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Cascade Apricot Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Apricot AleCascade Apricot Ale

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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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lordofstarside

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4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2011 project- 750 ml to a goblet, celebrating my graduation

Pours a cloudy pale gold with about 25% transparency. A finger and a half of foam has died down pretty quick to a frothy half finger. Highly carbonated, good lacing- not much to complain about here

Smells of sour apricot, oak, some other floral citrus, funk, a hint of leather, and some sweet malt. Enough to make my face twist and nose tingle a bit, well done

Taste is with the nose, upfront sour apricot and citrus, some vinegar, oak, and a subtle sweet malt bringing up the back. Pretty balanced, sour upfront sweet lingering after taste

Feel is medium body, with a moderate/high sourness- enough to twist my face but not as far around as possible. High carbonation leaves a bite, alcohol is well hidden. Pretty drinkable man

Overall this stuff is really good. Cascade really and for good reason is dominating the American sour scene, with this being another cornerstone in that foundation

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 08:43:03 | More by lordofstarside
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Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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