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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange amber with a small but lasting white head. Smells tart and oaky with distinct apricot. Tastes the same. Apricot lingers through a dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Pure, pure aroma of apricots explodes out of the glass. Acidic, but not very funky; more clean fruit. Tartness is medium sour. A delicious expression of the apricot through this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Had this on tap recently at the Raccoon Lodge in Portland, OR. Colour... very cloudy deep orange with little head. Nose... highly acetic and tartaric with loads of dried apricot. Palate... lots of vinegar and quite tart, bitter ’round the edges of my palate, pit-ish, phenolic, woody, sulphitic, and oh so good!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilligoose (3133) - 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.

4.3
   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, there’s also some authentic barnyard horsey funk, vinegar and uber-fresh fruit. Slightly funky, dry tart medium body that’s 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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2010 [may 29, 2010] Sweet apricot and classic flanders sour aroma. Tart, sugar, chewy sour taste. Really fine sour with nearly, but not quite, the same complexity as the best RR and LA sours. However, for the price, which is a notch below the others, this beer is IMHO a better deal for the quality to be had. Definite rebuy and multiple at that to age a few. [december 26, 2010] Loud pop of the cork with absolutely perfect, heavy carbonation in the glass. Light, glowing orange in appearance with aroma of dried apricot, slight funk, and dry, sweet tart. Taste is apricot up front, dry, white wine like notes through the middle, and lingering sour/tart through the finish. I love this beer. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle
Pours a deep amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma is ceadr-aged apricot, sweet orange, barnyard floor, and hay-infused strawberries. Flavor is a sour rush of apricot soaked in cedar and left in a barn near a horse blanket. Simple, yet complex. The flavors wash over the tongue like a steady rain. Thanks for the recommendation on this one! Now, send more.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2010
750ml. 2009 bottle. Consumed June 2010. A golden brown beer with a moderately good head that barely starts to fall. The head seems to stay and leave a lasting layer of foam. The aroma is very nice, a nice mix of fruit which I guess is the apricots and sour. The taste is very nice also, sweet, very fruity, sour, and it makes you lick your lips from the fruity sourness kind of like a hit of top notch doja. This is a very enjoyable American sour that seems to get some sweetness from the fruit which makes for a nice mix of sweet and sour and not artificial sweet like some other sours I have tried. This is a thirst quenching sour with a nice addition of fruit.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (1719) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2010
2009 Bottle, Sept 2010.

GTFO -- this is amazingly good. My favorite Cascade offering by a substantial margin. Splendid apricots, tending toward greenish, lots of apricot skin late in the flavor profile. The sour aspectes of this ale are restrained and hit just the right note (sure, without the incredibly expressive funk of Cantillon, but hey), tart enough to make this a sour rather than a fruit beer, but backgrounded enough to let the sourness in the apricots shine through. The oak is there if you look for it but never in your face. Superb. I’ll be buying more. Delicious cold, but as it warms it gets even better in that the apricot comes forward. Even the very good NB Eric’s is this beer’s bitch.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Appearance: apricot and peach hues with a slight haze and creamsicle head. Cork popped loud and clear with a slow rise in bubbles which threatened to overflow before reaching my glass; not a gusher though. Fades in bubbles and pockmarks and lace. Swirls thicker along sides.
Nose: tart and meaty apricots and peaches. Tinge of must in the back, a mélange of fruit pits, leather, old dusty books. Woolen blankets and afghans. Dried grass in the back. Marmalade and cobbler under and along the edges. Works together well and separate.
Palate: soft and frothy with a light lively springtime essence. Tartness tickles top of tongue, fading into the middle where she is sweet with apricots and peaches, then the tartness creeps back into the finish along with some nice tannic bitterness. Apricot and peach skins. Marmalade and sourdough, softly juicy n chewy. A bit fizzy, an attribute of her youth. Peaches and tart cream. Playful all around; lovely.
Final Thoughts: awesome, and having since had a bottle not quite as young, the carbonation settles down, the flavors melt together even more, and beervana was mine once more. Cascade may not be in Belgium but they have a bit of Belgium in them.


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