Bill Becker (390) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Purchased online from the Brewery.
It’s an orange coloured brew , cloudy, small head of foam that shrinks but doesn’t go away totally. The little bit of foam still does leave some nice lacing behind and, oh, I see the beer’s entry has the name spelled wrong. It’s Noyaux. Update to be sent.
The smell, well, it’s just heavenly. Big apricots, almost as big raspberries, the aroma you get from oak barrel aging...sourness supreme but I suspect, the taste won’t be way over the top.
Apricot sourness, raspberry sourness, woody notes..man, this is one hell of an American Wild. Every new sip seems to kill the previous sip and this is one example(of many) of why certain brews *should* be bottled in the 750ml format. 8.94% abv? It doesn’t drink that strong at all; this is dangerously drinkable.
Medium bodied, lightish to moderate carbonation(lightish on the front, moderate on the back end), the mouthfeel is just right for the style.
To sum things up, Noyaux may be the best Cascade brew I’ve had the pleasure of drinking and none that I’ve had came close to disappointing me. A BIG thumbs up to Cascade’s brewing efforts!
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong tart fruit, oak, funk. Thin mouthfeel with nice sour fruit, oak, light funk, tart finish, very nice.
oRos (1163) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours peach cloudy. Taste is citrus and very tart. Has a sweet linger
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 c&c from Bu11zeye. Pours hazy golden amber with no head. Aroma is quite sour, and it suggests apricots. Med body. Flavor is very, very tart, sour apricot. Lip burn. Gullet burn. It is acidic. Very tasty stuff. A Little raspberry in the finish.
marcus (6700) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours apricot with a modest off-white head and a marvelous nutty apricot aroma. There is a perfectly sour apricot flavor with a tart raspberry finish. Delicious.
Danyel (1049) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Cascade Brewing. Pours light clear orange with white head. Aroma of berries, almonds, tart. Taste is very fruity, crisp, a bit medicinal,ehogh carbonation. Overall, good.
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Like berlinerweiss very smooth. Great sour list. Peach colour. lacy. Smooth mouthfeel, light sour on the finish. Orange and other flavour
jmanock (22) - - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma is complex, woody, vanilla, and tart white wine. flavor is tart with a balanced bitterness and tannic/wood aftertaste. strong acidic underripe raspberry on the tongue that ends a little woody and seedy. alcohol is strong but pretty well masked by the tartness.
raspberries and oak come through well in this. i don’t know enough of the noyaux flavor to guess what flavor and aroma compounds it contributed, but the aroma is fairly complex. this beer is very lactic and not funky, but the oak adds an extra dimension to the sourness.
SpongeRuiner (773) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grabbed a bottle online right before Cascade wasn’t able to ship. Pours a great looking bright orange color. A foggy look and a white spotty head. A big dank vinegar aroma. A really funk filled aroma. An immediate sour. A perfect carbonation. A really nice raspberry fruit taste. The sour feel taste like it comes from the apricot which works really nice. Surprisingly not a dry finish yet very refreshing. The sour really goes all the way. Stays on the lips hits the throat and settles in the stomach. Really good stuff. Wow stuff.
BoBoChamp (5672) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, Vintage 2013, at 9.94%Vol, new exclusive American blended brew, with raspberries and apricots, thx alot to Ron for bringing this over!, very complex sour fruit brew, fruity/sour/woody and slightly vinous/sweet, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew
b3shine (5739) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (2013 Project; shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a hazy dark apricot with eggshell head. Smells tart, oaky, funky, and fruity with some sweetness from the malt bill in the backbone. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. Good stuff.