juiceisloose (1096) - Windermere, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Travlr (15858) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
zizzybalubba (1608) - Raleigh, 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 (2421) - 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 (10501) - 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 (2249) - 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!!!