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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Cascade Apricot Ale is based on our Temptor Triple Ale that has undergone over 8 months of lactic fermentation and oak barrel aging. Ripe NW Apricots are fermented with this beer for 3 additional months. This hand packaged and bottle conditioned ale will only get better with age ... good luck waiting.

Serve at 45-50 Degrees F.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2014
cloudy yellow orange color. Tons of apricot skins, dry and very sour. Very balanced and well made.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2200) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2011 vintage. Pours moderately hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of huge tart green apple, apricot, lemon, raspberry, white wine, oak, clove, white vinegar, leather, hay, straw, musty funk, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with great balance and complexity of tart fruitiness, oak, and funky/acidic yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart green apple, apricot, lemon, raspberry, white wine, white vinegar, oak, clove, hay, straw, pepper, leather, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Big fruity acidic sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour green apple, apricot, lemon, raspberry, white wine, white vinegar, oak, clove, musty funk, hay, straw, leather, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible balance and complexity of tart/sour yeast ester, fruit, and oak barrel flavors; with a good fruit/sourness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very acidic, crisp, and fairly smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding fruited sour ale! Amazing complexity and balance of apricot fruit with fruity/sour yeast ester and oak barrel flavors; and quite smooth to sip on even with the big acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1214) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours hazy orange. Nose is immediate funk, lemons, tart acid, funk, soured orange peel. After some time I think I do get a little bit of apricot but I never really get a big apricot nose or flavor in sours. Taste is funk, very very tart, sour, various sweet berry like fruits. Highly carbonated and spritzy. Good fruity and tart finish. I really enjoyed this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3661) - - JAN 19, 2014
bottle. really cloudy dark gold with a small, whipped, white head. lively appearance. tart, light apricot aroma with some sour notes of what is about to come. long sour flavor turning berry-like and a bit sweet towards the finish. high carbonation. fluffy, airy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3 ounce sample at The Davis Beer Shoppe. 2012 vintage. The aroma has some citrus lemon notes and some pine. Kind of smells like Pine-Sol. Not too much apricot in the nose. Transparent yellow body with a moderate white head present. Starts extremely acidic and very tart and sour. Some light citrus apricot flavors present themselves in the middle. Dry, sour, long finish. Very aggressive sourness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
Draft - Vintage 2012 - Apricot and some slight tartness. Cloudy with a rich brilliant white head. Ripe apricot and throat tightening sourness, spectacular. My heartburn is acting up, but it hurts so good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Dark yellow. Thin head. Sour apricot nose. Dry sour apricot flavour. Touches of salt, sulphur, apricots.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
symmetric (50) - - JAN 2, 2014
Soft apricot aroma, with a hint of horsiness undernearh. Outrageously sour; deliciously mouth-puckering. Pleasing opaque straw colour.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle, thanks Paul. Hazy pale yellow with white head. Musty aroma, apricot yoghurt, sherbet, pez. Taste of sherbet, pez, refreshers, apricot, must. Very sour. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (676) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Draft at Beer Authority. Itís ugly sweater and karaoke night. Pours hazy light gold with pillowy white head; great lacing. Aroma: apricot (big surprise). Funny thing about sours - as much as I like them, I donít really articulate the experience well. Itís always blah blah fruit blah blah tart -- maybe I like that I have no idea what Iím actually experiencing? Anyway ... Ripe, slightly funky, apricot, tart. Taste: moderately sweet, somewhat floral, apricot (do I even know what one tastes like? I donít even like apricots), nice cascade tart finish. Great balance between the sweet/tart, keeps it from being like candy. Palate: slick texture, medium-full body. Overall: this is ... Just really nice. Fuck you for making prohibitively expensive bottles, because I would drink the hell out of this. Which is why I put up with Garth brooks karaoke when youíre on draft, but I hate you a little for that.


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