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RATINGS: 414   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (224) - 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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3671) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2014
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 Gene’s place.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (918) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2781) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 1, 2014
bottle shared bybryan yaeger at #ebbc14
hazy pale amber, very tart, fruity sour, mouth puckering, more body than many sours, musthave unfermentable usgarsin too..very little fruit tho

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (2314) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle at EBBC14, cloudy yellow with a big tart nose, amazing blend of fruit with powerful sourness. Weird but very good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (784) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Tap at brewery. Slightly cloudy golden pour. Apricot, berries, floral, soap, oak. Light to medium body with medium sourness. Very nice

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
On tap at the brewpub - Pours clear yellow with a white head. The aroma is ultra-fleshy apricots, richness, dried fruit and light sourness. It has a medium body with lots of semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts off with apricots, spice, mild sourness, pepper and hints of oak. The finish has lots of spice, fresh apricots and hint of bugginess. Great fruited sour ale.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2225) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Murky orange in colour with a thin off-white head, light lacing. The aroma has lots of apricots, pears and tropical fruits. The flavour is of apricots, tropical fruits and candy. Sweet mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, sweet with lots more apricots. Very nice stuff, sour and funky.

750ml bottle opened in March 2010.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (3807) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Location: Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14

Aroma: The nose is fruity and funky, quite acidic, and balanced nicely by the apricot
Appearance: It pours a cloudy reddish-orange with a creamy colored head on it
Flavor: The flavor is on the same trail, great combo of apricot, acidic funk, and some wood
Palate: The body is medium, it gets a little over-carbonated, but has a nice funky dryness
Overall Impression: This one totally worked for me. Sometimes these fruit sours can get way too sweet, but that was not the case here at all. This, and the other Cascade beer I had at the festival, remind me that I need to drink more Cascade beers.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle 750 ml at Fruits of the Foeder, 2014-05-17.
Marked 2012 and 7.4% ABV, also mentions oak barrel.
Hazy pale straw yellow color, white head. Acidic, floral, sulphur scent. Sour, pineapple taste. Pineapple, acidic aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3500) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle, 2012 project. Pours a cloudy golden color with a moderate white head that disappears quite quickly. Nose is sour and dry, almost to the point of being a tart champagne, but has a small but noticeable apricot aroma coming off it. Taste is decidedly sour and dry, and will make your mouth pucker; feels very effervescent, too. Really fun drink.


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