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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Cascade Apricot Ale is based on our Temptor Triple Ale that has undergone over 8 months of lactic fermentation and oak barrel aging. Ripe NW Apricots are fermented with this beer for 3 additional months. This hand packaged and bottle conditioned ale will only get better with age ... good luck waiting.

Serve at 45-50 Degrees F.

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johnnnniee (4285) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 28, 2012
2009 bottling Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a huge bubbly white head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Smells of tart pitted fruit with a solid shot of funk. The nose is full of citrus and lactic aromaís. The flavor is quite tart and acidic. A solid shot of lemons and sweet tarts with some light tart fruit, a hint of alcohol and a sneaky bit of oak and vanilla. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a tart lactic bubbly mouthfeel. This is a really nice sour ale, I really enjoyed this on the night before hurricane Sandy.

crossovert (12668) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2015 Super sour and tart one here. Some apricot but mastly a tart and sour golden ale. Very nice.

Sledutah (7493) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle shared on the party bus, GABF weekend
Appearance: Cloudy yellow with a big white head
Aroma: Tart fruit , woody and vanilla
Taste: Tart fruit, oak and woody with a dry finish
Nice and tasty

pchristi (4) - - OCT 8, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 Nice summer beer. Wish there where more like it. Light taste great flavor. Strong sour flavor. Light finish

Bill Becker (1014) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2011 Project, 7.76% abv. It pours a hazy orange..apricot colour with a huge head of billowy foam. The tip of the foam looked so inviting so I tongued it. Hehe...sour apricot. Whoíd have thunk. Oh, and thereís some good lacing left behind as the foam shrinks slowly. The smell: fruity tartness, big, oakiness medium, vanilla, hints. I canít wait to take my first "official" sip. Ahh...sour apricot is so delicious up front and in the finish. Just the right amount of oak and light vanilla notes rounding off this most excellent brew. The second pour done and itís a more than hazy. The foam was also easier to deal with, about a fingerís worth. The sourness never goes over the top so this, I think, would be a great beer to share with someone newish to the style. I also like how the abv is approachable; some slight warming but it doesnít hurt the drinkability at all. I wish this came in smaller packages so I wouldnít have to finish it in one go. Iíll be sad when itís gone. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, excellent mouthfeel. Clearly, another great offering from the gang at Cascade!

DuffMan (10284) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
On tap @ the brewpub in Portland. Hazy bright orange, small white head. Yoghurty sour aroma, with less definable fruit than the kriek, but more funk. The palate expresses the unripened stonefruits character a little more than the nose. If anything, the fruit here rounds out the palate a little, lending drinkability to what would otherwise be quite an acidic beer. Lots of barnyard funk, some oaky notes, light leathery dryness. Beautiful!

arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Pours a golden orange color with a small white head. Aroma is sour peaches! The taste is so spectacular. Super sour peaches, balanced by a slight sweetness. One of the best sours I think Iíve ever had. Iím a huge fan. This is the first beer Iíve had from this brewery. I had it on tap and in the bottle while in Seattle and I was equally impressed both times. Really good for sour freaks.

michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Light golden pour, moderate disappearing head, sour, acidic, vinegar aroma. I do not get much apricot in the aroma, unfortunately. Flavor is primarily intense sour. If the apricot is there, itís so buried in the background that I donít drink this and think, "apricot". Like all the sours Iíve had from this brewer, the flavor it there from the start and lingers well through the finish; I love it. I can almost chew this beer, itís so tasty. So while this doesnít come off as apricot to me, I still like it. Would just like to see a stronger fruit character in it.

AdamChandler (4977) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2012
í09 Vintage. Enjoyed in a very tall almost flute like glass. Beer served at fridge temp. Paid $25

A - Deep burnt orange with half a finger head. No lacing or legs. Slightly cloudy.

S - Standard horsey gueuze scent. Not a lot of apricot on the nose. Peach is more like it.

T - Very sweet and tart up front. Ropey characters and more bitterness than expected. Middle is sweet and mellow with the finish being very fruity with apricot and white wine taste taking over.

M - Very highly carbonated, light body

O - I canít tell if this is better due to age or not. Scent is weak but taste is very fruity and enjoyable.

thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Sauvignon blanc sour peaches apricot aroma, has some softness to it. A little acidity too. Apricot for sure. Murky golden orange. Not the the least bit see through... Oak and apricot really mesh well in the aroma. Whoa thatís sour.... Sour apricot sauvignon blanc, brut champagne comparison. Oak is there perfectly. Very sour good apricot expression , glad I drank this...

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