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Bottleworks XIV | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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4.29/5
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
138
pDev:
8.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Trade:
5
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Graciouly brought to a recent bottle share in PDX (alas, I cannot recall who brought it).

The beer pours a gold amber orange color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is interesting and attractive. There's some noticeable fruit and vanilla, but you also pick up a light wine and rum component that is intriguing as well. On the palate, the sour component dominates, but there's enough wine and sweet citrus to counter and balance that sweetness. It really gives the beer a delightful "sweet tart" flavor that is very nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a long sweet tart and vanilla finish. The beer is very light on it's feet, and drinkability is exceptional (but that's typical in most Cascade made beers). Am not a big sour fan, but I could drink this all day (well, except for the 12% abv). Delicious stuff.

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Bottleworks XIV from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 138 ratings
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