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Cascade Noyaux - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

536 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 290
Gots: 98 | 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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Photo of thagr81us
4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

thagr81us, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

JAHMUR, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

orangesol, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of SuperCutePanda
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

SuperCutePanda, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of anteater
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

anteater, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of GuzzLah
4.26/5  rDev -3%
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.

GuzzLah, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

mdfb79, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of Neumick
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Neumick, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of jaylib
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

jaylib, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of PEIhop
5/5  rDev +13.9%

PEIhop, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Mbrown44
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Mbrown44, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Patrickbrusil
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Patrickbrusil, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of AutumnBeerLove
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

AutumnBeerLove, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of BeerThursdays
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

BeerThursdays, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy peach-gold with a finger of white head.

Smell. Lactic sourness, peach, almond, sweet fruity Belgian style yeast, berries and light fruits. Yum.

Taste. Sour red berries, a little vinegar, some fruity yeast, a bit of almond and peach. Nice. Sour, but not overwhelmingly so. Really tasty.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, low+ fine and slightly spritzy carbonation.

Overall. One of the better tasting sours from Cascade imo. Really enjoying this one and wish I had bought several more bottles.

Rutager, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of AdamP
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

AdamP, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Hopbrizio
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Hopbrizio, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared at at the Tree House bottle share back in December. Reviewed from my notes.

Super hazy peach Orange yeast chunks

N funk and sour fruit, peach or stone fruit like with light berry, lots of juicy fruit, a light malt, hint vinous and bit of oak

Taste sour fruit, stone fruit like with some raspberry, quite acidic, tart fruit bite, light bready yeast and almost chewy. Light oak flavors and barrel, dusty wood, hint vinous notes too. Finish is dry tart acidic. Delicious.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, quite tart, little flemmy, acidic bite.

Overall quite nice, a very good sour, great fruit and barrel flavors, etc.

jlindros, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of leedorham
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

leedorham, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of joel66
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

joel66, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of standardcherry
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle served into a snifter. Thanks for this one Tom!

A: Murky orange/brownish color. Thin white head that receded very quickly.
S: Citrus sourness. Burst of raspberries. Some oakiness, a touch of apricot and grapes. Tons of lactic acid.
T: Faint apricot and mango. Lots of raspberries and woody flavors. Slight vinous notes. Very sour!
M: Medium body with good carbonation. Very drinkable despite the sourness.
O: Excellent sour by Cascade. I've loved everything I've had by them so far. Highly recommended.

standardcherry, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of jsm1289
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

well well well, we are at it again, this time with a delicious order of sours from Cascade.

although irrelevant to the beer review, the bottle i find to be quite sexy,

on to more pertinent topics

appearance- I rarely deduce anything from the appearance of the beer, nice reddish orange color, mildly hazy

smell- nice sour funky ness with a lot of raspberry notes, typical lambic notes, smells like it has some solid sweetness going on

taste- well definitely one of the best I have had in a while, full on delicious sour raspberry notes, followed by a soft, lingering sweetness. mouthfeel is superb, the sweetness stays on the palate and does a folk dance across my tongue, it really won't go away . nice singe at the front of the tongue upon sipping, sour notes and a clean sour bite hit you while the sweet raspberry flavors play around and hang around long after you swallow this excellent brew. I shall certainly be ordering more from Cascade.

jsm1289, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of LambicKing
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

LambicKing, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

kjkinsey, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of heavenlyStash
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

heavenlyStash, Mar 07, 2013
Cascade Noyaux from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.