zizzybalubba (1570) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
adrian910ss (2410) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
RealPoser (40) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
craftbeerdesign (2215) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared 750ml bottle. Cascade makes some damn good sours! And this is one of them - Cascade Apricot Ale pours a deep orange color with a thick 2 finger white head (which falls down to a solid 1/4"). The nose is filled with Oak, light apricot and lots of tartness from the lacto. Wonderful nose! Medium tart body with smooth sides and an aggressive front and back. Very carbonated at first... The body is overall pretty sour - with layers of wood, apricot and some yeast. The finish is a very dry tart apricot. Excellent Sour Ale from Cascade. Going to GABF? Hit these guys up - no lines and their sours are amazing!!!
GMCC2181 (1550) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by notch at SL... Nice fruity (apricot) aroma...duh? Pours a pale yellow color, good head. Taste is nice, sweet apricot, but a sourness to it. Simple but good. Very light and refreshing beer, great for a hot, sticky summer night. Thanks notch...
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to KAggie. Shared at July Houston RB Tasting. Pours a hazy amber (cold still?) with an off-white head. Nose is of sour apricot. Taste is of sour, dried apricots. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry with lots of carbonation. Very tasty.
Palidor19 (3040) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
slight medincial, not quite as sour as you would expect. does have some apricot flavor that envelop the beer. very tart. funky after taste.
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
The aroma is fruity and sour with sweet and medicinal notes. The appearance is cloudy orange with an average head. The taste is like the aroma with a junky garbage finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a beer only a sour beer lover could stand.