Bottleworks XIV | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.95%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This NW style sour ale is a blend of Blond Quad and Blond ales that were aged in Bourbon, wine and rum barrels with orange zest for up to 24 months.

Blended to celebrate the 14th anniversary of Bottleworks.

Added by Adamostella on 02-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
137
Reviews:
22
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
Wants:
119
Gots:
39
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 137 |  Reviews: 22
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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Andy for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear honey amber hue with a thin white hue that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of decent alcohol burn, tartness, lactic acid, light generic fruit, fair amount of oaky barrel.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, fair account of tartness. Generic fruit, sourness. There is good barrel notes, rum, bourbon, citrus zest.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, Alcohol hidden well, but, rather flemmy.

O - Overall this beer was rather solid, but, awfully flemmy. Had better.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Andy, 2012.

Decent fizzy foamy head fades at fair pace, little lacing, slight chill hazed reddish orange color.

Nose big sour, big sour blond malts, tart fruity like, sour stone fruit, light funk, decent acidity, light buttery oak.

Taste brings big sour malt and funky fruit, tart stone fruit little cherry thing, sweet candy like barleywine malt, into mild rum and vinous notes, buttery oak flash, fair sour and nice acidity, light funk, tangy. Mild flemmy acidic finish, cherry funk, etc.

Mouth is med bod, flemmy acidic, decent carb.

Overall decent, tons of sour sticky flemmy fruit and malt, bit too sticky flemmy in the end but still nice.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doughanson78
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IPeteA91
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A bit of nail polish. Incredibly drinkable for the ABV. A bit slick feeling. Solid ... but maybe past its prime?

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4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%

Bottle shared by James. Thanks man.

The beer is a hazy, murky, orange yellow hue with a soft white head. Incredibly profound aroma. Oranges, oak, vanilla, booze. The various barrels meld wonderfully, offering a sweet and sour blend I associate with Cascade. Delicious flavor. So much going on. Luscious and rich, coating the palate. Alcohol presence is there, but I wouldn't have guessed nearly 12%. Yikes. Another unique and tasty wild ale from Cascade.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of akang
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of dfhhead25
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of flagmantho
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into my Selkirk Abbey tulip.

Appearance: rich, dark, deep golden hue with just a touch of haze and a light effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy white foam. Not too bad.

Smell: lots of tartness right up front with a bit of malty sweetness and a light fruity complexity. Rather nice.

Taste: very nice fruitiness with cherry and apricot and perhaps some raisin. Tartness is quite bright and the overall effect is very tasty indeed. Love it.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a nice, fizzy carbonation appropriate to a sour. Not creamy, but refreshing.

Overall: this is a very tasty beer. I'm going to enjoy sipping this one quite a great deal.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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Bottleworks XIV from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.21 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.
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