Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2009 vintage, watch for gushing. Rusty golden color, darker belgian. Aromas are faint apricot, some sweeter sugar notes. Palate right off the palate is sour up front, but the apricot fruit flavor is not overpowering, not cloying or sweet, a bit big in the finish. The sour edge goes down as you continue to sip, and more of the apricot shines through. Very full bodied. I think however is that this could use more time to get even better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap at Cascade Tasting Room with mcberko. Pours a clear golden yellow/light orange. Aroma of apricot, with slight tartness. Flavour of sour apricots, tart, chardonnay, orange zest, and some soap. Dry, tart, really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Cascade Tasting Room, split with Matts_Property, pours a hazy golden orange with minimal head. Aroma of pretty much only apricot and some tartness. Flavour is immensely complex -- where to start -- apricot, tangerine peel, chardonnay, lemon zest and a soapy quality. Finishes dry, zesty and soapy. Very intriguing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
Pours a hazy and copper beer with a weak offwhite head. The aroma is flowers, the, peach, malt and sweetness. The flavor follows the nose with additional acidity. The palate is dry and acidic. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dagimp (922) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2011
From a corked and caged bottle picked up at the brewery. IIRC, this is an ’09 project. Pours into a brandy snifter with fizzy white head but little to no lacing. Awesome aroma of apricots and lemon... simply fantastic. Mouthfeel is over carbonated at first but quickly gets down to a manageable level. I was expecting this to be mouth-numbingly sour like the most recent kriek was, but it wasn’t. It wasn’t at all. It was tart with plenty of apricot flavor. In fact, that’s pretty much the taste to it. Tart with plenty of apricot and a good dose of funk. Extremely good beer. I would be happy to buy it again if the brewery wasn’t 3000 miles away from me. Good reason to visit the relatives! Hey, they love good beer too!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2011
Thanks to dedollewaitor. Blind tasted. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, flower, perfume, fruit, tropical fruit, peach and tea. Flavour is caramel, sour, acidic, peach, leather, grapefruit and tropical fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thome50 (1276) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
On tap at Stone Sour Fest. From notes. Pours a nice orange color with off white head. Aroma of sour and some nice apricot notes. Taste is outstanding with nice amount of apricot at the front with a very mouth puckering sour at the end. Overall a great sour if you like apricot and a nice pucker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattH (747) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
5 ounce draft sample at Beachwood Sour Fest. Aroma of apricots. Flavor dominated by dried apricots and taste of chardonnay. Tart finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cjl6 (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Cascade charges a lot for their beers. Despite this, I think they are the best brewery in Portland. This should say a lot for their beer. 8 ounce little glass from the brewery for six bucks, but I’d still say it’s a bargain. I’d rather have a tiny bit of this very beautifully crafted beer than a bunch of rounds of cheaper IPAs or stouts. The body is very well balanced and the smell is deliciously sour with a trickle of apricots to seal the deal. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2011
BOttle. Orange with large white head with big bubbles. A big sour apricot and funk yeast aroma. Flavor is apricot and oak . Send me another bottle.

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