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RATINGS: 413   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.


5
   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===>

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2010
Gets better with age evidently. I wish it was a bit less expensive, but Iíll buy more anyway. Itís tasty and refreshing.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Amazing floral apricot, candy sugar, and caramel aroma with vanilla and oak notes. Creamy very bright and yet lively palate. Tastes of orange, apricot, lemon, caramel, green apple, vanilla, and oak with a tart, lightly acidic, crisp, dry finish. Outstanding.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2010
750 mL bottle from Samís Quik Shop in Durham (2009 bottle listed at 9.0% ABV). Pours dark orange with a lovely champagne-like bubbly head. Aroma is tart but not distinct enough to determine apricot. The flavor is magnificent; mouth-puckering sour peach and apricot. The mouthfeel is thick and juicy as if there is a ton of sour fruit puree in this exceptional ale. I had a hard time justifying the $20 price but this is certainly worth it every so often. A wonderful sour beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2010
750 ml corked bottle. 09.20.10 Thanks to Joel for grabbing this at Gravity for me! Pours golden orange with white, carbonated, prickly head that dissipates into a soapy white head. The legs are fantastic and well presented. The nose is slight oak (from the barrel aging), slight vinegar, lactic acid, soured apricots, and a presence of tart cherry. The taste is an amazing assortment soured apricot, oak, vinegar, slight vanilla, and mild lactic acid. The mouthfeel is near perfect: great carbonation and velvety smooth. This is Cascades best offering, even above their other amazing sours (Kriek, Cuvee de Jugleur, and The Vine). They might be my favorite sour producing Brewery. Donít get me wrong, I love All of RR and Lost Abbeys sours but damn these are great. Also, I agree that NB Erics Sour Peach is a dirty, cheap bastard compared to this offering from Cascade.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Poured a 750 ML bottle of this into my 12oz Goose Island Tulip. Thanks for the brew Dan! 2011 Project Vintage. Aroma- Big fruit and musky sour aroma. Hits with a hint of apricot in the deep background if you search. Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has average head retention. Has a deep reddish-orange glowing color. Leaves a few suds behind. Flavor- Sour huge with a tart fruit flavor. Apricot is in the background again but after each drink, this character becomes more definite. Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Sour Apricot flavors from beginning to end and nice pucker at the finish. Overall Impression- Havenít done a review in a while so when I popped this one, thought it would be a good one to start back on! Super sour and has a great apricot background. Highly Recommend this one and wouldnít mind picking up another one of these in the near future! Trade anyone?

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3564) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2014
Thanks! Sampled bottle @ ZBF 2014. Hazy citrus, only some bubbles on the side. Nose is lots & lots of dried apricots, very fruity and juicy, lovely, slight lactic feel, touch wood. Taste is same, oodles of apricots, slightly lactic, touch apple and wood, citrus, lemon acidic sour in the finish. Very light and easy to drink. Pure apricot goodness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2008
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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (8867) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Lightly hazy orangish pour with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is phenomenal! Aroma starts with some nice dusty yeast, leads to some nectarines, apples and apricots with a nice lactic tartness. Flavor is sweet and sour. Great tart apricot flavor, lemony goodness, yeast, dank flavors...some wet wood. Talk about a drinkable sour...MUST get more. My goodness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle from Caponeís. Very attractive beer, pouring a slightly hazed and glowing orange. Fizzy head that dissipates. The nose is absolutely fantastic. Notes of peach candy, dried apricots, wheat bread, candy lemon drops and a hint of ginger? Like fantastic peach preserves. On taste, strong prominent note of fresh apricot. The acidity is super clean and fresh. No weird musty or mildewy notes that you can get out of a lot of sours. Absolutely clean and fantastic. Nice lemon drop and candied apricot. Finish is super dry. This is world class stuff. The acidity is not over the top, more of a Brett character than bacteria. Awesome.


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