Bill Becker (727) - 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!
Johnstledger8 (622) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy murky orange with a thin lacy off white head. Aroma is of sherbet, apricot, funky, really sour smelling, hay. Taste is of apricots, barnyard funky, sherbet, hint of vinegar, citrus. Dry oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
NikkTwist (2469) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Bottom of a keg first tapped at a Cascade event last week. Murky golden orange pour. Just a very thin fizzy white ring. Huge overripe apricot flavor. Very sharply sour (as expected) but much fuller than the bottle. Juicy. Piquant. Gigantic. Notes of bruised peaches, fresh cut hardwood, green apple sour candy, figs, kiwi and thistles. Fantastic!!!
drsandman (914) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a super clear orange, thin white head. Aroma is ape-rye-cot, big oak, lacto, plastic, peach. Flavor is sour fruits, oak, lacto, light vinegar. Good stuff, pretty enjoyable.
stevoj (3595) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Albertsons. Not a big fan of yours, but Cascade is an exception. Hazy golden pour, big fruity nose leads into a taste and experience that tickles the palate at all levels. I don’t even like apricots that much, but this is tasty.
Pyrmir (5247) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bottle vintage 2012 at Staffan47, thanks Johan! Hazy orange with white head, Aroma is fruity, apricot, tart lactic notes, acetic, bretty barny notes. Taste is sour and complex, apricots, fruit, lactic, acetic, leather, bretty barn notes, tobacco, slight grain and light sulphur. Lovely.
Lilja (2539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ölföreningen 2015. Smak och doft av aprikos, torkad aprikos, aprikoskärnor, aprikosgodis, jäst med toner av trä och vita vinbär. Frisk, stor syrlighet, lagom sötma, torr, viss strävhet, mycket gott.
ordybill (1170) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 22 OZ bomber into a pint glass. The appearance is a light slightly murky orange with a small white head. The aroma is full of apricots and wood. The taste is sour apricots with some oak tossed in. This is an outstanding beer.
eiriko (7) - NORWAY - FEB 26, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma reminds me heavily of gueuze. Hint of apricot. Brett.
Light golden color. Head dissipates fast.
Very sour. Heavy apricot flavor. Even though this is the 2013 version.
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linusb (610) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Orange, almost golden coloured. White head that disappears right away. N: Apricot, apple, oak, honey T: Apricot, green apple, lemon O: Quite tart but nice flavours!
hackobock (3082) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
February 26, 2016. Bottle, vintage 2013.
Hazy orange with a medium sized frothy white head. Aroma is apricots, suöphur, acetic, lemon, leather and grain.
Taste is sour, acetic and fruity. Finish is acetic vinegar, lemon, apricots and, some mineral. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation, dry and sour.
Alright, a bit too acetic.