Blueberry Ale
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
Wild Ale
4.13 | pDev: 8.72%
May 05, 2021
Jan 30, 2012
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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Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

May 05, 2021
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Reviewed by MesaDan from Minnesota

3.16/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
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
Rated: 3.73 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Nov 11, 2020
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.85 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania

Jul 02, 2020
Rated: 3.78 by WynnO from Florida

Jan 24, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by nodnaut

Dec 03, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 15, 2019
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Aug 09, 2019
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

Aug 09, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

May 04, 2019
Rated: 4.2 by Wontonst from California

Mar 06, 2019
Rated: 4.12 by drstalker from Illinois

Oct 25, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Sep 30, 2018
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by KensWorld from Florida

4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 3 by MidwestBA from Illinois

Jun 14, 2018
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Rated by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle thanks to Ian
Jun 01, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

May 20, 2018
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by JPNesker from Canada (ON)

4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.25 by kvgomps from New Jersey

Feb 14, 2018
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.25 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Feb 02, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Noles9585 from Washington

Jan 15, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by Erikshegda1994 from Pennsylvania

Dec 18, 2017
Rated: 4 by Dope from Massachusetts

Nov 25, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by leinie13 from Ohio

Nov 05, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by tomb_ride from California

Nov 01, 2017
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.19 by dcmchew from Romania

Sep 03, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by mattboyer182 from Indiana

Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by MNBeer1017 from Minnesota

Aug 06, 2017
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.39 by helpingphriendlybook from Pennsylvania

Jul 16, 2017
Rated: 4.46 by abagri from Massachusetts

Jul 03, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Jun 29, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by baggedlunch from New Mexico

Jun 02, 2017
Rated: 4.63 by nater919 from New York

May 22, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by MaxOhle from Illinois

May 10, 2017
Blueberry Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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