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RATINGS: 461   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate (1315) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2011
750 ml. bottle from Malt and Vine. This is an ’09 bottle. Corked and caged. What else can I say aboot this beer? It was a bit of a gusher, at first, but no worries; everything is under control. It has a nice translucent orange appearance, with a hint of brown mixed in there, as well. Lots of apricot on the nose, with a bit of a sour aroma to back it all up. This has a very nice sour apricot aroma to it. The oak doesn’t come out whatsoever, but the important thing that I’m looking for is the sour. This has a nice sourness at first that jumps all over your taste buds. The sour eventually fades away and leaves a nice fruity apricot flavor in your mouth. I can’t say that these Cascade sour beers are very nuanced, but they are awesome sours. I’m getting a little oak in this actually. I think the fact that this bottle is a wee-bit older has helped it a bit. Nice sour start leads to a nice deep fruit flavor. This beer is delicious. My bottle says 9% ABV, so I’ll start feeling this beer in a few minutes.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2011
(750ml bottle). Pours cloudy orange/apricot color with nice off-white head. Aroma is funky, ripe apricot, and so delicious. Taste is a sour, but not overly sour. There is the sweetness of the apricot there also. Medium bodied with a smooth finish. The carbonation is prickly. If you like sours and apricot, then you should like this beer. It’s yummy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3967) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Huge peachy acidity. Apricot is not as tart as the kriek. Sweettart smarties fake candi flavor. Honstely didn’t really care about this too much .

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Appearance: apricot and peach hues with a slight haze and creamsicle head. Cork popped loud and clear with a slow rise in bubbles which threatened to overflow before reaching my glass; not a gusher though. Fades in bubbles and pockmarks and lace. Swirls thicker along sides.
Nose: tart and meaty apricots and peaches. Tinge of must in the back, a mélange of fruit pits, leather, old dusty books. Woolen blankets and afghans. Dried grass in the back. Marmalade and cobbler under and along the edges. Works together well and separate.
Palate: soft and frothy with a light lively springtime essence. Tartness tickles top of tongue, fading into the middle where she is sweet with apricots and peaches, then the tartness creeps back into the finish along with some nice tannic bitterness. Apricot and peach skins. Marmalade and sourdough, softly juicy n chewy. A bit fizzy, an attribute of her youth. Peaches and tart cream. Playful all around; lovely.
Final Thoughts: awesome, and having since had a bottle not quite as young, the carbonation settles down, the flavors melt together even more, and beervana was mine once more. Cascade may not be in Belgium but they have a bit of Belgium in them.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle shared by CaseyK...thanks Casey! - Pours hazy light orange with a bubbly off-white head. Nose is incredible--apricot jam mixed with dried apricot. Lightly sweet and something I could smell all day. Tastes smooth and sweet, citrus and apricot with some lactose and a yeasty malty backbone. Not terribly tart, but wonderful. Creamy and smooth, pretty full-bodied, and just a wonderful beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2756) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours out a slightly cloudy amber/orange with little bubbles but no head. Nice Aroma of sour fruits, some funk. apricot, and some strange porti-poti solution...o and a little oak. Taste is sour with some nice tartness, sour funk, light apricot, brett and some nice earthy oak creeping in there too. This one was a nice blend of fruit with sour, no one element overpowered the other.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3902) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
big thanks to kan for sharing this bottle. Pours hazy golden amber foamy spritzy off white head, nose is a bit of a funky dirty diaper, oaky vanilla yogurt. flavors are sweet apricot, funk vanilla sugary with sour acidic finish. seems pretty over rated to me.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2011
750 ml. Light head. Nice apricot aroma. Very well made. Just sour enough. Very drinkable. I will seek this out again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2458) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy tan color with a nice head. Smells of apricots, sour apple and citrus. Taste of apricots, orange and spice. Really good sour beer. I liked this better then the cherry. Not sure if I’m a huge fan of the fruity apricot addition...save that fr the lambics. Overall, another one well done by Cascade.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s. Very attractive beer, pouring a slightly hazed and glowing orange. Fizzy head that dissipates. The nose is absolutely fantastic. Notes of peach candy, dried apricots, wheat bread, candy lemon drops and a hint of ginger? Like fantastic peach preserves. On taste, strong prominent note of fresh apricot. The acidity is super clean and fresh. No weird musty or mildewy notes that you can get out of a lot of sours. Absolutely clean and fantastic. Nice lemon drop and candied apricot. Finish is super dry. This is world class stuff. The acidity is not over the top, more of a Brett character than bacteria. Awesome.


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