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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
Ranking:
#300
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
947
pDev:
6.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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298
Gots:
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Trade:
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2.5/5  rDev -43.1%

Photo of DefenCorps
2.88/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On tap at the Barrel House yesterday.

Amber with a dense, white head with great retention and lacing. The nose is lactic and sour with a moderate acetic character. Plenty of berry character is present. Nice. The palate opens fatty, rancid, greasy with a blend of raspberries, cherries and blackberries. Mildly buttery, this is oily and greasy. Poor IMO.

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3.25/5  rDev -26%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.54/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Jeff for this want! 750ml corked and caged bottle into Torst stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a coarse layer of white bubble that dissipates quickly. Beer is a clear peach and red tea. No lace, no legs. Pretty shabby.

Nose is slight tart raspberries, band-aid, oak and just a touch of funk. I guess I can kind of see the apricot presence but its very, very faint at best. Still, moderately aromatic and decent.

Opens tart raspberry and wine notes. More red fruit tartness in the middle with heavy acidity that climaxes towards the middle-end. Band-aid, oak and a mellow funk right at the end. Vinegary too. Finishes sour with a funky, Brett-y aftertaste. This one is almost over-the-top sour. Decent but very acidic.

Light to medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Slick, oily, and filmy in the mouth and goes down dry and prickly. Dry finish with a puckering aftertaste. Pretty good (though I like my sours a bit flat).

An ok beer overall but for what Cascade puts out, this isn't one of their better offerings. A bit flat and way too acidic and tart. I feel like the sour really covers all the complexities of the fruit they tried to use here. Where am I supposed to taste the toasted apricot seed meat? Cool to try but I wouldn't revisit this.

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3.54/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev -18%

Photo of CTJman
3.6/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lowers87
3.61/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Has a look of the fall season, a light maple.
Smell: Acidic, citrus, faint tangerine, grapefruit
Taste: Very acidic, has a distinct bite, not quite overpowering, obviously a sour
Feel: Can't really taste how strong it is, not heavy, but not quite an easy drink.
Overall: Not a sour fan, but this is not bad. Definitely a sipping beer.

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3.64/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to boralyl for getting this out my way. Served in a Cascade goblet. Pours a peach color with a light pinkish tint. The nose has aromas of raspberry and light apricot, along with a pretty heavy lactic presence. Flavor is quite pungent and very acidic. Mostly lactic, but a touch of acetic. Fruit character is fairly mild.

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Photo of breadwinner
3.69/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Funky as hell, sweaty sock stuff, then onto a bitingly acidic palate. I suppose it's fruity, but you'd probably have had to tell me it was raspberry/apricot for me to know. I dunno. This was an older bottle - maybe fresh it's got more pop, less overwhelming funk and acidity?

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3.72/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2014 Project enjoyed 3/6/16. Poured into a stemmed-Teku glass from a 750mL corked and caged bottle. Weighs in at 9.4% ABV

Look: Gorgeous color! Dark-rich amber color bordering on light red. No doubt from the raspberries added. Poured about a quarter to a half an inch of bright white head that dissipates a bit into lacing on the glass. Nice effervescence is evident and definitely fits the style.

Smell: Sour berries and oak. Definitely picking up raspberry there. Perhaps a hint of vinegar which isn't uncommon for this style of beer.

Taste: Bright raspberry and sour notes right up front. Super fruity for sure on this one, but it's not all sour. This one has some great oak character that rounds out the sour with some bitterness. Some toastiness in there too that isn't from the barrel, must be from those roasted apricot pits.

Feel: Bubbly and refreshing beer on the tongue, even for it being nearly 10% ABV. Medium-body and mouthfeel and although it appears to be very effervescent it's only moderately carbonated.

Overall: A very enjoyable sour from Cascade. One of the prettier-looking sours I've had as it leaves a really nice lacing as I drink it down. If it weren't backed up with some bitter oak and roasted-apricot pit notes it might be too sour.

3.75/5

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3.74/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fizzy white cap. 3-4 minute retention. Leaves no lacing. Body is a vibrant copper. No yeast is visible.

Sm: Powdered sugar covered raspberries come to mind. Lactobacillus injects high acidity and moderate (5/10 sourness). Raspberries are present, bit get overshadowed by the apricot. Leather, faint oak.

T: Sourness is much more potent in the taste, coming in at about a 7-8/10 in terms of intensity. Lactobacillus shines, reigning supreme in the bacteria profile.

Apricot blends beautifully with the berries, but neither is as expressive or vivid or would be ideal. Balance is excellent. Adequately intricate, but the reticence of the oak is an oversight. The fairly neutral blond malt backbone is perfect for letting the bacterial sourness take center stage.

Mf: Acidic. Soft, refreshing, light to medium-bodied, smooth, wet. Has that bacterial sourness I love in a sour, but not so much that it's puckering. Powdery. Overall presence on the palate is stellar.

Complements the taste well.

O: Delicious, drinkable, divine. Another stellar brew from one of the USA's best producers.

High B

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Cascade Noyaux from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 947 ratings
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