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RATINGS: 434   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 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. Iíd 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1350) - Chester, Vermont, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Pour is hazy peach/apricot with a fluffy white head that clings to the side of the Glass for dear life. Aroma wafts up from the radiant orange liquid, sour apricot, nectar fruit, some light seltzer water, sour wood. Flavor is sour lactic nectar fruit sweetness. Notes of wood, leather, funk, tannic, opens up as it warms, more fruit in the center, leather comes through a bit more. The finish is an almost spicy, earthy, funk, slightly dry. Really tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2010 A lively white foam sits atop a hazy apricot colored body with lively effervescence. The aroma is bursting with nectar-funk- apricot, nectarine, and peach abound. A slight seltzer note intermingles with leather, hay, oak, and funken glory. The flavor is hugely lactic with tart nectar fruit, orange-lemon citrus, oak tannins, acetic acid, and farmy funk. The palate is medium bodied with creamy effervescence and a slippery texture. She finishes semi-attenuated with a slippery dry conclusion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2010
750ml bottle courtesy of ipa247. Thanks again Jeff! The bottle opens with an explosive pop and pours a cloudy dark golden orange/amber color with golden yellowish orange hues when held to a light source and a frothy two finger soapy off white head. Very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring that leaves sporadic chnks of soapy lacing behind. Very funky aroma with lots of dry champagne like brett effervescence, earthy oak tannis and luscious fresh apricot notes. Slight lacto presence with oak, vanilla and subtle vinegary barnyard notes. The nose on this beer is very complex and although there is a lot of brett character, thereís also some authentic barnyard horsey funk, vinegar and uber-fresh fruit. Slightly funky, dry tart medium body thatís on the lighter end of the spectrum. Slightly vinegary and mouth puckering without being acidic at all. The lacto presence from the aroma is very prominent and give the mouthfeel a smooth creamy character. Lots of earthy oak tannis from the barrel aging that gives off some vanilla flavor. Dry bretty effervescence balanced b a very prominent juicy apricot flavor. Extremely quaffable and the high ABV id undetectable. Again, as in the aroma, there is a nice authentic funkiness that adds to the flavor and complexity of an already excellent beer. Recommended!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose (3279) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2010 bottle from the brewery shared with kylie on orcas isalnd while sitting on lake cascade. everything called cascade in this damn region. pours a hazy orange with pinkish red highlights. frothy dirty white head. aroma of marshmellows, plastic, basement funk. flowers, blueberries. flavor is candied sour apples. tart bretty orange peels and lactic acid. dry. medium body. moderate-heavy tartness. good carbonation. would have guessed 6.5% abv rather than 9. more like sour fruit salad conconction than straight up apricot. not as dry as fou foune, though it might be silly to compare the too. no big complaints. awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
This beer was part of a great tasting that included seven bottled Cascade sours. We took the cage off the beer and let the bottle sit there for a few minutes while we waited to drink it. With no warning, the cork shot off with a loud pop and hit the light fixture. The beer slowly gushed out after the cork shot off. 2009 vintage. The beer pours a hazy yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is strong apricot. The flavor is heavy on the apricots with some light tartness. The beer is semi-dry and retains a little of the sweetness from the fruit. Very drinkable. High carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8239) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Bottle from Craft. Pours hazy orange with 3-finger, fizzy white head. Nose is apricot, tart fruit, hopcitrus, funk. Tastes very tart, with a nice rtich apricot flavor, and a lively palate, with notable complexity. This one starts well and ends even better, and makes me want to pick up another tomorrow, and I think Iíll do that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
bottle thanks to mora2000 or exiled. light amber with a faint cream head. nose is apricot, wood, more apricot, and faint sourness. nice on the palate, huge apricot notes, wood, tart, and a sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2010
750ml Bottle (at 9%ABV per the bottle): Aroma of apricot, lambic, funk, barnyard, oak, Brett, lactic acid, and a hint of Bazooka gum wrapper. Poured orange/amber/apricot in color with a small, lose, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout around the edges and as a film on top of the beer. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Flavor is medium tart, and medium sweet. Tastes of apricot, light lambic, light lactic acid, fruit, watermelon Nerds, light Brett, slight funk, and a hint of barnyard. Medium body. Tingly texture. Lively carbonation. Apricot, lambic, and light Brett finish is medium sweet and lightly tart. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

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