Mouton Rouge - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
3.95/5 rDev -7.9%
Cascade certainly enjoys brewing sour red ales. The opportunities for blending and reblending different vintages and cooperages allows for a wide variance of products. And I haven't had a bad one yet.
Mouton Rouge (red sheep?) forms along classic Flanders red styling with strong lacto- sour qualities. It is wine-like in its acerbic tartness, but finishes with a flourish of chocolate. The aroma is similarly wine-like, while the body shows hues of purple, red, and brown - like a dirty plum. Carbonation is minimal, with no suds at all. A diaphanous film forms across the teeth.
Blended components of Mouton spend up to 16 months in oak barrels graciously souring and absorbing oaken contours. The result is an acidic ale of considerable charm. But if you like this one, you'll love the Cuvee or the Gose.
11-19-2009 02:55:50 | More by RedDiamond
4.1/5 rDev -4.4%
On-Tap @ Concordia Ale House poured into Snifter glass.
Pours a clear, deep ruby complextion with a thin and fizzy tan head that quickly dissolves and creates a swirling thin layer atop the glass. The aroma is tart cherries, general sourness and some touches of oak. The flavor is very tart upfront with cherries and rounds out with some hints of the oak. Its medium bodied and is very effervescent. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer sitting outside in the sweltering sun. Thirst-quenching and refreshing.
07-17-2009 00:41:59 | More by DiabolikDUB
4.38/5 rDev +2.1%
I am blessed that the tender gave me and my GF a sampler.. and being so that my GF doesn't much care for beer, I got the rest of her sampler too!
- Dark crisp brown and plumb colored.. minimal head, and very light lace on the edge of the little glass... rich looking..
- Smell was a wonderful tart but yet sweet and aromatic fig, plum, raisin... and small hidden cherry... little bit of oakiness...
- Great tart and bitter bite, and very little vinegar which I really like in a sour... huge fig and plumb notes.. little bit of currant... and a very smooth taste...
- Left puckered and wanting more! Not very dry, but crisp and clean... little bit acidic..
- Huge plus on drinkability... especially on-tap... one of the best I've had.. sits up there with Consecration..
07-13-2009 01:30:44 | More by Docer
4.7/5 rDev +9.6%
1/2 pint on tap at Saraveza in a chalice/goblet.
Pours a deep see-thru body with 1 finger's worth of thick white head. A periodic gentle swirl coaxes some pretty nice head retention. Decent creamy lacing.
Sharp tangy sourness stings the nose, with plentiful sweeter aromas of dark fruit and oak in the background after you get over the initial shock of the initial cherry blast. Small hints of vanilla and caramel. Very nice.
In the mouth, once again tart cherry flavor asserts itself immediately. It seems to sweeten up for a moment with some fruitiness and oak, then explodes with a second round of sourness and a bit of funk in there somewhere.
Finishes dry with huge lingering sourness. Makes you smack your lips in anticipation of another sip. This is a beer that really works your mouth over. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
Overall impression: Great stuff. Nice 'big boy' Flanders Red.
07-07-2009 22:10:10 | More by PDXHops
4.53/5 rDev +5.6%
Sampled at the brewery three different times that day with Ron and Curtis, thanks again guys, reviewed from notes, color is a ruby red with a 3/4 inch foamy whute head, some retention, not really any lacing, aroma has grapes, horse blanket, raisins, lots of oak, cherries, soft caramel, currants, tartiness, and candied sugar, flavor starts off with a nice sour bite that a good amount of berries, sour throughout the middle as well with dark fruits, finishes with a lot of oak and has some nice funk too, sour, funky, and dry mouthfeel, medium bodied, good amount of carbonation, taste lingers well, could drink a whole lot of this stuff and I pretty much did, alcohol is again is hidden amazingly, cannot taste a drop, nice lacto fermented sour, will hopefully have again in the future, recommended
07-04-2009 00:36:51 | More by Floydster
4.28/5 rDev -0.2%
Draft at the brewpub. Clear garnet color with no head (plenty of visible carbonation though). Red wine-like aroma, blackberries, subtle oaky vanilla. Tart and fruity on the tongue with flavors of red wine vinegar and blackberries. Light bodied, semi-dry. Tart fruity finish. Doesn't have the depth of a beer like Consecration, but very well made and drinkable all the same.
05-19-2009 20:23:38 | More by largadeer
4.22/5 rDev -1.6%
On tap at Raccoon Lodge. Pours dark ruby with a small pillowy head.
The aroma is slightly tart, with notes of oak and vanilla. A slight lactic character is evident, as well as currants and dark cherries.
The beer is tart up front with dark fruits and oak. Currants and sour cherries are prominent, as well as oak and tannins. The finish is dry and tart, leaving a slightly sweet fruity aftertaste.
The beer is medium bodied with a low level of carbonation and vinous mouthfeel.
This beer reminds me a lot of Consecration and a little of Red Poppy. This is a hefty Flanders Red, leaning towards a quad. I'm very happy we stopped here and even happier this was on tap.
05-13-2009 07:43:29 | More by HopHead84
4.18/5 rDev -2.6%
On tap downstairs at the Lodge.
Opaque burgundy-ish body with minimal creamy white head, lingering lacing. Black cherries and blackberries predominate in the nose, with stone fruit in the background. Nice balance with malty flavor, with minimal hop presence. Sweet up front, with a powerful, yet pleasing sour/sweet aftertaste, and not too much funky yeast. Very mellow and drinkable, probably due to the long (16 month) barrel aging and getting the blend just right. Quite a revelation, a pretty rare NW-style sour worth seeking out. Hopefully, they will bottle some of this soon.
04-17-2009 15:13:31 | More by jdense
Mouton Rouge from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.