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RATINGS: 557   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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Sledutah (7834) - 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 (1774) - 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. Who’d have thunk. Oh, and there’s some good lacing left behind as the foam shrinks slowly. The smell: fruity tartness, big, oakiness medium, vanilla, hints. I can’t 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 it’s a more than hazy. The foam was also easier to deal with, about a finger’s 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 doesn’t hurt the drinkability at all. I wish this came in smaller packages so I wouldn’t have to finish it in one go. I’ll be sad when it’s gone. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, excellent mouthfeel. Clearly, another great offering from the gang at Cascade!

DuffMan (10664) - 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 I’ve ever had. I’m a huge fan. This is the first beer I’ve 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, it’s so buried in the background that I don’t drink this and think, "apricot". Like all the sours I’ve 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, it’s so tasty. So while this doesn’t come off as apricot to me, I still like it. Would just like to see a stronger fruit character in it.

AdamChandler (5178) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2012
’09 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 can’t tell if this is better due to age or not. Scent is weak but taste is very fruity and enjoyable.

thomas15 (694) - 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 that’s sour.... Sour apricot sauvignon blanc, brut champagne comparison. Oak is there perfectly. Very sour good apricot expression , glad I drank this...

Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
On tap at Uber. Hazy golden pour with some carbonation. Small white head. Smell juicy, strong apricot and acidic. Taste light tart, bitter strong peach and apricot, finish a bit dry. Reminds me of baby food.

bierkoning (13680) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
2009 bottle. Apricot in the slightly perfumed citric aroma. Apricot in the moderately sour, perfumed flavor. Bonedry, just the fruit. Very well balanced. Oaky finish.

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