mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2010 On tap at City Beer. Pours hazy amber-gold. No head of course, but a nice amount of lacing. Aroma- sour, butterscotch. After a while the apricots begin to show through. Taste-big, funky, old wood, no fruit at first, just old woody funk and pungent earthy sourness. As it warms, the apricots really come through in the taste and aroma. Really complex. Raped my mouth. 3.7 original rate. Re-rate from a V.2009 bottle. This is greatness. Bright orange-amber with awesome lacing and a persistent halo. Aroma- apricots, sour funk, earthy, malty. Taste- tangy apricoty awesomeness. Nice sour and tart flavors melded with truly amazing fruit. Fruit everywhere, but not at all sweet and fruity. OMFG, man, OMFG. 8===> NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2010
Gets better with age evidently. I wish it was a bit less expensive, but I’ll buy more anyway. It’s tasty and refreshing. jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Dried apricots and some yeast. Great about this brew us some tart but no fake fruity sweetness. Seems 100% natural. Apricots stay through entire beer with the wonderful tart funk. Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
This breweries stuff is unbelievable! Only down side is huge money for this 750 bottle....forty bucks ouch. Never the less worth it as it has so much going on. Huge apricot aroma off the start. Poured light orange. Light head. Flavors of everything, from hay, barnyard sweet apricots and dried apricots ending of very tart acids. After all that the fresh apricots cruise back in for the finish line. A+ You gotta try this too.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Amazing floral apricot, candy sugar, and caramel aroma with vanilla and oak notes. Creamy very bright and yet lively palate. Tastes of orange, apricot, lemon, caramel, green apple, vanilla, and oak with a tart, lightly acidic, crisp, dry finish. Outstanding.
77ships (9834) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2015 (27/04/2014) Thanks! Sampled bottle @ ZBF 2014. Hazy citrus, only some bubbles on the side. Nose is lots & lots of dried apricots, very fruity and juicy, lovely, slight lactic feel, touch wood. Taste is same, oodles of apricots, slightly lactic, touch apple and wood, citrus, lemon acidic sour in the finish. Very light and easy to drink. Pure apricot goodness. // Early 2015. Sampled side-by-side with Fou’ Foune & Goose Island Halia. Dark orange, big white head. Nose is huge real apricot jam, thick, spectacular. Taste is light yeast, lactic, sour upfront, bread leading into a blast of sweet apricot jam in the back, lingering aftertaste. Easy to drink. Spectacular. Amazing. 4.7 -> 4.9 ordybill (1759) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Poured from a 22 OZ bomber into a pint glass. The appearance is a light slightly murky orange with a small white head. The aroma is full of apricots and wood. The taste is sour apricots with some oak tossed in. This is an outstanding beer. zizzybalubba (1870) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2010
750 mL bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham (2009 bottle listed at 9.0% ABV). Pours dark orange with a lovely champagne-like bubbly head. Aroma is tart but not distinct enough to determine apricot. The flavor is magnificent; mouth-puckering sour peach and apricot. The mouthfeel is thick and juicy as if there is a ton of sour fruit puree in this exceptional ale. I had a hard time justifying the $20 price but this is certainly worth it every so often. A wonderful sour beer. waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2010
750 ml corked bottle. 09.20.10 Thanks to Joel for grabbing this at Gravity for me!
Pours golden orange with white, carbonated, prickly head that dissipates into a soapy white head. The legs are fantastic and well presented. The nose is slight oak (from the barrel aging), slight vinegar, lactic acid, soured apricots, and a presence of tart cherry. The taste is an amazing assortment soured apricot, oak, vinegar, slight vanilla, and mild lactic acid. The mouthfeel is near perfect: great carbonation and velvety smooth. This is Cascades best offering, even above their other amazing sours (Kriek, Cuvee de Jugleur, and The Vine). They might be my favorite sour producing Brewery. Don’t get me wrong, I love All of RR and Lost Abbeys sours but damn these are great. Also, I agree that NB Erics Sour Peach is a dirty, cheap bastard compared to this offering from Cascade. DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Poured a 750 ML bottle of this into my 12oz Goose Island Tulip. Thanks for the brew Dan! 2011 Project Vintage.
Aroma- Big fruit and musky sour aroma. Hits with a hint of apricot in the deep background if you search.
Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has average head retention. Has a deep reddish-orange glowing color. Leaves a few suds behind.
Flavor- Sour huge with a tart fruit flavor. Apricot is in the background again but after each drink, this character becomes more definite.
Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Sour Apricot flavors from beginning to end and nice pucker at the finish.
Overall Impression- Haven’t done a review in a while so when I popped this one, thought it would be a good one to start back on! Super sour and has a great apricot background. Highly Recommend this one and wouldn’t mind picking up another one of these in the near future! Trade anyone?