Cascade Elderberry | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade ElderberryCascade Elderberry
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by lacqueredmouse on 07-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
354
Reviews:
52
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
7.88%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
64
For Trade:
5
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5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.86/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Shout out to the Tims on this one

Pours a dark red almost purple color with an off white, fruit tinged head that lasted for a few moments. The aroma was deeply fruity, sour, some wheat, funk, damp basement must, and perfume all arose from the glass. In the flavor, nice cranberry like flavor though it was elderberry here. Funk, vinegar, wheat, cider and alcoholic flavors were all in delicate balancing letting all parties show their hands as the beer was sipped. A well integrated brew with remarkable flavors, solid, full bodied feel, and a crisp, drying finish. This beer was everything we thought it would be. A true classic.

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4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jmikepow
4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Acuity
4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of elNopalero
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a review for the 2013 Elderberry, as sampled at the Cascade Barrelhouse in November, 2016.
Tasty berry notes with a sweet bite on the end. This was Intense, and only got more intense over time. Also delicious.

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4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Budinetz
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

2014 vintage - 8.2% abv. Poured from a cork and cage bottle into 3 different glasses. Poured very carefully and slowly and then the last 2 oz was poured into a small glass.

Pours a deep crimson red color with a light tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Very minimal lacing but that is characteristic of the style. 4.75

Smells of subtle oak, sour berries, lactobacillus, and an elderberry musk. Some very prestigious scents for a sour beer. Very well done. 4.5

Tastes of sour berries, lactobacillus, subtle oak, and nothing else. Flavor is awesome and very characteristic of the style. Amazing sour flavor on this brew! 4.5

Feels puckering on the tongue with a higher amount of carbonation due to the bottle fermentation. The pleasant prickliness compliments the sour tartness. 4.25

Overall a fantastic rendition of an old classic style from
Belgium. Cascade always delivers a solid sour. Do your self a favor and pick this one up! 4.75

Cheers!

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Photo of Immortale25
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Label says 2011.

A- Pours a purplish dark brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head, also purplish, that retains a bit before falling to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Very musty, funky aroma that almost has that baby poop fume to it. Also slightly sweet as the elderberry comes in. Certainly wild with a distinct amount of Brett.

T- Holy hell. Beautifully delicate balance of fruit sweetness, tartness and funk. First you get the the elderberry followed immediately by a perfectly restrained amount of sourness and then a sublimely Bretty aftertaste. So drinkable. Only after multiple sips does the lactic acid fully come in and throw things a bit off-tilt but this is obviously meant to be sipped slowly. The Brett also starts to fade as the drink progresses.

M- A subtle but lasting helping of pucker with medium carbonation and a body that's deceivingly light given the color.

O- So this is what people are talking about when they speak of sours knocking their socks off. Only took me like twenty purchases to find one that truly struck a chord in me. This being only the first Cascade offering I've had, I'm going to make it a point to try everything I come across by them. Outstanding indeed.

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4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Cascade Elderberry from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.06 out of 5 based on 354 ratings.
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