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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 268   ABV: 8.94%
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This NW style sour ale features blonds and triples aged on oak for 18 to 24 months, then additionally aged for 12 months on raspberries and apricot noyaux.

50belair's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy burnt orange pour with an off white head. Delicious grilled apricot aromas. Acidic and tart but not overly so with raspberry, apricot, and stone fruit highlights. Good body with perfect carbonation and balance. Bravo. The boys at Cascade never disappoint...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
priscoppi (24) - - APR 4, 2014
Very Nice saur ale. Wood, abricot Apple flavour and after taste. Nuts crispy dry end

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2014
75cl bottle. Vintage 2011. Drank at home with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: raspberries, little dry, sour, wood. TASTE: very sour, fruity, raspberries, very good and decent beer. Winner!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
750 ml bottle shared at RBWG on the Friday night bottle share. Pours a hazy peach color with a tiny ring for a head. Notes of berries, lemon, apricot, sweet malts, yogurt, and leather. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tart, sour mouthfeel. Really nice sour ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #58. Bottle shared by Ygtbsm94 at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin white head. Aroma of tart stone fruits, herbaceous notes. The taste is tart stone fruit, tropical fruit, earth. Medium bodied, lingering tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle at RBWG. Pours gold with white head. Cloudy. Nose and taste of tart berry, tart apricot, oak and vinegar sourness. Medium body. very acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Draft at Cascade Barrel House in Portland, OR on 29 May 2013. Clear golden amber with a thin white head. Sour and cooked fruit in the aroma. Strong apricot, raspberry, some brown sugar. Good balance of sharp, sweet fruits and a biscuity malt backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slayer85 (1041) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 6, 2014
750 ml bottle, 2011 project. A cloudy, initially sparkling medium amber/orange beer, with an average sized, fizzy, fully diminishing white head. The aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately yeasty (barnyard, leather), with notes of raspberries, apricots, lemon, wood, hint of alcohol. The flavor is moderately sweet, heavily acidic. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, fairly dry and long finish with light bitterness, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Amazing from the beginning to the end. Good balance and merging between apricots and raspberries. The acidity level is pretty high, but far from being harsh. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1053) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2014
750ml bottle from the brewery a while back, 2011 project, split with my bride. Pours a clear reddish-brown color with a white head that quickly fades. Aroma is oaky, fruity, sour cherry. Medium on the palate with effervescent carbonation. Flavor is sour, fruit, raspberry, cherry, oak, a little yeasty, funky, with a dry, sour finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2011 Project ABV 8.94% A pink hued golden ale with a loose surface of grey-white foam. Smells of raspberries, bits of marzipan, and a little oak - really reminds me of Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus. Some hints of almond. Taste is crazy sour - ripping my enamel sour! Raspberries are in there, but fuck, this is SOUR. Some acetic quality, but tons of lemon, and hints of apricot in the back end. Thin beer with low carb and a dry finish, but the tartness makes me salivate Pavlovian style. Crazy beer. Serving type: bottle 12-10-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This highly acidic creation develops cherries and apricots in a nearly still mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the cloudy amber.
-The very low carbonation seems to enhance the intensely sour finish.
-This bottle was only two years old and oxidation was already apparent in the nose. Not sure these Cascades age all that well (this is not the first time it happens to me with Cascade bottles).
-Cascade is the Cantillon of the Northwest. Always compelling, funky and sour, yet not always refined.
-A touch of bready yeast appears in the flavor profile.


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