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:
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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

thanks Michael

the beer pours a cloudy amber-orange with an inch of white head that settles to a thin blanketing. the nose is a strange mix of barrels, slightly spicy, and funky sour. it drinks a bit more refined with a bit of spice/zest, funky, a bit boozy, and sour. it has a bit more sweetness than a bone dry sour, medium-ish body, good carb, good aftertaste and interesting interplay between barrels. this beer was worth treading for, very delicious and complex.

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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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