Cascade Apricot Ale | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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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
Ratings:
1,735
Reviews:
294
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.43%
 
 
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433
Gots:
383
For Trade:
36
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4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured a 750 ML bottle of this into my 12oz Goose Island Tulip. Thanks for the brew Dan! 2011 Project Vintage.

Aroma- Big fruit and musky sour aroma. Hits with a hint of apricot in the deep background if you search.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has average head retention. Has a deep reddish-orange glowing color. Leaves a few suds behind.

Flavor- Sour huge with a tart fruit flavor. Apricot is in the background again but after each drink, this character becomes more definite.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Sour Apricot flavors from beginning to end and nice pucker at the finish.

Overall Impression- Haven't done a review in a while so when I popped this one, thought it would be a good one to start back on! Super sour and has a great apricot background. Highly Recommend this one and wouldn't mind picking up another one of these in the near future! Trade anyone?

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2011 project- 750 ml to a goblet, celebrating my graduation

Pours a cloudy pale gold with about 25% transparency. A finger and a half of foam has died down pretty quick to a frothy half finger. Highly carbonated, good lacing- not much to complain about here

Smells of sour apricot, oak, some other floral citrus, funk, a hint of leather, and some sweet malt. Enough to make my face twist and nose tingle a bit, well done

Taste is with the nose, upfront sour apricot and citrus, some vinegar, oak, and a subtle sweet malt bringing up the back. Pretty balanced, sour upfront sweet lingering after taste

Feel is medium body, with a moderate/high sourness- enough to twist my face but not as far around as possible. High carbonation leaves a bite, alcohol is well hidden. Pretty drinkable man

Overall this stuff is really good. Cascade really and for good reason is dominating the American sour scene, with this being another cornerstone in that foundation

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Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,735 ratings.
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