Cascade Apricot Ale | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Cascade Apricot AleCascade Apricot Ale
BA SCORE
96%
Liked This Beer
4.34 w/ 1,747 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:
#400
Reviews:
297
Ratings:
1,747
Liked:
1,677
Avg:
4.34/5
pDev:
8.29%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
386
Trade:
37
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,747 |  Reviews: 297
Photo of edhizdeid
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RobinLee
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of parkeak0
4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 project consumed April '16. Pours a deep, somewhat hazy orange/yellow. Nose is intense dried apricots and sour lactic fermentation-driven goodness. Palate is one of the purest fruit expressions I've experienced in a sour... beyond loaded with sweet-sour apricot flavor. Truly mouth puckering with high acid that you feel from front to finish. The sweet-sour interplay is almost sour-candy-like, and makes you want nothing more than another sip.

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Photo of Evan
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DanGeo
3.49/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DontTellMom
3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjcamm
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of illeagle05
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ross84
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brbrocc
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reggggg
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What a sour-ass'd wild ale. Extremely tart...like sour patch kid salt ripping the film off you tongue tart. If that's your thing this is a must have. Awesome beer. 2014 project. Cheers!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cool pour the same color as the fruit, almost 1/2" of white head on it. Aroma was lactic sour and apricots, clean, mild oak impressions.

Taste does amazingly well at hiding the alcohol on a big beer, wouldn't know it. I dunno how this is a flanders ale? Definitely gets more sour with time, and it comes out the gate a big sour beer.

Carbonation is high, but not overly. I really like these, and at $20 a bottle, they're worth it.

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Photo of KillerJigger
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great smell of just a bit of apricot and tart sourness. Taste was sour, tart, finishing with apricot sourness. Mouth feel was crisp and decently full bodied. Could have used a decent amount more of ripened apricot. Great none the less.

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Photo of pagriley
3.3/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly cloudy gold. Huge lacto sour on the nose, with a tiny hint of funk. No fruit at all - just nothing of the apricots. Very disappointing.
More of the same on taste - sour, touch of funk, bugger all fruit - if you had told me this was a straight sour blonde in oak I would be completely convinced. Very one dimensional.

Overall, an OK sour certainly, if it was just a straight up sour blonde. The Apricot is almost non-existent, and very disappointing for $30 a bottle. Given the reviews and price I was expecting prominent fruit and complexity, but this is just straight sour blonde with some fruit and oak lurking in the background.

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Photo of deaddear
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 750mL bottle in a teku glass

A - Hazy golden orange, tiny bits of yeast/sediment. Short-lived fizzy head. Impressive amount of lacing for the style.

S - Apricots and lemon, some oak in the background

T - Really upfront juicy/tart apricot, solid undertone of oaked sour; probably overpowering if you're not a fan of sours.

M - Warheads fizzy; the tartness actually seems to come through in the mouthfeel.

O - Wow, that's good. Suspect it would only get better with age? The apricot is turned up really, really high. Would be curious to know how much they actually use. Shop around, some places will kill you on the price for this.

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Photo of lpothier
4.86/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gehille
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Duvel Tulip glass. Purchased in north providence ri.

Pours a super hazy orange juice like body with a good amount of sediment and a lacy white head.

Aromas are really nice and fruity, apricots definitely shine through along with the lactic tartness, ripe peaches, funky yeast. On the tongue it's pretty dark sour but balanced by a light stone fruit/ peachy/ ripe apricot flavor with a little oak, drying fruit skins, and a crisp tart refreshing finish. Medium high carbonation.

Another killer from cascade. Seriously, if you're not into ticking "whale" fruited sours, just drink cascade forever. Don't mistake availability/rareness with world class taste.

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Photo of danh53
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 96% out of 100 with 1,747 ratings
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