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Cascade Apricot Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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96
world-class

1,223 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,223
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.53%
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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weonfire

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-14-2014 04:21:12 | More by weonfire
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

01-13-2014 04:21:40 | More by FLBeerGuy
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Paccamacca

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-13-2014 03:54:50 | More by Paccamacca
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spoony

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

On tap into a tulip at the barrel room.

A-The brew has a pure white head with pretty decent retention for a high-ABV sour beer...dense and puffy. The beer is light, light golden in color and surprisingly clear.

S-The aroma is huge on the apricot as you might expect. It is pure and intense. The sour factor is pretty high, too. The juicy tart apricot flavor combines with a musty, dusty peach flavor and some white wine. Really nice.

T-The taste is also pure, unadulterated apricot. It is tart and semi-dry with a hint of juicy sweetness. There is a nice dry and tart wine-oak character in there, but mostly it is juicy apricot.

M-The feel is light to medium in body with a spritzy carbonation that is fine and assertive.

O-This is a great fruit-forward beer. I don't think it packs the complexity of a Fou Foune, but it certainly beats out many other lesser imitations. The apricot flavor is pure and authentic tasting and the balance of fruit and sour is almost perfect. Another well-done sour by Cascade.

01-13-2014 03:39:40 | More by spoony
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HoppyBastard1

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-11-2014 14:17:00 | More by HoppyBastard1
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gory4d

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-09-2014 22:23:26 | More by gory4d
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-08-2014 05:52:32 | More by Seattle_Suds
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-06-2014 16:33:45 | More by Davepoolesque
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

01-06-2014 15:17:12 | More by ThatsThatDude
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-05-2014 21:10:32 | More by BMart
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-04-2014 03:48:53 | More by oline73
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ari32

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-03-2014 21:09:31 | More by ari32
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ccronin

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-03-2014 08:02:31 | More by ccronin
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mrbubbler

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-01-2014 20:36:44 | More by mrbubbler
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OneEyedJack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-01-2014 00:29:11 | More by OneEyedJack
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nesarebad

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-31-2013 18:49:18 | More by nesarebad
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-31-2013 14:46:16 | More by KevinmusPrime
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wiltznucs

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-30-2013 16:02:22 | More by wiltznucs
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-30-2013 04:45:44 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Theortiz01

Texas

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-29-2013 15:02:25 | More by Theortiz01
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KAF

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-28-2013 22:37:38 | More by KAF
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Ross_Haddow

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-28-2013 18:32:43 | More by Ross_Haddow
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Ted

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-28-2013 02:16:56 | More by Ted
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

12-27-2013 19:52:37 | More by craft_shannie
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-27-2013 19:49:06 | More by zbodnar1
Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
96 out of 100 based on 1,223 ratings.