Bill Becker (489) - 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!
jkwalking05 (4132) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Barrel House on 3/16/15. Gold in color with a decent sized white head. Aroma is of funk, fruity, apricot, white wine, and some berry notes. Taste is of wood, funk, dried apricots, vinous, acidic with a dry finish.
Ferris (6893) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Sweet white grape and fleshy whitE fruit. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Apricot and great fruitiness with some sweet tart notes. Sticky sweet and. Little medicinal tartness.
Hoprider (141) - DENMARK - APR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slight hazy orange pour. The nose is very tart with lots of abricots but in a fresh fou foune type of way.. Other stuff going on but cant/wont pull it apart. The taste is somewhat like a mixture between a very fresf fou foune and a barrel soaked 50n4e if you see what I mean. So big on abricots and big on sweet barrel notes. The mouthfeel is fuller though and maybe slightly less refined..? The raspberries arenít coming through on the palate much but the flavours are about as complex as Iíve seen in a sour. Lots going on. One thing I could put my finger on is the heavy abv.. It kinda comes through a lot I think. So this is no lightweight... Cascade is definitely contending with the big boys with this awsome expression. Impressed!
bytemesis (4136) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear burnt umber, small off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a ring with some lacing. Aroma is oaky, apricot skins and stems, a touch of raspberry present, a bit of funkiness, and a slight touch of acetone. Flavor is fully tart, very light funk, lots of oak and apricot, raspberries come through once my palate has adjusted to the bruising sourness. Medium body, low carbonation. A bit hot maybe? Otherwise a really sound beer.
burg326 (4337) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a light orange color with aromas of peach, wet wood, light funk and some apricots. Flavors were a mixture of jams with some sour notes, not over the top sour, but enough to say hello. Very enjoyable beer from Cascade.
thome50 (1186) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
April First Tuesday Libertine Bottle Share. Wow! This one caught me off guard. Pours a light orange to yellow with medium white head. Aroma is apricot and peach through and through. Taste is a mild/medium sour which is nice from Cascade as they are usually puckeringly sour. The fruit then goes to work with the stone fruit coming in first and the raspberry then coming in near the middle and finish. Light sweetness but it works so well. Probably my favorite Cascade ever.
Cory (367) - , California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 Project Bottle. Aroma of dried apricot, peach pit, lights Meyer lemon and a sour strawberry finish. Lots of berry and citrus aromas that change over the course of drinking the beer. Nice medium body with a juicy lingering finish. Nice complex beer thatís very nice on this sunny day.
Martinus (3523) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat hazy golden colour, white head. Fruity aroma, bit acidic, almond, apricot kernels. Sour flavour, apricot, raspberry, fruity, light wood. Finish wild yeast, sour, light raspberry, apricot.
(from 75cL bottle shared @ Miloís place)
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[2/24/15] Draught at Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Portland. Clear golden. Very pleasant sourish oaky aroma with big fruitiness. Sour funky flavor with juicy fruitiness, oak and lacto. Medium-bodied. Great stuff.
williamstome (1213) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, big white head. Light apricot aroma, flavor of apricot and vanilla. Delightful.