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Cascade Apricot Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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world-class

1,159 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,159
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 368
Gots: 269 | 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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roblund

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

08-29-2012 14:10:22 | More by roblund
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Googs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

08-27-2012 04:20:05 | More by Googs
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Kevlee722

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

08-24-2012 13:56:19 | More by Kevlee722
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FullObs

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

08-23-2012 19:04:12 | More by FullObs
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iKrystin

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

08-22-2012 07:42:24 | More by iKrystin
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

08-22-2012 04:20:11 | More by dtx00
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ste5venla

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

08-20-2012 16:27:52 | More by ste5venla
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Adidasakh


3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

08-19-2012 19:33:13 | More by Adidasakh
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whartontallboy

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

08-18-2012 22:25:35 | More by whartontallboy
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tizride

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

08-17-2012 21:05:06 | More by tizride
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MYJELLOMISFIT

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

08-15-2012 14:33:18 | More by MYJELLOMISFIT
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strongaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

08-14-2012 07:37:07 | More by strongaf
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Shawkabukoo


5/5  rDev +14.9%

08-13-2012 05:56:21 | More by Shawkabukoo
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage. Tasted 27 July 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours hazy orange amber, a bright fruity-grainy color. One finger of white head, relaxes to a thick cap, and leaves little sponges of foam stuck to the glass.

Smells amazing. A tart lemony sour, balanced perfectly by a subdued fruity apricot sweetness. The blend of potent sour (too much for my non-beer-enthusiast tasting companions) with just enough fruit is fantastic.

Taste is excellent, but not quite on the level of the smell. Apricot comes through less here, primarily as a juicy sweetness that does, again, complement the sour really well.

Mouthfeel is delightful. Light-bodied and fizzy, a bit like drinking champagne, with all those little bubbles stirring things up. Sticky on the lips. Flavors gradually fade into a fluctuating sweet-sour-sweet sine wave of goodness.

A fantastic fruit lambic, one of the best American ones I've had. Excellent balance of tart sour with sweet fruit, though it definitely leans more towards the sour. Bottle says to serve at 40 degrees F, and I agree. As it warmed up, the sour became more prominent, overpowering the apricot, and it didn't have the same smooth balance.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 22:57:07 | More by zeledonia
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

08-12-2012 18:36:59 | More by BeerHunter76
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8%

08-11-2012 20:28:05 | More by klipper
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ehammond1


4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle (2011 Project)

Acquired via online purchase

Hazy light amber and orange with a small off-white head that leaves dots of stick down the gueuze glass.

Complete aroma with good amounts of lactic sourness along with juicy, authentic layers of apricot, peach, sweet malt, and mild wood.

The flavor is just as good as the aroma, with generous amounts of apricot and peach flavors, a mild earthy funk, mild wood, and moderate to high levels of lactic sourness. Complete and delicious.

Medium bodied with high carbonation. A joy to drink.

One of my absolute favorites.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 01:08:16 | More by ehammond1
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

08-09-2012 17:18:57 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

08-08-2012 22:11:12 | More by Texasfan549
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harrymel

Washington

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at barrel house 04AUG12 - from notes.

pours a nice golden ale with a white rim of foam. I dive in nose first - straight childhood hit me - I grew up with an apricot tree in the backyard. This was beautiful. I can't understand how they get the apricot into the nose like this - fucking magic. I taste, anticipating a little too sweet. I was wrong. Nice and tart with a good apricot flavor and some hints of lemon and the slightest taste of copper. Medium bodied with moderate carb and an off dry finish. I left with four bottles - so I musta liked it. So did my bride, so that is awesome.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 05:35:57 | More by harrymel
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apocalypsezombie


4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

08-04-2012 00:05:34 | More by apocalypsezombie
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brystmar

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

07-30-2012 20:46:18 | More by brystmar
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-29-2012 00:45:34 | More by Kopfschuss
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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8%

07-28-2012 23:47:41 | More by Skye1024
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BillHilly

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-27-2012 03:53:07 | More by BillHilly
Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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