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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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world-class

1,130 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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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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Ratings: 1,130 | Reviews: 249 | Display Reviews Only:
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Keananmichael5

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

03-10-2014 22:37:12 | More by Keananmichael5
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StJamesGate

New York

4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on tap at the brewery, Portland

Hazy platinum with no head.
Apricot fruit roll-up on the nose with a touch of white vinegar.
JuicyFruit, bright orchard fruit, a touch of funk, lemon zest and a bit of chalk.
Bracing fresh fruity finish and white spice linger.
Crisp, light, no heat.

Champagne-like. White vinegar and Belgian funk hidden under fruit, but still very acidic, in a good way. Probably the most accessible sour ever.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2014 18:46:16 | More by StJamesGate
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

03-10-2014 17:28:01 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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SteeleWright

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-10-2014 02:57:46 | More by SteeleWright
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yeaprolly

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-09-2014 22:53:16 | More by yeaprolly
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kmanjohnson

California

3/5  rDev -31%

03-09-2014 20:13:14 | More by kmanjohnson
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy light orange amber color with a nice white head and decent lacing

S-apricot, sour grapes, light caramel, vinous, floral, little funk

T-lemon, apricot, green apple, caramel malt, funk, oak, white wine vinegar, floral

F-medium body with nice lively carbonation, crisp, tart and astringent

O-loved this beer, very complex and well-made

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 13:27:10 | More by MDDMD
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arodriguez

California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

03-06-2014 04:33:40 | More by arodriguez
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beast464

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-05-2014 14:39:51 | More by beast464
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-02-2014 00:18:22 | More by madtowndmb1
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-28-2014 04:08:36 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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ThePaleRider

California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

02-27-2014 17:36:41 | More by ThePaleRider
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-24-2014 07:34:17 | More by Auror
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dansmcd

Australia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

02-24-2014 01:50:12 | More by dansmcd
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cxr1037

California

3.73/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Notes from a bottleshare last week (thanks Luke!). Of note was a slight bit of mold at the bottom of the cork. We feared oxidization but there weren't any perceptible oxidized flavors, but looking through reviews, I don't think this tasted like it should have.

APPEARANCE: A clear, straw-colored pour with a bright white head.

AROMA: Tart funk complemented by a floral, light-fruitiness. Not a ton of apricot, but a little is there. I also get some hay and vinegary sauerkraut.

TASTE: The apricot wasn't overly strong on the nose, but it really comes through in the taste. Very tart, with subsequent yeasty funk. Hints of citrus. The sauerkraut is stronger here than it was in the aroma, but still not overbearing.

MOUTHFEEL: Tart and effervescent, with lingering acidity. Also a little bit astringent. Medium-dry finish.

OVERALL: This was very good, but I feel it wasn't at it's best. The presence of mold under the cap is probably the culprit behind the sauerkraut taste/smell. I'll have to give this one another try sometime to see if there's much difference.

80/100

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 00:46:15 | More by cxr1037
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mhenson42

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-23-2014 07:24:13 | More by mhenson42
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NWHopinator

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

02-22-2014 07:53:34 | More by NWHopinator
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Moopband

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

02-22-2014 04:17:16 | More by Moopband
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

02-21-2014 07:04:47 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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MickeyHops

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

02-21-2014 05:50:09 | More by MickeyHops
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev -8%

02-19-2014 07:45:34 | More by ricecracker420
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Jdw60

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-19-2014 06:45:03 | More by Jdw60
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-17-2014 01:57:07 | More by greg4579
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

02-16-2014 11:17:22 | More by HoppyBastard2
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-15-2014 23:11:41 | More by waddellc2
Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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