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Cascade Noyaux - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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543 Ratings

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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 289
Gots: 98 | FT: 8
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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Photo of ccrida
4.9/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

ccrida, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of Bitterbill
4.9/5  rDev +11.6%
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!

Bitterbill, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of KingsHop
4.8/5  rDev +9.3%

KingsHop, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of boMD
4.8/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

boMD, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.8/5  rDev +9.3%
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)

JoEBoBpr, Jan 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Prospero, Jul 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

MicroBeerMan1980, Jul 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photekut, May 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

resistdefy, Mar 31, 2013
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

CHILLINDYLAN, Apr 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

KevinGordon, Dec 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

RandyKemka, Dec 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

TysonA, Sep 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

enelson, Apr 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

st9647v3, Dec 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Absolutely loved this, the apricot and raspberry work beautifully together. The fruit flavors are balanced perfectly, great color, plenty of tartness.

brewtus, Aug 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Anonymous1, Apr 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

SadMachine, Jan 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

thehbchemistry, Feb 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

jarrgal, Jun 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Neumick, Mar 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

toomuchhops, Sep 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jul 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Sam516, Apr 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

jayhoppin, Jul 14, 2013
Cascade Noyaux from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.