Manhattan NW
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Manhattan NWManhattan NW
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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #163
ABV:
10.3%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,243
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 6.79%
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
369
From:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
 
Oregon, United States
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SCORE
95
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Manhattan NWManhattan NW
Notes: 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.
Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 369 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by BerryKumquat:
Photo of BerryKumquat
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: An odd light brown color with a hint of yellow.
S: An odd type of wood.
T: A slow start of cherries and wood into a stronger spice body.
F: Wood and cherries.
O: A memorial and unique fusion of cherry and wood.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of juliusseizure
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of JoelClark
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

2011 bottle.

Hazy reddish-brown color into a large wine glass (Prairie 2nd Anniv. because it was handy). Big puff of foam, 2-3 inches of head, simmering down to about 1/2 inch, and finally settling at a thin well-retaining layer; dots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherry candy, little bit of cough syrup, lacto-lemon. Taste of sour cherries and dough--cherry pie, basically--lemony acid, yogurt, definite bourbon notes in the finish. Prickly mouthfeel, slightly puckering, medium body, slightly filmy in the mouth. This didn't help my already raging heartburn. Higher ABV surprisingly well-hidden. Very enjoyable overall.

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Photo of BrennanS
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gregmoscetti
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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 Rhettroactive
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Brian44Les
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Adamostella
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of vutoq
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank this on 4th of July, prior to the awesome Weidman/Silva parlay card I won! Pours a unique color. Pink, rose etc. . . thin head on it, dissipates very quickly.

Aroma was complex, cherry, berry, apricot, bourbon. Cherry and bourbon most prominent. Lactic tartness as always, all over this one.

Taste throws in some oak, coconut, vanilla on top of the aforementioned aromas that are tasted as well. Continues to develop in complexity and intracacies throughout. The quad base is obliterated. Drinks nowhere near as powerful as it indicates on the label. A chocolate undercurrent develops, probably from the Heaven Hill barrels. It is mildly sour, nowhere near most of their beers, even their other bourbon barrel sours like Vlad and Bourbonic seem to have a little more going for them in the straight up sour department.

A very good beer. Worth $30? Once, yeah. But I won't be stocking up on this one when there are just as good (if not better) options from the same brewery for only $20.

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Photo of Malefactor
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fatehunter
3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thin head on a hazy medium straw body.
The aroma is fruity.
The taste is lots of sour fruit... cranberry.
The texture is crisp.
Nice.

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Photo of Blazer22
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarryMyers
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spoda1983
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drummermattie02
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of helios7
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xnicknj
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Jeff for this one. 2014 vintage. 750ml corked and caged bottle into a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is sweet and tart red fruit, vinegar, Brett funk and a light plastic-iness. Nice but pretty subdued. Beer opens tart cherry and raspberry mixed with an acidic vinegar and a fruity creaminess. More acidity in the finish with pureed cherry skin and pit that creates a very light bitterness. Incredibly sour throughout. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Foamy and slick in the mouth and goes down dry and puckering.

This one is very very very sour with a puckering acidity. Its good but maybe a little much for me.

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Photo of swanfungus
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chart813
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Manhattan NW from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 369 ratings