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Cascade Noyaux - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

569 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 288
Gots: 102 | FT: 7
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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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

t0rin0, Dec 16, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some berry, apricot, and fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a super tart and acidic finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some fantastic flavors that make it a treat to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

djrn2, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

zestar, Nov 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.63/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to boralyl for getting this out my way. Served in a Cascade goblet. Pours a peach color with a light pinkish tint. The nose has aromas of raspberry and light apricot, along with a pretty heavy lactic presence. Flavor is quite pungent and very acidic. Mostly lactic, but a touch of acetic. Fruit character is fairly mild.

Thorpe429, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

acurtis, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

nmann08, Aug 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Texasfan549, Feb 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

kjkinsey, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

GRG1313, Dec 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

ygtbsm94, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to stoad for providing me with a sample of this at Woodshop.

A: The pour is a hazy, light burnt orange color with minimal head formation.

S: The nose is nice and fruity with plenty of raspberries and apricots, it would seem. There's a nice lactic acidity and some mild funkiness.

T: There's an interesting sweetness to the beer that I didn't expect from the nose. The apricots and raspberry flavors seem to pop up again along with quite a nice sourness.

M: The beer has a medium body and low carbonation lending this one a slick mouthfeel.

D: Cascade really makes some great sour beers and this is no exception. A fantastic wild ale that I hope to try again at some point.

womencantsail, Feb 22, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

largadeer, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

SocalKicks, Jan 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

JAHMUR, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Chris (congrats) and Eric for the opportunity to try this beer!
Served in a small fluted tasting glass, quick review from notes.

Golden orange in color with a slight haziness, frothy white foam on the surface settles quickly and deposits some frothy flecks of seafoam lace in the glass.

Aroma is sharp with some acetic acid and raspberry aromas, an inkling of something toasted which may be attributed to the apricot kernels, hard to say.

Taste is also sharply sour with vinegary traces of acetic acid in the mix, fruity sour notes blending seedy raspberry into other indistinct sour fruit notes. Bright and crisp with a very acidic edge to it, Carbonation is moderate, and it finishes dry with some traces of wet wood in the aftertaste. Overall pretty nice, and a bit more complex that the standard fruited sour ales in their lineup.

emerge077, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Jason, Aug 12, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by someone at Zwanze Day. Chris? Ryan? Served in a Zwanze tulip.

A - Thin white foam settles to a thick collar and some wisp, but minimal lacework. Hazy peach-flesh body.

S - Super fruity, with loads of tropical funk, raspberry, stone fruits, and lactic acidity. Quite sweet, but with an undercurrent of fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt.

T - The taste is initially quite similar, but then yields to a surprising intense acidity and sourness that seems vaguely disconnected from the the sweet and fruity raspberry and stone fruit flavors. A bit bipolar.

M - Smooth, medium body mid-palate, with lower carbonation. Very dry and tannic in the finish, with a surprising note of alcohol warmth and fairly intense acidity.

D - A solid beer, and one I'd drink again, but not my favorite Cascade offering. The acidity seems oddly disconnected from the extremely fruity and sweet flavor; perhaps a bit more time developing in the bottle with improve things.

MasterSki, Dec 07, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared at at the Tree House bottle share back in December. Reviewed from my notes.

Super hazy peach Orange yeast chunks

N funk and sour fruit, peach or stone fruit like with light berry, lots of juicy fruit, a light malt, hint vinous and bit of oak

Taste sour fruit, stone fruit like with some raspberry, quite acidic, tart fruit bite, light bready yeast and almost chewy. Light oak flavors and barrel, dusty wood, hint vinous notes too. Finish is dry tart acidic. Delicious.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, quite tart, little flemmy, acidic bite.

Overall quite nice, a very good sour, great fruit and barrel flavors, etc.

jlindros, Mar 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

drabmuh, Jan 16, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25

Beer #2

When I pulled the cork there was absolutely no pop. As I pour the beer I'm not getting any bubbles to speak of. Right away I'm thinking this is an unblended lambic. The beer pours a light reddish amber color. The smell is tart and slightly funky with just a touch of lemon juice. The flavor follows with a strong vinegar and lemon sourness. There is just enough funk to but the tartness is the dominant flavor. The finish is really tart. The body is medium with a dry finish and no real carbonation. Overall I thought this was a good sour beer even without any carbonation. My guess is Doesjel from 3F.

The reveal: Cascade Noyaux

I totally missed the fruit in this one. The fact that it wasn't carbonated really threw me. I just had a bottle of this last week, and it was carbonated, so I'm not sure what happened. The good news was that the beer was still quite good, just a different experience. I was definitely fooled.

oline73, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Rifugium, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blind BIF Beer #2

Super tart mouth puckering taste. Overpowering everything at first but still not unpleasant. Fruit flavors along with slight sweetness are revealed after becoming accustomed to the puckering.

Slightly sticky mouthfeel.

Nothing super unique about this beer but nothing off-putting as well.

Almost no carbonation.

I had no idea what this was. I have had Noyaux twice in the last two months, and I don't remember it tasting like this at all. The other two bottles all had more carbonation than this one did, so we were thinking slight leakage maybe...

mendvicdog, Jun 24, 2013
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Cascade Noyaux from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.