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Cascade Apricot Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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96
world-class

1,169 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,169
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 373
Gots: 270 | FT: 31
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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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-18-2014 22:08:45 | More by DNICE555
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

07-18-2014 00:01:26 | More by smutty33
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -31%

07-17-2014 21:45:41 | More by nkelley77
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yankeej13

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-17-2014 19:47:31 | More by yankeej13
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TheCuriograph

New York

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
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-17-2014 05:42:24 | More by SuperHop18
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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New York

4/5  rDev -8%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-03-2014 13:14:53 | More by Ant4711
Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
96 out of 100 based on 1,169 ratings.