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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mel4vegas (30) - Nevada, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Excellent apricot and tart aroma. Fair size oak comes through on back end. Really good sour tart funk and blended well with the overall apricot flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Thanks to bitbucket tasting. Huge fresh apricot aroma is decadent. The apricot flavors really come out in the taste, along with mild sourness. Fantastic balance and really came together smoothly. 8.35%? Would never know.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2010 GABF 08’: Glorious apricot essence all over this beer, tending to be more like dried apricot than fresh, which is better when you’re looking for a strong apricot flavor. The nose was softly tart and full of apricot and the flavors were chewy apricot beyond recognition. Not sure how their kriek won the award and not this one, the apricot blows the kriek out of the water.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle... Poured orange with a white head that stayed with a nice ring around the glass. Aroma of light fruit and tart wine-like characters. Dry palate. Very sweet, and the apricot was just perfect. Very subtle and played off the sour note perfectly.

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 (1276) - 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
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.

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 (1416) - 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.


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