mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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===>
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Gets better with age evidently. I wish it was a bit less expensive, but Iíll buy more anyway. Itís tasty and refreshing.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
77ships (5027) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2015 (27/04/2014) 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. // Early 2015. Sampled side-by-side with Fouí Foune & Goose Island Halia. Dark orange, big white head. Nose is huge real apricot jam, thick, spectacular. Taste is light yeast, lactic, sour upfront, bread leading into a blast of sweet apricot jam in the back, lingering aftertaste. Easy to drink. Spectacular. Amazing. 4.7 -> 4.9
zizzybalubba (1590) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
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?
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.
daknole (10111) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.