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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Ratings: 354 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.77/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of charlieday
3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of pwoody11
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of jeonseh
3.21/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Dark red / purple with a decent foam head. Carbonation trails upwards 3.25

S - LIght elderberry with lactic acid tartness 3.5

T - Lactic acid tartness, light red wine and oak, berry presence, and light funk on the backend. 3

M - Tart carbonation with a light funky and dry presence to it 3.25

O - Decent sour from cascade with only a light elderberry presence. While still a good beer this is one of my least favorite Cascades

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Photo of dirtylou
3.24/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

on-tap at Cascade

I love Cascade. I do not subscribe to the trendy internet hate for this brewery over the past year or two. I don't mind the consistent lacto-sour fruit bomb nature of their beers, and in fact quite like it.

That said, this beer was pretty terrible. Perhaps I just don't like elderberries. Tasted of a watery Port wine (love Port, btw) - spicy, peppery, lots of leather, puckery but really offputting.

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Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -20%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of DefenCorps
3.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the barrel room yesterday but as a live barrel version (called Wild Elderberry)

A rather pinkish pour, this smells like a very buttery pie crust with cherry brightness. Tasted like buttered cherries and raspberries, enjoyable even, in small quantities.

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Photo of Roze
3.31/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dactrius
3.49/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of emilylee
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 project.

Appearance - Deep red. Thick collar after a medium head dissipates.

Smell - I don't know what an elderberry is supposed to smell or taste like, but this has some blueberry and cherry aromas. Lots of caramel and some oak.

Taste - Deep caramel. Fruity. Again kinda like cherries. Oaky.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Sour. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Wish I knew what an elderberry tasted like. Enjoyable sour.

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Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Nunya
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of KevinmusPrime
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of billab914
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Donkster46
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice intro to Cascade beers, imho. Reddish, rusty pour, purty good head and retention.

Faint grape and cherry aroma, some sourness, hints of sweet malt.

A light sour beer, some puckering. The fruit is subtle but it does define the beer. Some tannin, spice, black pepper and maybe a dash of salt.

Over all a solid beer. Nothing fancy, or at least nothing as fancy as some of their other beers.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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