Cascade Apricot Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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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
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
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.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 00:46:15 | More by cxr1037
Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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