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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: 294
Gots: 86 | 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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jampics2

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-25-2013 20:32:14 | More by jampics2
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-25-2013 14:49:07 | More by ajzy
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev -9.1%
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...

Serving type: bottle

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-24-2013 04:49:38 | More by Piddmeista
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.1%

06-24-2013 04:11:18 | More by egrace84
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Grant35

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-24-2013 04:00:11 | More by Grant35
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CoolEthan

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-23-2013 17:26:27 | More by CoolEthan
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Geuzedad

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-23-2013 13:50:29 | More by Geuzedad
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pinnser

Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.6%

06-22-2013 19:28:00 | More by pinnser
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seeswo

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-22-2013 04:07:40 | More by seeswo
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KaslD

California

4.75/5  rDev +8%

06-19-2013 01:48:47 | More by KaslD
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-16-2013 13:35:02 | More by Hessian257
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.55/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Jeff for this want! 750ml corked and caged bottle into Torst stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a coarse layer of white bubble that dissipates quickly. Beer is a clear peach and red tea. No lace, no legs. Pretty shabby.

Nose is slight tart raspberries, band-aid, oak and just a touch of funk. I guess I can kind of see the apricot presence but its very, very faint at best. Still, moderately aromatic and decent.

Opens tart raspberry and wine notes. More red fruit tartness in the middle with heavy acidity that climaxes towards the middle-end. Band-aid, oak and a mellow funk right at the end. Vinegary too. Finishes sour with a funky, Brett-y aftertaste. This one is almost over-the-top sour. Decent but very acidic.

Light to medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Slick, oily, and filmy in the mouth and goes down dry and prickly. Dry finish with a puckering aftertaste. Pretty good (though I like my sours a bit flat).

An ok beer overall but for what Cascade puts out, this isn't one of their better offerings. A bit flat and way too acidic and tart. I feel like the sour really covers all the complexities of the fruit they tried to use here. Where am I supposed to taste the toasted apricot seed meat? Cool to try but I wouldn't revisit this.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 01:56:04 | More by SpeedwayJim
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-13-2013 17:05:07 | More by DeanMoriarty
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-13-2013 06:32:19 | More by HopsMatt
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ste5venla

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-12-2013 00:20:38 | More by ste5venla
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +8%

06-10-2013 11:47:57 | More by jarrgal
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-09-2013 22:13:27 | More by russwbeck
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-06-2013 09:17:24 | More by ReeseMax3
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BAstoutsNsours

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-02-2013 19:08:50 | More by BAstoutsNsours
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Mopps

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

05-29-2013 19:39:24 | More by Mopps
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emerge077

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 15:17:01 | More by emerge077
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dcloeren

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-22-2013 14:20:04 | More by dcloeren
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lakersfan16

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

05-22-2013 03:54:33 | More by lakersfan16
Cascade Noyaux from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.