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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.


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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bill Becker (533) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 11, 2012
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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (2094) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2015
Thanks j!pours a hazy deep honey color with a loose tan head. The smell is raspberry seeds, apricot. The taste is raspberry, seeds, apricot, nicely tart and sour with a dry ending. Light plus with fine carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koelschtrinker (12439) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 29, 2015
Pfirsichantrunk mit säuerlichen Aromen, fruchtig, die Himbeeren kommen ab dem Mittelteil deutlich hervor. Runde konstante Säure, fruchtiger werdend, vollmundig. Fantastisch. 8/12/13/13/1/13

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1275) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours bright orange with a thin whitrwhite head with just a little lacing. Aroma is of sour apricot, raspberry, wet hay, oak, rose, almond, and light cherries. Taste is very sour and has similar notes to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy, sour, bone dry, sour, lingering finish. Overall, a another excellent world class sour ale from Cascade that is very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2978) - FINLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange in color with a whitish head. Funky fruityness, bit of sweet almonds, tart raspberries and citrus notes in aroma. Really refreshing vibes from the start here. Apricot and wooden barrel notes later on. Sour notes upfront tastewise, fruity apricot and funkyness too. Refreshing one. Citrus, tartness and wooden notes in the end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2021) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
shared bottle sample by a kind soul at a bar. somehow some of these cascade beers see distribution to the netherlands. very glad i got to try this one. poured a hazy orange to amber colour with a small creamy ring on top. nose of fresh apricot, stone fruits, apricot skin, peaches, oak, tart, lactose, vineous oak, getting some sour fresh raspberries aswell. apricots, really clear fruit notice. vanilla from the oak aswell. tart fruits, wild yeast, low carbonation, but a nice full creamy mouthfeel. lovely for a sour ale

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (1250) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Draft pour at the Sixgill. Cascade brewery night. Pours a bright orange copper color with almost no head. Fresh orange, apricot, and apple aroma. Flavor is juicy, and wonderfully sour. Fresh apricot, orange, and mixed berry holds on forever. love the lingering tartness to it. Another great addition to an already outstanding lineup from these guys. Wonder what’s next.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8410) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Draught at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House, Portland, OR. 2013 vintage. Sourness, mild tartness, funky notes and moderate sweetness in an intriguing aroma. The flavour is berries, dryness, sourness, mild funk and mild vinous notes. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2015
On tap at the Barrel House on 3/16/15. Gold in color with a decent sized white head. Aroma is of funk, fruity, apricot, white wine, and some berry notes. Taste is of wood, funk, dried apricots, vinous, acidic with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7539) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Draft - Sweet white grape and fleshy whitE fruit. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Apricot and great fruitiness with some sweet tart notes. Sticky sweet and. Little medicinal tartness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoprider (149) - DENMARK - APR 14, 2015
Slight hazy orange pour. The nose is very tart with lots of abricots but in a fresh fou foune type of way.. Other stuff going on but cant/wont pull it apart. The taste is somewhat like a mixture between a very fresf fou foune and a barrel soaked 50n4e if you see what I mean. So big on abricots and big on sweet barrel notes. The mouthfeel is fuller though and maybe slightly less refined..? The raspberries aren’t coming through on the palate much but the flavours are about as complex as I’ve seen in a sour. Lots going on. One thing I could put my finger on is the heavy abv.. It kinda comes through a lot I think. So this is no lightweight... Cascade is definitely contending with the big boys with this awsome expression. Impressed!


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