wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle. Wow. lots and lots of apricot in the aroma and tart apricot sourness in the taste. Excellent. Yellow foamy head. One of my favorites.
bu11zeye (11282) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a small off-white head. Aroma of apricot, biscuit, peach, and earthiness. Flavor of apricot, funkiness, and earth with a dry oak finish.
BeerandBlues2 (7466) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2008. Pours hazy orange with an average, frothy, white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, hay, straw), average hops (grass), average yeast (earth) with notes of apricot. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a sour finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and sourness.
DaSilky1 (2605) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2010 GABF 08’: Glorious apricot essence all over this beer, tending to be more like dried apricot than fresh, which is better when you’re looking for a strong apricot flavor. The nose was softly tart and full of apricot and the flavors were chewy apricot beyond recognition. Not sure how their kriek won the award and not this one, the apricot blows the kriek out of the water.
PilsnerPeter (3019) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
G.A.B.F. 2008: Hazy golden pour with a creamy white head. The aroma has some candied peach, only slightly tart with perfumy notes as well. Tart flavor, but not much funk. There’s a crisp acidity, with vinegary suggestions. The apricot is apparent, and less sweet than the aroma suggests. Not very complex or funky, but tasty stuff. I may have to try a bottle.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
GABF 2008. This was a highlight from the festival. An intense dry apricot aroma with a faint tartness. The body was incredible. Tart enough to still remain a sour and a faint oakiness, but for the most part incredible apricot flavor. A group of us went to Red Square and split a cheese plate that included dried candied apricots. As good as those apricots were, this beer had a stronger apricot taste and we made a straight line for the Cascade booth at the next session for another refreshing glass or five.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml. Lacto, slightly and slightly sour aroma reminiscent of apricot yogurt. Some dusty dryness and light, tart punchiness. Not much wood, but plenty of ripe and overripe apricot and peach skin. Damn... the aroma rings pure apricot without being candied. Pours a hazed peachskin orange/copper with a thin ring of white and a bit of suspended particulate. Flavor shows a lot more acidity and funk than the nose. Some spritzy minerality. Dried grass and herbs. A very slight briny saltiness. Plenty of peach and apricot skin. More lactic and creamy than actually sour, but the acidity zings on the finish. Medium bodied but quite creamy. Zesty carbonation with a lovely tart and acidic finish. By far, the best of the Cascade sour fruit beers. Thanks a ton Todd for this one!
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ML bottle from Baileys Taproom in Portland, OR--a tartilicious scrumdittliumptious mild modied, yet tenaciously vibrant Lambic-style oak barrel-aged gem. The Brett lingered for almost an hour on my tongue. The beer poured a peachy-golden body, bubbly with a rough rocky thick white head.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to bitbucket tasting. Huge fresh apricot aroma is decadent. The apricot flavors really come out in the taste, along with mild sourness. Fantastic balance and really came together smoothly. 8.35%? Would never know.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle @ liquid sunshine tasting - picked up at brewery; pours light gold and slightly cloudy; sweet, rich apricot aromas; a very nice balance to the nose and flavors as the apricot gives off a richness w/o being overly sweet or tart; a good zing of sourness is still there, but right where i like it; a very tasty brew i look forward to trying again