Bill Becker (62) - 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.
Itís an orange coloured brew , cloudy, small head of foam that shrinks but doesnít go away totally. The little bit of foam still does leave some nice lacing behind and, oh, I see the beerís entry has the name spelled wrong. Itís Noyaux. Update to be sent.
The smell, well, itís just heavenly. Big apricots, almost as big raspberries, the aroma you get from oak barrel aging...sourness supreme but I suspect, the taste wonít 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 doesnít 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 Iíve had the pleasure of drinking and none that Iíve had came close to disappointing me. A BIG thumbs up to Cascadeís brewing efforts!
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: 2011 Project. † Pinkish hued straw, hazy, thin sudsy white head, spotty lacing. † Bright aromatic nose, tart, barnish, with a strong unripened fruity sourness. † Smells divine! † Oh lordy, this is tasty! † Bright, dry, unripened fruitiness on the tongue. † Certainly has a slight berry and apricot flavor profile.   Very tart, basically sour on the tongue. † Has a balanced sweetness that you would expect from Cascade. † This is top notch stuff! † Nice blend, a bit berry like, with a strong apricot background. † Body and moufheel are moderate to full. † Aroma is bright, flavor is bright, a great combination. † Only thing is that the fruit aspect is not too pronounced. † This one has the basics, aromatic, tart, and very sour on the tongue, dry on the finish. † I only wished the fruit apect was a bit more forward. † However, as is, friggen tasty! † Mmmm... I can just taste the .RAR in this one.
UDBeernut (868) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light gold with no head. Nose of funk and berry. Taste is puckering and tart but finishes with a light fruit sweetness. Some berry is added. I dod not get much apricot. Body is full, and the kicked up abv makes me wanna dance.
Dogbrick (6021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at the Barrel House. Pours a lightly hazed yellow-amber color with a medium fizzy eggshell white head that evaporates steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Oak, tart fruit and yeast in the nose. Medium body with flavors of funky raspberries, oaky vanilla and yeast. The finish is fruity with a lingering tart berry aftertaste. Enjoyable all around, and one of my favorites of the visit.
crossovert (4558) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 Old rate at tasting a month back, this is so amazingly sour. One of my favorite sours of all time.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer is a beautiful golden sunset hue. Upon pouring, the is a quarter inch of head but this immediately vanishes with a violent hiss.
The aroma offers apricots, white wine, oak, tart and sour notes, sour cherries.
Absolutely delicious beer. Apricots dominate the fruit aspect of Noyaux, leaving the raspberries in the distance. Nice marriage of oak barrels, wine, and apricots. Sufficiently tart yet soft and light on the palate, even despite the nearly 9% abv.
Overall, this was delightful. A terrific beer from Cascade.
pantanap (3153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle courtesy of Todd...pours with a slight hiss with an awkward cork opening and topped with a minimal flimsy head... Aroma of seedy berry and a light degree of acidity yet not to the point of being on the level of acetone but almost just quite there... Flavors are more of the same with a seedy berry forwardness and mild acidic yet a touch of harsh acetone flavor although not as present at first. Somewhat sweet at some points but predominantly sour and abrasive at points.
drewbeerme (3643) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours murky orange with no head. Aroma has big buggy and barrel forward, earthy raspberries, acidic. Flavors are very tannic, bright raspberries, stone fruit, vinegar, earthy and harsh finish.
DrSilverworm (2703) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from a 2011 vintage 750ml bottle. Hazy orange peachy color. Minimal white head, pretty much no lace. Nice tart oaky berry aroma. Medium body. Light, bright carbonation. Crisp, soft texture. Tart, sour, light sweet taste. Definite raspberry finish. Good tart raspberry oaky sour. Light viscosity in the finish. Definitely a big one.
thirdeye11 (4980) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle) cloudy/ruddy apricot colored pour with no head. Nose of tart apricots, raspberry puree, fresh cut herbs, lacto, wet barrel, mildly acidic smelling but nothing nose curling, quite sour though. Taste of fresh raspberry, tart/young unripened apricots, wet wood, quite tart/sour, lacto, fresh herbs, yogurt-like. Tart finish, very low on carbonation but itís appropriate, full of fruit flavor and very drinkable. Awesome.
Bule (183) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at Cascade Barrel House in Portland. Pours a golden color with a fine head. Mild sourness balanced against raspberry and apricot flavors. Delightful.