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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 268   ABV: 8.94%
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.

Bill Becker's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bill Becker (612) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 11, 2012
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
750ml bottle. Hazy light amber. White head. Aroma is grass, raspberry, sherbet. Great fruity character. Complex taste again. Quite acidic. Drinkability isnít the highest, maybe because of that high ABV, but this is still a formidable sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2015
Thank you for sharing Yarric! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ "De grote Black Tuesday Tasting". 2011 Vintage. Dark orange, little white head. Nose is hugely puckering, sour puckering raspberries dominate, oak, vinegar, little peach, faint strawberry. Taste is very basic but satisfactory puckering sour, acidic raspberry, oak, lemon sour, light very sour apricot, grapes,Ö Puckering & acidic body. Harsh profile but enjoyable, nice taste, good stuff, a tad too simple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChtiBreizh (326) - Rennes, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2015
75cl bottle, tasting @ Chez Alain, Rennes. Hazy orange with a thin head. Very fruity, although apricot is not obvious . Moderate to heavy sour. Smooth silky body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8800) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2015
No head, hazy orange-pink beer. Raspberry, bit of barnyard odours, sourish. Lactic acid, fruitacids, but very, very acidic, tart fruit. Acidburn, acidthinning. Long-lasting flavours and dry-out. Harsh - not one for the fainthearted, but I could still dig this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3590) - Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2015
8 oz tulip glass live from the barrel, 2014 Vintage, at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Portland, Oregon. The pour is a hazed orange copper with a minimal foamy off white head. The aroma is a muted white wine along with some of the fruit raspberry apricot and Tripel notes. The taste is sour funk right away, settles into bright lemon citrus tart, moves to apricot fruit and a bunch of white wine in the finish. Tons going on in the is beer, well integrated. The palate is medium to heavy bodied, certainly cask level naturally low carbonation with tart and white wine in the back. Nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rlgk (15334) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle at Stone Liberty Station, San Dieo. "Sour Saturday" during SDBW 2015. Clear orange/golden beer with a decent lasting offwhite head. Sourish fruity aroma, apricot, funky, grapefruit, funky, raspberry notes, leather, earthy notes, woody, tart, some sweet vinegar. Sour earthy flavor, grapefruit, apricot, funky, raspberries, citrus, raisins, woody notes, cheese notes, oak, some grapes. Absolutely amazing, one of the best sours I have had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Inbreak (3352) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
03.10.2015, 0,75l bottle shared @ home:
Gusher. Nice fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is sour-ish dry, sorrel, berry skin, sour raspberries, oak, mild vinegar, minerals, weeds. Taste is sour-ish dry, sorrel, vinegar, oak, minerals, weeds, berry skin, sour raspberries, fruit stones, bark. Medium bitterness, dry acidic mouthfeel. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3439) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2015
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy amber with an average white head. Aroma of apricot, raspberries, woody notes, funk and barnyard. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Sour.🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle at WTWBA 2015 in Minneapolis. Orange pour. Oak, seedy fruit notes. Somewhat tart. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (1369) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured from a 2011 Project bottle. Aroma is fairly fruity with a nice moderate raspberry note. Some medium light citrus and acidity notes. Light oak and medium light nuttiness. Pours a slightly hazy, copper orange with a medium sized, thin, slightly off white head that quickly disappears. No lacing or legs. Flavor has a moderate acidity with some light citrus notes. Nice raspberry fruit notes with some moderately sweet noyaux character. Light oak notes with faint alcohol spice. Some lingering raspberry, noyaux and acidity. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, this beer is surprisingly nice with a good fruit character. Acidity is clean, but a touch sharp. The noyaux adds a nice, unique character to the beer.

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