Cascade Apricot Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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4.69/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Looks like Cascade is back in NY for the first time in over a year!
A - the Apricot Ale pours like a gueuze, albeit with a darker, hazier, more orange amber. It’s sparkling effervescent with a robust champagne head.
S - It casts off the unripe apple sharpness one expects, but this funk is less abrasive than a traditional lambic. The nose is tempered not only with apricot, but also pear, banana and strawberry. It emits the sweet smell of candied dried fruit.
T -That candy carries over into the taste. You get that initial bracing tartness, but this immediately gives way to juicy passion fruit and lemon-drops. Still, the drink is wonderfully dry and refreshing, with medium body and a tantalizing savory note, like the salt on a margarita glass. All told, Cascade Apricot Ale is like liquid sweet-tart.
M - Medium bodied, but crisp, dry and refreshing, even as that sugary fruit boosts the ABV to 8.5%.
O - I've never fallen for a sour. While I can appreciate a good gueuze, I'm never in the mood for one. This might change that. I already want another.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 11:33:36 | More by TheCuriograph
Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
96 out of 100 based on 1,169 ratings.