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Cascade Apricot Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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world-class

1,169 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,169
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 369
Gots: 271 | 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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caguiar

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-09-2013 15:46:51 | More by caguiar
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littlebeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-08-2013 08:12:30 | More by littlebeer
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fsck

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-08-2013 03:44:25 | More by fsck
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-07-2013 23:53:47 | More by cadaugherty
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-06-2013 17:15:17 | More by SMITHAND
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-05-2013 16:08:00 | More by ncaudle
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-04-2013 19:18:39 | More by leftstagebrew
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scotv

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-01-2013 19:50:31 | More by scotv
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zachary80

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

04-29-2013 20:54:55 | More by zachary80
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hopswap1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

04-29-2013 17:48:54 | More by hopswap1
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zachattack555

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-28-2013 21:22:26 | More by zachattack555
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Boilerfood

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-27-2013 21:46:10 | More by Boilerfood
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distantmantra

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-26-2013 18:47:01 | More by distantmantra
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Lucho

Florida

4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2011 project

A: Pours a yellow orange almost a an apricot color. hmm. with a loud white head that rapidly dissipates to nothing.

S: slightly sweet with hints of fruits. apricots of course

T: acidic with a nice sweet apricots with oak woodyness . as it warms up the apricots come out more and the oak is still there.

M: bright and vibrant. it almost dances on the tongue .

O: Sours are not my chalice of tea but I really enjoyed this beer. It took me a while to drink but still yummy. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 06:25:01 | More by Lucho
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ngeunit1

California

4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Super hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Funky brett and other yeasts, tart apricots, oak, vanilla, farmhouse character, lactic acid.

T - Tart apricots and other citrus fruits, lots of funkiness and Brett, oak, vanilla, lactic acid, a touch of sourness, lemon zest.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart and funky finish.

D - Great wild ale. The apricots are nice and tart and the overall beer well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 05:48:46 | More by ngeunit1
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unclejazz

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-23-2013 17:54:30 | More by unclejazz
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-21-2013 14:07:43 | More by drgonzo2k2
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Rudy

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

04-21-2013 07:24:47 | More by Rudy
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Justin_Neff

Ohio

4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle labeled "2011 Project" poured into 50W tulip glass

A: Pours a cloudy bright orange tangerine color. Bubbly 2 finger head forms and fizzle quickly leaving little lacing. Appears to have a high carbonation level.

S: Tart funkiness. Belgian yeast. Oak. The apricot waft isn't strong, but it's there. A little hay and grass.

T: The apricots are much stronger in the taste than the nose suggests. The tartness is strong. Tons of funk. Oak is the underbelly of everything, balancing the sweetness well.

M: Dry. Light body. High carbonation. Sweet and a bit sticky. Prickly.

O: Once again, Cascade doesn't disappoint. My favorite offering from them to date. The Apricot in this one is perfect.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 20:57:19 | More by Justin_Neff
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KWMiles

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

04-19-2013 20:58:46 | More by KWMiles
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cp45

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

04-12-2013 02:09:41 | More by cp45
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dcraig13

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.9%

04-11-2013 03:15:42 | More by dcraig13
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-11-2013 02:01:23 | More by beergorrilla
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-11-2013 01:37:05 | More by Atomicskis5
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-11-2013 01:28:52 | More by Zaphog
Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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