Bill Becker (430) - 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. Who’d have thunk. Oh, and there’s some good lacing left behind as the foam shrinks slowly.
The smell: fruity tartness, big, oakiness medium, vanilla, hints. I can’t 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 it’s a more than hazy. The foam was also easier to deal with, about a finger’s 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 doesn’t hurt the drinkability at all.
I wish this came in smaller packages so I wouldn’t have to finish it in one go. I’ll be sad when it’s gone.
Medium bodied, medium carbonation, excellent mouthfeel.
Clearly, another great offering from the gang at Cascade!
Frank (3092) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice fruit shot. It is not terribly complex but solid from top to bottom. It’s good and fruity with a solid apricot note brought out by a bit of sweetness but this is solidly sour beer, bracing but not harsh. It finishes with a lingering tartness and is slightly astringent with a good bit of fruit.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5136) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the January 2014 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured a golden amber color with a medium sized soapy white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was musty, dusty, tart and sour with moderate apricot. The flavor was very sour, almost vinegary with notes of cracker, dust, must and vague apricot. Very long sour finish. Medium body. Ok but fairly disappointing.
BrewHaMeister (191) - - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Bytemesis! Bottle pours a hazy lemon yellow with a small fizzy head and little lacing. Aroma is nose tingling with lemon citrus, tart apricot, and oak. Flavor is tart, acidic acid. Tangy goodness.
chuckstout (284) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012- aroma acid, fruit, vinegar. Clear straw/yellow with a white dissipating head leaving no foam. Taste was quite tart and acidic, very dry and delicious
bytemesis (3681) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy butterscotch, medium off white head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is apricot, pits, skins, dust. Light funky basement aroma. Flavor is fully tart, very light funk, fruity, apricot and other stone fruit notes. Medium plus body, silky mouthfeel. Solid beer.
BVery (7103) - 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 (3778) - 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 (6160) - 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 (636) - 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 I’ve had from the states.
Dr_Fellini (634) - 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!