Cascade Strawberry | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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498 Ratings
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Cascade StrawberryCascade Strawberry
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.39%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beertunes on 05-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
498
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
85
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 498 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lochraneg
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wayne17
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hilgart1
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drone
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budinetz
3.06/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2014 project. Stored at cellar temperature.

This one was a gusher! Be careful when opening.
Super Phenolic and very astringent. It's like drinking a bandaid that has been puréed and fermented with strawberries. Then I kept sipping...and sipping...and it changed!!! It became more drinkable and actually somewhat enjoyable. Still nothing like some of the other flavors I have had from Cascade but not the worst either. I don't know if this would age well or not but perhaps some additional months in the cellar would have done a bottle good.

Cheers,

Wade

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Photo of Moheban
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erjaq
4.52/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeMarinello
3.14/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rdooley
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of n2pux
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fcolle2
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours light red with a light brown backbone. Aromas of strawberry an interesting wild funky musty aroma over a grainy malt atoma. Flavors of strawberry, lactic well balanced sour, hints of oak and vanilla. Some wild yeast on the exhale. Nicely balanced

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Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light reddish color with pink colored head. Vanilla, oak, light strawberry fruit, funk, and tartness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light to medium bodied. Finishes tart and dry.

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.17/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Magery
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamFuel
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml, caged and corked bottle, @7.56% ABV, from the 2014 Project. I don't believe that I've ever had a strawberry-based sour ale before.

This beer pours a hazy, medium orange-brick amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rather loosely foamy, and fairly fizzy off-white head, which leaves some streaky island atoll lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells of musty green strawberries, some vanilla-tinged red wine barrel woodiness, a middling sour funkiness, a twinge of spoiled milk, grainy pale malt, and further dusty, earthy, and estery bitter notes. The taste is tart red fruit - more cherry and underripe raspberry than the titular berry - gritty and funky yeast/bacteria, a sturdy enough bready pale malt graininess, some increasingly phenolic vanillan woody notes, free-range lactic acid, and a further earthy rhubarb and green leafy acerbity.

The bubbles are very persistent in their palpable fizzy and sternly frothy measures, the body just on the low side of a typical middleweight, and plainly smooth, if you're capable of applying more than a soupcon of cognitive dissonance to the various lurking astringencies. It finishes mostly dry, the strawberry there, of course, but in a reduced, deconstructed as shit manner.

Overall, not a bad sour fruit ale, the usual metrics about this sort of thing that piss me off conspicuous by their welcome absence. Not particularly balanced, as the sour, musty, and funky notes skew things in their direction, of course, but 'less than much' - and thus drinkability (such as it is, for 40 bucks a bottle) is achieved!

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cascade Strawberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
3.92 out of 5 based on 498 ratings.
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