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Cascade Apricot Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,130
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 361
Gots: 264 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Brewmaster Ron Gansberg based this Apricot Ale on a Belgian Tripel, putting it through 16 months lactic fermentation and aging in French oak wine barrels. The apricots were allowed to slowly ripen before introduction into the beer; the beer then aged another four months on the fruit before bottling."

(Beer added by: ccrida on 04-18-2008)
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7ways

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage.

Pours darkish orange and translucent... hey, like apricots, I get it! Very impressive white crown, it's been a while since I've seen a head last longer than 5 minutes like this one. Any time I can hear the foam from several feet away while pouring I know something good is about to happen.

Smell is of honey, apricot (i guess, I don't smell too many apricots), light funk, and floral soap. Points off for that last one.

The beer does not taste like soap, so that's alright. In fact it's full of juicy sour goodness. Bold, powerful, and refreshingly dry sourness similar to and almost as intense as Russian River sours. But it has a house character unique to Cascade. Not too sweet, some pony blanket, and the apricot/fruity and flowery aspects are present but subdued.

Mouthfeel is great, big prickly bubbles perfectly suited for this kind of beer.

I went into this expecting an American Wild, not a Tripel. Therefore, this is a win.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 04:20:04 | More by 7ways
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Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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