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RATINGS: 424   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Bright orange body with a large white head. The nose is apricots, peaches, light apple and a touch of honey and some musty yeast. The taste is moderately sweet, moderately tart, lots of peach and cotton candy, some hay and funk. Decent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2010
750ml. 2009 bottle. Consumed June 2010. A golden brown beer with a moderately good head that barely starts to fall. The head seems to stay and leave a lasting layer of foam. The aroma is very nice, a nice mix of fruit which I guess is the apricots and sour. The taste is very nice also, sweet, very fruity, sour, and it makes you lick your lips from the fruity sourness kind of like a hit of top notch doja. This is a very enjoyable American sour that seems to get some sweetness from the fruit which makes for a nice mix of sweet and sour and not artificial sweet like some other sours I have tried. This is a thirst quenching sour with a nice addition of fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Courtesy of Maggie at Monk’s. Thanks Maggie! Split with James, Dallas, and Ann. Pours a transluscent, hazy orange with a bubbly, thin white head. Aroma of apricot, peach, funk, sweet malt, oak, zesty hops, and tons of floral notes, especially lavender. Meduim bodied with a tart, sour palate balanced well by the smoothness of the malts. The oak aging definitely accounts for much of this beer’s quality; fresh, it would likely taste to acidic and sweet. Very good sour.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Off yellow pour, hazy with lots of head. Smells of apricot funk with lots of sourness. Very nice balance of the apricot and the sourness. Thanks to the bartender at monks for this one! Shared with james and pat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5670) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Bottle at Monks courtesy of the waitress. Pours a bright orange body with slight haze. Aroma is strong apricot and some other fruit. Mouthfeel is great complexity with notes of fruity esters, apricot, tartness, sour candy and wheat.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Bottle from 5 points. A nice, drinkable, high gravity brew. Light apricot and oak to balance the Cristal malt. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2010
750 ml bottle @ redlight redlight. Fresh apricots on the nose with hints of funk. Pours golden blonde with an orange hue and white head. Sweet apricots upfront with sour tart flavors and oak. Nice, not as sour as I was expecting but still excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8963) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle thanks to Alex. Pours apricot with a white head. Thin retention. Nose is sour peach, barnyard, musky aromas and spice. Taste is tart peach with some spice and funk.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Pours deep golden with nice white head, aroma is apricot, apple, and some acidic tannins. Taste up front is sweet and slightly tart apricot, leading into a nice sour middle with taste of sour apples, and a dry finish. Excellent sour brew, apricot works well with the sour to create a nice balanced brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2010
Pours a cloudy orangey golden color with a thin white head. Solid aroma of apricots, wood, mild sweetness and sourness. Good flavor of apricots, wood, sourness and mild sweetness, the flavor feels less intense than the aroma. Yet another solid offering from Cascade!


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