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RATINGS: 422   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
   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 (2251) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2168) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Pours a light, shimmering copper color with a light-tan head. Aroma is vivid, sweet, dried apricots. Pretty cut and dry there. Flavor is also apricot-dominated, with a bit of unripeness and a somewhat solvent acidity. Sweet at first but after the palate calibrates, the sharp tartness attacks the corners of the palate. Not terribly sour. Pretty good, the fruit is really bright and fresh-tasting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
750ml bottle poured into stemmed snifter glass. Pours a peachy yellow with a bit of haze and yeast sediment. Aroma is of brett wit a hint of sweet fruits, apricots. Mouth feel is full with good carbo. Taste is sweet and sour, really makes your mouth pucker. The apricot is not as prominent at cooler temps but comes out as the beers warms. Great sour ale. 8.5% hidden very well

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3506) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
2009 bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet apricots, peach, sweet tart candies, light funk, lactic acid. Flavor is very sweet and tart (like the candies) with some sour apricot. The sour apricot really comes out in the finish. Overall, very drinkable and tasty, quite tart. Perhaps not as fruity as I would have hoped but one of the better fruity sour ales out there. 7/4/8/4/15 [3.8/5]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Amber orange, beige foam. Tart woody aroma, fleshy apricot skins, some drying tripel like spicing. Taste is a nice fruit lambic, apircot, spicing, some wood, sour cherry nice tartness and light sweet fruit finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1393) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2010 [may 29, 2010] Sweet apricot and classic flanders sour aroma. Tart, sugar, chewy sour taste. Really fine sour with nearly, but not quite, the same complexity as the best RR and LA sours. However, for the price, which is a notch below the others, this beer is IMHO a better deal for the quality to be had. Definite rebuy and multiple at that to age a few. [december 26, 2010] Loud pop of the cork with absolutely perfect, heavy carbonation in the glass. Light, glowing orange in appearance with aroma of dried apricot, slight funk, and dry, sweet tart. Taste is apricot up front, dry, white wine like notes through the middle, and lingering sour/tart through the finish. I love this beer. Excellent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
initial aroma is really a strong apricot burst. taste is apricot at first then the sour and acid notes take over and overwhelm the delicate fruit. really tart.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2010
2009 750ml bottle thanks to SincereNC. Cloudy orange, almost brown. Smells quite interesting, sour yet not so fruity, not much funk either. The flavor was odd, slightly sour, slightly sweet, almost like a sweet and sour apricot candy but the apricot flavors were very, very subtle to me. At one point I thought it was a sweet pixie stick. I’d be interested to try their other bers but at $22 this would never get a repeat purchase from me. At $15 I could see myself buying this with some regularity. Craft beer prices have gotten a little too out of control these days when they are charging more than Cantillon or Drie Fonteinen for sours. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-29-2010 21:46:16

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5620) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
(750ml bottle 2009 vintage thanks to Mora2000) opaque golden apricot color with light tan bubbles on the edges. Nose of chlorine, rosemary, apricot, yeast and wet barrel. Taste of apricot, herbs, rosemary, grapes, and tart fruit. Soft carbonation which is very appropriate here with a nice tartness in the finish.


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