Bill Becker (248) - 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!
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber, some apricot and sugars, sweet but turns tart, depth of orchard fruit, touch of barrel. Yeah.
jredmond (5297) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of courtesy of Andrew - huge thanks for this little gem. Pours a deep murky hazed orange body and light white lacing. Aroma is sour raspberries, indoor swimming pool, light musky character and vague vinegar. Thankfully no vinegar in the mouthfeel, notes of cherries, apricot, sour peach, funk, musky character and oak. Awesome.
pictoman (482) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap. Orangey blonde with minimal white head. Apricot and raspberry come out with mild sour in the background.
BMMillsy (1322) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at the Swamp Head Batch 600 release. Pours a funky reddish brown color with fluffy white head on top that sticks around a bit for a sour brew. Beautiful aroma of apricots and strawberries, some definite vinegar and acidic notes to go with it. Flavor follows the aroma perfectly with juicy raspberries and tart apricots, and some expected sour vinegar flavors to go along. The body is juicy and finishes dry, with medium carbonation. This is easily the best sour Iíve had from Cascade, who has been a mixed bag for me. My two favorite fruits in a sour come together beautifully here.
ericdevin (724) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from brewery, Portland. Pours a medium orange, little to no head. Aroma full of oak and raspberries. Too acetic. Body way tart, boozy, bites. Walks a fine line and maybe steps over it? Not for me.
dslam (43) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from tap at the brewery. Light amber color with good amount of head. I smell raspberries and some oak. A nice light beer with a good amount of sour taste. Leaves a nice raspberry after taste and coats the pallette with a light raspberry tart.
Prufrockstar (893) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 2013 project. The description on the bottle has changed in terms of the barrel aging (<14 months phase 1, 7 months phase 2). Anyway, pours dark amber with off-white head and little floaty bits of yeast/particulate. Threatened to gush, but aside from the floating yeast it all ended up in glass. Aroma: initially poopy, but once itís in the glass itís full on raspberry, oak, and vinegar. Canít smell apricots at all. Taste: remarkably dry, even with the raspberry jam-syrup in the middle. Bitingly tart finish. Jam and alcohol warmth. Drinks bigger than 9%. As it warms thereís also a lot of acetone. Full body, lively carbonation, slick heavy and mouth-coating -- basically adheres to your mouth while it strips the enamel off your teeth. Overall: my wifeís assessment: "feels like I have a mouthful of in ripe fruit - so tart but without a lot of flavor. Sorry, I canít finish this. I hope it didnít cost too much." As for me, Iím pretty disappointed by this one, too.
CanIHave4Beers (3212) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer here, this beer I had @ the Grand Tasting.
Pours a bright orate, almost still.
The aroma is piracy and bright.. a touch briney with some wet limestone and some horse sweat.
The flavor is very tart, itsís got a nice lemon and citrus rind character all around. The tart fruit character is decidedly more towards the apricot than the raspberries.
illidurit (2130) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the barrel house. Bitter almond, dried apricot, slight berry seed, wood, slight bourbon. Fruity amaretto, grainy bitter and tart finish.
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 Probably more than a few backlog rates for this, but I have a bottle sitting in front of me...so new rate. Pours with a mostly clear orange hued body with a quick to fade white head. Aromas are of raspberries, cherries, juicy acidity, stonefruit, white wine, mild alcohol, fruity notes. Smells big and sour overall, mild tannin. Flavors are of tart, mildly tannic, big fruit notes, alcohol based sweetness, lots of vanillin and oak, tannin, lots of fruit (I think Iíve got a raspberry seed in my teeth). Jammy, cotton candy like barrel caramelization. Delicious. Lively carb, dry, lightly warming. Not much cyanide flavor ;). Price point out here ranges from mid 30s to mid 40s, making it too costly to repeat often, but it is tasty!