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%
 
 
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119
Gots:
39
For Trade:
5
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at GRG1313’s tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with fruit, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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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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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

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

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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish orange. Big off-white head. Retains well. Clings to the glass.

Smell - Layers of aromas. Peaches, citrus, apples, and then the barrels. Rum is most prevalent. Lots of caramel. Booze.

Taste - Perhaps a slight letdown from the nose. Sweet up front, lots of fruit. Peach and other light fruits. Sugary caramel with rum and brandy. Darkens in the back with a hint of the bourbon barrel. Sour throughout, I suppose I should mention.

Mouthfeel - It's heavy and a little bit boozy. Well carbonated.

Overall - An impressive multilayered sour. Trademark Cascade complexity.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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Bottleworks XIV from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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