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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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (184) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 30, 2012
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!


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (142) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2014
Draft. This is an incredible beer. A lot of lemon, orange, and apricot on the nose. Initially sweet, but a long, very sour finish. Apricot sneaks in at the end. Tartness lingers forever. Love this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (137) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2011 bottle. Pours a hazy orange, little head and moderate spotty lacing. Aromas of apricot/peach/tangerine. Very fruity nose. Taste follows the nose with a medium to heavy body. Almost feels like drinking juice, aside from some nice tartness and funk. Pretty slick and lingering finish with some acidity. Nice fruited sour!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Nice apricot sour, really liked this, tons of sours on tap, amazing brewery

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5029) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Tasted at a bottle share in a hotel room after the most recent Jackie-O’s bottle release. Hazy peach orange yellow color. No head or lace. Awesome apricot, bigger tart taste. Moderate to bigger sweet, too. Bigger body. Lightly slick, lighter, smooth carbonation. Awesome amount of sour. Met my expectations.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
suprchunk (1955) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Cloudy golden color. Big white bubbles that fall fast. Slight tire aroma with some fruit notes and funk. Taste is the same rubbery note with a bit of vomit.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (1753) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottled shared thanks to JBPortland. Pours a slighty hazy yellow golden color with a finger of gaseous bubbles. The nose is amazing... so much juicy apricot, tangerine, citrus and some underlying funk. Palate follows with great apricot fruit, some lactic tartness, vanilla, citrus and musty funk. A touch of vinegar on the finish but a solid apricot offering without a doubt !

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (462) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 23, 2014
750ml bottle (2012 project) pours cloudy pale orange with medium head. Nose is big juicy apricot, peach, tart funk. Taste is fresh apricot and juicy tart citrus funk, slightly acidic but not unpleasant. Finish is tart juicy apricot, oak funk. Very good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
From bottle at The Monks Kettle during "United Sours of America". Almost clear golden/orange with a small white head. Nice aroma and taste of apricot, hay, some oak and light funk. Sour but not too sour. A tasty one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1028) - Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Off the zwickel for Zwickelmania 2014 at Cascade Barrel House. Light blonde golden color. Aroma is fresh-picked apricots. Apricot flavor is quite fresh, almost feels like biting into a ripe apricot, but with a great sour prickle. Apricot aftertaste lingers long after finishing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
On tap at Cascade Barrel Room. Hazy light copper with a fluffy light white head. Dried apricot, booze, oak, somewhat tart and sour. Mild carbonation and body, dry, sour candies on the finish.


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