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, thereís also some authentic barnyard horsey funk, vinegar and uber-fresh fruit.
Slightly funky, dry tart medium body thatís 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!
SrSilligoose (3122) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - 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 (5346) - 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.
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Craft. Pours hazy orange with 3-finger, fizzy white head. Nose is apricot, tart fruit, hopcitrus, funk. Tastes very tart, with a nice rtich apricot flavor, and a lively palate, with notable complexity. This one starts well and ends even better, and makes me want to pick up another tomorrow, and I think Iíll do that.
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to mora2000 or exiled. light amber with a faint cream head. nose is apricot, wood, more apricot, and faint sourness. nice on the palate, huge apricot notes, wood, tart, and a sour finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle (at 9%ABV per the bottle): Aroma of apricot, lambic, funk, barnyard, oak, Brett, lactic acid, and a hint of Bazooka gum wrapper. Poured orange/amber/apricot in color with a small, lose, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout around the edges and as a film on top of the beer. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Flavor is medium tart, and medium sweet. Tastes of apricot, light lambic, light lactic acid, fruit, watermelon Nerds, light Brett, slight funk, and a hint of barnyard. Medium body. Tingly texture. Lively carbonation. Apricot, lambic, and light Brett finish is medium sweet and lightly tart. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml, 08. The cage is twisted incredibly hard. When I do finally get it off the carbonation causes the beer to foam up to the top of the bottle. Pours bright orange with a thick, well-retained white head. Aroma is peaches and cream. Basically just a juicy apricot. Very fruity with no notes of funk. Taste is medium to medium strong sourness. Mildly fruity with mostly just a semi-intense tartness. This is good. I would have preferred a bit more funk but itís good.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear deep copper with off white head. The aroma is musty oxidized funky apricot moving into sour notes. The taste is aggressively tart then quickly becomes a bit fruity with apricot mixing with a mild level of crushed aspirin.
brokensail (9935) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: The pour is a cloudy amber color with a thin cream colored head on top and plenty of tiny carbonation bubbles.
S: The nose is highly lactic and acidic with plenty of fruity apricot notes as well. There is a light oak character and a hint of sweetness.
T: The apricots in the flavor are a bit sweeter, but thereís still a nice acidity to it. The oak and fruit provide a fair amount of tannins which dry out the beer quite a bit.
M: The carbonation is quite high and the beer is very dry, especially on the finish, which I like. Thereís also a bit of alcohol warmth, which was surprising.
D: The Cascade sours are delicious as a rule, and this one is no exception. A fantastic beer and Iím glad I have some more at home.
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to sebletitje, the Cascade man! Pours apricot orange with an off-white head. Nose is brett, fruit, apricot, peach, and vinegar. Flavor is similar with apricot, peach, vinegar, and lingering sweet fruit. Great blend of fruity and tart, like most Cascade Sours.