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RATINGS: 420   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5352) - 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 (8491) - , 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 (6221) - Minneapolis, 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!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4018) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 20, 2010
750 from Bruisin Ales. Fantastic lambic aroma. Nice orange body. Taste is slightly fruity and wine like with solid lambic tones. Fantastic. Well done sour.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2010
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Pours a deep amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma is ceadr-aged apricot, sweet orange, barnyard floor, and hay-infused strawberries. Flavor is a sour rush of apricot soaked in cedar and left in a barn near a horse blanket. Simple, yet complex. The flavors wash over the tongue like a steady rain. Thanks for the recommendation on this one! Now, send more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 9, 2010
75cl bottle. Clear orange color with a small white head. Intense dried apricot aroma with a sour lacto tinge. Sweet apricot flavor like apricot jam but also very acidic. The bright apricot flavor is so intense that you really don’t notice the high acidity until a little way in. Interesting stuff and quite enjoyable. A great fruit beer but not so much a sour, in that the fruit really is the dominating character, with the acidity supporting it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2010
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 Hazy dark peach colored pour, nice white frothy head. Aroma is full of funk, apricot, and delicious yeast. Flavor is comparable to the nose, with excellent nectar fruit character. Very solid sour ale. Re-Rate 4/7/14- So much more incredible tang than I remember. What a treat. I want this more often. Upping my rating. Original rating 4.0.


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