Cascade Blueberry Ale | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.33%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Smurf2055 on 01-30-2012

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Photo of JPNesker
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.

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Photo of kvgomps
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RaulMondesi
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’.

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Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noles9585
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leinie13
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tomb_ride
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macrosmatic
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.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattboyer182
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MNBeer1017
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
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.

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Photo of helpingphriendlybook
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of abagri
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baggedlunch
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaxOhle
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of earljones199
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle.

Great blueberry color. This tastes a lot like Lil Sal. Any of the excessive sour is gone and it isn't overly funky. This beer was great

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Photo of Mike
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrenihan
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love Cascade, but this one doesn't quite do it for me. The blueberry is very present, but tastes jarring rather than nicely blended into everything else. Leaves the funky flavours sticking out on their own. Not bad (does this brewery do bad?), but not one of Cascade's better offerings.

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Cascade Blueberry Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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