Cascade Noyaux | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Cascade NoyauxCascade Noyaux
BA SCORE
97.3%
Liked This Beer
4.39 w/ 938 ratings
Cascade NoyauxCascade Noyaux
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
Ranking:
#303
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
938
Liked:
913
Avg:
4.39/5
pDev:
6.83%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
183
Trade:
14
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 938 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of ColForbinBC
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of farrago
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly better than expected head which crests just past one finger, even surface that steadily sizzles down to a thin surface coating, likewise you get a few lacing streaks that surprise in their stickiness. The liquid is a super cloudy reddish orange, fully opaque, quite a bit of tiny widely dispersed bubbles swirl aggressively throughout. The nose is sharply boozy and immediately shows the oak influence, buttered toast, vanilla fudge and challah bread more than sweeter caramel or such, archly sour lime to lemon citrus tones, there’s a poached concentration to the apricot, peach scents but the sourness decisively trumps any coalescing sweetness, yeast, mint, then lighter vegetal compost, in the end the oak crushes all else. In the mouth it’s medium-bodied, sour with good plus scrubbing sensation from the carbonation, feels acidic. Strawberry, cherry, apricot, white grape fruit flavors predominate, the citrus cuttingly bright, white grapefruit to lemon. Yeasty without any buttery sweetness. It is a big beer in terms of palate presence and heft, however, there is subtle complexity to be found. Its relentlessness is its strength and weakness, there’s nowhere to relax in it. Electric charge, best shared among 2-3 imbibers. (2014 Project)

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Photo of vfgccp
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.17/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phineasco
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pink/burnt orange with 2 inch white head.
Smell: Rasperries, strawberries, apricot, and wood.
Taste: Raspberries, strawberries, red whine, and wood.
Mouthfeel: Delicate and complex.
Overall: A good complex sour from Cascade.

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Photo of Hendry
4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of citizencane
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours orange, with some lacing around the rim which lingers-interesting, considering may spurs have zero head or lacing. Smells of peach, grape, and barrel. Taste is winey, peachy, with a hint of peach pit and wooziness. Wonderfully complex yet drinkable, even at 8.5%. No dryness or burn at all.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours reddish orange. Medium, foamy, white head that lasts shortly.

Smells tart berry, raspberry, yeast funk, oaky and light wine.

Tastes quite tart fruit, berry, acidic, citrus and lemon. Followed by light yeast funk and oak. Finish is dry with a fruity linger. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brob245
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Buck89
4.07/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. A beautiful clear amber-orange with a frothy white head. Great lacing.
The nose was heavy funk, oak, and must. Very subtle fruit.
The taste was bright fruit. Very tart with a clean sourness with plenty of raspberries and ripe apricot. A complex mix with the oak, vanilla, and funk. Discordant from the smell. Medium-bodied and easy drinking.

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Photo of avas
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of srw
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwkdmk
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zimm421
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ltdsaint
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DavidHume
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pontzie
4.94/5  rDev +12.5%
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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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Cascade Noyaux from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 97.3% out of 100 with 938 ratings
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