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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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.


Bill Becker's rating

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bill Becker (323) - 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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1201) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Orangey with a good pale head. Aroma is apricot, strawberry, plum, cherry blossom. Medium bodied, tart on the palate, fruity finish. Taste is plum, strawberry, apricot, peach. So tasty.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drainpour (3) - Santa Rosa, USA - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
Incredible beer. Bursting with aromas of lacto on apricot upon more lacto. Smooth delicate mouth feel. No trace of alcohol despite its 9.98 abv. Raspberry on the finish, with more tartness lacto and apricot. My hands down absolute favorite cascade sour to date. I bought 5... after the first.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3408) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle thanks jake. Yellow hazy pour with white head. Light fruit and sour aromas. Nice tart flavors, fruit and berry tones.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1076) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2012 750ml bottle pours a reddish orange with almost zero head. Oak and tart fruit taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Light amber, some apricot and sugars, sweet but turns tart, depth of orchard fruit, touch of barrel. Yeah.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (511) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Poured from the tap. Orangey blonde with minimal white head. Apricot and raspberry come out with mild sour in the background.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1364) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (763) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dslam (48) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
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.


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