Manhattan NW | 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): 10.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Manhattan NW is a blend of sour quad and blond ales aged in bourbon barrels with sour pie cherries and apricot noyaux. A tribute to the classic Manhattan cocktail, this unique sour beer interpretation features flavors of bourbon, maraschino cherries, bitter almond and rich malt backbone.

Added by John_M on 04-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#992
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
341
pDev:
6.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of WOLFGANG
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 Vintage Great nose. Tart cherry, apricot, vanilla, subtle oak and smooth caramel. Acidic and fairly dry.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JPNesker
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Holy sour.

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Photo of zeff80
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Poured out a clear, dark amber color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of black cherry, oak and malt. Great sour dark cherry flavor with a touch of vanilla and oak.

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Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of themayorkoch
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobv
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at ZenBarn, Waterbury, VT. Pour yielded a 1/2 inch off-white slightly pale pink head over a reddish amber body with scant lacing. Wonderful nose of cherry, apricot, and oak like you read about. Taste mirrors nose almost exactly, but that nose won me over. Nice feel and overall, I'll be heading down to Waterbury again, real soon. Cheers!

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4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FLima
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amber orange reddish color with a thin head.
Aroma with notes of cherries, raspberries and some funkiness.
Flavor with notes of funky acidity, raspberries, cherries, apricot, mild oak and spices. Dry and acid aftertaste.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 10.3% feels mild and harmonic.
Festival of cherries on a solid funky and apricot background. Elegant. For reminding the cocktail, I was expecting more Bourbon notes.

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Photo of Shaneb818
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DangerDawg
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottfrie
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery. Snifter. 2015 vintage.

A: Dark ruby red with a thin off white cap of short-lived foam.
S: Pie cherries all the way with notes of vanilla and snap of tartness. Smells just like a pie. There's a kiss of bourbon, caramel, and deep oaky funk, but I wouldn't know there were apricots in this from the nose.
T: Tart pie cherry up front mixed with soft caramely bourbon notes and apricot stone fruit in the finish. Aftertaste is complex earthy funk with drying tartness and gritty tannins. Apricot pit aftertaste with mild bitterness, and juicy earthy tannins. Complex and musty.
M: Medium-full body, slightly slick and greasy mouthfeel, with a drying and tannic finish.
O: Supremely delicious and complex. I'd say there's a bit too much cherry compared to the majority of cocktails I've had, but as a beer this is fantastic. The caramel, bourbon, vanilla, cherry and bitter/tartness together does hint at the cocktail, but regardless, this is a new favorite of mine.

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3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, pale magenta pink with either a large, active white meringue froth or a minimal white ring depending on the pour and/or the bottle.

Smell is sharp and distinct fresh orange zest--really dead on from the inspiration--with peppery charred oak just smelling barely acetic.

Taste is nicely tart, crisp yet dry with sour cherry and apricot, toasted sesame and strawberry with a little acidic burn through a slick, medium thin body.

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Manhattan NW from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 341 ratings