Bill Becker (402) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 Project, 7.76% abv.
It pours a hazy orange..apricot colour with a huge head of billowy foam. The tip of the foam looked so inviting so I tongued it. Hehe...sour apricot. Whoíd have thunk. Oh, and thereís some good lacing left behind as the foam shrinks slowly.
The smell: fruity tartness, big, oakiness medium, vanilla, hints. I canít wait to take my first "official" sip.
Ahh...sour apricot is so delicious up front and in the finish. Just the right amount of oak and light vanilla notes rounding off this most excellent brew.
The second pour done and itís a more than hazy. The foam was also easier to deal with, about a fingerís worth. The sourness never goes over the top so this, I think, would be a great beer to share with someone newish to the style. I also like how the abv is approachable; some slight warming but it doesnít hurt the drinkability at all.
I wish this came in smaller packages so I wouldnít have to finish it in one go. Iíll be sad when itís gone.
Medium bodied, medium carbonation, excellent mouthfeel.
Clearly, another great offering from the gang at Cascade!
BVery (6939) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from a bottle at WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Hazy orange pour. Tart, apricot, a little funky. Lighter and bright. Another awesome sour from Cascade.
RobertDale (3698) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of apricots. Taste is sour apricots, barnyard, and oak. Mostly tart. Very nice.
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"this one manages to be a seriously fruity beer (smells like putting your nose in a bag of dried apricots) and a nice sour ale. this would make an amazing summer brew. oaky, quite tart all the way through, with loads of fruit flavor but only a hint of sweetness."
stoutnick (615) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dirty peach colour, nice fizzy head. Aroma is outstanding - beautiful sweet dried apricots. Wow! Taste is immediately very sherberty with a big fizz, nice sweet apricot vinegary sour. As warms it becomes more sour than fruity. Finish is tangy. Overall, great fruit sour, one of the best Iíve had from the states.
Dr_Fellini (534) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear golden to light orange color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is dry, tart, oak, citrus, apricot. Flavor packs a punch of sourness, with huge apricot notes as well. Slight oily palate with a strong lingering tartness. Excellent sour!
Ontape (359) - Valley Village, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle. Pours an apricot-tinged gold, shiny and beautiful. Big sour apricot nose with barrel and bugs. Taste is powerfully sour from the jump, apricot washes it out to some degree but this is not a polite beer. I love it.
olr1984 (1137) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 750ml bottle pours a hazy orange with a thin off white head. Tart apricot melon and oak taste.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy orange with a thin tan head. The nose is flowers, apricots, light funk. The taste is light barnyard, flowers, apricots and vinegar. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Very good. 4.1
solidfunk (4458) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange with ok head and lacing. Good apricot aroma. Light sour finish, with good tart feel. Good mix of apricot and bretta floating around in here. Bottle thanks to someone at Geneís place.
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Cascade brewpub wih Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours orange hazy with layer of white head. Aroma is light melon, cantellop. Taste is nice apricot, light Mellon, medium-heavy acidity, hint if bandaid but not bad. Finish is lingering acidity with more light fruits. Not very complex, kind if one note, which is good, but a little heavy on acidity.