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Cascade Noyaux - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

495 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 290
Gots: 92 | 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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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

02-14-2013 03:22:45 | More by DonFrap
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pixieskid

Germany

4.75/5  rDev +8%

02-13-2013 07:08:37 | More by pixieskid
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thehbchemistry

California

4.75/5  rDev +8%

02-11-2013 20:35:03 | More by thehbchemistry
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Gobzilla

California

4.7/5  rDev +6.8%

A: poured a dark burnt orange in color with slight reddish highlights and a thin bubbly head that left little wisps of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: plenty of raspberry fruit were noticeable upfront in the aroma with nice funky character, a bit of acidic notes in a good way, signs of apricot, mild vinous barrel coming through and hints of citrus.

T: the apricot fruit character was more apparent on the palate alongside great raspberry fruit flavor, oaky wood accents, good vinous barrel notes, a touch of vanilla, subtle apple and acidic tart qualities. Mmmmm

M: the brew was medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a fruity, vinous, woody, acidic, mild sweet, slightly funky and tart finish.

O: exceptional beer all the way around and definitely glad I have more to crack open at my dispose. Geeahh!!

02-11-2013 09:28:44 | More by Gobzilla
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -9.1%

02-10-2013 01:43:49 | More by BarrytheBear
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.09/5  rDev -7%

Pours dark orange with some red hue. A small bubbly white heads that recedes quickly with no lacing.

Raspberry puree aroma with some strong lactic notes and some oak.

Again tons of jammy raspberry flavor. Don't get a ton of apricot although there is something fruity in addition to the raspberry I'm sensing. Sour lactic acid and drying oak on the end.

Medium body and carbonation.

In the vein of most other Cascades. Lactic sourness with fruit. Probably about middle of the road in terms of the Cascade fruit sours I've had. Some complexity is there, but raspberry overshadows some other flavor nuances. Still tasty.

02-07-2013 18:52:20 | More by jmarsh123
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

02-02-2013 06:59:48 | More by MaseFace
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marct

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-02-2013 06:53:20 | More by marct
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8%

01-30-2013 04:25:50 | More by SadMachine
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.49/5  rDev +2%

Opened at a tasting 1/26/2012.

Pours a light apricot color with only a hint of pink, very nice but doesn't look like a raspberry sour.

Smells bright and very acidic, apricots and other light fruit, hints of raspberries, butter, and nuts.

Taste is similar, very bright and very sour, some apricots, more raspberry than in the nose, some of the same butter and nut flavors I got from the nose, hints of malty spice in the finish. Fruit is definitely present but doesn't dominate. Delicious sour.

Good carbonation, pretty drinkable despite the high acidity.

Excellent sour, my second favorite Cascade after Sang Noir. Maybe the most sour Cascade beer too.

9.2/10

01-28-2013 20:45:31 | More by AlexFields
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-26-2013 19:20:50 | More by thewimperoo
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roblund

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-26-2013 18:41:36 | More by roblund
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-23-2013 04:37:57 | More by SocalKicks
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jbuddle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-22-2013 21:48:11 | More by jbuddle
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nharres

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-21-2013 22:09:08 | More by nharres
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-20-2013 22:54:35 | More by ucsbmullet
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.26/5  rDev -3.2%

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark tangerine color with a bit of white head while fizzles out quickly to a still surface. No lacing or retention.

S: Raspberry in the forefront, with moderate oaky and spice notes, apricot, lactic acid, and orange. I love the interplay of the two fruits with the oak. Despite the name, I get more raspberry than apricot, but either way it's very nice.

T: Moderate sourness up front and throughout the sip, apricot is more forward here, light barrel, finishing with the same lactic sourness.

M: Medium-full body and medium carbonation.

O: Tasty stuff, in the style of Cascade's other sour beers. I like the combination of fruit, and the barrel treatment adds a nice element. Sourness is a bit fatiguing and can limit the drinkability.

01-20-2013 04:17:47 | More by pmarlowe
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +8%

01-17-2013 01:29:29 | More by ipafool
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

01-16-2013 19:00:40 | More by drabmuh
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KDawg

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev -0.9%

Poured from tap into a snifter. Pours a lovely medium gold color with a foamy head.

There is a lot of tart qualities to the aromas of navel oranges, green apples, tart pears and a nice touch of funk as well.

Medium/full bodied with a great feel and good tartness on the backend. The flavors of green apples, tart pears, and some funk balance very well together.

While this isn't their most sour beer, it's a damn good one. Very well balanced with a real good tartness to it as well.

01-16-2013 02:47:14 | More by KDawg
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-15-2013 19:47:58 | More by Sean9689
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readbaron

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-15-2013 15:44:43 | More by readbaron
Cascade Noyaux from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.