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RATINGS: 432   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 (449) - 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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4423) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT11. Hazy yellow to orange colour with a small white head. Smells apricot, sour, slightly farty, slightly pizza. Tastes sour as fuck, apricot, fruity. Medium body, pretty heavy carbo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (3341) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Hazy warm golden colour, white head. Funky aroma, apricot, apricot sweets. Sour flavour, apricot, yogurt. Sour fruity finish.
(from 75cL bottle @ ZZT XI, Oirschot. Bedankt voor het delen, Dré & Angela!)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT XI. Hazy almost opaque yellow color, average sized white to off-white head. Aroma is sourness, yellow fruits, apricot indeed. Taste is very sour, apricot, sour yellow fruits. Lingering sourness, lightly dry, sour fruitpeel. I must admit, one or two years ago, I would have rated this as dreadful or undrinkable. Guess this it what happens to you when you gain experience. Do I love it? No, not this one. Do I think it’s sour? Yes, very. But I can drink it and I like it, although I must admit a 75 cl bottle would probably be too much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansjelaah (1564) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ Zzt’11. Hazy yellow color with a white head. Smells sour, apricot, alcohol. Tastes sour, fruity, apricot, dish water.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ventanas83 (20) - - FEB 17, 2015
Excellent apricot and peachy aroma. The flavor and palate is fantastic like an apricot cognac. Heat is slight and adds to character. Once again apricot brany cognac. Really really good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3143) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5183) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (206) - - DEC 30, 2014
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chuckstout (290) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3840) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
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.


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