Cascade Noyaux | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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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
Ratings:
920
Reviews:
122
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
7.11%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Namtracxtra
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of KidSalami
4.97/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jaeone
4.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Johnny_Cardboard
4.94/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Pontzie
4.94/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cage and cork bottle... 2014 project.

L: poured a beautiful orange where the peachy pink hue was clearly present and amazingly pretty. The head was minimal and a fine white color. The cool part was the peach color of the beer lit up the white head and gave it a cool peach hue as well. Looks phenomenal.

S: Very clearly a sour fruit mash. More subtle than many other sours. Apricot and oak barrel scent layered in to the beautiful massive sour scent.

T: Wow.... deeply complex. The sour hits early, but is moderated by a very smooth apricot. The mellow nature of this is off the charts delicious.

M: The carbonation is clear and strong for a sour. It bubbles almost like a champagne in the mouth. Alcohol is fully masked. The sour that hits up front mellows out very quickly and does not overpower the finish of oaky, berry, and apricot.

O: An ALL TIME GREAT sour. This is what other sours should be. I wish I could drink this every hot summer night on a fresh tap. Clearly there is something about this that goes well with a hot day, I might not ever want another sour. I will just take this on every time.

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4.93/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.92/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of KensWorld
4.91/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From 2013 project, cellared well for a year. 2 finger very light cream head good lacing and full cap that lasts. Color is clear honey with lots of champagne like bubbles. Smell is phenomenal! As soon as cork pops it fills the area with Gueze like aromas. The taste is very powerful, big and complex with Granny Smith apples, cherry, raspberries, slight citrusy and possible apricot. Lots going on here! Aftertaste is full of tart funkiness. As it warms the sourness is more pronounced. I can’t quite get any barrel age flavors to come through but I’m sure they are there. Overall this is an intense full flavored sour that I shall try and get every year from now on. I just got 2014 project and I’m extremely exited to try it soon! 4.90

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Koral
4.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious sour ale, one of the best in the world.

Look: golden in color, no head because of the high acidity
Smell: apricot, raspberry, fresh
Taste: apricot, fresh fruit, acidic finish
Feel: smooth, finishes tastefully dry

If you can find this beer, buy it, because you will not be disappointed.

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Photo of bennyman12
4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Consumed in one sitting out of a paper coffee cup at 55 degrees because I'm a boss. Laces the cup impressively. Smell is berries and pedio acidity. Not wafting out of the cup glade plug-in style but pretty dank. Taste is so big. Lush raspberries balanced with great wood presence and grounding tartness. Epic. Mouthfeel thick and finely carbonated. Not just the best expression of apricot stone meat I've ever encountered but also the best Fruited American wild ale I've had to date. And it's 9%, so I'm getting drunk.

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Photo of stealth
4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Orange/apricot colored beer, murky (like the other Cascade brews I've had), with no head (it dissipates rapidly). Lots of carbonation bubbles while you drink. Very sour, fruity aroma. Just take a whiff and you know your palate is going to be working hard. A taste presents a hard blast of sour and fruity tartness. Very well balanced beer with tons of flavor. Some sours get hard to drink as you work through a bottle because the sourness builds and builds and your mouth just gets tired, but this beer is extremely drinkable and a 750ml didn't wear me out. Zero hints of the alcohol in this brew. I thought this had lots of prickly carbonation, really tickled my tongue as I drank it.

Overall, if you like sours, you will want to try this. Absolutely delicious beer.

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4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ccrida
4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On draught at the barrel house, Noyeaux is a hazy dark peach with a small white head that leaves scattered lace.

Smell is mostly on the sweet side, some raspberry, but with a nice little funkiness on the tail end.

Taste is great, a nicely balanced level of pucker really plays well with the robust raspberry flavor, with a nice wash of white port on the finish. This is super tasty, a really drastic improvement over when it first came out (1+ years IIRC). I'm surprised how much the raspberry has come out, with the port mellowing, and the overall complexity increasing drastically. I could personally stand a stronger pucker factor, but I like my sours to the extreme, and this is still a great beer. I'm not sure how much I'm getting for the extremely manually intensive toasted apricot nuts though.

Mouthfeel is on the slick side, lighter bodied, nice, fine carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty high, this is an amazing beer.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Purchased online from the Brewery.

It's an orange coloured brew , cloudy, small head of foam that shrinks but doesn't go away totally. The little bit of foam still does leave some nice lacing behind and, oh, I see the beer's entry has the name spelled wrong. It's Noyaux. Update to be sent.

The smell, well, it's just heavenly. Big apricots, almost as big raspberries, the aroma you get from oak barrel aging...sourness supreme but I suspect, the taste won't be way over the top.

Apricot sourness, raspberry sourness, woody notes..man, this is one hell of an American Wild. Every new sip seems to kill the previous sip and this is one example(of many) of why certain brews *should* be bottled in the 750ml format. 8.94% abv? It doesn't drink that strong at all; this is dangerously drinkable.

Medium bodied, lightish to moderate carbonation(lightish on the front, moderate on the back end), the mouthfeel is just right for the style.

To sum things up, Noyaux may be the best Cascade brew I've had the pleasure of drinking and none that I've had came close to disappointing me. A BIG thumbs up to Cascade's brewing efforts!

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Photo of rjd722
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dfhhead25
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dar482
4.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is where Cascade shines. Gentle raspberry flavor, wine character, medium plus tart balanced by that added liqueur Noyaux semi-dry sweetness. Wonderful depth and transitioning.

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Cascade Noyaux from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.36 out of 5 based on 920 ratings.
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