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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (1099) - 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!


4.4
GustavJ (46) - Drammen, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2017
75 cl. bottle, “Vill og syrlig ølfestival” (Wild and sour beerfestival) Oslo, 8. Sept. Hazy golden straw. Small white head. Vinous aroma of dried apricot, apricot skin and lemon. Light body with tones of fresh apricots, peaches and hint of wood. Oily smooth mouthfeel that's work very well together with a very nice acidity. Warming alcohol. An excellent beer from a brewery that has become one of my favorite breweries.

2.9
fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2017
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Cloudy golden color. Sour aroma, some apricot, but also some acetic. Smooth mouthfeel, the acidity is aggressive, there is some apricot flavor, a bit vinous, tart lemon, and very astringent in the final.
Lack of depth and elegance, just an overpriced uber acidic beer.

3.8
Johnsense (1711) - - AUG 17, 2017
Hazy yellow pour, smaller head that dissipates into a tiny ring, no lacing. Sour aroma, tart apricot, yellow plum, acidic. Sour up front, vinagerette giving way to underripe apricot, green peach, oak, light yeast. Lighter body.

3.8
KansaiBeerLvrs (5234) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2017
2012 vintage shared by Ajen. A cloudy golden copper with a thick foamy head. The taste is light oak with a big tart apricot tangy aroma. Light bodied, massively acidic and fruity. Very good stuff, tart acidic and yet full of apricot stone fruitiness. It cut through the summer heat well.

3.9
Bacchus66 (765) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2017
From tap @ ADT. Pours hazy yellow with a slight white head. Sour fruity nose with funky wild yeast. Taste is refreshing tart stone fruit, oak and vanilla notes, with a wine-like quality adding some astringency. Finishes with a nice balance of sour and sweet. Relatively light for 8.5%. Note to self... visit Cascade someday. Delicious.

3.8
Borup (14954) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2017
Sample from a bottle. A yellow coloured beer with a white head. Aroma and flavour of apricot, yeast, sourness and lemon.

3.3
stouby (4692) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2017
Draught at MBCC, Apricot 14 (7,6%). Clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma medium sour and apricot. Flavor sour, tart, apricot, dry. Light body.

2.7
Rune (13186) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2017
Draught at MBCC, first, yellow, session. Spotty lacing from a low, white head. Warm golden body, close to clear. Restrained aroma of dried fruits. Apricot, green apples and minerals make up the flavour character. Lingering tartness to the ending. Okay cleanser. (Copenhagen 12.05.2017).

3.1
Itzjerm (3056) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Mouth puckering sour. Pretty much just aroma and taste is sour in your face. Does apricot flavor matter at this point since minimal? wow lock jaw

3.6
EvanFriend (610) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Very sour, more so than most sour beers Ive had. Apricot flavor is noticeable but relatively mild, which is a good thing, because Ive always considered an apricot a third-rate bad excuse for a peach. Would be better with peaches instead of apricots.


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