Bill Becker (654) - 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!
sulawang (837) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Visual: Hefty bottle, twisty wire cap and composite cork. Bottle-conditioned. Pours clear amber with a smallish head, a thin layer of retention, clusters of steady micro streams.
Nose: fruity peach-apricot mixed with puke. (lvl-8)-pungency
Attack: immediate heavy tartness, intense puckery sour, fizzy
Mid-palate: continuous acidic sour, (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) fruit vinegar, apricot, apple juice, pukey, woody oak
Finish: tart, candy tangy, residual sour fruity finish.
Summary: Goes down better with salty food, and caution to those who have a stomach sensitive to acidic food. Very taxing on the palate and a slow sipper. It has decent flavours and body but the sourness is just too over-the-top for me.
BiereLuc (1216) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bière dorée, voilée, avec un nez corpulent de fruits mûrs sur une trame sonore funky. En bouche, un profil acétique s’amène, enveloppé de fines notes fruités. La rhubarbe est nommée au générique. Bon truc. Surprenant.
Vignale (2852) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från demolenbeershop drucken med ölföreningen. Frisk syrlig doft av aprikos/aprikosgodis. Sötsyrlig men relativt torr, lite blommig och aningen tvål aprikossmak. lite kryddig och stram eftersmak. Riktigt snygg och fantastiskt god.
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015 Bottle from Beltramo’s in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is loads of funky, rotten attic bones. Taste is citric acid, atomic warheads, dry fruit skins, fruit pits, lemons. Extremely astringent, pulls at your teeth. Very little apricot coming through. Amazing aroma, disappointing taste.
ChtiBreizh (393) - Rennes, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle, tasting @ Chez Alain, Rennes. Hazy orange with a thin head. Fresh apricot very clearly, funky malts. Sharp and sour. Very good fruit lambic.
Inbreak (3577) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
03.10.2015, 0,75l bottle shared @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head, quite hazy. Aroma is kind of artificial sour-ish sweet, soda powder, orange candy, grass, oak, unripe apricot, fruit stones, berry skin. Taste is sour-ish dry, sorrel, mild vinegar, oak, raw rhubarb, soda powder, minerals, fruit stones, berry skin. Medium bitterness, dry acidic mouthfeel. Nice.
jc1762 (475) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a plastic cup showing cloudy yellow with sparse white foam.
The nose show strong notes of juicy and tart apricot.
The palate shows moderate carbonation, full bodied, juicy fruit forwardness, very slightly over-tart but flavors and clean with a good presence of fruit on the finish and the linger.
Vestergaard (1295) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in the line for Blåbær Release 2015. Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is very funky, lactic, lots of nice apricot, seems very sour! And so it is. Taste is sour, lactic, slight yoghurt, spicy, peppery, fruity and citric fruity. Crisp to burning sour body and high carbonation.
JaBier (6101) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear yellow pour with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, apricot and funky sourness. Sour apricot flavor with some malt before a big sour finish.
willisread (1597) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Watering Hole Cascade event. Pours a clear, bright gold with a small white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Apricot nose with some persimmon and lemon juice. Quite acidic on the palate and I really enjoy sour beers. Lots of white grapefruit and lemon on the finish. Can’t really taste the apricots as the acidity is quite high, but still enjoyable. Probably the most acidic beer I’ve had at this point.