Bill Becker (135) - 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!
harrymel (419) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pink hued golden ale with a loose surface of grey-white foam. Smells of raspberries, bits of marzipan, and a little oak - really reminds me of Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus. Some hints of almond. Taste is crazy sour - ripping my enamel sour! Raspberries are in there, but fuck, this is SOUR. Some acetic quality, but tons of lemon, and hints of apricot in the back end. Thin beer with low carb and a dry finish, but the tartness makes me salivate Pavlovian style. Crazy beer.
Serving type: bottle
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This highly acidic creation develops cherries and apricots in a nearly still mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the cloudy amber.
-The very low carbonation seems to enhance the intensely sour finish.
-This bottle was only two years old and oxidation was already apparent in the nose. Not sure these Cascades age all that well (this is not the first time it happens to me with Cascade bottles).
-Cascade is the Cantillon of the Northwest. Always compelling, funky and sour, yet not always refined.
-A touch of bready yeast appears in the flavor profile.
TBone (11145) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 750ml PBFVIII, vintage 2011
Hazy deep orange color, not much head. Tart, fruity, peachy aroma. Medium-bodied. Tart, fruity, lingering sourness. Very stylish sour ale.
Marheb (1514) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Très tannique mais dans les limites de l’acceptable, franche acidité, acétique et lactique également sur des courants d’abricots et de noyaux surettes. Se partage bien à plusieurs et se doit d’être suivie par un nectar pour non-diabétiques.
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Hazy Orange Hue, Passes Mild Light, Mild Head Ring, No Lacing
S: Apricots, Hay, Mild Raspberries
T: Apricots, Raspberries, Hay
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying, Mildly Bitter
Overall, pretty solid sour ale, nice flavors that fit the style.
nuplastikk (3818) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml tasted blind. Murky unfiltered orange-tan. Thin, glass rimming head. Funky odd fruit tones are massive, but there is some underlying offness. Island lambic, way better when you realize what it is.
arminjewell (5144) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle at Zwanze Day 2012, hazy yellow-orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of big cherry, raspberry, blackberry, hints of stone fruits like peach but they take a back seat, nice tart lemon comes through with biscuit, bread, and some slight grassy spice. Taste is a mix of sweet and sour berry, nice stone fruits come through and the earthy tones go right into the spice, biscuit and bready yeast notes, slight funk, pretty tart finish.
Reynolds314 (1877) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum this is great. Juicy raspberries and heavy lemony tartness. Some doughy maltyness that is crushed by raspberry jam and vinegar that is somehow now unpleasant.
Ernesto987 (3009) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really really tart, tastes like tons of raspberries, back of the throat sourness, a really big beer
deekyn (850) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - pours a nuclear orange/yellow with very very low head. S - SOUR! Vinegar, lemon, raspberries, honey. Very simple. M - nice very tart front up, but it rolls smoothly to a sweet fruity end. Nice palate, full body. A nice American sour. T - all the sour bits are right up front. Vinegar, lemon juice, lime juice. The palate is raspberries (fruit and seed) and honey. Quiet notes of a pie crust and grass. O - simple but very nice raspberry sour. 4.1