craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2010
shared 750ml bottle. Cascade makes some damn good sours! And this is one of them - Cascade Apricot Ale pours a deep orange color with a thick 2 finger white head (which falls down to a solid 1/4"). The nose is filled with Oak, light apricot and lots of tartness from the lacto. Wonderful nose! Medium tart body with smooth sides and an aggressive front and back. Very carbonated at first... The body is overall pretty sour - with layers of wood, apricot and some yeast. The finish is a very dry tart apricot. Excellent Sour Ale from Cascade. Going to GABF? Hit these guys up - no lines and their sours are amazing!!! mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2011
750ml bottle, sweet and tart aroma, biting tart, I’m not getting a ton of apricot, lots of mouthpuckering sour. Nice. 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. Bill Becker (1035) - 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!
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
poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle. 2011 Project, 7.76% ABV. Pours cloudy orange with a medium off-white head that falls in about a minute into a skiff of foam. Aroma is full of apricot, dusty brett, Band-Aid. Taste is mouth-puckering sour, acidic, apricoty; finishes dry. Carbonation is pretty high, full-bodied. Excellent. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2013
A - Super hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.
S - Funky brett and other yeasts, tart apricots, oak, vanilla, farmhouse character, lactic acid.
T - Tart apricots and other citrus fruits, lots of funkiness and Brett, oak, vanilla, lactic acid, a touch of sourness, lemon zest.
M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart and funky finish.
D - Great wild ale. The apricots are nice and tart and the overall beer well balanced. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: Sweet Apricot, Mild Sour Mash
T: Bitter Apricot, Sour Mash
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter
Overall, true to form and flavor, very solid sour apricot ale.
chuckstout (334) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
2012- aroma acid, fruit, vinegar. Clear straw/yellow with a white dissipating head leaving no foam. Taste was quite tart and acidic, very dry and delicious mel4vegas (36) - Nevada, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Excellent apricot and tart aroma. Fair size oak comes through on back end. Really good sour tart funk and blended well with the overall apricot flavors.