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
Ranking:
#309
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
965
pDev:
6.83%
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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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Photo of Sour_Lord
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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 many sours have zero head or lacing. Smells of peach, grape, and barrel. Taste is winey, peachy, with a hint of peach pit and booziness. 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 paulish
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cascade Noyaux from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 965 ratings