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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
97
world-class

483 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 579
Gots: 126 | FT: 8
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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ThatsThatDude

New York

1/5  rDev -77.3%

07-02-2014 13:35:40 | More by ThatsThatDude
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DarthKostrizer

California

3/5  rDev -31.8%

03-29-2013 08:15:05 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Wyoming

3/5  rDev -31.8%

07-24-2014 18:24:42 | More by BIll_Currie
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.8%

09-12-2013 01:59:44 | More by CityofBals
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -26.1%

07-06-2013 05:03:50 | More by Zbeetleman
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PEBKAC

New York

3.35/5  rDev -23.9%

One of many bottles sent to me by "Batman & Robin" while I was incapacitated at home. Thanks guys.

Into my Ommegang Anniversary glass. A turbid, rusty brown color. Just a bit of greasy sheen on the airy, low-clinging, khaki-ish colored head.

Smell is a mix of soaking wood chips, red wine vinegar, & pickle juice. Somewhat medicinal. It could of been better. The fruit was there, but besides some pits & skins, it wasn't the dominate smell.

It tasted like it spent too long in the barrel. More tannins then even some harsher red wines I've had. Incredibly oaky. Too much oak really. Lemons. Very tart, edgy lemons. Grape/cherry/apple skins. It tasted like cherries too, yes. Throat clenching, acidic cherries. A sweet & sour mix, mostly focusing on the briny, sour bitterness, & not so much on any ripe fruit that I was hoping for.

Feel was all wood. Dry to the point you need a lager chaser. Carbonation was pretty sturdy, but it didn't need much to cut the muddy body.

I guess I was expecting something "juicier". Dry, tart, & sour is good combination at times, but all the puckering made my enjoyment of it minimal. Though once it became warmer & fell a bit flat, it was actually somewhat easier to enjoy.

05-28-2010 06:02:42 | More by PEBKAC
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

01-22-2012 22:28:54 | More by jpmclaug
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

01-19-2012 05:37:20 | More by ygtbsm94
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jeff1973

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

01-09-2013 03:51:23 | More by jeff1973
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

08-04-2014 19:04:35 | More by BarrytheBear
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MADhombrewer

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

02-28-2012 00:56:26 | More by MADhombrewer
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

pour is dark murky brown with creamy light brown head. Nose is sour, light red grape and malt olive. More bright dark berry behind. Taste is similar, very sour with a malty olive quality, loads or sour red grapes and light oak. Hint of lactic acid and vanilla underneath. Feel is ok, a hint grainy and extremely carbonated. Fairly dry finish and a touch oily.

10-09-2012 17:37:16 | More by cpetrone84
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -19.8%

750ml bottle from the brewery.

A: Deep purple bordering on a shade of midnight. Very thin berry colored foam. Slides off glass.

N: Red and green grape. Lactic acid as expected. Currants and plums. Fair amount of acetone and glue. More sharp lactic acid and some leather from the pinot barrels.

T: Tons of sharp lactic acid. Leather and currants. Sweet tarts, lemon,and sour clementine. Plums and vinous grapes. Some tannins.

M: Oily and slick, as is the Cascade norm. Alcohol is light.

O: Don’t know how much this has benefited from extended aging in the barrel. Puckeringly sour and lacking dimension. Meh. It doesn’t taste bad, but it no beauty, either.

02-17-2013 05:54:16 | More by writerLJBerg
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -18%

2009 Project

Interesting ale for sure. Kind of reminded me of a flanders red with plums and dates, along with a little lactic acid. Was definitely interesting, though I don’t know if I’d call it a winner. It could have been the supplication I had prior to this skewing my thoughts, so I’ll certainly have to revisit, but I just felt as though it was a little flat and not very complex. Don’t get me wrong, the flavor was decent, but it never evolved as it warmed and stayed somewhat muted.

12-04-2013 02:05:01 | More by taylor714914
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

06-18-2012 12:03:10 | More by mdillon86
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

08-06-2014 23:04:35 | More by nmann08
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

11-15-2013 00:45:54 | More by FullObs
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Schmaltzy

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

01-09-2013 06:39:25 | More by Schmaltzy
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Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

08-08-2013 20:27:21 | More by chippo33
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

06-29-2012 04:08:19 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a thick, foamy tan head. Aroma is very sour with some lacto and a light fruitiness (apple skins) that could be cherries but is pretty indistinct. Flavor is super super sour, like sucking on a sour lemon with a tart cherry finish. Tart, sour, and lactic. I would like more cherry. Good beer, a bit tart for me though.

07-14-2009 18:13:13 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.