Manhattan NW
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #162
ABV:
10.3%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,440
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 6.81%
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
373
From:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
 
Oregon, United States
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Wants
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Gots
  69
SCORE
94
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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.
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Reviews by ManapuaMan:
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ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a reddish pinkish hue with almost no head. The color speaks to the heavy dose of cherries to come. Sour cherries, green apple, sour apple, ripe nectarines, apricots, oak and light vanilla on the backend. The barrel characteristics brings an impressive level smoothness that balances the immense tart. For me the tartness is big but very manageable and enjoyable. Fruit acidity is high but, again, it works in the context of all the flavors. Extremely dry finish. Outstanding wild ale that's full of flavor and complexity.

Jan 16, 2017
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juliusseizure from New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

Aug 04, 2013
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JoelClark from Idaho

4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

May 21, 2015
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Rifugium from North Dakota

4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Jan 22, 2015
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BrennanS from Texas

4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mar 28, 2015
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gregmoscetti from California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Apr 30, 2013
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Hootie159 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 08, 2017
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Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Aug 23, 2013
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Brian44Les

4.32/5  rDev +1.4%

Nov 03, 2014
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DucksFan16 from Tennessee

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 01, 2020
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Adamostella from Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Apr 19, 2013
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vutoq from Washington

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%

Nov 23, 2014
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Jul 25, 2013
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Malefactor from Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 22, 2015
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Fatehunter from Oregon

3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Mar 26, 2015
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Blazer22 from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 07, 2016
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LarryMyers from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 09, 2018
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Spoda1983 from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 27, 2018
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drummermattie02 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12%

Aug 21, 2013
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helios7 from Oregon

3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 15, 2015
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xnicknj from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

May 02, 2013
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Steban from North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

May 17, 2015
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Nov 29, 2016
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swanfungus from California

4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 16, 2016
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liamt07 from Canada (ON)

4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 23, 2014
Manhattan NW from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 373 ratings