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 maz
3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Auracom
3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Cascade's barrel house. 2 oz. served in a taster tulip on November 29th, 2012.

A - Medium amber golden. Light eggshell head with a hint of cherry. Good lacing.

S - Raspberries, apricot marmalade, lightly nutty, floral. Pretty jammy for any sour and more reminiscent of a red wine in that regard.

T - Plentiful raspberries again - but not like a straight framboise. Less almond here, with a hint of balsamic vinegar. Tannic oak element shows up into the finish.

M - Light body, high and appropriate carbonation, semi-dry finish.

D - Not as hugely rich as I'd hoped. The fruit blend here is nicer in the aroma and is a bit more restrained in the taste.

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Photo of Abbbp
3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterSki
3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by someone at Zwanze Day. Chris? Ryan? Served in a Zwanze tulip.

A - Thin white foam settles to a thick collar and some wisp, but minimal lacework. Hazy peach-flesh body.

S - Super fruity, with loads of tropical funk, raspberry, stone fruits, and lactic acidity. Quite sweet, but with an undercurrent of fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt.

T - The taste is initially quite similar, but then yields to a surprising intense acidity and sourness that seems vaguely disconnected from the the sweet and fruity raspberry and stone fruit flavors. A bit bipolar.

M - Smooth, medium body mid-palate, with lower carbonation. Very dry and tannic in the finish, with a surprising note of alcohol warmth and fairly intense acidity.

D - A solid beer, and one I'd drink again, but not my favorite Cascade offering. The acidity seems oddly disconnected from the extremely fruity and sweet flavor; perhaps a bit more time developing in the bottle with improve things.

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Photo of Florida9
3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow color with a small, very lightly off-white colored head.

S: The aroma is quite funky and sour offering up notes of apricot and floral qualities.

T: Taste is more of the same. Fairly aggressive sourness, tart apricot, lemon, floral notes, just a hint of berries and some light oakiness.

M: Body is on the lighter side as is the carbonation. Aggressive sour tartness without anything to balance it out.

O: Had this one immediately following a Sang Noir, so the comparisons are inevitable. Noyaux had a better nose to it, but Sang Noir tasted better, offering up more fruit and a better balance. Overall, a nice beer, but not one that I think I'd want a whole bottle of.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.97/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThePaleRider
3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of homebrew311
3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is cloudy yellow with almost no head. The nose is somewhat musty with a huge dose of earthiness, with tons of apricot and oak. Taste is very tart up front with a nice amount of sweetness. Oak is a little lighter on the taste than the nose. Cherry, apricot, and oak come through the strongest. Overall, very nice with to a of flavor.

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Photo of jamato3000
4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Beerontwowheels
4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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

Photo of SierraJosh
4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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

Blind BIF Beer #2

Super tart mouth puckering taste. Overpowering everything at first but still not unpleasant. Fruit flavors along with slight sweetness are revealed after becoming accustomed to the puckering.

Slightly sticky mouthfeel.

Nothing super unique about this beer but nothing off-putting as well.

Almost no carbonation.

I had no idea what this was. I have had Noyaux twice in the last two months, and I don't remember it tasting like this at all. The other two bottles all had more carbonation than this one did, so we were thinking slight leakage maybe...

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Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev -8.9%

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

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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