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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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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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Ratings: 1,169 | Reviews: 252 | Display Reviews Only:
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Gunch52

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-15-2014 01:41:16 | More by Gunch52
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Edvice04

California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

04-13-2014 15:42:02 | More by Edvice04
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BG24

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

04-12-2014 20:20:13 | More by BG24
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-10-2014 16:31:20 | More by Benesi88
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01001111

California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

04-10-2014 03:31:50 | More by 01001111
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socalbrewlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

04-09-2014 07:50:54 | More by socalbrewlvr
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seanthornton152

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

04-08-2014 23:37:37 | More by seanthornton152
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

04-08-2014 23:37:30 | More by mltobin
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beernazi

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-08-2014 07:00:31 | More by beernazi
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Zack_B

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

04-06-2014 02:56:08 | More by Zack_B
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Zimm

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-04-2014 01:49:48 | More by Zimm
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-30-2014 14:03:28 | More by TriageStat
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rollncalguy78

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-30-2014 03:14:23 | More by rollncalguy78
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srgj88

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-29-2014 00:12:27 | More by srgj88
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apbaj

Guam

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-28-2014 20:30:37 | More by apbaj
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Great-Pyrebeers

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-28-2014 00:13:40 | More by Great-Pyrebeers
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-28-2014 00:01:01 | More by sludgegnome
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Smarty_Pints

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-27-2014 02:37:37 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8%

03-25-2014 19:25:44 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-24-2014 23:05:08 | More by facesnorth
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SHODriver

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 Project

A: poured into a tulip to a light orange that is a little cloudy with a small white head that is quick to fade to a good sized collar around the edge of the glass
S: smells of sourness, apricots and some oak
T: taste is lactic sourness with a lot of apricot flavor that mixes with some oak and a hint of funk. swallow is more sourness and apricot flavor with a bit of vanilla
M: lighter side of medium in the mouth with effervescent carbonation that bristles on the tongue. The beer has a drying finish.
O: Delicious and fantastic. It's a very good beer with a lot of sourness and a huge fruit flavor. Very well done.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 04:40:59 | More by SHODriver
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planbee

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-24-2014 04:24:32 | More by planbee
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calivessel

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-23-2014 18:57:37 | More by calivessel
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greenspointexas

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-23-2014 15:21:52 | More by greenspointexas
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750 mL bottle tasted as part of a blind Better Beer Authority (BBA) tasting, initial 2011 vintage (before the long-aging process), poured into a large snifter glass and drank over 30 minutes.

A: 3/3 - misty golden-yellow, initial frothy white head settles into a one finger glass lacing, low clarity (cannot see through), moderate alcohol legs

S: 11/12 - a really complex and intense admixture of fruit - apricot, Meyer lemon, lime - and barnyard notes, no detectable hops or malts; no detectable flaws

T: 18/20 - on first sip, there is an intense slap of both fruit and funk; this develops into complex fruit flavors - apricot (of course), lemon, ripe pear, tangerine - admixed with tart, barnyard flavors; as the flavors develop, there was a mild malt and wheat character; more alcohol flavors; finishes very dry

M: 4/5 - high carbonation; obviously, this very complex, and, as a result, it's not easily quaffable

T: 9/10 - wow, again, having this as part of a blind BBA tasting (thanks to Richard Hartogs for the opportunity), this beer totally impressed me; I read on some other reviews that this is an accessible sour, and I totally disagree with that - it's an intensely complex amalgamation of fruit and funk that could be very off-putting to those who don't have experience with sours; my only complaint is the acid brash that I start to experience after drinking too much; in short, this is one of the best American Wild Ales, and, as part of the tasting, I compared it to Cantilllon's Fou' Founne - high praise indeed and definitely recommended!

TOTAL - 45/50

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 01:56:34 | More by MNishCT77
Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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