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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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97
world-class

1,373 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,373
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 411
Gots: 307 | FT: 37
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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Photo of cpetrone84
2.7/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of waltersrj
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of aasher
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle is the 2009 vintage and pours a somewhat cloudied amber in color with a two finger and very effervescent head. The aromas are of very, very fresh apricots. It kind of smells like those candy Peach rings. It is very fruity and somewhat sweet. For the style it isn't on par but otherwise it does smell appealing. It tastes of tart dried apricots and peaches, almost like a poor man's geueze. There is a slight dryness but you do get a good amount of sweet and candied fruit. It drinks semi dry and light to medium in body. Overall this beer is just ok in my opinion. I appreciate that they made a beer with this fruit but it is just so fresh and fruity, even being the 2009 vintage. I would like a more tartness or a legitimate sourness and not so much gummy candies. If this beer was drier, and had some funk, it could be spectacular. Right now, it's just ok and not really of your $20+.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 1,373 ratings.