lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber orange, beige foam. Tart woody aroma, fleshy apricot skins, some drying tripel like spicing. Taste is a nice fruit lambic, apircot, spicing, some wood, sour cherry nice tartness and light sweet fruit finish.
peteinSD (1175) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2010 [may 29, 2010] Sweet apricot and classic flanders sour aroma. Tart, sugar, chewy sour taste. Really fine sour with nearly, but not quite, the same complexity as the best RR and LA sours. However, for the price, which is a notch below the others, this beer is IMHO a better deal for the quality to be had. Definite rebuy and multiple at that to age a few.
[december 26, 2010] Loud pop of the cork with absolutely perfect, heavy carbonation in the glass. Light, glowing orange in appearance with aroma of dried apricot, slight funk, and dry, sweet tart. Taste is apricot up front, dry, white wine like notes through the middle, and lingering sour/tart through the finish. I love this beer. Excellent.
beersearcher (2165) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
initial aroma is really a strong apricot burst. taste is apricot at first then the sour and acid notes take over and overwhelm the delicate fruit. really tart.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 750ml bottle thanks to SincereNC. Cloudy orange, almost brown. Smells quite interesting, sour yet not so fruity, not much funk either. The flavor was odd, slightly sour, slightly sweet, almost like a sweet and sour apricot candy but the apricot flavors were very, very subtle to me. At one point I thought it was a sweet pixie stick. I’d be interested to try their other bers but at $22 this would never get a repeat purchase from me. At $15 I could see myself buying this with some regularity. Craft beer prices have gotten a little too out of control these days when they are charging more than Cantillon or Drie Fonteinen for sours.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-29-2010 21:46:16
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle 2009 vintage thanks to Mora2000) opaque golden apricot color with light tan bubbles on the edges. Nose of chlorine, rosemary, apricot, yeast and wet barrel. Taste of apricot, herbs, rosemary, grapes, and tart fruit. Soft carbonation which is very appropriate here with a nice tartness in the finish.
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is hazy peach/apricot with a fluffy white head that clings to the side of the Glass for dear life. Aroma wafts up from the radiant orange liquid, sour apricot, nectar fruit, some light seltzer water, sour wood. Flavor is sour lactic nectar fruit sweetness. Notes of wood, leather, funk, tannic, opens up as it warms, more fruit in the center, leather comes through a bit more. The finish is an almost spicy, earthy, funk, slightly dry. Really tasty.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2010 A lively white foam sits atop a hazy apricot colored body with lively effervescence. The aroma is bursting with nectar-funk- apricot, nectarine, and peach abound. A slight seltzer note intermingles with leather, hay, oak, and funken glory. The flavor is hugely lactic with tart nectar fruit, orange-lemon citrus, oak tannins, acetic acid, and farmy funk. The palate is medium bodied with creamy effervescence and a slippery texture. She finishes semi-attenuated with a slippery dry conclusion.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle courtesy of ipa247. Thanks again Jeff!
The bottle opens with an explosive pop and pours a cloudy dark golden orange/amber color with golden yellowish orange hues when held to a light source and a frothy two finger soapy off white head. Very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring that leaves sporadic chnks of soapy lacing behind.
Very funky aroma with lots of dry champagne like brett effervescence, earthy oak tannis and luscious fresh apricot notes. Slight lacto presence with oak, vanilla and subtle vinegary barnyard notes. The nose on this beer is very complex and although there is a lot of brett character, there’s also some authentic barnyard horsey funk, vinegar and uber-fresh fruit.
Slightly funky, dry tart medium body that’s on the lighter end of the spectrum. Slightly vinegary and mouth puckering without being acidic at all. The lacto presence from the aroma is very prominent and give the mouthfeel a smooth creamy character. Lots of earthy oak tannis from the barrel aging that gives off some vanilla flavor. Dry bretty effervescence balanced b a very prominent juicy apricot flavor. Extremely quaffable and the high ABV id undetectable. Again, as in the aroma, there is a nice authentic funkiness that adds to the flavor and complexity of an already excellent beer. Recommended!
Loineshawn (3006) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2010 bottle from the brewery shared with kylie on orcas isalnd while sitting on lake cascade. everything called cascade in this damn region. pours a hazy orange with pinkish red highlights. frothy dirty white head. aroma of marshmellows, plastic, basement funk. flowers, blueberries. flavor is candied sour apples. tart bretty orange peels and lactic acid. dry. medium body. moderate-heavy tartness. good carbonation. would have guessed 6.5% abv rather than 9. more like sour fruit salad conconction than straight up apricot. not as dry as fou foune, though it might be silly to compare the too. no big complaints. awesome beer.
Mora2000 (5139) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was part of a great tasting that included seven bottled Cascade sours. We took the cage off the beer and let the bottle sit there for a few minutes while we waited to drink it. With no warning, the cork shot off with a loud pop and hit the light fixture. The beer slowly gushed out after the cork shot off.
2009 vintage. The beer pours a hazy yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is strong apricot. The flavor is heavy on the apricots with some light tartness. The beer is semi-dry and retains a little of the sweetness from the fruit. Very drinkable. High carbonation and medium mouthfeel.