Apricot Ale | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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4.34/5
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Apricot AleApricot Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
cascadebrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This NW style sour blond ale was barrel aged for up to nine months, then aged on fresh apricot for an additional six months. Aromas of sweet apricot blossoms and tart fruit are present as you draw the glass near. Deep, rich apricot flesh, then tart apricot notes dance on the palate and lead to a sweet apricot flesh finish with a lingering fruit tartness.

Added by ccrida on 04-18-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#672
Reviews:
306
Ratings:
1,780
pDev:
8.06%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,780 |  Reviews: 306
Photo of Hellpop65
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rickrem
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of polloenfuego
3.77/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I found this one too tart for me. It was a 2016, and I have to wonder if letting this sit didn't make it more acidic.

Look was good, pinky orange with a nice finger of head. Smell was tart and you could get the apricot in whiffs. Taste was very tart, with notes of apricot and sour candies. Feel was okay, but hard to take.

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Photo of DBosco
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 500ml bottle, 7.3% ABV. Very hazy apricot gold with moderate carbonation streams, nice white short head that eventually turns to film with some lacing. Smell is not that strong, of apricots. Taste is of tart dry apricots, hitting the right level of sourness. Feel is good, nice body and carbonation. Overall this is a fine wild sour ale with a good dose of apricots.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kdouble
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TylerKing
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jps715
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Labeled as '2015 PROJECT'.
Clear, apricot gold colored body. Surprising long lasting white head, which leaves behind strings and webs of lacing.
Tart aroma of lemon and apricot, along with oak barrel.
Effervescent taste of apricot and sour fruit, along with the oak barrel. Quite sour but not the feeling that it scrapes the teeth. Rather dry.
Bubbly, fizzy mouth feel, lip smacking. Good carbonation.
Outstanding apricot sour. Tannic and acidic at the same time.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JPNesker
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Poured out a cloudy, straw yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of tart, fresh apricot with some sweet notes. Very tart and acidic. Lots of apricot flavor.

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emincems
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

It pours golden color with small sized off-white head. Foam leaves a cover on top. Average lacing. It smells funky; apricot, lemon, barnyard and wood. Acidic and woody taste is moderately tart, fairly fruity and low-med malty. Flavors are well rounded and clear. It finishes slightly sour and strongly dry. Body is thick for a sour beer. Where is 8,5% Abv? It's perfectly hidden. Great drinkability and perfect refresher. Awesome brew.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This pours a hazy gold. I get a tart aroma with a hint of apricot. It's intensely sour with a clean finish.

Reviewed the 2016 vintage, in spring of 2017.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopsohard
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sendbeer
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Noles9585
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 1,780 ratings