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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5290) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Sampled on tap at the brewpub. Pours a very hazy, yellowish orange with a very frothy, white head. Nose is really nice, stone fruits, apricot obviously, lightly tart, some light malt, a touch of fresh, clean oak. Flavor is sweet, lightly malty, stone fruits, juicy, tart, the oak is mellow, tart, a little lactic acid. Medium bodied, tart finish. No hint of the 8.5% abv. Super drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2010
2009 750 ml bottle. Pours a mostly cloudy golden orange color and topped by a smooth head of off-white foam that quickly receds to a thin film of bubbles. The aroma shows notes of tart, juicy apricots over a candied pale malt base. Further notes of oak, and dry bretty funk comes through as well along with some lactic notes. The flavor follows and is even better with loads of tart apricots and juicy orange coming through to go with the dryness from the brett and the lactic oak. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and very easy drinking especially for those hot summer days. This is a good beer that will only get better with some age as the brett develops further. If it weren’t so much I would drink a ton of this stuff. Very tasty sour ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jercraigs (8106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2010
2010-08-13. Hazy orange body with a large foamy beige head that fades a bit. Aroma is pretty eye opening, rich fruit up front, sweet and sour apricot, peach notes, light musty touches. Lovely. 8+ Flavour is refreshingly sour, nice fruit character shows through more clearly than it usually does in sour fruit beers, light lactic sourness, finishes a bit dry, lactic. 8+ Smooth average palate. Very good. Bottle from Raccoon Lodge, Portland

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Bottle. Deep golden, aroma is apricot, lactic acid, light spice, and some oak. Flavor is light apricot and spice, oak undertones, a bit of yeast hanging out, great sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2010
750 ml 2009 bottle at Pizzeria Paradiso, shared with RJ. Clear golden color, medium white head, scant lacing. Aroma of dust! and dried fruits. Taste of apricots is subtle, decent malt, lemon peel, nice acidity and sourness. Good character. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1525) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2010
750 mL bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham (2009 bottle listed at 9.0% ABV). Pours dark orange with a lovely champagne-like bubbly head. Aroma is tart but not distinct enough to determine apricot. The flavor is magnificent; mouth-puckering sour peach and apricot. The mouthfeel is thick and juicy as if there is a ton of sour fruit puree in this exceptional ale. I had a hard time justifying the $20 price but this is certainly worth it every so often. A wonderful sour beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 12, 2010
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orangery yellow with a small white head leaving a small amount of lacing on the glass. Smell is belgian yeast and citrus fruit. Taste is a light tart of apricot and lemon. Light bodied. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2377) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
750 ml bottle. 2009 bottling. Pours a hazy deep caramel color with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of apple cider, apricots, oak wood and sourdough bread. Taste of apple cider, tart apricots, oak wood and sourdough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RealPoser (40) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Aroma: Tartness wafts through nostrils with a hint of burnt caramel. Appearance: Pale copper with thick, creamy white head. Nice retention and beautiful lacing structure to foam. Taste: An excellent balance of bready sourdough like malt with hints of apricot and earth fruits, finished with a nice tartness that gives it a fantastically subtle yet complex profile. Palate: Nicely carbonated with appropriate viscosity. Overall: Though many prefer the flanders cherry sour... I think this beer is every bit its peer (if not better). Simply put, one of my new favorites

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9257) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle shared at the RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of faint tart notes and huge apricot. The taste is tart apricot and other stone fruits. Very tart. Medium bodied.

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