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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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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,296 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,296
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 400
Gots: 295 | FT: 34
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: 1,296 | Reviews: 255 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Retail1LO, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

callmemickey, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

carteravebrew, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Blanco, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

jsilva, Jan 28, 2013
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AngusOg, Jan 28, 2013
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Holland, Jan 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

LaChupacabra, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

SadMachine, Jan 26, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a tulip glass, 2012 project. Beer pours a hazy golden color with two fingers of loose off white foamy head. Head dissipates quickly, leaving some light lacing and a thin collar. A few tiny bubbles streaming up from a few spots in the bottom of the glass.

Nose is apricot, sweet with some light skin astringency, lactic acid with lemon sourness, light woody note, white grape/wine.

Nice apricot flavor, lactic acid, oak, white grape.

Light body with some nice soft carbonation.

nataku00, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

pokgye, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

HuskyinPDX, Jan 24, 2013
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emilylee, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

SocalKicks, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

pearljam118, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

jbuddle, Jan 22, 2013
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sanford_and_son, Jan 22, 2013
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bobv, Jan 22, 2013
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THECPJ, Jan 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

jampics2, Jan 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 2011 Project 750 ml corked and caged bottle into a Cascade Brewing Barrel House branded short stemmed tulip glass

Pours a hazy gold with amber accents. A big fluffy two and half finger bright white head adorns the glass, fantastic retention and gobs of lacing are left clinging to the sides. Floral and grassy notes, apricot, bready, slightly funky yeast, vinegar, and hints of oak on the nose. Oak, juicy apricot, Juicy Fruit bubblegum notes, yeasty esters, light barnyard funk, that finishes with lactic acid and white wine vinegar sour and tartness. Light medium bodied, moderate effervescent carbonation. Smooth and silky mouthfeel with syrupy accents. One deliciously complex American sour. Definitely one that shouldn't be missed.

chanokokoro, Jan 21, 2013
Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 1,296 ratings.