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
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#309
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
959
pDev:
6.83%
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4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stofko1992
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.85/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Shiny clear amber with a creamy off-white collar.

Smell is acidic, seedy raspberry, rose and rosé.

Taste is also raspberry dominant, sour and sharp, with oak, but the apricot is not very present.

Thin, slick yet crisp and roundly dry.

2015 vintage

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

Photo of bluejacket74
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml caged and corked bottle, 2014 Project (9.29% ABV). Served in a MadTree Teku, the beer pours an amber/orange/reddish color with about an inch off-white head that didn't stay around for too long. There's a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like raspberries, apricot, and oak. It tastes like raspberries, oak, apricots, lemon/lime citrus, green apples and a bit of nuttiness. Lots of tartness here, this is a really tasty sour ale! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It's also pretty easy to drink, and the 9+% ABV is well hidden from all the fruity/citrus flavor and tartness. This is one of the better sours I've had recently, definitely worth picking this one up.

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5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Cascade Noyaux from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 959 ratings