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Cascade Apricot Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,240 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,240
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 394
Gots: 282 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

yankeej13, Jul 17, 2014
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4.69/5  rDev +8.1%

Looks like Cascade is back in NY for the first time in over a year!

A - the Apricot Ale pours like a gueuze, albeit with a darker, hazier, more orange amber. It’s sparkling effervescent with a robust champagne head.

S - It casts off the unripe apple sharpness one expects, but this funk is less abrasive than a traditional lambic. The nose is tempered not only with apricot, but also pear, banana and strawberry. It emits the sweet smell of candied dried fruit.

T -That candy carries over into the taste. You get that initial bracing tartness, but this immediately gives way to juicy passion fruit and lemon-drops. Still, the drink is wonderfully dry and refreshing, with medium body and a tantalizing savory note, like the salt on a margarita glass. All told, Cascade Apricot Ale is like liquid sweet-tart.

M - Medium bodied, but crisp, dry and refreshing, even as that sugary fruit boosts the ABV to 8.5%.

O - I've never fallen for a sour. While I can appreciate a good gueuze, I'm never in the mood for one. This might change that. I already want another.

TheCuriograph, Jul 17, 2014
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Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
96 out of 100 based on 1,240 ratings.