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Cascade Noyaux - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

478 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.83%
Wants: 293
Gots: 90 | FT: 10
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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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.9%

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...

06-24-2013 13:38:32 | More by mendvicdog
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

09-02-2013 19:31:26 | More by Rochefort10nh
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

10-20-2013 14:06:35 | More by beernads
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

10-17-2013 21:50:17 | More by MarkyMOD
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-18-2012 04:56:23 | More by imperialking
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-01-2013 04:41:57 | More by oriolesfan4
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

01-18-2013 01:53:50 | More by yourefragile
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

03-24-2013 16:32:23 | More by orangesol
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

09-20-2013 07:45:54 | More by drewone
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-03-2013 15:08:38 | More by duceswild
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

The beer is a beautiful golden sunset hue. Upon pouring, the is a quarter inch of head but this immediately vanishes with a violent hiss.

The aroma offers apricots, white wine, oak, tart and sour notes, sour cherries.

Absolutely delicious beer. Apricots dominate the fruit aspect of Noyaux, leaving the raspberries in the distance. Nice marriage of oak barrels, wine, and apricots. Sufficiently tart yet soft and light on the palate, even despite the nearly 9% abv.

Overall, this was delightful. A terrific beer from Cascade.

04-27-2013 02:28:18 | More by Huhzubendah
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

02-02-2013 03:21:53 | More by Gonzoillini
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John_M

Oregon

4.28/5  rDev -2.5%

On tap at the barrel room the other day. Another one of their special releases for OBF week.

The beer pours the color of apricots with good head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is attractive, showcasing considerable apricot, vanilla, wine and light sour. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but I'm impressed by the amount of flavor I get in this beer. The sour is also a bit more pronounced on the palate, and I get some salt intermixed with the wine flavor and light raspberry. The mouthfeel is medium bodied at most, with a long, sour, apricot flavored finish. Drinkability is pretty good, though the amount of sour I'm getting wears on me after a bit.

In retrospect, probably should have had this beer before the bourbonic plague. Regardless, this was another exceptional beer from Cascade.

07-30-2011 21:28:47 | More by John_M
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.51/5  rDev +2.7%

Poured from the bottle into a wine like tasting glass. From the DC bottle share, much thanks! Vintage 2011.

A real nice looking brew. A very quick fast fading head unfortunately, it did appear to be pink. Body color is real unique, a sort of pink and real nice peach amber body which is also opaque.

Nose brings a light solid acid quality. Raspberry like fruit, peaches, cherries with a little bit of strawberry sensing smelling sweetness. Fruit angle really is complex and varied it seems quite impressive, big fruit basket quality to this.

Palate on first sip is very spritzy. Comfortable tartness in the mid palate, with lots of fruit and a super quick finish. Fruit angle matches the nose but more in the front of the palate. Mimosa and champagne like qualities with a good quenching quality, nit juicy.

Overall a real enjoyable Cascade brew, very enjoyable.

06-25-2013 14:48:06 | More by smakawhat
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.43/5  rDev +0.9%

Drank before a Wolfpack football tailgate with James. This was one of the more unique colored beers. Has a cloudy orange/yellow/amber colored appearance and a very thin head of off white on it. It quickly vanishes away. The aroma comes close to being described as a fruit explosion. Plenty of that usual lactic sourness, always nicely done. Apricot is the heaviest, other fruit aromas take a back seat, but this one is plenty distinguishable from just the apricot sour they make. Oak is not absent in the aroma either.

Taste, this one does not disappoint, plenty of fruit character. Plenty of tart fruit notes (apricot) and sourness. Wheat? Some minor amount of cherry flavor with a stronger raspebrry presence in the mouthfeel. Throw in more and more citrus sourness and acidity. This is not a mild sour by any means. Carbonation is powerful. Hides the alcohol wonderfully.

07-10-2013 23:29:10 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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billab914

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-18-2013 21:43:18 | More by billab914
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.9%

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

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

04-29-2013 18:02:02 | More by Zaphog
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HopHead84

California

4.43/5  rDev +0.9%

2/20/2010

Growler opened by stoad at Woodshop 5.0. I heard this was poured at The Raccoon Lodge during Zwickelmania and I was dying to try it. Thanks for the opportunity. It appears dark cloudy orange.

The aroma is an amalgamation of various fruits, including oranges, apricots, peaches, raspberries, and white grapes. The sour character is lactic with earthy and light musty notes.

The flavor is of slightly tart apricots, raspberries, oranges, and white grapes, with a light acidity and a fairly clean lactic sourness. A slight musty quality is evident. Sweetness is at a moderate level and I notice a faint nuttiness. Carbonation was very low, but the acidity adds some texture. Another unique and enjoyable beer from Cascade.

02-23-2010 08:40:43 | More by HopHead84
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.31/5  rDev -1.8%

Bottle opened on 4.22.13
2011 Project

A - Pours a clear reddish-orange with a fizzy than head that fades almost instantly.

S - Very tart and acidic. Some raspberry.

T - Super puckering tart with a mild raspberry finish. Tastes wonderful.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O -Super acidic and tart but nice raspberry flavors do show up.

05-14-2013 04:47:26 | More by HuskyinPDX
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-01-2014 01:54:39 | More by DrBier
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dirtylou

Washington

4.35/5  rDev -0.9%

750ml bottle, split

Served in hill farmstead stemware - pinkish orange body, fizzy white head with no lace. Extremely tart - unmistakably Cascade. Tart raspberry, apricot, sugar, highly acidic, sour apple, waves of vinous notes. I'm a Cascade fanboy, but fruit is my bag, baby. Dig this.

02-25-2013 02:50:25 | More by dirtylou
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

02-07-2013 15:48:18 | More by drummermattie02
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-02-2013 22:50:24 | More by xnicknj
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-23-2013 12:34:22 | More by ShanePB
Cascade Noyaux from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.