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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

1,217 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,217
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 387
Gots: 280 | FT: 33
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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grownfool

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

01-27-2012 01:35:04 | More by grownfool
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FosterJM

California

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%

1062nd Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
750 Ml

2010 release

Shared by Eric Marshall
Shared at MrHirschybars tasting

App- A very light glowing yellow with a small amount of head that fell quickly to a good amount of a pond layer. No real cling or dots on this one.

Smell- Very fruit forward and smells a lot like a dry white wine. Had a good bit of oak and acid behind it. Smelled inviting and light.

Taste- The flavors start small and then envelop quickly. Opening up with a dry flavor of yeast and slowly a little bit of wet and clean apricots come in. The acid hits next and then it becomes a bit yeasty on the finish. Very simple, very clean and enjoyable..

Mouth- A nice light-medium body with a fairly high carbonation level. Lots of residual fruits and yeast on this one.

Drink- I was just talking with Cpabeer the other day about how good Cascade was and how I needed to try more. This was one of those bottles I need another one or to go seek out some other flavors. Very clean and crisp. Well layered and I appreciate the amount of fruit in it..

01-24-2012 17:47:58 | More by FosterJM
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dprophet

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-22-2012 09:34:47 | More by dprophet
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Romulux

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-21-2012 04:11:12 | More by Romulux
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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-21-2012 01:23:21 | More by enelson
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TimP2115

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-17-2012 21:13:16 | More by TimP2115
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

01-16-2012 07:08:12 | More by ygtbsm94
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GrumpyJunglist

California

4.55/5  rDev +4.6%

2010 bottle poured into a sniffer.

A: A vibrant golden orange. a mildly frizzy bright white head that faded fast.

S: Beautiful sweet aromas of apricot and tarty and sour tones that are very forwardly present.

T: Beautiful sweetness from the apricots, and then a big dose of vinegar creeps in. followed by a nice finish back to apricots.

M: Nicely carbonated, no big bite from that. There is a kind of vinegar finish.

O: Wow, my first dabble with Cascade and definitely not my last. This is amazing. I have one more bottle of this but definitely going to age it as long as I can to see how it develops.

01-13-2012 04:11:20 | More by GrumpyJunglist
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hopburster

Washington

5/5  rDev +14.9%

01-12-2012 04:41:57 | More by hopburster
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DaBubs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

01-09-2012 17:07:39 | More by DaBubs
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

01-08-2012 20:33:08 | More by imperialking
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

01-08-2012 19:42:29 | More by yeahnatenelson
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towlea25

Washington

4/5  rDev -8%

01-08-2012 00:05:09 | More by towlea25
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-03-2012 01:12:00 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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PowDay

California

3/5  rDev -31%

01-02-2012 08:18:42 | More by PowDay
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mantissa

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

12-23-2011 05:53:52 | More by mantissa
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dannyhipps

California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

12-21-2011 03:17:43 | More by dannyhipps
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UA8

Washington

5/5  rDev +14.9%

12-18-2011 08:17:20 | More by UA8
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

12-13-2011 17:09:34 | More by Diomede
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

2.7/5  rDev -37.9%

Pours a copper orange color with a thin white head and a decent lace left behind. The nose is overly sweet and simple seeming a touch artificial. Candied sugars and spearamint tickle the nose as appricots take over and dominate. The taste is sugary and minty, lots of appricot roll over the tongue. Very little integration as the mint, sugars, and fruit don't seem to have a defined roll. This is overly sweet with a creamy syrupy feel, prickly carbonation in the back, and a touch wet and oily.

12-13-2011 14:52:52 | More by cpetrone84
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waltersrj

Washington

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%

2009 Vintage

Pour: Murky orange/yellow with a slight white head.

Nose: Acetic acids and lactic acid as well. Big tart apricot and heavy oak with slight vanilla, yeast and floral notes.

Taste: Drying oak, bready yeast, floral notes, tart apricot, lactic and acetic acid.

Mouthfeel: Wonderful...creamy, frothy, and velvety smooth.

Overall: One of my favorite sours, fantastic blend here with great oak quality and fantastic lactic/acetic treatment.

12-12-2011 06:19:27 | More by waltersrj
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Nerdypunk

California

4/5  rDev -8%

12-12-2011 03:20:56 | More by Nerdypunk
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -8%

12-09-2011 04:54:32 | More by starrdogg
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jophish17

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

12-09-2011 04:33:33 | More by jophish17
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SuperFriends

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.9%

12-05-2011 00:12:32 | More by SuperFriends
Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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