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Cascade Sang Royal - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Sang RoyalCascade Sang Royal

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

631 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 631
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 578
Gots: 154 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.35% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
'Malt Beverage with Cherries Added and Aged in Oak Barrels'
8.87% ABV (2009)
9.35% ABV (2011)
"Sang Royal is a big NW Style Sour Red Ale that spends over six months of lactic fermentation and aging in oak wine barrels. Sang Royal is from select stock that is matured an additional six months in Port barrels and refermented on Bing Cherries." - label text

"This Northwest style sour red is a bottled version of our popular Mouton Rouge. This blend of barrels, with up to 16 months of oak barrel lactic fermentation and oak barrel aging, features dark fruit, sour, oak and funk flavors that sweep over your taste buds like an incoming tide." - Raccoon Lodge website

(Beer added by: mykie73 on 05-15-2009)
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Reviews by hopdog:
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4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle acquired in trade with bu11zeye (thanks!).

Poured a medium to darker and hazy brownish color with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of cherries, some funkiness, musty, lighter vinegar, and vanilla. Tastes of woodiness, vanilla, cherries, and some fruitiness. Nice sour finish. I liked this!

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4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. It was part of a great tasting that included seven bottled Cascade sours.

The beer pours a murky brown color with a tan head. The aroma is dark fruit with some tart cherries. The flavor is oak, tartness and cherries. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty red, not candy red color, but an earthy red, with some light brown mixed into it. Aroma was amazing, sour cherry, red ale, massive sourness in the nose that doesn't cover up the sour cherry aspect. Alcohol not to be noticed in the aroma, nor are there any vinegar notes, just splendid.

More and more waves of sour cherry and lactic tart notes. Amazing this is an abv of over 9.3%, at no point does it taste or smell anything like it would be around that level, big props. Didn't taste sweet, like I feared when I read this was partially aged in port barrels, the red wine barrels too aren't over the top, very nuanced red wine with red ale, but this is all about the cherry and sourness.

Hey these aren't cheap, but I'd order them over and over, as I plan to keep doing. Thought the carbonation was just right. Cascade is sooo underrated.

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4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

09 bottle

A - Dark brown with reddish tint and light golden accents. Off white head

S - Cherry, lots of cab sav barrels, tartness, lactic acid, and lemon peel. Really good and lots of tartness as this picks up.

T - Tartness up front, lots of cab barrel, cherries, lots of lemon peel and slight lactic acid throughout. Great flavor of the dark wine and fruit contrasted with a sharp tartness.

M - Highly carbonated with a dry finish.

O - Really good beer with lots of cherry, cab sav, and tart lactic acid bite. I really enjoyed this one and would be curious to see how it compares to a fresher bottler

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Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 631 ratings.