Apricot Ale | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Apricot AleApricot Ale
BA SCORE
4.34/5
Outstanding
1,770 Ratings
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:
#410
Reviews:
303
Ratings:
1,770
pDev:
8.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
434
Gots:
395
Trade:
39
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,770 |  Reviews: 303
Photo of yoitsarch
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of random846
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of weonfire
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Paccamacca
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of spoony
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap into a tulip at the barrel room.

A-The brew has a pure white head with pretty decent retention for a high-ABV sour beer...dense and puffy. The beer is light, light golden in color and surprisingly clear.

S-The aroma is huge on the apricot as you might expect. It is pure and intense. The sour factor is pretty high, too. The juicy tart apricot flavor combines with a musty, dusty peach flavor and some white wine. Really nice.

T-The taste is also pure, unadulterated apricot. It is tart and semi-dry with a hint of juicy sweetness. There is a nice dry and tart wine-oak character in there, but mostly it is juicy apricot.

M-The feel is light to medium in body with a spritzy carbonation that is fine and assertive.

O-This is a great fruit-forward beer. I don't think it packs the complexity of a Fou Foune, but it certainly beats out many other lesser imitations. The apricot flavor is pure and authentic tasting and the balance of fruit and sour is almost perfect. Another well-done sour by Cascade.

 1,014 characters

Photo of gory4d
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Seattle_Suds
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of BMart
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ari32
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of ccronin
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mrbubbler
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of OneEyedJack
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of nesarebad
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Photo of wiltznucs
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Theortiz01
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of KAF
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Ross_Haddow
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Ted
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of craft_shannie
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of zbodnar1
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 1,770 ratings