Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Cascade Apricot Ale | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Cascade Apricot AleCascade Apricot Ale
BA SCORE
4.34/5
Outstanding
1,757 Ratings
Cascade Apricot AleCascade Apricot 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:
#398
Reviews:
300
Ratings:
1,757
pDev:
8.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
433
Gots:
389
Trade:
37
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,757 |  Reviews: 300
Photo of jheezee
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Photo of Crazydaddyo
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of MMAJYK
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Highbury09
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of sorvats
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of bum732
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S: Bright, clean, apricot tartness, medium oak, ripe apricots

L: Hazy, burnt yellow, carbonated white head with amazing retention. Solid lacing.

T: Clean tartness with a rich, malty backbone. Medium apricot flavor throughout, predominately in the middle. Has a very sour candy like finish, semi-sweet.

M: Medium-full body, high, effervescent carbonation. Tart, but quenching.

A fantastic, clean, sour beer. Love the subtle apricots with the sweet candy tartness. Surprisingly amount of malt that really works with the sour.

 527 characters

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of DanE
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Riggsenater
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of theminutemen
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a clear bright dark yellow color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma of sour notes with light acidic notes with some light tart apricot notes. Taste is also a very nice mix between some light acidic notes with some tart and sour notes with lightly sweet notes of apricot. No notes of oak and apricot notes are very subtle. Very nice beer and drinkability is quite high with alcohol being well hidden.

 471 characters

Photo of n2185
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TJRoar
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of LotsofLupulin
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Atomicskis5
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of anabar
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of KCBeerNerd
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mrcraft
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of enelson
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of TheRealDBCooper
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 1,757 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.