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Cascade Noyaux - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

430 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 291
Gots: 83 | 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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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-28-2013 21:01:08 | More by sweemzander
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dogfishandi

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-28-2013 19:11:18 | More by dogfishandi
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enelson

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8%

04-28-2013 01:15:59 | More by enelson
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 02:28:18 | More by Huhzubendah
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jegross2

Illinois

4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Reviewing Noyaux from Cascade Brewing out of Portland, Oregon. This is an intentionally soured blonde ale aged in white port barrels with raspberries and apricot pits.

Score: 98

2011 project (2012 release) bottle served in a Goose Island Chicago Flag snifter and enjoyed on 02/23/13. Review is from iPhone notes

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange color with a thin amount of white head that settles to a ring around the glass. Below average lacing, average retention. No floaties; clean in appearance. 4/5

Smell: Apricots, sour raspberries and oak. A touch of vanilla and some peach notes too. A little plasticky funk too, but in a good way akin to how Cascade Strawberry smelled. 4.75/5

Taste: A nice medley of tart raspberries, tart apricot and peach. Lingering tart citrus zest and peach flavor. Nice tartness and growing pucker as it warms up. Faint oak too. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied, low-medium carbonated. Super tart, nice pop on the palate. Dry and slightly sticky. Increasingly tart as it warms up. 5/5

Overall: This just might be Cascade's best beer. I enjoyed this more than Sang Royale and Sang Noir, which I absolutely adored. I love how tart and fruity this brew is.

Cost: $25 for a 750 ml bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 03:36:55 | More by jegross2
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IpeeA

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-23-2013 11:41:03 | More by IpeeA
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sendsilk

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-19-2013 15:06:22 | More by sendsilk
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BrittEBurke

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-14-2013 01:38:50 | More by BrittEBurke
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8%

04-13-2013 01:34:21 | More by Jspriest
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pokgye

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

04-10-2013 18:44:49 | More by pokgye
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london1o1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-08-2013 05:53:15 | More by london1o1
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

04-06-2013 22:07:30 | More by largadeer
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BeerBum

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

04-05-2013 21:37:01 | More by BeerBum
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8%

04-05-2013 15:12:55 | More by Anonymous1
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-05-2013 13:27:12 | More by cfrances33
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SourinQns

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-04-2013 03:08:59 | More by SourinQns
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resistdefy

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +8%

03-31-2013 02:49:33 | More by resistdefy
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laxer8811

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-31-2013 01:42:58 | More by laxer8811
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.16/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one at a recent Random Sunday Tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, apricot, fruit, sour, and tart. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, apricot, tart, sour, and wood. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I honestly did not know what to expect going into this one as I had heard of it, but not really paid it any attention. However, what I found was really quite excellent. The apricot notes in this one were really nice and very refreshing. This made it quite drinkable despite the major tart aspect going on. A really nice surprise that showed up at the tasting that evening that I wouldn’t mind trying again or seeing how it develops with a little time in a proper cellar.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 11:21:49 | More by thagr81us
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8%

03-26-2013 19:45:26 | More by JAHMUR
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +8%

03-24-2013 00:24:33 | More by SuperCutePanda
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anteater

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

03-24-2013 00:23:48 | More by anteater
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GuzzLah

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a hazy yellow-light orange with an ephemeral white head. No lace. Light bubbles.

S - nice aroma of raspberry, lacto, mild oak, faint almond and faint floral.

T - is just like the aroma with a robust sourness. Moderate lacto presence, but not cheesy.

M - light-medium body. Low-medium carbonation. Mouth watering sour finish with a long sustain.

O - this is a really nice raspberry sour. The raspberry flavor isn't huge like NG Rasperry Tart, but there is just enough to compliment the puckering sourness. Another great beer from Cascade.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 00:10:11 | More by GuzzLah
Cascade Noyaux from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.