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Cascade Noyaux - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

569 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 288
Gots: 102 | FT: 7
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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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

pixieskid, Feb 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

thehbchemistry, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Gobzilla
4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!!

Gobzilla, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of BarrytheBear
4/5  rDev -8.9%

BarrytheBear, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

jmarsh123, Feb 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

drummermattie02, Feb 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

MaseFace, Feb 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

marct, Feb 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Gonzoillini, Feb 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

SadMachine, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

AlexFields, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

thewimperoo, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

roblund, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

SocalKicks, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

jbuddle, Jan 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

nharres, Jan 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

ucsbmullet, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of pmarlowe
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

pmarlowe, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

yourefragile, Jan 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

ipafool, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

drabmuh, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of KDawg
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

KDawg, Jan 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Sean9689, Jan 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

readbaron, Jan 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

adamleeeck, Jan 13, 2013
Cascade Noyaux from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.