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RATINGS: 418   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4362) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
On tap at the Stone Oakquinox 2010. Pours a golden orange, with thin white head. Start sour, with tart fruitiness, then nice apricot flavor, light sweetness, brett funk, and a touch of oak. The body was nice and effervescent. Good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
This is a remarkable ale. On first smell it appears to be very sweet, with the apricot aromas just bounding forward, but in actuality the beer is very dry, with peppery, spicy hops coming through a puckering, acidic palate. Yet it is surprisingly refreshing, leaving me wanting seconds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7930) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2010
Many thanks, Don! Good head, yellow-beige, fast gone, however, over hazy amber-orange beer. Initially dried apricots with a waft of Brett. Brett takes the upper hand, mixing with alcohol, fusels and wood. Sour fruity taste (difficult to pinpoint - gooseberry?) with unmistakable Brett. Citrus peel, moulded lemon and again alcohol & fusels. Autumn leaves and, yes, apricots, finally. Tart, on the verge of astringent, but nowhere unpleasant. Very carbonated. Pleasing, if a tad overcarbonated fruity ale. Not for the fainthearted. And I keep hating waxed stops!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6700) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2010
pours orange, white head Aroma of fruity apricot, tart with nice nose of wood barrel/oak. Apricot are not too present but really add this nice fresh fruit element. Flavors, nice apricot freshness, lively sourness blended well with the oaky barrel mouthfeel Fizzy carbonation, lingering sour/tart fruit flavors. Warming abv palate and the apricot and wood complement each other nicely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3288) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to Mikey711(BA)!
Transparent gold-amber body, thin, fizzy, white head that goes quickly but makes a lot of noise while doing so. Only slightly sour nose of definite apricot, lemon, and a faint ginger sweetness that gives it a soda quality. Some more of this creamy sweetness in the flavor, lemon peel, and strong apricot clinging through the long finish. The body is a bit overcarbonated and there is a faint alcohol, but this is still quite drinkable, the strong, if singular, apricot flavor both refreshing and and complex enough to satisfy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crackedmachine (472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle, 2008. Pours a hazy yellow-copper with a thick off-white head and very lively carbonation rising from the bottom. Aroma is sour first and fruity second, with some apricot but not an abundance of it, and a slight hint of oak. Flavor is wonderfully sour, tart and dry, but well balanced with the mellower fruit. As with the aroma the sourness is upfront and the apricot is a bit in the background. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
m4rest88 (384) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Pours with a hazy amber hue with a light brown head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is of wheat, citrus, and lots of apricots (no Sh*t) Flavor is of Apricots and bitter. The bitterness carries on to the end and is coupled with a medium, sour finish. Medium mouthfeel, with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2010
2009 Vintage. Gusher. Pours with a highly effervescent body that is slightly hazed and bronze in color. Large, slightly off-white head. Aroma is very bright and sour. Noes is apricot and slightly spicy notes. A bit of marmalade. Taste is sour, and fruity with a tannic/bitter finish (tannic skins). Lots of acidic fruit. Creamy effervescence. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle at Ryan’s hotel room tasting after session one of EBF in Boston. Pours a very hazy apricot gold with a large white head, almost soda like. Very very apricot scented, lots of fuzzy apricot, light funk. Big sour apricot flavors, touches of caramel. Awesome apricot flavors, light funk, and great sourness. Faint acid on the finish. Really yummy. Lucky for me the bulk of this bottle was left at the end of the tasting so I got to polish it off watching some short track.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2010 On tap at City Beer. Pours hazy amber-gold. No head of course, but a nice amount of lacing. Aroma- sour, butterscotch. After a while the apricots begin to show through. Taste-big, funky, old wood, no fruit at first, just old woody funk and pungent earthy sourness. As it warms, the apricots really come through in the taste and aroma. Really complex. Raped my mouth. 3.7 original rate. Re-rate from a V.2009 bottle. This is greatness. Bright orange-amber with awesome lacing and a persistent halo. Aroma- apricots, sour funk, earthy, malty. Taste- tangy apricoty awesomeness. Nice sour and tart flavors melded with truly amazing fruit. Fruit everywhere, but not at all sweet and fruity. OMFG, man, OMFG. 8===>

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