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Cascade Noyaux - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

527 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 291
Gots: 98 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

arash1000, Dec 27, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

WillCarrera, Dec 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

mdillon86, Dec 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

iL0VEbeer, Dec 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

st9647v3, Dec 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

RandyKemka, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.05/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

ThePorterSorter, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

DaveHack, Dec 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

jodan, Dec 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

jaminjohnson, Dec 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

bsuedekum, Dec 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

APreacher, Dec 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

imperialking, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%

750ml
From the fall 2012 release
5oz Pinocchio's mini snifter

A: Pours cloudy grapefruit purée like. Not a lot of head but good carbonation. Streaming up from bottom. Lots of tiny bubbles rising up.

S: Awesome nose here. Really fruity and tart. Getting lots of those raspberries initially. Digging in you do pull some apricot as well. Some mild oak, but the fruit really is center stage and extremely pleasant with the funkiness going on.

T: Really tart up front. Get that raspberry. Big tart fruit. Plus some sweetness from apricot. The ABV is extremely well hidden. This is a dangerous drink at 8.5%. The mid palate the sourness isn't as cloying and you do pull some of that oak character. This leads into the bone dry close. Very similar to white wine.

M: Medium bodied.

inlimbo77, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Kaydogg, Dec 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

AxesandAnchors, Dec 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

t0rin0, Dec 16, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -17.3%

Big thanks to boralyl for getting this out my way. Served in a Cascade goblet. Pours a peach color with a light pinkish tint. The nose has aromas of raspberry and light apricot, along with a pretty heavy lactic presence. Flavor is quite pungent and very acidic. Mostly lactic, but a touch of acetic. Fruit character is fairly mild.

Thorpe429, Dec 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

teddyarrowhead, Dec 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Adamostella, Dec 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

FalconA, Dec 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

cmoody91, Dec 13, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev -2.1%

2011 Project
ABV 8.94%

A pink hued golden ale with a loose surface of grey-white foam. Smells of raspberries, bits of marzipan, and a little oak - really reminds me of Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus. Some hints of almond. Taste is crazy sour - ripping my enamel sour! Raspberries are in there, but fuck, this is SOUR. Some acetic quality, but tons of lemon, and hints of apricot in the back end. Thin beer with low carb and a dry finish, but the tartness makes me salivate Pavlovian style. Crazy beer.

harrymel, Dec 10, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%

2011 Project bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a reddish orange, hazy with barely half a finger of off white soapy head. Head dissipates quickly to a thin collar with no lacing. Not much carbonation visible.

Good amount of raspberry on the nose, fresh and sweet, a bit of apricot stone fruit lingers there along with a almond nut like aroma. Definitely sour though, with acetic acid along with lemon juice, and light earthy funk. Smells very good.

The standard Cascade sourness upfront, sharp acidity that fades quickly, mellowing into sweeter raspberry and light lemon. A touch of apricot sweetness before a dry finish with lingering tartness from the raspberry.

Light body with a slight prick of carbonation. Pretty tasty beer.

nataku00, Dec 10, 2012
Cascade Noyaux from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.