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Cascade Noyaux | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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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 one-of-a-kind NW sour is a blend of Belgian strong blondes aged in white port barrels with raspberries, then blended with select barrels of strong blondes that were aged on the toasted meat from the apricot nut, or Noyeaux.

13 IBU

Added by womencantsail on 02-22-2010

BEER STATS
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116
Ratings:
885
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
19.54%
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml, caged and corked bottle, @9.29% ABV, from the '2014 Project'. So this thing has apricot pits in it?

This beer pours a somewhat hazy, sediment-strewn medium copper amber colour, with one skinny finger of weakly puffy, kind of foamy, and mostly just creamy dirty white head, which leaves some low-lying storm front lace around the glass as things slowly melt away.

It smells of zesty underripe raspberries, sour white cheesy funk, grainy and lightly crackery pale malt, un-fruity apricot, a touch of wet oak stave, lemon suckers, and a very subtle earthy, musty, and lightly perfumed floral hop bitterness. The taste is rather tart, but still creamed raspberries, some lesser apricot/peach zinginess, steady cheesy and musty funk, a vanilla-laced vinous woodiness, more besieged bready and grainy pale malt, and a sense of musty and floral hops that have taken a half-day at the last possible moment.

The bubbles are adequate in their supportive and once in a while playful frothiness, the body a solid middleweight for the style, and more or less smooth - the inoffensive milkiness of the souring component going a long way here. It finishes just a bit off-dry - some fruity and malty esters providing a last gasp in the face of the lingering and complex tart 'n sour rain.

Overall, a very well-made, and engaging sour ale - the dual fruit adjuncts not yer typical run of the mill additions either. Someone at this brewery has a predilection for old-school European liqueurs (Noyaux, really?), or something. Whatever, this is really, really good, but hardly repeat worthy - not at ~45 bucks a pop around here.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

A dark pink color with a small white head that dissipated quickly.
Sweet fruit aroma. Some sourness. A little bit of oak.
Tart first, then raspberry and apricot. Lingering sweetness.
Both tart and sweet.
An excellent beer, on the pricey side.

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

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4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle served into a snifter. Thanks for this one Tom!

A: Murky orange/brownish color. Thin white head that receded very quickly.
S: Citrus sourness. Burst of raspberries. Some oakiness, a touch of apricot and grapes. Tons of lactic acid.
T: Faint apricot and mango. Lots of raspberries and woody flavors. Slight vinous notes. Very sour!
M: Medium body with good carbonation. Very drinkable despite the sourness.
O: Excellent sour by Cascade. I've loved everything I've had by them so far. Highly recommended.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.35 out of 5 based on 885 ratings.
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