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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Pours orange/copper with a very active and large foamy white head. There is a sour apricot and yeast aroma. The flavor is mostly apricot with some very nice oak characteristics. I could drink a lot of this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2011 Rerate 3-30-11
2009 750ml. Hazy dark orange; soft head. Real nice aroma, buggy, prickly aricot. Same for flavor, just a real treat to drink. Starts off good and gets better as it goes. Cascade is a real gem.
8 4 9 4 17 4.2

Orig. rating 11-10-09
Golden blonde color, rich head with good retention. Lots of delicious apricot in the flavor atop the sour. Soft prickly apricot skin texture. Incredibly juicy and fruity, and the authenticity of the apricots especially stands out. And did I mention itís a kick ass sour ale?
7 4 9 4 16 4.0

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Big thanks to riversideAK. Massive gusher, lost 1/3 of the bottle. Be prepared. Plenty of opportunity to enjoy the aroma while mopping this up, has good travel and duration, primarily creamy, cheesy, a sour cherry fruity tang to it. Also an off element thatís more moldy than anything else. Murky gold pour, very open fizzy white head, dissipates but leaves some lace. Flavor pleasantly dry on on the front, carbonic elements merge nicely with the overall tartness; then moving into a phase where the wild yeast cheese funk and caramel come into play, this gets a bit cloying, apricot floral notes emerge as the dominant flavor on the finish, nicely lively in carbonation all the way through. Bitterness straddles the line between pleasantly dry hopped and chemical.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Big thanks to RiversideAK for this. Huge nose of apricot....with a huge taste of apricot. Flavor is very good but the chalkiness is a bit odd and not expected. Good sour, but could be better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle with thanks to coyotehunter. Pours a light orange with a big head and aromas of apricot, lemon and wood smoke. Err... no, wait, thatís just the aromas if camping with stellar beer. Flavor is heavily apricoty with a slight sourness and a chalkiness and sweetness that are not anticipate and not very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Pours a reddish orange gold color with a towering off white head. The aroma is sour and peachy with fresh apricots, obviously. A little hint of bread and wood that dries it out a bit. The flavor is very sour with a bright taste of fresh apricots and finishes with a hint of oak. Very effervescent and fruity. Full flavored, yet light and refreshing. An elusive combo. This is a very nice beer for any occasion. I canít get over how much this tastes like fresh, ripe fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2009
GABF 2009, day 1: Very interesting beer with a nice level of tartness. Light-ish and very refreshing. Spritzy carbonation. Apricot element is very subltle. Other notes of fruit in there as well, such as pear and tangy lemon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle from City Beer Store in SF. $20, wow this is expensive. Pours orangish-copper with a small white head and average retention. Aroma is tart apricot, mildly sweet pale malt, and oak. Flavor is both tart and a little sweet with lots of apricot, peach, oak, pale malt, and sugar. I donít consider apricot one of the better fruits to make a beer with, but this is good. I like a little sweetness to balance sour ales. Body is medium and palate has a nice acidic sharpness to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (10781) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle. [thank you, after4ever]
Pours very pale amber or just darkish golden. Small, frothy, off.white head that settles as a thin creamy film. Milky aroma, some youghurt, lots of fresh juicy apricot, light oranges. Mild tartness. Low carbonation, quite oily mouthfeel. Flavour is very dry and quite sour at first. Lots of oaky character, some sweet, sugary malts. Good tart fruity notes, lots of apricot. Very lactic in itís tartness. Elegantly composed with a good balance between the sweetness and tartness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2009
750ml bottle with about a year of age on it. Pours cloudy, dusky orange-amber color with a small head of smooth, off-white foam that fades quickly. Virtually no lacing shows on the glass. The aroma is sweet-tart, big on juicy apricot, with notes of caramelized sugars and candied blond malts. Woody and somewhat lactic, thereís a light bretty funk that lends some needed dryness. Flavors are similarly structured, sweeter than I really care for, with loads of sugary, bronzed malt. Still, thereís a decent amount of tart fruit, apricot leading the charge with perhaps a secondary hint of nectarine. Buggy wood shows on the finish. The palate is big and sugary, moderately carbonated and lightly cloying on the back end. This is not what I was expecting or hoping for. Decent brew.


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