Cascade Apricot Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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4.08/5 rDev -6%
Pours a bright golden orange. Big frothy white foam head. Gobs of carbonation left on the glass.
Smells faintly of apricots, but it's not really in your face, bursting with apricots. It's harmonized with a familiar funky, barnyard, and zesty lemony twang. This is going to be good, isn't it.
The apricots are much more bursting in the flavor, but again, the balance of the brew is quite remarkable. I've had three beers (so far) from this brewery, and two have been really good (Sang Royal and this one), and one was awful (The Vine). I'm beginning to suspect more and more that something was off about that bottle. The apricots taste really fresh, the funk is muted and harmonious, and the hint of vinous vinegar is mixed with a bit of lemony citrus and apricot really well.
The apricots can be a bit much after a while, but very good. Nice zesty mouthfeel.
08-24-2009 06:07:55 | More by Overlord
4.03/5 rDev -7.1%
Bottle from City Beer Store in SF. $20, wow this is expensive.
A - Pours orangish-copper with a small white head and average retention.
S - Aroma is tart apricot, mildly sweet pale malt, and oak.
S - Both tart and a little sweet with lots of apricot, peach, oak, pale malt, and sugar. I don't consider apricot one of the better fruits to make a beer with, but this is good. I like a little sweetness to balance sour ales.
M - Body is medium and palate has a nice acidic sharpness to it.
D - Pretty good for a sour beer. Kept wanting more.
10-01-2009 17:33:27 | More by nickd717
British Columbia (Canada)
4.48/5 rDev +3.2%
2010 vintage poured into my new Cascade Barrel House snifter. Now that's some classy shit!
Appearance. Pours a hazy peach-amber with almost two fingers of thick and creamy, off-white head that lasts a long time. Beautiful.
Smell. Sweet apricots and some dank old wood with a bit of spice.
Taste. Very tart and sour, again the old wood, a little bit of apricot. Reminds me a bit of sweettarts or sour chews candies with the slightly powdery taste. Very good and very unique ....for me anyways. Really enjoying this one.
Mouthfeel. Medium-light body with strong, fine carbonation. Nice stuff here.
Overall. Starts out slightly ...shocking with that aggressive sourness but man, this stuff is addictive. Really liked it.
04-04-2012 02:15:12 | More by Rutager
4.21/5 rDev -3%
Fresh bottle in 2012 (2011 Project). Unibroue tulip glass. Pours orange with fizzy and quickly receding head. Smell is sour vinegar with a hint of citrus and apricot (as expected). Major sour flavor from beginning to end. Very slight fruit flavor that seems mostly overpowered by the sour vinegar. Perhaps this mellows and highlights the fruit as it ages? Light bodied with high effervescent carbonation. Just was hoping for more fruit. Way overpriced at $20 a bottle for what it is, but a solid beer overall. I think I just wanted more apricot, because the dry sourness is pretty awesome. Good beer.
01-19-2013 16:52:11 | More by BMMillsy
Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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