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Cascade Noyaux - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

453 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 295
Gots: 87 | FT: 9
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:
This one-of-a-kind NW sour is a blend of Belgian strong blondes aged in white port barrels with raspberries, then blended with select barrels of strong blondes that were aged on the toasted meat from the apricot nut, or Noyeaux.

13 IBU

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-22-2010)
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JulianB

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-02-2013 01:53:09 | More by JulianB
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Telestic

Washington

5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-08-2012 12:11:37 | More by Telestic
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arodriguez

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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cmadd

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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DCon

Missouri

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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AndrewSmith

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Indiana

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-30-2013 22:44:24 | More by dfhhead25
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beefandbean22

Washington

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-19-2011 03:28:10 | More by beefandbean22
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-16-2013 19:10:15 | More by PEIhop
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Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-13-2013 05:11:43 | More by dhbiker0889
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Centennial

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Chingringo

Florida

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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New York

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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stealth

Minnesota

4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Orange/apricot colored beer, murky (like the other Cascade brews I've had), with no head (it dissipates rapidly). Lots of carbonation bubbles while you drink. Very sour, fruity aroma. Just take a whiff and you know your palate is going to be working hard. A taste presents a hard blast of sour and fruity tartness. Very well balanced beer with tons of flavor. Some sours get hard to drink as you work through a bottle because the sourness builds and builds and your mouth just gets tired, but this beer is extremely drinkable and a 750ml didn't wear me out. Zero hints of the alcohol in this brew. I thought this had lots of prickly carbonation, really tickled my tongue as I drank it.

Overall, if you like sours, you will want to try this. Absolutely delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 18:22:10 | More by stealth
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ccrida

Oregon

4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On draught at the barrel house, Noyeaux is a hazy dark peach with a small white head that leaves scattered lace.

Smell is mostly on the sweet side, some raspberry, but with a nice little funkiness on the tail end.

Taste is great, a nicely balanced level of pucker really plays well with the robust raspberry flavor, with a nice wash of white port on the finish. This is super tasty, a really drastic improvement over when it first came out (1+ years IIRC). I'm surprised how much the raspberry has come out, with the port mellowing, and the overall complexity increasing drastically. I could personally stand a stronger pucker factor, but I like my sours to the extreme, and this is still a great beer. I'm not sure how much I'm getting for the extremely manually intensive toasted apricot nuts though.

Mouthfeel is on the slick side, lighter bodied, nice, fine carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty high, this is an amazing beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2010 00:28:21 | More by ccrida
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Purchased online from the Brewery.

It's an orange coloured brew , cloudy, small head of foam that shrinks but doesn't go away totally. The little bit of foam still does leave some nice lacing behind and, oh, I see the beer's entry has the name spelled wrong. It's Noyaux. Update to be sent.

The smell, well, it's just heavenly. Big apricots, almost as big raspberries, the aroma you get from oak barrel aging...sourness supreme but I suspect, the taste won't be way over the top.

Apricot sourness, raspberry sourness, woody notes..man, this is one hell of an American Wild. Every new sip seems to kill the previous sip and this is one example(of many) of why certain brews *should* be bottled in the 750ml format. 8.94% abv? It doesn't drink that strong at all; this is dangerously drinkable.

Medium bodied, lightish to moderate carbonation(lightish on the front, moderate on the back end), the mouthfeel is just right for the style.

To sum things up, Noyaux may be the best Cascade brew I've had the pleasure of drinking and none that I've had came close to disappointing me. A BIG thumbs up to Cascade's brewing efforts!

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 16:34:37 | More by Bitterbill
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boMD

Oregon

4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had the pleasure of enjoying this twice during Zwickelmania, once poured by Ron Gansberg right from the Zwickel at Cascade Brewing, the second was off the tap at Saraveza. Also enjoyed a couple times during Puckerfest over the summer and a little once the new Barrel House opened.

Pours a golden/orang-ish with a thick, fluffy, white head. Aroma of sour berry fruits, lactic-like yeast, and surprisingly, a very noticeable almond-like note from the apricot nut. Dry palate, very sour and puckering and very astringent. The raspberry lent towards fruit tones, but didn't stand out as raspberry. The Noyeaux made an appearance towards the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2010 21:38:20 | More by boMD
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cascade Brewing Noyaux
2011 Project

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a very nice deep and dark orange color with some nice amber hues. There is a nice half-inch white head that form and is quite lively, receding quickly to a thin ring around the glass. (4.0)

Aroma starts with some nice tart notes. Fruit sourness mostly. Apricot sweetness and sourness comes through the nose with intense raspberry notes. Nice and fruity with some slight wood notes. There is some awesome mild sweetness in the nose as well. (4.5)

The flavor starts with sharp fruity tartness. Big apricot and raspberry notes that are tart and sharp but also have a nice sugary sweetness on the back end. There is a nice woody oak note to the flavor as well, slightly earthy. This brew has an amazing sour fruit flavors with some nice fruit notes and a great woody balance. Mouthfeel is light to medium with complex flavors but a clean and crisp finish that is also dry. (5.0)(4.5)

I have yet to be disappointed by Cascade. Quickly climbing my favorite brewers list. There is a great combination of flavors with some nice woody notes. This is an amazing brew with mix of raspberry and apricot flavors. (5.0)

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 02:23:33 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Prospero

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8%

07-22-2013 16:34:34 | More by Prospero
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Cascade Noyaux from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.