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Cascade Noyaux - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

420 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 289
Gots: 78 | 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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adamleeeck


4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-13-2013 21:38:19 | More by adamleeeck
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iKrystin

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-13-2013 21:15:33 | More by iKrystin
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-13-2013 20:20:06 | More by spycow
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notchucknorris

California

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark apricot color. A thin white head oes down quickly.

S: Oak, raspberries, raspberry skin, apricot skin, some lactic sourness and some faint almond paste. Smells pretty fantastic.

T: Raspberry jam, apricot flesh, some tart mango, a good dash of lactic sourness without ever becoming too sour, tart plum and some oak. Really good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 06:28:06 | More by notchucknorris
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-13-2013 05:11:43 | More by dhbiker0889
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.1%

01-13-2013 04:06:35 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-13-2013 04:05:58 | More by djrn2
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asparkoflife

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8%

01-13-2013 01:47:46 | More by asparkoflife
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Devi0us

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-12-2013 13:48:07 | More by Devi0us
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-10-2013 05:12:43 | More by starrdogg
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cmadd

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-09-2013 04:43:10 | More by cmadd
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claspada

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, light burnt orange color with a small eggshell head that recedes quite rapidly to leave some minimal lacing.

Aromas begin quite lactic and fruity. There are plenty of stone fruits and some lesser raspberry. The lactic acidity emerges more as it warms with some mild funkiness.

The tastes begin with some semi sweet and fairly tart raspberry fruitness with more emerging peach/apricot lighter fleshed fruits. There is some oak and a decent amount of sour and lactic yeast driven flavors that emerge more as it warms.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to low carbonation. Finish is farily fruity and tart with a solid lactic presence.

Overall this was another very solid American Wild ale from Cascade but I think it may be a bit green right now. The lactic presence is pretty abrasive and may need some more time to mellow in the bottle for the flavors to develop. I feel these blonde based fruit beers are best at around 9 months in the bottle but maybe that is just me. I put these beers in a high regard so maybe I am alaways expecting too much after sampling all the best ones; not as spectacular as I was hoping for but still super solid.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 14:35:05 | More by claspada
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bauermj

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-07-2013 04:28:50 | More by bauermj
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
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)

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 02:23:33 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-02-2013 07:44:22 | More by Beeradelphia
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emilylee

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-01-2013 22:49:00 | More by emilylee
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-01-2013 15:56:16 | More by Rempo
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-30-2012 17:08:29 | More by HopsHopenstein
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arash1000

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

12-27-2012 06:01:01 | More by arash1000
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, 2011 Project, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden apricot color, produces a thin white head, has nice retention and leaves a bit of lacing.

S- Lots of raspberries and skins, as it warms the noyaux aroma really comes out, which has a really interesting sweet, almost almond-ey character.

T- Sharp lactic acidity, lots of fresh raspberry and a hint of apricot, the noyaux is nicely present again, with some sweetness and almond flavors, it's really interesting and unique.

M- Medium-bodied, I wouldn't have guessed this was 9%, has a sharp acidity with a dry and tannic finish.

O- A damn delicious beer, so far I haven't had anything from Cascade that wasn't excellent, and this is up there with Sang Noir with my favorites from them, the use of noyaux is really awesome and unlike any other beer I've had before, this is a really great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 07:35:13 | More by WillCarrera
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-25-2012 06:24:16 | More by mdillon86
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8%

12-24-2012 18:22:42 | More by iL0VEbeer
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8%

12-23-2012 05:55:17 | More by st9647v3
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RandyKemka

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8%

12-23-2012 05:17:07 | More by RandyKemka
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours like a can of seltzer would with a loose white head that fades as quickly as it forms without lacing. The body appears to be a cloudy, dull, rusty amber with a nose reminiscent of vinegar, berries (in this case raspberries and cherries) and no distinct notes of toasted noyaux. The beer drinks with a lot more fruit forward sweetness than expected followed by a tart, dry, yet sweet palate washing. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, tart, and semi-sweet. It's definitely one of the most drinkable sours I've had since figaro. I'd recommend trying this beer, it's at least worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 01:36:23 | More by ThePorterSorter
Cascade Noyaux from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.