2018
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4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by KensWorld from Florida

2012 Project. cellared for years. Has held up way better then expected. Tuns of oak character but not much Blueberry left. Not as sour as other Cascades I've tried. A little watery and lacking much aftertaste but it is still very complex.

2016 Project. Smells of ripened Blueberry. Mellow sour Blueberry taste. Much different then 2012 as expected. hard to pick a winner, both are very good

Jun 16, 2018
 
3 by MidwestBA from Illinois on Jun 14, 2018
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

Bottle thanks to Ian

Jun 01, 2018
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on May 20, 2018
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4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

Poured out a dark amber color with golden highlights and a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of blueberry, wheat and toasted caramel. Nice blueberry taste with a good deal of sourness and toasted caramel.

Mar 04, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by JPNesker from Canada (ON)

So I’ve had a bunch of cascade beers. I’ve visited the brewery.

I took home some tulip glasses.

And I still cannot believe there is no Brett in here. So barnyard/horseblanket.

Not as lacto sour as the usual cascade brews but seriously acidic- heartburn City.

It’s awesome but expensive in other states/countries, and cascade have other offerings that,imho, slay it.

Still, the wifey lurves this one,so I’m getting it on the regular.

Feb 15, 2018
 
4.25 by kvgomps from New Jersey on Feb 14, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by RaulMondesi from California

Bluer than the state of Kansas, this one is speakin’ to me. Sour blueberries on the nose, meet the tongue like that one French girl that gave Raul some action back in ‘09. Good stuff, but Raul ain’t hella trippin’.

Feb 05, 2018
 
4.25 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Feb 02, 2018
 
4.1 by Noles9585 from Washington on Jan 15, 2018
 
4.21 by Erikshegda1994 from Pennsylvania on Dec 18, 2017
 
4 by Dope from Massachusetts on Nov 25, 2017
 
3.9 by leinie13 from Ohio on Nov 05, 2017
 
4.14 by tomb_ride from California on Nov 01, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by macrosmatic from Florida

Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. 2015 Project, drank in August 2016. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Cigar City Brewing goblet.

A: Pours like dark cranberry juice in color, with a thin pink head that forms and disappears quickly. A good amount of visible carbonation, and remains translucent like stained glass. This is fairly pretty.

S: Lactic acid and a nice funk. More funk than some Cascade offerings I've had. Nice fruity blueberries, and a big tangy and tart punch. Some lemony citric acid. A touch of vanilla-forward oaky tannins, and these increase as the beer warms a bit. A nice aroma for sure.

T: Tart blueberries and cranberries, lactic acid, and a mild funk (though much less than present on the nose). A mild malt sweetness. This isn't overly sour, but it is quite acidic. Oak and mild vanilla here as well. Blueberry tart and oaky dry on the finish, and some more funk on the exhale. The funky flavors do increase some as it warms as well.

M: A crackly mouthfeel between a good amount of carbonation sensation and the tart acids. The body has a fair amount of heft to it. Low alcohol presence.

O: Enjoyable, but I didn’t like it as well as the Bruery's Beauregard from a couple years ago. It’s not as much of a lactic bomb as some of Cascade’s offerings, but this isn't their best. I’m not sure it’s worth the money that Cascade bottles go for around here, but it’s enjoyable.

Oct 08, 2017
 
4.19 by dcmchew from Romania on Sep 03, 2017
 
4.03 by mattboyer182 from Indiana on Aug 27, 2017
 
4.08 by MNBeer1017 from Minnesota on Aug 06, 2017
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3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lucular from Maryland

A tasty, not overly puckering blueberry sour ale. Oddly enough it tastes more like cherries than blueberries to me. I was hoping for more complexity from the barrel aging.

Jul 24, 2017
 
4.39 by helpingphriendlybook from Pennsylvania on Jul 16, 2017
 
4.46 by abagri from Massachusetts on Jul 03, 2017
 
4.25 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Jun 29, 2017
 
3.83 by baggedlunch from New Mexico on Jun 02, 2017
 
4.63 by nater919 from New York on May 22, 2017
 
4.21 by MaxOhle from Illinois on May 10, 2017
Blueberry Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 929 ratings