Bill Becker (650) - 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!
Klimaet (1085) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Bursprak. Pours hazy reddish orange with a small fizzy white head. Aroma is lactic as fok, cherries, raspberris, stone fruits, light vinegary, oaky, light acetone, cascade funky. Taste is lactic, same light acetone in a way that keeps it going good - not too bad. Citrussy, vinegary, stone fruits, sweet raspberries, oaky, vanilla, sweet strawberries. Fuck damn this is good.
Mep3222 (1038) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lactic sour aroma with apricot, raspberry and oaky Woody. Taste is Woody and oaky with the sour maybe 5 or 6 of 10 lactic. Not overpowering sour but still very sour. Super complex. Not sweet. Great raspberry and apricot flavors in there but balanced well with the sour and oaky flavors. Dry oaky finish. Maybe a bit too Woody and oaky but overall awesome sour. Almost borders on a dry rose wine that has been soured in a weird way. But so tasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RasmusOtt (1861) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Dangerous bottleshares #18 . Thanks to Borhspruk. Pours deep red orange with no head. Aroma of raspberries, some apricot, oak, vinegar, weak acetone and fuuuhnk for dayz. The taste is tart and sour with notes of sour raspberries, vinegar, tannins, weak apricot and some citrus. I think this is the best cascade I have had so far - which is good!
bursprak (1712) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares #18. Light hazy reddish orange pour with tiny lacings. Notes of jammy raspberries, apricot, lactic tartness, yoghurt, some oak and light balsamic.
Vestergaard (1293) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares #18 Thanks to Bursprak. Pours a reddish orange with a small, white head. Aroma has lots of apricot, slight raspberry, super acidic, slight acetone, tons of oak, red wine. Taste is very sour, fruity, juicy, slight acetone, slight vinegary. Average carbonation, tickling sour body.
tmoreau (3263) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters, showing an orangey, ruby tinted hue, with a modest layer of soft white head foam, and some light ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was light yeastiness, pit fruit as apricot, just a hint of rust that may well have been my reaction to a combination of oak & raspberry, and a decent, sour nature. The taste was similar notes less the rust, a little better than medium bodied, with good effervescence, dryness, and the continued, assertive sour nature. Nicely balanced blend.
hivemind (871) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. On draft @ Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Aug 2014 with Erica and Matt. Only notes are that it was a yellow pour which was tart and sour with no specific/distinguishable fruits detectable; just an overall fruity beer. Liked it.
Hopverdju (192) - BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Op mijn flesje stond 9,94%. Nu ja, veel verschil zal dit niet maken zeker? Oranje amberkleurig bier met kleine witte schuimkraag. Fruitige neus, vooral abrikoos en wat framboos. Zuure fruitsmaak die een tijd blijft verder zinderen.
Vignale (2848) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från demolenbeershop drucken med ölföreningen. Främst syrliga hallon id often men också lite ek, vinäger, persika och aningen jordgubb. I smaken dominerar hallonen, relativt syrlig men ingen vass syra, bra balans mellan syra och sötma men åt det torrare hållet, lite citrun och lätta drag av druva och aprikos. Fantastiskt gott. Jag är väldigt svag för hallonöl och den här var bland de bästa jag druckit. Så gott.
Nocturne (1462) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Hazy light amber. White head. Aroma is grass, raspberry, sherbet. Great fruity character. Complex taste again. Quite acidic. Drinkability isn’t the highest, maybe because of that high ABV, but this is still a formidable sour.